Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.
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Jobs will be lost after Caterham’s change of ownership, new team ‘advisor’ Colin Kolles has admitted.
“I prefer to have 200 safe jobs than 300 lost jobs,” the Romanian, who has appointed former Minardi driver Christijan Albers to front the team now owned by mystery Swiss-Middle Eastern owners, told Reuters.
Mercedes, the dominant team of 2014, and defending quadruple world champions Red Bull, are the perfect F1 enemies.
After winning on Red Bull’s home soil last weekend, Mercedes released an advertising hoarding with the slogan: “Silver Arrow gives you wings”. And, also after Sunday’s win at the Dietrich Mateschitz-owned and promoted Red Bull Ring, silver-clad personnel climbed the enormous iron bull statue in the centre of the circuit and decorated it with a huge three-pointed star necklace.
The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.
The controversial rule change, undoubtedly designed to spice up the ‘show’, was agreed by the decision-making F1 Commission recently but only rubber-stamped by the World Motor Sport Council in Munich on Thursday.
“The Norisring layout looks easy but racing here is anything but a walk in the park.” – Felix Rosenqvist
Just a week after having mastered the demanding Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, a.k.a. the Ardennes Rollercoaster, the young Formula 3 drivers now will have to face a completely different challenge: Nuremberg’s Norisring – a street circuit and with a length of 2.3 kilometres the shortest track on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar.
Claimed his maiden FIA Formula 3 European Championship pole position
The notoriously changeable weather conditions at Spa-Francorchanps also played an important role in FIA Formula 3 European Championship qualifying: in the first qualifying session on a dry track, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) was fastest from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing).
Hot on the heels of the exhaust ‘megaphone’, F1 is now courting more controversy with its latest push to spice up the show.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been the loudest critic of the entertainment factor in 2014, and on Thursday Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the volume of the engines may be turning off the fans.
A big talking point in Austria on Thursday was the continuing feud between Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez.
The pair crashed and ended their Canadian grand prix in hospital, where the real dispute began. “I said that it was dangerous,” recalled Massa, “and that he needs to learn, but he just turned and left.