After an acrimonious three months, Formula One looks to move into a new era fresh from the criticisms of last season. But are these heightened tensions not part and parcel of hugely evocative fight?
At this juncture, as of 10am on Wednesday March 9th, 2022, it can be confirmed that Pietro Fittipaldi has not yet been confirmed as the replacement for the dumped Nikita Mazepin at the Haas F1 team. In fact, nobody has. Not that one would get that impression from many of the popular outlets online. There is an issue of trust when it comes to reporting news or updates, but all too often a thrust through one’s timeline ends up being a doom scroll through a field of copyists and guesswork. Even before Mazepin had been dropped by Haas, there were rumbling stories that Fittipaldi was to replace the Russian, but none of these stories were based on anything remotely solid. There was certainly nothing that one could reasonably use as a back-up for a news story.
Yuki Tsunoda’s post-qualifying outburst during this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix earned him no favours with his AlphaTauri team. If the Japanese rookie is to lift himself out of his current dip, he may need to call on elements he does not have in his personnel possession – particularly calm and experience. This is where his team needs to come in.
George Russell may not have won the Sakhir Grand Prix on Sunday, but his efforts in replacing Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes may have formerly confirmed his potential. It may have also gone a great distance to settling his driver from 2022 onward. “Very quick, very tidy. Great potential.” As the 2015 European Formula 3 season … Continue reading “George Russell: The Art of Winning – In Spite of Losing”
Rio Haryanto and Jon Lancaster claimed the top spots in the final two days of GP2 Series testing at Bahrain this week.
"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”
In a mirror imagine of events at Sepang a few weeks ago, retaliatory driving has reared its ugly head once again during GP2 Series qualifying over the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.
Following a difficult start to the Formula One season, backmarkers Caterham this morning announced a restructuring of its driver line-up.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Alonso victorious in Shanghai"
The GP2 Series this week finalised the championship’s 2013 calendar and while it is generally the same as this year’s schedule, there remain minor alterations.
Viewed often as the more quietened, contemplative souls of motorsport, those competing in endurance racing tend to go about their business with a subtle resolve. Harold Primat is an example of the "classic endurance racer".
Giedo van der Garde and Luiz Razia made the most of GP2's first European adventure of 2012, with each taking a win respectively, yet it was still DAMS racer Davide Valsecchi who came out smiling thanks to some hard fought points.
As budgets rise and sponsors become harder to come by, the pang for drivers with some solid backing grows – something that GP2 squad Ocean Racing Technology know only too well.
One of the more quietly impressive performances in 2012 has come from the tiny HRT Formula 1 team.
When the GP2 Series stayed in Bahrain for an extra round last weekend, one could be forgiven for thinking there might be a repeat of the original meeting. There was – nearly.
Formula 1 loves controversy; it feeds off of it. Without the public displays of placated aggravation and sugar-coated cat calling, Formula 1 would probably fall from the public eye. At the start of 1982, Formula 1 got it very, very wrong.
Indian’s fledgling i1 Super Series received something of a respite last week with the confirmation that it is now going ahead in next month.
Fledgling Indian motorsport series, the i1 Super Series, hit another hitch today, with a two-month postponement due to local district elections.
Former Grand Prix race winner, Giancarlo Fisichella, is confident he can make a mark in the inaugural i1 Super Series, which starts later this month in Malaysia.
Security forces have been spending much of the last five days breaking up violent protests and demonstrations in Sitra, an island just south of the Bahrain capital of Manama, following the death of 15-year-old Sayid Hashim Saeed on New Years Eve.