“Rarely has a team been the victim of such bad luck as Ferrari in Bahrain”
Money was “a factor” in Mercedes’ failure to succeed during his three-year comeback, Michael Schumacher insists.
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.
Bernie Ecclestone is the epitome of imprecision on the subject of the Concorde Agreement and Mercedes.
The F1 chief executive said recently that there is “total agreement” in the paddock about the future. But subsequent reports, essentially confirmed by Mercedes’ Norbert Haug, indicated that Mercedes is in fact yet to sign on the dotted line. “I am sure Mercedes will soon issue a press release on the subject,” Ecclestone told DAPD news agency when asked about Mercedes’ apparent agreement.
The extension of Michael Schumacher’s contract at Mercedes is the seven time world champion’s decision alone.
That is the claim of the German newspaper Die Welt. “In (F1) industry circles it is said that Schumacher sets the direction,” read the report. “Apparently only he has the unilateral option to renew his contract. So the veteran is unlikely to be rushed into making a hasty decision.”
The FIA could sanction F1′s reigning back-to-back world champion for his behaviour during the recent Malaysian grand prix.
Before calling backmarker Narain Karthikeyan a “gherkin” and “idiot” in the wake of their collision, Sebastian Vettel was captured by his on-board camera twice displaying his middle-finger to the Indian driver. “I think he’s highly frustrated because he’s having a tough season,” Karthikeyan told the Deccan Chronicle on Wednesday.
Adrian Sutil has admitted that discovering Lewis Hamilton was not a friend was one of life’s “disappointments”.
Since their F3 days as teammates, Sutil and Hamilton have been arguably the closest pair of friends in the formula one paddock. That changed, however, when the German driver was charged with assaulting Lotus team executive Eric Lux, and Hamilton was summoned as a witness to the Shanghai nightclub incident.
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