Vettel: Equalling Senna record “something incredible”
Sebastian Vettel: Mentioning Senna’s record is something incredible. I don’t know how to put this in words. I think nevertheless today is for Jules and his family.
The World Series by Renault launched its eleventh season at the Atelier Renault on Paris’ Champs-Elysées tonight, with Jean Todt, Alain Prost, David Coulthard, Sebastien Buemi, Nyck de Vries and Renault Sport management all in attendance.
Bruno Senna and Nicolas Prost will team up at Prati-Donaduzzi in Brazilian Stock Car opening round
Twenty six years after, the outstandings brands Senna and Prost will be reunited again in the same team. Bruno Senna, nephew of three times Formula 1 champion Ayrton Senna, and Nicolas Prost, son of four times F1 king Alain Prost, will race for Prati-Donaduzzi squad in the opening round of Brazilian Stock Car series.
Formula 1 legend and e.dams-Renault team owner Alain Prost says he will test the Formula E car ‘at the next opportunity’.
The four-time world champion retired from single-seater racing following his fourth title in 1993, but he’s keen to get back behind the wheel to experience the Spark-Renault SRT_01E so that he has a better understanding of how the world’s first all-electric single-seater racing car works.
F1 legend Alain Prost doubts struggling engine supplier Renault can catch dominant Mercedes in 2015.
Having faltered at the start of the new turbo V6 era, Renault – whose prominent F1 partner is the outgoing world champion team Red Bull – can upgrade its 2014 engine to the tune of 48 per cent under the existing ‘freeze’ regulations.
Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name.
Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.
Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play.
Fernando Alonso is locked in “tough negotiations” with McLaren, the F1 correspondent Luis Vasconcelos claims.
Although the Spanish driver insists Sebastian Vettel’s switch to Ferrari is a mere symptom of his own plans for the future, there are sections of the media who think the German actually caught Alonso off guard.