Carlos Sainz jr hopes a timely show of dominance can put him back in the spotlight after a challenging couple of months.
Sebastian Vettel’s bad season continued to get worse even at the Singapore circuit he humbled at the height of his dominant powers.
As the German and Red Bull struggle to get to the bottom of the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 troubles, he has yet another different RB10 chassis at his disposal under the Asian city-state’s popular lights.
As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.
Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move.
Contract negotiations between reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may now be in full swing.
On Tuesday, rampant speculation that the German could be about to complete a ‘seat swap’ with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso for 2015 was denied. “There is nothing new,” Vettel told Sport Bild. “I have a contract with Red Bull and I’m happy where I am.”
Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.
F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”.
All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.
Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday.