The former F.1 racer took the honours in Race 1
As the F1 teams prepare for the final pre-season test in Barcelona, Brazilian rookie Luiz Razia’s formula one future appears in tatters.
The 23-year-old was left out of Marussia’s entire schedule for the recent Barcelona test, with the team saying only that it wanted to benefit from the “consistency” of having Max Chilton in the car for every day of running.
Adrian Sutil is still not giving up on the Force India race seat for 2013.
The vacancy is the only one left in F1 with less than five weeks until the Melbourne season opener. But, currently, Frenchman Jules Bianchi and Narain Karthikeyan appear better placed, even though Force India reportedly refused to comment on reports the latter Indian driver is now in the frame.
Narain Karthikeyan has emerged as a surprise contender to fill the final spot on the 2013 grid.
Although the Indian driver and team boss Vijay Mallya have never been the best of friends, the Deccan Chronicle newspaper said Karthikeyan’s sponsor Tata has opened the doors to the Silverstone based team.
Former Marussia driver Timo Glock has agreed a three-year contract to race in Germany’s DTM touring car series with BMW.
That is the claim of Sport Bild, reporting that the deal will be announced officially on Friday. Shortly after Marussia announced it is replacing the 30-year-old with an as-yet undecided pay-driver, Glock headed to Valencia where he tested BMW’s M3 DTM car.
Drivers from all over Asia have assembled in Bangkok ahead of Friday’s ROC Asia and ROC Thailand
The two most populous nations on Earth are represented by India’s Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok plus China’s Ho-Pin Tung and Han Han. The racing begins with a four-way shootout between the host nation’s finest drivers to decide who will represent Team Thailand. Many of Asia’s finest drivers have gathered at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium for ROC Asia and ROC Thailand, the opening events of this weekend’s ROC 2012 on Friday December 14.
Kristensen has a record eight wins at the Le Mans 24-Hour race while Priaulx tops the all-time WTCC list with three titles
Narain Karthikeyan has hit back at Sebastian Vettel, following the latest bout of criticism from the reigning world champion.
Vettel’s Red Bull boss, Christian Horner, pointed the finger at HRT’s Karthikeyan after Vettel lost the lead of the US grand prix on Sunday to Lewis Hamilton. “The race unfortunately hinged on one backmarker that didn’t use his mirrors,” he said.
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