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May 8th, 2013
Toyota will be unable to challenge Audi at next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours unless there are changes to the engine regulations in time for the race, according to the Japanese manufacturer. Technical director Pascal Vasselon explained that his team’s analysis from Spa showed that the current Balance of Performance significantly favours Audi’s turbodiesel powerplant over its own normally-aspirated petrol engine.
May 6th, 2013
Toyota believes the form of its latest TS030 HYBRID in Saturday’s Spa 6 Hours proves it can challenge arch-rival Audi at next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The 2013-spec TS030, which was making its debut in the second round of the World Endurance Championship in Belgium, led the race and ran ahead of the new long-tail R18 e-tron quattro Audi before retiring with drive-train issues. Toyota had been optimistic of a victory push at Spa after its 2012-spec cars were outmatched in the WEC Silverstone opener.
April 29th, 2013
Sergio Perez believes his drive to sixth in the Bahrain Grand Prix is proof he can be successful with McLaren. The Mexican struggled in the first three races of the season, and admitted after China that he had been amazed by the amount of criticism he had attracted.
April 20th, 2013
Fernando Alonso – 3rd: “It’s really good news that once again we managed to do well in qualifying, which is our Achilles Heel! This is now the third time this year that we end up in the top three and, even if usually Sunday goes better thanks to our race pace, I am really pleased to see our potential already maximized on Saturday. The data seen from Friday’s long runs means we can be optimistic about a race in which our main adversaries are represented by Vettel and the Red Bull in front and the Lotuses which might be behind us on the grid, but they will definitely be in the game. Because of the penalties for Hamilton and Webber, Felipe will start from fourth: I think it’s much better that I find myself alongside my team-mate’s Ferrari than Lewis’ Mercedes! We won’t discover which is the best strategy until tomorrow and it’s impossible to make predictions
April 19th, 2013
Nico Rosberg insists that he is not getting disheartened by his early season fortunes, even though he has slipped well behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver has retired from two of the first three races of the 2013 Formula 1 campaign, and was disappointed after Malaysia when he was given an order to hold position in the closing stages. Despite the situation, which has left him 28 points behind Hamilton in the standings, Rosberg says the fact his Mercedes is so competitive is more than adequate compensation.
April 15th, 2013
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh says Sergio Perez knows he needs to up his game this season, and he has urged the Mexican to be tougher on track. Perez was criticised by rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton in China for some aggressive defensive moves, on a weekend when he struggled against team-mate Jenson Button. Whitmarsh says neither Perez nor the team are shying away from the situation, but he sees no reason to panic just yet
March 23rd, 2013
Red Bull only has itself to blame for the tyre degradation issues it is facing, says defiant Lotus boss Eric Boullier, as the champion team lobbies for changes to the 2013 Pirellis. AUTOSPORT understands that Red Bull has begun secretly lobbying Pirelli about changing the design of this year’s tyres because of the difficulties the Milton Keynes squad has faced at the first two events. One suggestion is that Pirelli abandons its current aggressive compound choice and reverts to the 2012 tyres that teams got an understanding of last season.
March 22nd, 2013
Sebastian Vettel is the overwhelming favourite to win the Malaysian Grand Prix, according to players of the Castrol EDGE Grand Prix Predictor . The world champion missed out on victory from pole position in Australia last weekend, but at the time of writing, 51 per cent of the game’s players had picked him to win, with a further 29 per cent opting for Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
March 16th, 2013
Williams technical director Mike Coughlan has admitted that the team must revert the specification of its car to closer to the launch configuration. The team has struggled throughout the Australian Grand Prix weekend, with Pastor Maldonado describing the car as “undriveable” after qualifying.
March 14th, 2013
World champion Sebastian Vettel is overwhelming favourite to win the Australian Grand Prix according to the players of the 2013 Castrol EDGE Grand Prix Predictor. The Red Bull driver, who is the only man other than Jenson Button to have won at Albert Park in the last four years, has been predicted to win by 37 per cent of the games users, while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is next likely on 24 per cent. Players of the game – which is now fully optimised for mobile and tablet use – can also compete against a panel of experts that includes former F1 driver Karun Chandhok, triple world touring car champion Andy Priaulx as well as us here at AUTOSPORT.
March 4th, 2013
Ferrari duo Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa insist they are not worried that Red Bull has emerged from winter testing as the team to beat. Consensus among rival teams is that Red Bull has a small advantage with its RB9, but that the leading teams all appear to be separated by just a few tenths of a second.
February 15th, 2013
Toro Rosso technical director James Key believes the team could challenge for sixth place in the standings this year, although he admits it is a big ask. Team boss Franz Tost said during the launch of the new STR8 that the Faenza-based squad was aiming for sixth this year after a disappointing 2012 in which the squad could only score 26 points on its way to ninth position. Key reckons that sixth place is an ambitious target given the resources Toro Rosso has, but that it can be achievable if the team has taken the step forward it hopes for.
January 31st, 2013
Lotus technical director James Allison believes his team’s driver line-up will prove to be its “trump card” in 2013. Lotus unveiled its striking new E21 challenger at Enstone on Monday and Allison is certain that Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean will do the new machine justice. “By far and away the biggest trump card we have to play this year is that we have got two drivers who start the year [in strong shape],” Allison told AUTOSPORT
January 16th, 2013
Sebastien Loeb utterly dominated the second loop of Monte Carlo Rally stages, with his lead confirmed as 1m20s when timing problems were finally resolved. The running order had been unclear for over three hours due to problems with new provider SIT’s timing system on stage three. When accurate results were eventually published, teams’ estimates that Loeb now held a 1m20s advantage proved correct.
January 11th, 2013
Heikki Kovalainen feels his underdog heroics with Caterham were overlooked by Formula 1′s top teams, and is surprised to be facing 2013 on the sidelines. The Finn is unlikely to find a drive for the coming season, with his 2010-12 employer Caterham set to give its remaining seat to either Vitaly Petrov or Giedo van der Garde. In an exclusive interview with AUTOSPORT about his current plight, Kovalainen said that while a lack of finance was his biggest stumbling block, he also believes his recent driving has gone unnoticed.
December 29th, 2012
The 2012 Formula 1 campaign was the best of Michael Schumacher’s three comeback seasons in terms of his performance level, but was dogged by bad luck and unreliability. Among the highlights of the campaign were a ‘pole position’ in Monaco, a podium in Valencia and the tributes paid as he announced his second retirement. But during the year he also made the headlines for different reasons, including some high-profile mistakes
December 9th, 2012
Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull team collected their FIA world championship trophies in Turkey on Friday night – with boss Christian Horner adamant his outfit was better this year than it has ever been. Vettel was presented with the F1 world drivers’ championship trophy, and Horner the constructors’ award, by FIA president Jean Todt at the organisation’s prize gala in Istanbul. Reflecting on the campaign, Vettel and Horner did not hide from the fact that the season has been incredibly challenging as rivals Ferrari took the title fight all the way to the final round of the season in Brazil
December 7th, 2012
McLaren sporting director Sam Michael believes the pecking order will not change in the 2013 season, with his team, Red Bull and Ferrari fighting for the titles.
November 22nd, 2012
Felipe Massa has set his sights on winning the Brazilian Grand Prix as he tries to help Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso in the Formula 1 championship battle. Alonso needs to outscore Red Bull rival Sebastian Vettel by 14 points in Brazil in order to clinch the title, meaning he at least needs a podium finish. Massa, who won at Interlagos in 2006 and ’08, believes the best he can do to help Alonso is to try to focus on winning the race for the third time.
November 15th, 2012
Alex Lynn will race in European Formula 3 next year after joining Prema Powerteam. The 19-year-old Briton finished fourth in British F3 this year in his rookie season in the category with Fortec Motorsports. He also made a number of F3 Euro Series/European F3 Championship appearances, culminating in a podium at the Hockenheim finale