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The world of F1 is “obviously” moving on without Kamui Kobayashi, according to experienced Japanese journalist Kunio Shibata.
Kobayashi, who according to 1980 world champion Alan Jones was Japan’s best ever F1 driver, lost his Sauber race seat for 2013. “Kimi is unseen by the public, and not in the newspapers,” Shibata, who writes for GPX magazine, said.
Australia’s last world champion Alan Jones has urged Mark Webber to join Ferrari.
After the Red Bull driver won his second Monaco grand prix last weekend, his team boss Christian Horner moved to play down the 35-year-old’s rumoured 2013 switch to Maranello based Ferrari. “Why would he want to leave?” Horner is quoted by the Sun.
Mark Webber has warned he will quit formula one if he cannot find a top seat for 2013.
The 35-year-old Australian is the only prominent member of the leading Red Bull team who does not currently have a contract beyond this season. It is rumoured Dr Helmut Marko wants to replace him for 2013 with either Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne, triggering rumours Webber could be a potential replacement for Felipe Massa at Ferrari.
Dieter Zetsche has admitted it is possible Michael Schumacher will still be a Mercedes driver in 2013.
At the end of his initial three-year F1 comeback contract, the 43-year-old’s existing deal runs out this season. There has been speculation Mercedes has offered him a new two-year contract for 2013 and 2014.
Amid all the ‘ugly’ talk, Alan Jones doesn’t mind the look of F1’s field of 2012.
With McLaren the notable exception, every team has incorporated an awkward ‘step’ into its nose design as the optimum solution to new FIA rules. Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motor sport director, recently decried the look as “pig ugly”.
Australian Jones, now 65, in 1980 won the once-great team’s first of seven drivers’ titles.
Alan Jones is not ruling out a Williams resurgence in 2012, despite his former championship-winning team slumping to its worst-ever result last season. Williams has also won nine constructors’ championships, but not since 1997. Juan Pablo Montoya won the team’s most recent victory, in 2004.
That is the view of 1980 world champion Alan Jones.
Bernie Ecclestone is not harming formula one with his planned expansion to even more new venues. F1 chief executive Ecclestone, who has already arranged two forthcoming US races and also an event in Russia, has said in recent interviews that he hopes his sport’s next destinations are Africa and Mexico.
It is a mistake to write off Michael Schumacher.
That is the claim of the seven time world champion’s countryman Timo Glock, who drives for the back-of-the-grid Marussia team. 43-year-old Schumacher, meanwhile, is looking ahead to the third and final season of his comeback contract, having so far failed to score a single podium with the Mercedes team.