Red Bull is getting deeply involved with the improvement of engine partner Renault’s F1 project.
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Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.
1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”.
“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”
Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
Sauber has singled out its ‘power unit’ as a major cause of its struggles in 2014.
The Swiss outfit and Caterham are the only teams yet to score a single point this year. Chief engineer Giampaolo Dall’Ara on Wednesday acknowleged to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that the C33 is not the best car Hinwil has ever produced.
F1 team bosses are heading for a clash with Bernie Ecclestone over the shape of the next grand prix calendars.
It has emerged that Mexico is joining the schedule next year, and Azerbaijan and possibly New Jersey in 2016. That would blow the number of races out from 19 – comfortably under the Concorde Agreement limit of 20 – to a potential 22.
Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.
World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous.