“FIA Formula E Championship and Michelin both share the same commitment to ensuring safety”
With a single neat soundbite, Michael Schumacher on Wednesday renewed his criticism of Pirelli and called for a new tyre war in F1
The German publication Auto Bild this week mentioned the rumour that FIA president and Frenchman Jean Todt would like to see Michelin return to the sport. But the French tyre marque has stated categorically that it would only come back if the rules are changed to allow tyre makers to compete against one another again.
A German magazine is reporting that FIA president Jean Todt wants Michelin to consider returning to formula one
Pirelli’s three-year contract as the sport’s official sole supplier ends next season, with boss Paul Hembery indicating that an extension is not guaranteed. Replying to a direct question on Twitter about Pirelli’s plans for F1 beyond 2013, Hembery said recently: “If they (F1) want us and if the economy stays sane, yes (we will stay).”
To raise awareness of the safer driving message.
Building on the tremendous support received from drivers in the FIA’s F1, WRC, WTCC, GT1 and WEC championships, the federation’s Action for Road Safety campaign received the endorsements of the 168 drivers taking part in the 24 Heures du Mans as they stood shoulder to shoulder for a special group photograph with FIA President Jean Todt .
“We’re very honoured and proud to have been chosen by Renault Sport” – Jean-Paul Driot
Good news for DAMS a week after it sent in its entry as its name appears on the list of the 13 teams published by Renault Sport, which have been accepted for the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The squad from Ruaudin will be back with two cars to take on top-quality rivals in this closely-contested championship.
Rally Croatia final report
Italians Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi (Abarth Grande Punto) are the winners of the 38th Rally Croatia, second round of the FIA European Rally Championship. The reigning European champions led fellow countrymen Luca Betti and Maurizio Barone (Peugeot 207) and Polish Maciej Oleksowicz – Andrzej Obrebowski (Ford).
Rally Croatia leg two report - final
With a bright end to the second day, which had its peak in the fantastic performance amongst a crowd of spectators on the special stage in the town of Opatija (derived from the old circuit). Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi (Abarth) have stretched their led to a reassuring margin of one minute ahead of Luca Betti and Maurizio Barone (Peugeot).
Rally Croatia leg two report
While we wait for the grand finale of the second day, culminating in the final special stage in the city of Rijeka, Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi with the Abarth Grande Punto S2000 are still in the lead of the overall standings, but their advantage has been reduced by a few seconds since this morning, although they are still safe thanks to a new best stage time on SS 8.
Other tyre marques feared for ‘image’ – Ecclestone
The inaugural Indian grand prix could be moved from late October to early December. Bernie Ecclestone has admitted Bahrain has only two weeks left to clear the path for a rescheduled grand prix in 2011. After the FIA’s original May deadline, the F1 chief executive successfully pushed for a one month extension amid reports the situation inside the troubled island Kingdom is improving.
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