The Suzuka circuit is considered one of the most difficult tracks in Formula One and this was proved right once again by the severe injuries suffered by Marussia driver Jules Bianchi during an unfortunate crash. These incidents are not unnatural to the drivers associated to the sport as proved by Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica not too long ago. Motor racing has always been a sport that involves a lot of danger due to the high speed and machines that the drivers have to deal with. Although it has become much safer in the last few years but the risk of life remains.
Rubens Barrichello is a legendary driver from Brazil who has spent a number of years in Formula One. His association with the sport dates back to 1993 and he retired a few years ago in 2011. He has been involved with few of the most popular teams in racing including Jordan, Stewart, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn GP and Williams. After his retirement he was involved with Indy-car and Stock Car racing.
Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa believes the team could finish second in the Formula One Constructors’ Championship.
A heavyweight meeting was set up between Ecclestone, FIA president Jean Todt and Luca Di Montezelomo completed discussion for both Ferrari’s president appealing for the return of the sport which f1 was used to be before and f1’s profitable supremo.
As per Montezemolo, making his first appearance in an F1 enclosure of the year, F1 has become too difficult and the responsibility on drivers to set aside engines and tyres is not what is expected from formula one.
Bruno Senna was three-time Formula One world champion, Ayrton Senna’s nephew. At the early age of 10, he started his go-kart. His uncle always said that one should see his nephew if they thought that he was fast. He promoted a lot of awareness in his nephew’s development as a young driver.
Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton narrowly beat reigning four time Drivers’ world champion to take the pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Racing Circuit in Kuala Lumpur in what was one of the wettest qualifying sessions the race has witnessed in quite a while.
Ferrari has been successful to get one of their key mastermind back this year who goes by the name of Raikkonen. The champion of 2007 with Ferrari has decided to come back to Ferrari but this time his role will different.
Unlike old times when he would have been on the track itself fighting with other drivers this time he will be on the sidelines because he will be working with the engineering department and will also run the simulator of Ferrari.
Pastor Maldonado, the Venezuelan Formula One driver, is in advanced dialogues with Sauber regarding a Formula One contract for next year, as he calculates rival offers from Lotus and Force India.
After the break up with Williams, the Maldonado had been strongly linked with Lotus Formula One team. Earlier, Lotus singled out the Venezuelan driver as their main target. In the midst of increasing doubts regarding the status of the Quantum contract, which has yet to be finished, Pastor has been thinking of other options and now he is being aimed by Sauber.
Merely days after he renewed his vows with the Scuderia Ferrari team, former two time Drivers’ World Championship winner Fernando Alonso has revealed that he is ready to pen a long term deal with the Italian outfit.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not going to give up on the title just yet after seeing table leader Sebastian Vettel increase his advantage at the top of the table to 58 points.
Hamilton came into the weekend as one of the inform drivers in the paddock. He also proved this by managing to qualify for the Belgian Grand Prix on pole position. However, Vettel overtook him in the first lap and managed to win the race itself. This helped him establish a strong lead at the top of the table over the chasing pack that included Fernando Alonso.