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Drivers at Force India and Williams appear unlikely to feature in this year’s F1 ‘silly season’.
He may now be an ‘ex-billionaire’ as his airline sinks, and he is set to begin the new financial year by facing court in India as an alleged ‘wilful defaulter’, but Vijay Mallya’s Force India team is doing well in formula one.
“Total is active in Formula 1 racing since 45 years now.”
As the Formula 1 season finishes this week-end in Brazil with the last GP, Total congratulates its partners Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renault Sports Formula 1 (RSF1) to another double victory signed in both disciplines, the constructors and drivers world championship*.
It is “ridiculous” that so many in formula one question the true ability of reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel.
That is the view of Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion turned television pundit for British broadcaster Sky. “I find it a bit ridiculous,” 52-year-old Hill, when asked about the widespread view that Vettel is not yet an all-time great, is quoted by Speed Week.
A third-generation formula one driver would be “fantastic”, the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has admitted.
Actually, the possibility is now quite real, with 1996 world champion Damon Hill’s 22-year-old son Josh to contest the European F3 championship this year. The winner of this year’s series will get a test with the fabled F1 team Ferrari.
Josh Hill and Dmitry Suranovich will contest the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship for Fortec Motorsport.
22-year-old Josh Hill, the son of the 1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill, joins Puerto Rican Felix Serralles and Brazilian Luis Felipe Derani as third Fortec driver and the quartet will be completed by Russia’s 17-year-old former GP3 driver Dmitry Suranovich.
Fernando Alonso still has a significant chance of winning the 2012 world championship this weekend.
That is the view of 1996 title winner Damon Hill, who named the Spaniard as probably the toughest challenger Sebastian Vettel could possibly face for the Interlagos showdown. “If he had any other opponent, I would say that Sebastian would definitely win with his 13 points advantage,” the Briton told the German newspaper Die Welt.
The Williams F1 Team hosted an action packed Partner Day at Silverstone yesterday as a way of paying tribute to its loyal stable of partners.
The event was a chance for friends of Williams F1 to enjoy an exclusive day of access all areas activities and for team personnel to personally thank them for their continued support. It was hosted in Silverstone’s new Wing Complex overlooking the International Pits straight, with guests treated to a drive around the famous circuit in a Renault Sports car by the team’s drivers, a pit-stop challenge, and a full-size Formula One car simulator challenge.