Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.
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Giedo van der Garde looks set to step up to a Sauber race seat for 2015.
The Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad, and the specialist Dutch source Formule 1, are citing ‘sources’ close to the Swiss team and van der Garde that report that negotiations between the Sauber reserve driver and team management have been successful.
“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”
Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.
After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer.
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Pirelli will test a much lower-profile tyre during next week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.
F1′s official tyre supplier, whose public profile has been much lower in 2014 as drivers label its new approach as “conservative”, said the 18-inch tyre will “showcase the way that formula one could look in the near future”.
The biennial Le Mans Classic attracts an entry of several thousand participants
The revival of Alpine, which will take the form of the launch of the Berlinette of the 21st Century in 2016, is founded on the legendary brand’s outstanding heritage. To showcase this link between the past and present, a number of Alpines will be in action at this year’s Le Mans Classic on July 4-6.
Mark Webber has tipped his last F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to eventually return to the top of the sport.
Hot on the heels of Ferrari’s latest quit threat, Luca di Montezemolo has called for a meeting to discuss the future of formula one.
Last Friday, the iconic Italian team’s president told the Wall Street Journal that because F1 “isn’t working”, Ferrari could turn instead to Le Mans by 2020. “Of course,” Montezemolo said, “we cannot do sports car racing and formula one. It’s not possible.”
Larbre Competition avoided the plethora of accidents that characterised all three truncated sessions to safely qualify for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours (June 14/15).