According to the Times newspaper, F1 must look over its shoulder at the new ‘formula E’ series that is rapidly gaining credibility.
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Virgin Racing Formula E team announces its 2014 driver line up
Virgin announced today that Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari will join the Virgin Racing Formula E Team to drive for the 2014 Formula E Championship season. The competitive line up reflects Virgin’s desire to create a winning team in the first season of Formula E.
Team boss Franz Tost insists 2014 is not Jean-Eric Vergne’s last chance to shine for Toro Rosso.
At the beginning of the year, amid rumours Mark Webber would retire, it was said that either Vergne or his teammate Daniel Ricciardo will step up to Red Bull for 2014, while the other is dropped from the energy drink company’s driver development programme.
Jaime Alguersuari has leapt to Pirelli’s defense, claiming this year’s tyres are actually better than the 2012 range.
Throughout the winter, tales of disintegrating tyres have raised alarm up and down the paddock, with some predicting handfuls of pitstops come Melbourne. Speaking on Austrian television Servus TV, Pirelli test driver Alguersuari admitted there is a “big difference” between last year’s tyres and the 2013 range.
Unable to find a race seat for his F1 return, Jaime Alguersuari has signed up for a season of kart racing.
Heikki Kovalainen is a strong candidate to become a test driver for official F1 tyre supplier Pirelli.
But Paul Hembery, the Italian marque’s F1 boss, admitted it all depends on whether Pirelli’s contract to supply tyres to the pinnacle of motor racing is extended. “This question is still open,” he is quoted by Finland’s Turun Sanomat.
Reports that Kamui Kobayashi would be unveiled as Pirelli’s new F1 test driver on Wednesday were wide of the mark.
The Italian marque’s Paul Hembery said in Milan that, so long as the contract to supply tyres to F1 teams is extended beyond 2013, Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas di Grassi will almost certainly keep their jobs this year.
Ferrari has until Friday to lodge a protest against the results of Sunday’s championship-deciding Brazilian grand prix.
The possibility that Sebastian Vettel could lose his 2012 title, to the benefit of Fernando Alonso, has arisen after video footage emerged on the internet depicting Vettel overtaking at Interlagos possibly under yellow flags.