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FOTA, the once unified and powerful alliance of formula one teams, has collapsed.
It emerged recently that, with top teams Red Bull and Ferrari already departed, membership fees were going unpaid and the exit of FOTA chiefs Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier could drive the final nails in the coffin.
State-sponsored F1 driver Pastor Maldonado on Sunday publicly prayed for the recovery of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
Backed by the state-controlled oil company PDVSA, 27-year-old Maldonado expressed relief late last year when socialist incumbent Chavez was re-elected. “Long live democracy!” the Williams driver had exclaimed on Twitter.
Sebastian Vettel has advised sensitive formula one fans to switch over to children’s programming.
Last week, the reigning world champion apologised for using the ‘F’-word during his podium interview with David Coulthard recently in Abu Dhabi. The apology followed the FIA’s letter to teams, warning that the use of foul language should not be tolerated.
After Texas and New York, Bernie Ecclestone’s next American target could be Los Angeles.
The F1 chief executive said this week that, because the US is about the same size as Europe and a huge market for the sport, there should be more American races on the calendar. Formula one is this weekend finally ending a five-year hiatus by reviving the US grand prix at the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Team boss Christian Horner extended 35-year-old Australian Webber’s contract this week
As they face their fifth season together in 2013, Mark Webber has played down suggestions his relationship with Sebastian Vettel is perhaps F1′s most fiery. The pair clashed memorably as they fought for Vettel’s first of back-to-back titles in 2010, and yet Red Bull chiefs have opted to keep them together several years later.
Mark Webber has revealed that the fact he wants to charge for this year’s title influenced his decision to stay at Red Bull in 2013.
Webber admits 2012 title challenge influenced Ferrari snub
Until Red Bull announced he is staying alongside Sebastian Vettel next season, the Australian was strongly linked with a move to Ferrari. Even in the official media statement, Webber admitted there had been “discussions with Ferrari” about replacing Felipe Massa.
Joins race promoter Leo Hindery, Elected Officials and F1 sponsor Infiniti at 2013 Race Location
No doubts about 2013 New York race – promoter
Two-Time Defending Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel makes history, drives preview lap at Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial Course. Formula One World Championship racer Sebastian Vettel drove a preview lap of the course at the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial. He also held a media conference with Race Promoter Leo Hindery, Infiniti representatives, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, and West New York Mayor Felix Roque.
Nineteen years of formula one did not prepare Rubens Barrichello for his first taste of driving an Indycar on a high speed oval.
The former Ferrari driver, who switched categories for the 2012 season after losing his Williams race seat, tested at the Texas Motor Speedway on Monday. “It was bloody fast,” he is quoted by the Associated Press, “and very, very much different than anything I have ever tried.