Sergio Pérez’ COVID-19 diagnosis may have given Nico Hülkenberg two shots to prove himself again in Formula One. But even if he takes them, what is the long-term hope for a driver who was once considered ‘the next German star’?
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.
Hindsight and reflection can be both beautiful and cruel things, but it can do much to lend an eye to solutions, while also exposing certain impracticalities of a situation.
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?
“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: Hamilton dominates in Hungary; HTP Mercedes take Spa 24 Hours victory”
"Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel enjoys Nurburgring success”
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Rosberg triumphs at Monaco; Kanaan takes Indy; Dempsey grabs astonishing Lights victory”
"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: Alonso victorious in Shanghai"
“Meanwhile, at the weekend; Vettel takes controversial GP in Malaysia”
Meanwhile, at the weekend: Raikkonen wins Australian GP.
McLaren became the second Formula One team to launch their 2013 car - the MP4-28 - this morning, quickly following in the footsteps of Lotus.
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.
Nico Hulkenberg topped the second day of pre-season Formula 1 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel topped the opening day of the second pre-season F1 test at Barcelona.
Nico Rosberg took his Mercedes GP machine to the top of the timings on day three of Formula 1’s first pre-season test in Jerez.
Force India reserve Jules Bianchi is to join Formula Renault 3.5 squad Tech 1 Racing for the upcoming campaign.