“It’s true, we didn’t have a good race at Sepang” – James Allison
The Chinese media appears to have got it wrong by announcing on Tuesday that Shanghai native Ma Qinghua will race for HRT in 2013.
Chinese outlets made the call after the 24-year-old and HRT officials fronted a press conference in Shanghai. But it seems to be a misunderstanding. The press conference was to congratulate Ma on his ‘debut’ as an ‘official’ F1 driver this year, as he appeared three times at FIA-sanctioned grands prix for free practice sessions.
Romain Grosjean was back in the wars in Abu Dhabi, but this time no one is calling for the embattled Frenchman to be banned.
It was rumoured recently that more collisions for the Lotus driver could result in him sitting out the rest of the 2012 season — and perhaps missing out on a seat for 2013. In Abu Dhabi, he clashed with Nico Rosberg on the opening lap.
More publications and sources are reporting rumours Mercedes could be looking to reshape its commitment to formula one.
Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari has the best car on the 2012 grid.
In an interview with journalists from O Estado de S.Paulo (Brazil), Corriere della Sera (Italy) and Auto Hebdo (France), the reigning world champion reportedly laughed at Alonso and Ferrari’s constant claims that the Spaniard is leading the world championship despite not having the best car.
The word ‘Grosjean’ still ignites emotion in the Sauber garage.
A support-race team and a respected journalist have become the next to pull out of this weekend’s highly controversial Bahrain grand prix.
The Porsche Supercup team MRS said its decision to skip the support race in the divided island Kingdom is the “first time in our history that we have had to cancel”. “In the end we have the responsibility for our employees,” said team boss Karsten Molitor, citing security concerns.
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