“The track is one of the best in the world, for sure” – Ecclestone
The particularly slippery conditions suffered by drivers at the new Circuit of the Americas this weekend is caused by oil, not dust.
Alex Wurz had a hand in the layout of the new Circuit of the Americas, which has lauded by formula one drivers this weekend.
Wurz, now 38 and a sports car driver, contested 69 grands prix between 1997 and 2007, finishing on the podium three times. The Austrian now works as a ‘driver coach’ at Williams, serving alongside his friend and countryman Toto Wolff, the British team’s new shareholder and director.
Korea, among F1′s new breed of grands prix, is far from the most popular stop on the sport’s annual calendar.
Well-known British F1 photographer Darren Heath tweeted from the metropolis Seoul: “Fantastic 3 days. Early train to Mokpo tomorrow. “(It’s) like being in London then heading to Shetland for an F1 GP. Mad,” he concluded.
Bernie Ecclestone is interested in securing the former Turkish grand prix venue in Istanbul, the Hurriyet daily reports.
The newspaper said a tender is scheduled to take place next Wednesday. The Istanbul Park circuit hosted formula one races between 2005 and 2011, and although poorly attended the Hermann Tilke-penned layout was lauded particularly for its challenging quadruple-apex turn 8.
Fernando Alonso has revealed he might consider team ownership after his formula one driving career is over.
When asked by one of his 800,000 Twitter and Facebook followers if the Ferrari driver can imagine following fellow champions like Alain Prost and Jackie Stewart onto the pitwall, 30-year-old Alonso answered: “Maybe.”
Malaysia is not yet committing its future to the formula one calendar beyond its 2015 deal.
Sepang was Hermann Tilke’s first full creation that made its grand prix debut in 1999. But Razlan Razali, the Kuala Lumpur circuit’s chief executive, said on Wednesday he is unable to say if there will be a race in 2016.
Ten-year agreement with Infront Motor Sports to organize and host the SBK Russian Round
The Russian Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held next year on August 26th at Moscow Raceway and which marks the first time ever a world-scale motorsports event takes place in Russia, was successfully launched Friday in one of Moscow’s top hotels.
Sir Jackie Stewart has questioned the health of the 2012 US grand prix project.
A site east of the Texan capital Austin is scheduled to host formula one’s return to America next November. But there were reports of internal ructions within the organising body and circuit construction delays long before another US round, a street race amid the New York skyline, was announced for 2013.
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