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Today marks the birthday of two men whose names will be forever intertwined with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its lasting legacy
Indianapolis Motor Speedway legends Fisher, Harroun share birthday
Born Jan. 12, 1874 in Greensburg, Ind., Carl Fisher was 35 years old when he joined with James Allison, Arthur Newby and Frank Wheeler in 1909 to build the speedway as a way for Indianapolis’ burgeoning automobile industry to test its products and occasionally conduct manufacturer competitions in races.
Testing at the Montmelò circuit
“Over the winter, we have made a good step forward and this car is definitely an improvement over the 2014 one” – Kimi Raikkonen
“It’s too early to talk about results, but we are going in the right direction” – Kimi Raikkonen
Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.
Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task.
Force India is the latest F1 team turning to Toyota’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Cologne.
It emerged in Singapore recently that Caterham is developing its 2015 car in the Cologne tunnel. Previously, Ferrari relied heavily on the Toyota facilities amid its troubles with its own tunnel at Maranello.