“As a team boss I would not be pleased with him”
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Fernando Alonso still has a significant chance of winning the 2012 world championship this weekend.
That is the view of 1996 title winner Damon Hill, who named the Spaniard as probably the toughest challenger Sebastian Vettel could possibly face for the Interlagos showdown. “If he had any other opponent, I would say that Sebastian would definitely win with his 13 points advantage,” the Briton told the German newspaper Die Welt.
New Mercedes-Benz DTM Junior Team for 2012 consisting of Roberto Merhi, Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens
Successful Mercedes-Benz Junior Team of the 1990s featuring Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger to serve as model. Mercedes-Benz youth development as stepping stone to Formula One and DTM: Eight out of 24 F1 drivers in 2012 and five out of nine Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers in 2011 previously competed in Formula 3 in a Mercedes-powered car.
Michael Schumacher is not as good as Sebastian Vettel or Nico Rosberg, but he’s still up to speed with Mark Webber.
That is the view of former ten time race winner Gerhard Berger, who until 1997 shared the circuits with F1′s only seven time world champion. Der Spiegel quotes the Austrian as saying Schumacher, while once the fastest driver in the sport, no longer holds that mantle.
“How this affects us compared to the others, we will only see at Silverstone.”
Red Bull could lose up to five tenths of a second per lap when the exhaust blowing clampdown takes effect at Silverstone next weekend. But team boss Christian Horner has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons by saying on Austrian television Servus TV that, until now, the RB7 has only been benefitting from “cold blowing”, not the “hot” concept that is so effective when the drivers are off the throttle under braking and in corners.
Red Bull hasn’t ruled out team strategy – Wendlinger
Mark Webber insists he is not concerned that it is Sebastian Vettel, and not himself, who is regarded as the star of the Red Bull team. Australian Webber is better placed in the points standings than his German colleague Vettel, but team figures are insisting upon a situation of driver equality for the remaining two races of 2010.