“It wasn’t as easy as this morning”
It is “ridiculous” that so many in formula one question the true ability of reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel.
That is the view of Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion turned television pundit for British broadcaster Sky. “I find it a bit ridiculous,” 52-year-old Hill, when asked about the widespread view that Vettel is not yet an all-time great, is quoted by Speed Week.
A third-generation formula one driver would be “fantastic”, the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has admitted.
Actually, the possibility is now quite real, with 1996 world champion Damon Hill’s 22-year-old son Josh to contest the European F3 championship this year. The winner of this year’s series will get a test with the fabled F1 team Ferrari.
Josh Hill and Dmitry Suranovich will contest the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship for Fortec Motorsport.
22-year-old Josh Hill, the son of the 1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill, joins Puerto Rican Felix Serralles and Brazilian Luis Felipe Derani as third Fortec driver and the quartet will be completed by Russia’s 17-year-old former GP3 driver Dmitry Suranovich.
Fernando Alonso still has a significant chance of winning the 2012 world championship this weekend.
That is the view of 1996 title winner Damon Hill, who named the Spaniard as probably the toughest challenger Sebastian Vettel could possibly face for the Interlagos showdown. “If he had any other opponent, I would say that Sebastian would definitely win with his 13 points advantage,” the Briton told the German newspaper Die Welt.
The Williams F1 Team hosted an action packed Partner Day at Silverstone yesterday as a way of paying tribute to its loyal stable of partners.
The event was a chance for friends of Williams F1 to enjoy an exclusive day of access all areas activities and for team personnel to personally thank them for their continued support. It was hosted in Silverstone’s new Wing Complex overlooking the International Pits straight, with guests treated to a drive around the famous circuit in a Renault Sports car by the team’s drivers, a pit-stop challenge, and a full-size Formula One car simulator challenge.
Niki Lauda has admitted he played a role in convincing Lewis Hamilton to quit McLaren and join Mercedes.
The triple world champion, who is set to become the non-executive chairman of the Brackley based team, also confirmed he “helped” Mercedes with its Concorde Agreement negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone.
F1 legends Sir Jackie Stewart and David Coulthard have advised Lewis Hamilton to stay with McLaren beyond 2012.
But 1996 world champion Damon Hill thinks it could be time for him to move on. Celebrating his 100th race at Hockenheim this weekend, 2008 world champion Hamilton is reportedly considering leaving the famous British team that gave him his grand prix debut back in 2007.
Williams co-owner Toto Wolff has slammed rumours Damon Hill is being lined up to be the famous British team’s new boss
Chairman Adam Parr shocked the F1 world earlier this year by suddenly leaving the Oxfordshire based squad. Founder and boss Sir Frank Williams, despite no longer sitting on his own team’s board, has revealed he has assumed some of Parr’s former duties.
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