Force India on Saturday finally confirmed that Sergio Perez is staying at the team in 2015.
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Lotus is set to announce that Romain Grosjean is staying with the Enstone team in 2015.
Just a week ago, the Frenchman was saying he had the power to step out of his contract and move to a bigger team. But a lot – albeit all apparently behind the scenes – has changed in the intervening days, including reports that Fernando Alonso is definitely heading to McLaren-Honda.
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.
Jo Ramirez, McLaren’s former long-time team manager, has slammed fellow Mexican Sergio Perez.
McLaren ousted Perez, 24, after a single season at the end of last year in favour of Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen. “As a driver Sergio was actually not bad (at McLaren),” Ramirez, a former advisor to Perez, told motorline.cc. “I think he was also getting better.
Susie Wolff will live her dream on Friday at Silverstone, but she is also facing criticism.
The Scot will break a 22-year F1 drought in morning practice for the British grand prix when she drives Valtteri Bottas’ Williams — the last woman in action during a world championship weekend was Giovanna Amati in 1992.
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.
A big talking point in Austria on Thursday was the continuing feud between Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez.
The pair crashed and ended their Canadian grand prix in hospital, where the real dispute began. “I said that it was dangerous,” recalled Massa, “and that he needs to learn, but he just turned and left.