August 21st, 2013
Antonio Felix da Costa believes that his recent mechanical gremlins in Formula Renault 3.5 should be solved following a short test in the series’ summer break. Red Bull junior da Costa endured one of his worst weekends of the season at his backer’s home race in Austria last time out, where he suffered a loss of oil in the first race and his engine shut down on the grid for race two. While da Costa initially suspected the problem was engine-related, a test at an airfield this month confirmed that the problem was related to the car’s electrics and the ‘Supercaps’ system that is on the car instead of a traditional battery.
July 27th, 2013
Mark Webber described the problems with his Red Bull in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying as “stupid and embarrassing”. An electronic issue both prevented the car’s KERS from working, and affected its gearshift system
July 19th, 2013
Formula 1 drivers are convinced that tyre safety worries are now a thing of the past thanks to the changes Pirelli has made. An all-new tyre – featuring the 2012 construction with the ’13 compounds – has been evaluated without problems at this week’s young driver test at Silverstone.
June 30th, 2013
Felipe Massa believes Formula 1 drivers were lucky to escape more serious accidents after what he labelled a dangerous situation with the tyres in the British Grand Prix. Ferrari driver Massa suffered one of the five blow-outs seen on track, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Sergio Perez saying the situation was unacceptable .