“I think I’m much better at nurturing relationships between teammates now.”
Ferrari is expecting another closely-fought world championship contest in 2013.
Last year, no fewer than six separate teams won grands prix – a rarity in formula one – and for 2013 the regulations are not changing significantly. “The stability of the regulations is always a condition that favours greater similarity in the performance of the competitors,” team boss Stefano Domenicali is quoted by Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.
An FIA spokesman has rejected F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s claim that the sport is disorganised and poorly managed.
A list of the best formula one drivers of all time has overlooked Ayrton Senna for a top-three spot, and left out Fernando Alonso completely.
Italy’s Autosprint said Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time world champion of the 50s, deserves the number one spot. He is listed ahead of runner-up Michael Schumacher, with triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart also finishing ahead of the late and revered Senna. Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari and Niki Lauda are ranked fifth to ninth respectively, with reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel completing the top ten.
Sir Jackie Stewart has once again offered to become struggling Romain Grosjean’s coach.
Earlier this year, when Lotus’ French driver was first labelled a ‘crash king’ of the 2012 season, triple world champion Stewart offered to help the 26-year-old get to grips with the sport’s psychological pressures.
Stefano Domenicali has identified former Ferrari champion Kimi Raikkonen as a real threat for the 2012 title.
It is Ferrari’s new number 1, Fernando Alonso, who is comfortably leading the drivers’ standings by 37 points after Monza. The Spaniard has been on the podium 7 times this year so far, including 3 wins.
F1 legends Sir Jackie Stewart and David Coulthard have advised Lewis Hamilton to stay with McLaren beyond 2012.
But 1996 world champion Damon Hill thinks it could be time for him to move on. Celebrating his 100th race at Hockenheim this weekend, 2008 world champion Hamilton is reportedly considering leaving the famous British team that gave him his grand prix debut back in 2007.
Mark Webber took a seven-point bite out of Fernando Alonso’s title lead on Sunday by winning at Silverstone.
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