Monaco Grand Prix Formula One preview
Eleven rounds make 2013 season. Abu Dhabi hosts final round
The GP2 Series™ organisers have revealed their 2013 calendar today which will consist of eleven rounds in total, all support events of the official Formula OneTM World Championship. Seven rounds will be held in Europe whilst four overseas events have been added, making it once again an international Series.
Sergio Perez was another candidate to oust Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, a German magazine claimed on Monday.
Michael Schumacher thinks his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is a contender for the 2012 world championship.
“I said before the season that it is too early for the title for us,” said the seven time world champion with Ferrari and Benetton. “I have to correct myself,” he is quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “At least for Nico it is possible.”
Felipe Massa has revealed he understands well that his results in the second half of the 2012 season will decide his future.
After a shot of better form for the Brazilian in Monaco, and team president Luca di Montezemolo saying Sergio Perez is too inexperienced to replace him, 31-year-old Massa’s hopes of staying at Ferrari have been boosted.
Force India 2012 driver’s Paul di Resta has been linked with moves to top teams Mercedes or Ferrari.
Jaime Alguersuari has refused to confirm or deny speculation he might be first in line should Force India have a driver vacancy for 2013. El Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish newspaper the former Toro Rosso driver now writes a column for, mentioned that the Force India rumour had circulated in the Monte Carlo paddock at the weekend.
Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio takes first GP3 win in Monte Carlo
After securing pole yesterday, Finnish ace Aaro Vainio went one step better by winning the prestigious Monaco race, the first in the history of the GP3 Series. It was a debut career win in the Series for the Lotus GP driver to make a perfect start to the weekend.
Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio takes maiden pole in Monte Carlo
Aaro Vainio is a happy man, the Finn will start the first ever Monaco GP3 Race from pole position after a stunning lap in a qualifying session that was divided into two groups. Kevin Ceccon was fastest in Group A and will line up second on the grid ahead of Tamas Pal Kiss (Atech CRS GP) in 3rd.
Venezuelan on top in free practice
Johnny Cecotto has set the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monaco, stealing the top spot as the chequered flag dropped to lead home Series leader Davide Valsecchi and Fabio Leimer as the teams get ready for this afternoon’s qualifying session in the fabled principality.
Ross Brawn revealed on Wednesday he missed the recent Spanish grand prix to have checks on his heart.
After handing over to his Mercedes deputy Nick Fry in Barcelona, fellow Briton Brawn is back in action as the team boss in Monte Carlo. Rumours hinted there was more to the story, but Brawn insisted to a German newspaper earlier on Wednesday that he was simply advised by doctors to take the weekend off after a night in hospital for checks.
Racing on the rock – Monaco Qualifying Session twist revealed
The fifth round of the 2012 season will take place this week in Monte Carlo. Racing and most importantly winning in the prestigious streets of Monaco is a dream to all and surely Series leader Davide Valsecchi will be ready for this next challenge.
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