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May 17th, 2013
Mercedes says it cannot rely Monaco’s lack of overtaking opportunities to make up for its race-day tyre issues. The Brackley-based team has impressed with its single-lap form this year, securing pole position at the last three races. However, it has struggled with its longer-run pace and both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have endured frustrating slumps down the order in races.
May 16th, 2013
Prodrive has confirmed it is working on a Dakar entry for 2015. The British-based firm has already completed initial modelling work for a car, but it’s not yet known whether the project will become a manufacturer car entry or a Prodrive buggy. Prodrive staff members were present in South America in January , reporting back on what was needed for the firm’s first assault on a cross-country rally car.
May 15th, 2013
Pirelli’s decision to change its tyres from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards will potentially have a far-reaching effect. Tyres are an integral part of the car’s design, affecting the aerodynamics and the suspension. With changes to the construction moving back towards the 2012 tyre specification, married to the current compounds, teams will be heading back to their computer screens to re-optimise their cars around the modified tyres
May 14th, 2013
Mercedes’ board members are fully behind the team despite its early season tyre struggles, says motorsport boss Toto Wolff. The German car manufacturer has impressed with its qualifying form so far this year – securing three pole positions – but difficulties managing its tyres have resulted in it slipping down the order in races
May 14th, 2013
Pirelli will make changes to its tyres from the Canadian Grand Prix in a bid to rein back the excessive degradation that has affected Formula 1 this year. After admitting that having four-stop races like the Spanish Grand Prix was too much, Pirelli is to change the tyre structures so they incorporate some of the characteristics from 2011 and ’12.
May 12th, 2013
Jules Bianchi – 18th: “I feel like I drove a really hard race today but there is not so much to show for it. I am obviously pleased to have had three strong middle stints but the damage was done in the opening few laps when I had to pit for a new nose. I think we recovered well from this and had we not had the extra stop we could have been fighting with Bottas today.
May 12th, 2013
Jenson Button – 8th: “That was an interesting race. “The lap to the grid was very slow, which hurt us, and my start wasn’t great.
May 12th, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo – 10th: “I had a really poor start off the line, with a lot of wheelspin and, to be honest, the first few laps of the race I really struggled with front grip and locking the front brakes. I tried to be patient and eventually it improved and I could see the cars ahead of me were not pulling away so much
May 11th, 2013
Kimi Raikkonen does not see himself as an automatic candidate for victory at the Spanish Grand Prix, despite securing a place on the second row of the grid.
May 8th, 2013
Volkswagen team principal Jost Capito says he will not be pressured by his drivers into delivering upgrades to the Polo R WRC before they are ready. The Polo suffered further rear differential and handbrake issues on last week’s Rally Argentina. A revised specification of handbrake operation – hydraulic instead of pneumatic – was running on Andreas Mikkelsen’s third car, but it will not be included on the points-scoring Polos until it is absolutely ready
May 8th, 2013
NASCAR has reduced the penalties imposed on Penske Racing for technical violations detected in a pre-race inspection of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano’s cars at Texas Motor Speedway last month. Penske’s final appeal against the penalties resulted in NASCAR’s chief appellate officer upholding the team’s fines and points deductions after irregularities were detected within the cars’ suspension components.
May 6th, 2013
Plans to encourage Formula 1 teams to run rookie drivers during free practice in exchange for extra tyres have been abandoned for now, with all outfits getting another set for the Spanish Grand Prix. Force India had tabled an idea for teams to be given a more durable set of rubber that they could run in free practice if they ran a rookie driver
May 3rd, 2013
Kimi Raikkonen says he and Lotus are under pressure to bring a swift halt to Sebastian Vettel’s strong start to the season if they are to have a serious chance of winning the championship. Although Vettel is only ten points clear at the head of the drivers’ standings, Raikkonen thinks that he cannot afford to let his Red Bull rival extend his advantage any more. Reflecting on his own good opening spell to the season, Raikkonen said: “For sure it’s an okay start and we’re in a better position that this time last year, but there’s a long season ahead and it’s too early to say if we can fight for the championships right to the end.
May 2nd, 2013
HRT’s Formula 1 cars will return to action after owner Teo Martin reached an agreement to run two of them in the BOSS GP series. Martin, a Spanish businessman and scrapyard owner, bought the assets of the defunct HRT team after the Spanish squad folded at the end of last year. Among that, Martin acquired two 2011 chassis with all the required equipment to operate them
May 2nd, 2013
Jamie Green is unsure whether the DTM has taken the right approach with its DRS, which will make its race debut at Hockenheim this weekend. The Formula 1-style system has been introduced, along with option Hankook tyres, to spice up the action and increase overtaking. Drivers will be allowed one use of DRS per lap, but will not have a designated zone in which it can be activated
May 1st, 2013
British Touring Car boss Alan Gow wants the Jack Sears Trophy to become a perpetual element of the series. The award, named after the inaugural BTCC champion, was introduced for S2000 runners this year. There are currently six S2000 cars in the field and they are being phased out as the main NGTC element of the grid grows.
April 30th, 2013
FIA Single-Seater Commission president Gerhard Berger has given the clearest indication yet that this year’s Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 race will not include cars powered by engines built to the new regulations. Moves had been made for Macau, F3′s flagship race, to be solely for all-new powerplants this November to herald the new rules, which will be mandatory in the FIA F3 European Championship in 2014. But the scheduling of the final two rounds of this year’s European championship, at Hockenheim and Paul Ricard, does not allow teams enough time to convert their cars ready for air-freighting to the Far-Eastern event
April 30th, 2013
BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt has insisted that his cars will not begin the season as overwhelming favourites for the DTM title, despite dominating winter testing. M3s topped all four days of rain-affected testing at Hockenheim earlier this month courtesy of Augusto Farfus, Joey Hand and Marco Wittmann, while the latter was also quickest on one of the four days at Barcelona in March. But Marquardt, who oversaw a comeback DTM campaign in 2012 that ended with Bruno Spengler winning the drivers’ title, Schnitzer the teams’ prize and BMW the manufacturer’s crown, said that a repeat is far from guaranteed.
April 26th, 2013
Formula 1′s new cars are set to run for the first time in January next year as teams work on finalising a revamped pre-season build-up for the new 2014 regulations. With the switch to 1.6-litre V6 turbo power units prompting all-new cars for next season, teams have already been discussing a totally revised testing plan ahead of the campaign in a bid to ensure that everyone is as ready as possible for the first race.
April 25th, 2013
The FIA has decided to stick with the current supplier of its Formula 1 electronic marshalling system for now, despite further troubles at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Formula 1 drivers have been left without cockpit warning lights for the opening four grands prix of the season , because the FIA’s new supplier Riedel had not got the system working reliably enough.