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Stefano Domenicali has refused to expand on his confirmation that Ferrari is trying to give Jules Bianchi’s F1 career a boost.
Jules Bianchi is still in the running to become Paul di Resta’s teammate at Force India in 2013.
At the weekend, Scottish driver di Resta admitted he is “surprised” the Silverstone based team is taking so long to make its decision. Reportedly, 2012 reserve driver and Frenchman Bianchi is a leading candidate.
More publications and sources are reporting rumours Mercedes could be looking to reshape its commitment to formula one.
Lewis Hamilton may already have decided to quit McLaren, according to a reliable source.
That is the claim of the French TF1 television commentator Jean-Louis Moncet, writing in his Auto Plus column. It emerged recently that McLaren has offered the 2008 world champion – whose current contract runs out this year – over $30 million a season to stay at the British team for five more years.
Mercedes’ continued participation in formula one could be put to a shareholders’ vote at the end of the year.
That is the claim of the respected French commentator Jean-Louis Moncet, writing in his Auto Plus column. Norbert Haug on Monday denied reports the German carmaker is on the verge of quitting the sport because it is not being offered the same Concorde Agreement deal as rival top teams Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull.
Tongues were wagging in the Barcelona paddock on Thursday when some drivers hit the Spanish circuit wearing odd-looking Pirelli tyres.
Hembery explains ‘blank’ Pirelli tyres in Spain
Some of the tyres, whose compounds are normally visibly differentiated with coloured branding, featured significantly different markings. The big rumour was that, now just two weeks before the start of the season in Australia, teams had requested the blank tyres in order to hide their test programmes from their rivals.