Nico Rosberg thinks Mercedes’ 2013 car is a potential winner.
The Williams F1 Team hosted an action packed Partner Day at Silverstone yesterday as a way of paying tribute to its loyal stable of partners.
The event was a chance for friends of Williams F1 to enjoy an exclusive day of access all areas activities and for team personnel to personally thank them for their continued support. It was hosted in Silverstone’s new Wing Complex overlooking the International Pits straight, with guests treated to a drive around the famous circuit in a Renault Sports car by the team’s drivers, a pit-stop challenge, and a full-size Formula One car simulator challenge.
Jaime Alguersuari has told his fans he “will return” to formula one despite not having a seat on the 2012 grid.
Along with Sebastien Buemi, who moved to Red Bull’s reserve role, Spaniard Alguersuari was dumped by the energy drink company’s rookie team Toro Rosso. A Barcelona native, the 21-year-old’s fans showed their support by displaying banners as the Circuit de Catalunya test began on Tuesday.
Amid all the ‘ugly’ talk, Alan Jones doesn’t mind the look of F1′s field of 2012.
With McLaren the notable exception, every team has incorporated an awkward ‘step’ into its nose design as the optimum solution to new FIA rules. Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motor sport director, recently decried the look as “pig ugly”.
Felipe Massa may have kept his seat at Ferrari for economic reasons.
That is the view of Keke Rosberg, the 1982 world champion and father of Mercedes race driver Nico. Keke’s Finnish countryman Mika Salo, a former Ferrari driver, told MTV3 last week he was “surprised” Brazilian Massa kept his seat for 2012 after two consecutively poor seasons.
1982 world champion Keke Rosberg has tipped Caterham to take a “step forward” in 2012.
But the Finn, whose son is the Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, also said Heikki Kovalainen’s team could face a speed-bump in the form of its scheduled factory move. “That will be a big distraction,” Rosberg, 63, told the MTV3 broadcaster.
After step noses and clever exhausts, the latest buzzword in the Jerez paddock is ‘Lotus’.
The former Renault team is turning heads with its new black and gold E20 car, which has been consistently the quickest 2012 car throughout the opening test of the pre-season. “I am one of the happiest guys in the world right now,” said Romain Grosjean on Thursday after easily outpacing Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
Nico Rosberg has admitted his four-year tenure at Williams was “not ideal”.
At the age of 20, the German made his formula one debut with the famous British team in 2006, leaving only for Mercedes GP four full seasons later. This year, he will spend a third consecutive season as the great Michael Schumacher’s highly respected teammate, while still looking to add a single race victory to his tally of now more than 100 grand prix starts.
Renault Sport F1 and Williams F1 are delighted to announce a long-term chassis-engine partnership.
+Q&A with Adam Parr Chariman, Williams F1
+Williams switches to Renault power for 2012
Renault Sport F1, the F1 division of Renault, will supply AT&T Williams with its championship-winning V8 power units for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In addition to the supply of its Formula One engines, the newly-formed alliance includes several other exciting business and marketing opportunities, with a view to continuing after the introduction of the new, energy efficient, turbocharged V6 engines arrive in the sport in 2014.
Sebastian Vettel is a brilliant driver and his countryman Nico Rosberg is in the same league.
That is the view of Gerhard Berger, who watched Vettel’s first grand prix win in 2008 as the team co-owner on the Toro Rosso pitwall. “He is a killer,” the great Austrian told Bild newspaper, “and his great advantage is he doesn’t look like it. He looks like a nice young man from your neighbourhood.”
Following Nico Hülkenberg’s impressive pole-position in Brazil
This result marks the first pole position performance for the 2.4 litre V8 Cosworth CA2010 engine since Cosworth’s return to Formula One this season after a three year absence as an engine supplier. Hülkenberg’s pole position was supported by a strong run to sixth position by team mate Rubens Barrichello.
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