Daily Archive: January 2, 2013

Jan 02

Magazine leaves Alonso off top-ten driver ranking

A list of the best formula one drivers of all time has overlooked Ayrton Senna for a top-three spot, and left out Fernando Alonso completely.

2012-11-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Brazil - Fernando Alonso 022012-11-16_0025Italy’s Autosprint said Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time world champion of the 50s, deserves the number one spot. He is listed ahead of runner-up Michael Schumacher, with triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart also finishing ahead of the late and revered Senna. Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari and Niki Lauda are ranked fifth to ninth respectively, with reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel completing the top ten. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

Force India in talks for Ferrari power – report

Force India is in negotiations to revert to Ferrari engine power, according to Italy’s La Stampa newspaper.

2012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Paul di Resta 022012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg 03The talks between the Silverstone based team and Ferrari are “under way”, the correspondent Cristiano Chiavegato claims. Force India is currently powered by Mercedes’ V8 engine, but Vijay Mallya’s team began its formula one career with customer power supplied by fabled Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

2013 Toro Rosso ‘very different’ – Ricciardo

This year Toro Rosso car is “very different” to the 2012 model, Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo has revealed.

2012-11-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Abu Dhabi - Daniel Ricciardo (6)2012-11-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Abu Dhabi - Daniel Ricciardo (4)Ricciardo and his teammate Jean-Eric Vergne finished last season eighteenth and seventeenth consecutively, with the Faenza based squad ahead only of the sport’s three newest teams in the constructors’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

Van der Garde’s Caterham hopes ‘shrink’ – report

Giedo van der Garde’s hopes of finally breaking into formula one in 2013 have “shrunk”, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Giedo van der Garde 01GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)The now 27-year-old flirted with a move to F1 several years ago with brief test roles at Super Aguri and Spyker, and while racing for Caterham’s GP2 team in 2012 he finished the F1 season as reserve driver for the green-coloured outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

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