“I talked to him (Webber) and he came straight to the point. That was when it struck me like lightning,”
Red Bull is “well on the way” to achieving the same sort of “mythical status” as fellow grandee F1 teams like Ferrari.
That is the claim of Sebastian Vettel, who after winning his third consecutive drivers’ championship with the energy drink-owned team played down persistent rumours he could soon make the move to fabled Ferrari.
The sports daily Marca described the attitude as Alonso “seeing the glass half-full”.
Fernando Alonso kept up a positive outlook on Sunday despite some Italian newspapers describing Ferrari’s situation as a “crisis”. Melbourne qualifying confirmed the famous team’s winter woes, but Spaniard Alonso fared better in the race.
Self-interest may have motivated the new friendship between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.
In 2007, the pair clashed spectacularly as McLaren teammates, and in the intervening years they have maintained a healthy distance. At the penultimate grand prix of 2011 in Abu Dhabi, however, the pair spent the days leading up to the event praising one another’s talents.
After a second consecutive race weekend marked by front wing “fluttering”, Ferrari insists it is at least now in good company.
Vettel’s Ferrari interest ‘very good’ – Agnelli
Sebastian Vettel is likely to break an almost twenty year old formula one record this year. In 1992, Williams’ Nigel Mansell started from the front of the grid no fewer than 14 times, and Vettel has already won 10 poles in 2011 with six races left to run.
“I think it would be very sad, and most unwise”
It would be “sad” and “unwise” if reports the BBC is considering dropping its live coverage of formula one in Britain are true. That is the claim of McLaren and FOTA chief Martin Whitmarsh, following the Sunday Times article about the broadcaster axing F1 after 2013 in order to save money.
Adrian Sutil was involved in a bar fight after the recent Chinese grand prix, it emerged on Wednesday.
The F1 broadcasters RAI (Italy) and TF1 (France) had alraedy reported that the Force India driver got into a fight in Shanghai. The Italian website 422race.com has now reported details, including the fact that Renault owner Genii’s Eric Lux was left bloodied after the scrape in the M1NT nightclub.
“I will soon meet with Ecclestone to confirm the letter of intent” – Alemanno.
It has emerged that Rome’s agreement about a city-based formula one race in 2012 or 2013 could lapse at the end of the year. It was reported last month that organisers of the proposed event to take place in the Italian capital’s EUR district had signed a five-year contract with Bernie Ecclestone.
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