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Caterham’s links with French manufacturer Renault was key to Charles Pic’s Marussia switch.
That is the claim of Olivier Panis, the former grand prix winner who is now deeply involved with the management of countryman Pic’s F1 career. Some raised their eyebrows when Pic, 22, agreed to switch from Marussia to Caterham – both similarly-matched backmarker teams – for the 2013 season.
Horner said Renault has not been able to explain why too little fuel was put into the RB8.
Christian Horner has admitted “human error” led to Sebastian Vettel having to start Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix from the back of the field. After qualifying third in Abu Dhabi, the championship leader was asked by his Red Bull engineer to “stop the car” on the track, apparently with a technical problem.
He prepares a unique cocktail at the Shell Helix Cocktail Masterclass
The excitement levels ahead of the Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix 2012 touched new heights today as Scuderia Ferrari driver Felipe Massa showcased his skills off the track at the ‘Shell Helix Cocktail Masterclass’. The exclusive event with a unique format saw Massa prepare a special cocktail with an array of ingredients, which drew an analogy with the various elements that go into the making of the superior formula of Shell Helix Ultra engine oil. The ‘Shell Helix Cocktail Masterclass’ also celebrates 500+ races and over 60 years of a strong longstanding technical partnership between Shell and Ferrari.
Michael Schumacher is in no hurry to decide what to do next, as he faces returning to retirement in 2013.
The great German claims he turned down the offer of a two-year Mercedes contract extension in order to return “home” to his wife and children in Switzerland. “For me, there is nothing better than being at home. For me this means freedom, and I want to enjoy that again soon,” he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
Red Bull is confident it has got to the bottom of its recent alternator problems.
The team has had several problems with the Magneti Marelli units supplied by engine partner Renault in 2012. But Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport says Renault recently reverted to a 2011-specification alternator that helped Sebastian Vettel to reliably win the last Suzuka and Singapore grands prix.
HRT Formula 1 Team will take part in its Young Driver Test at Silverstone after the Grand Prix
This test will take place on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of July at the legendary Silverstone circuit. 24 year-old Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will be at the wheel of the F112 and will complete his first tests in a Formula 1 car.
“We are certainly hoping for an epic conclusion for The Dark Knight Rises E20 in the Grand Prix” – Eric Boullier
Lotus F1 team is delighted to announce that it will join forces with The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight motion picture trilogy, this weekend at Silverstone for the 2012 British Grand Prix (06-08 July).
Former grand prix winner Jacky Ickx has tipped Michael Schumacher to keep racing beyond 2012.
The seven time world champion’s future is the subject of intense speculation, as his three-year comeback contract with Mercedes runs to its end. “Despite his age he maintains the passion of a young one,” Belgian Ickx, who won 8 grands prix in the 60s and 70s, said on Wednesday.
Talks on to organise Spanish race alternation – Valencia
Amid Spain’s harsh economic crisis and the strong protests of angry residents, the circuit – despite showcasing a thrilling race on Sunday – struggled this weekend to fill its vastly-culled capacity. But Fabra insisted it is not too late to rescue the event.
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