“We have faith in the FIA” – Montezemolo
Toto Wolff on Tuesday played down speculation he has wooed Paddy Lowe to Mercedes to replace team boss Ross Brawn.
Eddie Jordan has predicted Force India will make one driver change ahead of the 2013 season.
The former F1 team owner and boss’s words are carefully listened to these days, after he recently correctly predicted that that Lewis Hamilton would move to Mercedes next year, pushing Michael Schumacher back into retirement.
Alain Prost has admitted he can imagine former rival Michael Schumacher extending his career into a twentieth season in 2013.
When asked about Schumacher’s deliberations now that he has been ousted by Mercedes, Frenchman Prost answered: “I was not particularly positive when he returned (in 2010). I don’t quite understand why.
Fernando Alonso’s championship lead shed 8 points under the Singapore lights on Sunday night.
Before the two hour-limited race ended, Ferrari’s Spaniard Alonso was leading pole sitter Lewis Hamilton by 37 points. Hamilton controlled the first half of the race but then retired with a gearbox failure, letting Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel win.
Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team boss, has revealed he thinks Lewis Hamilton will probably stay at McLaren in 2013.
The F1 grapevine is currently alight with speculation the 2008 world champion – who flirted with Red Bull until the energy drink-owned team re-confirmed its existing lineup for next season – is about to jump ship to Mercedes.
Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday hinted Michael Schumacher is set to return to retirement.
Asked by Eddie Jordan at Spa-Francorchamps about the seven time world champion’s career spanning a 300 grands prix, the F1 chief executive answered: “I’m sorry that he’s leaving us not being a winner (with Mercedes), because he is a winner.”
Bitterly disappointed on Saturday, Luca di Montezemolo chose the wrong moment to return to Italy.
The imperious Ferrari president, on a rare paddock visit, was visibly upset after Fernando Alonso qualified just eleventh at Valencia. 24 hours later, Spaniard Alonso was the darling not only of his team, but also of the rapturous partisan crowd in Spain’s host port city — and the only multiple race winner of 2012 and the new runaway championship leader by a huge 20 points.
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