Tag Archive: European Grand Prix
A crash in qualifying leaves Hamilton tenth on the grid for the first F1 race to be held on the streets of Baku in Azerbaijan
Nurburgring officials have reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to host the German grand prix as scheduled in July.
That is the claim of the German newspapers Allgemeine Zeitung and Rhein Zeitung, following a long-running ‘on again, off again’ saga surrounding the fortunes of the financially beleaguered Nurburgring.
Valencia’s F1 foray is apparently over, with a Spanish newspaper reporting that the street circuit is now falling into disrepair.
The chances the former European grand prix venue will return to the calendar therefore seem dim, as Marca newspaper publishes images that suggest the facility is no longer being even minimally maintained.
He crashed almost within sight of the chequered flag in a dice with Williams’ Pastor Maldonado
Lewis Hamilton should have known better before going wheel-to-wheel with Pastor Maldonado in the dying stages of Sunday’s European grand prix. That is the view of the McLaren driver’s boss Martin Whitmarsh, after the British team’s top 2012 driver fell 23 points off the championship lead at Valencia.
“We do not contemplate anything other than the alternating (scheme)” – Gonzalo Gobert
Valencia is unlikely to return to the F1 calendar unless Barcelona and Bernie Ecclestone agree to annually alternate the Spanish grand prix starting next year. That is the claim of Mundo Deportivo newspaper, following reports Valencia president Alberto Fabra met with F1’s chief executive during last weekend’s European grand prix.
Even Ferrari’s huge resources are being tested in 2012, as the famous Italian team reportedly works on three different cars simultaneously.
That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, amid news the once-struggling F2012 car will enjoy yet another significant upgrade for the streets of Valencia this weekend. The report said Ferrari will use a new front wing and floor at the European grand prix, whilst also rolling out upgrades to the rear wing and exhausts.
Nico Rosberg sounds very confident ahead of this weekend’s European grand prix on the streets of Valencia.
The breakthrough Shanghai winner, who also finished second recently at Monaco, is quoted by Germany’s Sport1 as insisting the Mercedes is “absolutely the fastest car” at present. At the same time, Pirelli’s Paul Hembery is reported as having tipped Rosberg’s teammate and Monaco polesitter Michael Schumacher for pole and victory this weekend.