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.
“FIA F3: Eriksson beats Norris in Monza Race 2”
Joel Eriksson secured his 2nd FIA European F3 race win of the season at Monza this morning, heading Lando Norris following a tense battle between the duo.
“Malaysian GP: Vettel re-established in Sepang”
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.
“FIA F4: Schumacher Jr signs with van Amersfoort”
With the opening season of the German Formula 4 Championship approaching, van Amersfoort Racing have signed up Mick Schumacher.
It was suitably quiet - well, almost. One can not always capture these moments at just the right time, but at least the rustling of the leaves amidst the Autumnal trees could still be held to ear.
“Zoom F1: a picture of success”
The second annual Zoom F1 proved a roaring success on Friday evening, with the charity auction raising over £20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
“Thoughts on Michael Schumacher”
Around this time yesterday, it was reported that seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher suffered severe head injuries while skiing.
“Thoughts on Caterham, testing and development drivers”
Following a difficult start to the Formula One season, backmarkers Caterham this morning announced a restructuring of its driver line-up.
“FIA F3: Grid set for minor reshuffle as Wehrlein takes DTM drive”
The FIA Formula 3 field will receive a minor reshuffle after the opening round when Pascal Wehrlein leaves for the DTM.
“Thoughts on Toto Wolff, Timo Glock and Money”
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.
“Formula One ‘Zooms’ toward Christmas”
With Christmas fast approaching, now may be your final chance to pick up “Zoom: Through the Eyes of Formula 1”, published by Dennis Publications.
“Thoughts on Michael Schumacher and Retirement”
Michael Schumacher announced his final retirement from Formula 1 at Suzuka this morning.
“Button and Alonso set the Monaco pace on Thursday practice”
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.
Maldonado quickest on day three of F1 test at Barcelona
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.
Sebastian Vettel tops day one in Barcelona test
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel topped the opening day of the second pre-season F1 test at Barcelona.
Mercedes present the F1 W03
Mercedes Formula 1 team enjoyed a dual unveiling in Barcelona yesterday as they took the sheets off of the F1 W03 and their latest roadster, the SL63 AMG.
Rosberg fastest on day three in Jerez
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.
Schumacher quickest on day two of F1 test in Jerez
Mercedes veteran Michael Schumacher assumed the quickest time on the second day of pre-season F1 testing in Jerez.
Raikkonen tops opening day of F1 test
Former world champion, Kimi Raikkonen topped the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez yesterday.
Narain Karthikeyan and Giedo van der Garde sign on
The weekend wasn’t all about car launches, as both HRT and Caterham F1 added to their driver line-ups.