“I think probably the very beginning, the first couple of races, will be a bit compromised compared to what we're used to. But hopefully [it is] not too much because obviously we want to race in a way that we are all familiar with: meaning in front of crowds, in front of fans, with great atmosphere and so on.” … [Read more...] about Vettel: F1’s ‘painful’ absence no reason to rush return
Once again, Bowlby has turned to his efficiency ethos, using less fuel and more hybrid power to take the fight to the big boys. And fair play to Nissan for allowing him this design freedom – plenty of others would shy away from such radical thinking, and play it safe. … [Read more...] about Nissan’s GT-R LMP1: are they serious?!
With his main rivals Alonso out of the picture and Raikkonen two stopping from 8th, Vettel had the race won very early on. He pushed hard in the first three stints of the race and eased off significantly in the fourth and final stint. He was able to measure out his stint lengths evenly and popped in a fastest lap just before the end to show that he could have gone faster. … [Read more...] about Could Lotus have won Bahrain and could Force India have had a podium?
The auction, which was due to be held this Wednesday, was viewed as a nail in Marussia’s coffin. Although the team has an entry lodged for this year’s world championship under the Manor F1 banner, their race chassis and pit equipment were all due to go under the hammer. … [Read more...] about Marussia boosted by ‘new investment’ hope