Pirelli is speeding up a scheduled change of tack for its 2013 tyres
Danica Patrick has leapt back into the motor racing headlines by becoming the first woman to secure pole for the 2013 Nascar opener at Daytona.
Pirelli has surprised the F1 world by revealing an aggressive selection of tyre compounds for the start of the 2013 season.
The big surprise is the choice for the Melbourne opener, as Pirelli opts to supply to teams the ‘supersoft’ and ‘medium’ compounds. “These (supersoft) tyres offer great grip, but have a short life,” noted O Estado de S.Paulo correspondent Livio Oricchio.
Heikki Kovalainen harmed his chances of staying in formula one beyond 2012 by demonstrating a lack of “respect” to Caterham.
That is the claim of Mike Gascoyne, the team’s former technical boss who now oversees the technical operations of the entire Caterham Group. After three years at the back of the grid with Caterham, Finn Kovalainen – now managed by IMG – attempted to secure a better seat for 2013 but ultimately now faces dropping out of formula one altogether.
Norbert Haug has admitted he is stepping down due to Mercedes’ lack of success as a works team since 2010.
But in an interview with Germany’s Bild daily, he denied reports he is being made a scapegoat. “No, I’m not,” said Haug, who served as the German marque’s motor sport vice president for more than two decades.
“Horner has extended his contract with us last week, by several years.”
Red Bull has extended its contract with team boss Christian Horner, the energy drink company’s motor sport chief Dr Helmut Marko has claimed. The news follows speculation at the weekend that, in the wake of Norbert Haug’s shock departure at Mercedes, the German marque had targeted Briton Horner as a potential successor.
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