Simon Roberts will join Williams Racing from June 1st as Managing Director of their F1 programme.
It only took two races for four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel to claim his first Ferrari victory, but while an early safety car period played into his hands, this was by no means a lucky score.
Fans who were so eagerly anticipating the renewed McLaren/Honda love affair should have been aware as to how tricky things might be at the start, but few in their wildest nightmares would have predicted yesterday’s horror show. In dreams, it was never supposed to be like this. The veteran Jenson Button ended the day 11th and last and two laps adrift of the victorious Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), while substitute teammate Kevin Magnussen never even made the start.
Much has been made over the last few days about the titanic crash between Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez on the last lap of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Both drivers took to social media to blame the other, but according to the stewards Perez was deemed the guilty party and handed a grid penalty for the next race in Austria. With the dust now beginning to settle, Williams must face the additional question – should Massa have been that position at all?
GP2 Series race winners Hilmer Motorsport are to become Force India’s junior development team from this season.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel cruises to Belgian success; Bird and Calado take GP2 spoils in Spa; Kvyat and Sims take first GP3 victories”
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel dominates in Montreal; Korjus and Regalia make most of GP3 test”
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Rosberg triumphs at Monaco; Kanaan takes Indy; Dempsey grabs astonishing Lights victory”
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Alonso charges to Spanish victory; Urrutia and Jones taste Portimao success"
"Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel wins the Bahrain GP; Leimer and Bird take GP2 glory; Sato takes first IndyCar win; Munoz triumphs at Long Beach”
“Meanwhile, at the weekend; Vettel takes controversial GP in Malaysia”
Meanwhile, at the weekend: Raikkonen wins Australian GP.
A lone Paul di Resta lifted the covers off of the Force India VJM06 at Silverstone yesterday.
At a time when Formula One teams are readying their launch efforts for the season ahead, Williams, Marussia, McLaren and Mercedes have made significant changes to their personnel.
Amidst all the noise of the Singapore Grand Prix, Ferrari SpA announced record revenues and registrations in the first half of 2012.
McLaren’s Jenson Button and Ferrari-man Fernando Alonso showed their flair when they registered the top times during Thursday’s respective practice sessions at Monte Carlo.
Lotus new-boy Romain Grosjean headed the first day of the third pre-season Formula 1 test at the Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday.
Kamui Kobayashi ran quickest on the final day of the second pre-season F1 test at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya.
Pastor Maldonado grabbed both the top spot and the headlines on day three of the second pre-season Formula 1 test at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Nico Hulkenberg topped the second day of pre-season Formula 1 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.