Nick will replace the departing James Allison
Pedro de la Rosa on Monday said the fact Fernando Alonso “wants” to work with him at Ferrari has made him “very proud”.
The fact test driver de la Rosa has joined his countryman and former McLaren colleague at the Italian team for 2013 was interpreted by some as a further sign of the increasing influence wielded by Spaniard Alonso at Ferrari.
“We should not be afraid to admit that we are the worst, but we must have the ambition to not stay that way”
Pedro de la Rosa insists he is not afraid to admit he will tackle next weekend’s Australian grand prix at the wheel of the “worst” car. “We will have a difficult year,” said the veteran Spaniard, who is yet to actually drive HRT’s newly-launched F112.
Replacing Dieter Gass
Team Lotus has today confirmed that Steve Nielsen will be joining the Anglo / Malaysian team as Sporting Director from December 12th 2011, replacing Dieter Gass who is moving on after playing an integral role in helping Team Lotus establish itself as a viable contender for long-term success in Formula One in its first two years.
The intercontinental expansion planned by Auto GP for 2012 keeps getting plaudits.
The Series announced an extended calendar for next year, with 8 events and three intercontinental trips to Brazil, USA and Japan: this means that, F1 aside, Auto GP will be the only open-wheel Series to touch three continents next season.
Formtech Composites could be the UK based company that HRT has fallen back on
A motor racing company based in England has emerged as a possible solution to HRT’s car predicament for 2011. With the Spanish team having split with both its 2010 and 2011 car suppliers Dallara and Toyota, Hispania is facing the prospect of trying to beat the new 107 per cent qualifying rule with the uncompetitive F110 chassis.
Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.
The sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”. It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw.
Whose employer Ferrari supplies engines to Hinwil based Sauber
Fernando Alonso has refused to criticise the Sauber team for ousting fellow Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa. De la Rosa has been replaced with immediate effect by former long-time Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, 14 races into de la Rosa’s return to the F1 grid.
Rinland said Epsilon Euskadi has not even begun to think about a driver lineup.
Hopeful Spanish outfit Epsilon Euskadi has begun wind tunnel testing a scale model of its 2011 formula one car. The Azkoitia based team, involved in single seater categories as well as Le Mans with a prototype car, has applied to fill the 13th F1 team entry for next year.
“Focusing his efforts on a return to NASCAR while also working on a return to F1″.
Villeneuve confirms ‘working hard on F1 project’
Jacques Villeneuve and his spokeswoman have declined to confirm reports the 1997 world champion is bidding to return to F1 next year with his own team. German reports said ‘Villeneuve Racing’, possibly involving Flavio Briatore, Pat Symonds and former Arrows and Super Aguri staff, is one of three remaining candidates to fill the final spot in the 2011 pitlane.
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