The provisional calendar will consist of 12 events
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Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he is in advanced talks to bring formula one to the streets of Madrid.
Spain’s El Confidencial claimed this week the F1 supremo is already in possession of a business plan and bank guarantees, as a group of businessmen want the Spanish capital to host an annual street race.
At noon, 65 cars started the formation lap and after one lap behind the safety car, the field was released for the race.
On Friday evening, hail and thunderstorms stopped the action in night practice for the 24H BARCELONA, but on Saturday morning, the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya showed itself from its best side again, ready for action in this weekend’s 24-hour race for GTs, touring cars and 24H Specials.
Hot on the heels of the exhaust ‘megaphone’, F1 is now courting more controversy with its latest push to spice up the show.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been the loudest critic of the entertainment factor in 2014, and on Thursday Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the volume of the engines may be turning off the fans.
Sebastian Vettel has admitted there was “something wrong” with his original 2014 chassis.
After Barcelona, where the German impressed at the wheel of Red Bull’s winter testing monocoque, it was reported that the team had discovered a ‘bend’ in the car with which Vettel struggled during the first four races of 2014.
Daniel Ricciardo is enjoying the moment as he shows a clean pair of heels to F1’s reigning quadruple world champion.
Early in 2014, Red Bull’s fresh-faced newcomer Ricciardo settled in quickly and stunned the F1 world by generally outshining Vettel, the winner of the last four world titles and the last nine grands prix of 2013 on the trot.