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Alex Zanardi, horrifically and near-fatally injured in 2001, has wished his old rival Michael Schumacher well.
Three times during their respective racing careers, the Italian and German faced off on the circuits. The first was as teenagers, at the wheel of European kart competitions. Then a few years later, in the early 90s, when Zanardi raced in F1 for Jordan, Minardi and Lotus.
Caterham F1 Team has announced that Hari Roberts has joined the team as Head of Aerodynamics.
As Head of Aerodynamics Hari will be working closely with Technical Director Mark Smith and Performance Director John Iley. He brings with him a wealth of aerodynamic, trackside and simulation experience from his previous roles which includes working with Jordan, Renault F1 Team and, most recently, Lotus F1 Team, giving him the perfect platform to play an important role in Caterham F1 Team’s long-term plans to challenge for honours in Formula One.
Davide Valsecchi is the first champion in GP2 history who risks never sitting on a formula one grid.
American multinational Mastercard could be set to return to formula one, according to the latest rumour from Brazil.
Russia’s f1news.ru reported that Mastercard – having sponsored Lola’s stillborn F1 effort in 1997 and then Jordan between 1998-2001 – has now agreed a trackside sponsorship deal with Bernie Ecclestone’s company FOM.
Narain Karthikeyan is pushing for “an Indycar test”, the German language Speed Week reports.
This week, we reported that while HRT is to keep Pedro de la Rosa at the wheel in 2013, the fate of Indian Karthikeyan is much less clear. After his initial F1 foray ended after a single season with Jordan in 2005, Karthikeyan was establishing a career in Nascar in 2010 when the opportunity to return to F1 arose.
With fresh Paralympic gold around his neck, Alex Zanardi is eyeing the German touring car series DTM as his next goal.
Since losing his legs in a 2011 crash, the former F1 driver has completed the last laps of that ill-fated CART race, won world touring car races for BMW, tested a BMW-Sauber, and soared to the very top of the world of hand-cycling.
Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday hinted Michael Schumacher is set to return to retirement.
Asked by Eddie Jordan at Spa-Francorchamps about the seven time world champion’s career spanning a 300 grands prix, the F1 chief executive answered: “I’m sorry that he’s leaving us not being a winner (with Mercedes), because he is a winner.”
Former Jordan and Jaguar designer Gary Anderson has singled out Lotus and Force India to impress in 2012.
The Irishman stood trackside at the Barcelona test on Thursday and later told the German-language Speed Week magazine that Mark Webber in the Red Bull suffered from “a bit too much understeer” in the new title-defending RB8.
The teams are to blame for the ‘ugly’ 2012 cars seen so far, according to FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting.
Of the five new cars seen already, the Ferrari, Lotus, Force India and Caterham models feature a radical ‘stepped’ nose. Though the new McLaren sports a sleeker line, the less attractive solutions are a quirk of the 2012 rules.
‘Friday’ driver plan not for top teams – Szafnauer
Force India has acknowledged it will not challenge for the world championship until the team is bigger. Otmar Szafnauer, who is the Silverstone based team’s chief operating officer, told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that the former Jordan, Midland and Spyker team’s head-count is currently 310.
Trulli doubts Raikkonen to be fast on return
Jarno Trulli has admitted that trying to get Caterham up to speed in formula one is the toughest challenge of his long formula one career. With 13 seasons, approaching a dozen podiums and a Monaco victory under his belt, the veteran Italian switched to the new Tony Fernandes-headed team – then called Lotus – in 2010.
He joined the team as Performance Director
Team Lotus has today confirmed that John Iley, one of the leading aerodynamicists in global motorsport, has joined the team as Performance Director, heading up all aerodynamics, CFD and related activity for the team and reforming the successful partnership he previously enjoyed with Mike Gascoyne at Jordan and Renault F1.
Scuderia Toro Rosso has strengthened its technical team with two key appointments on the design and aerodynamic front.
Luca Furbatto joins the design team in Faenza having worked at McLaren since 2000, where the 39 year old Italian’s most recent role was that of Assistant Project Leader on the design of this year’s Formula 1 car and prior to that he was Head of Stress Analysis and Materials.
Rubens Barrichello left the Interlagos paddock late on Sunday without saying goodbye.
It is believed the 39-year-old Brazilian’s longest-ever F1 career might have ended as the chequered flag waved at Interlagos, as Adrian Sutil and Valtteri Bottas appear more likely candidates for the Williams seat in 2012.