“Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In” this is a line of a famous american film (The Godfather III) that suits perfectly to Michael’s situation.
Why he came back? The answer is simple, this is by far one of the best era to be a racing driver and I will mention just a few points to demonstrate it.
Salaries: Although we all know Schumacher didn’t came back just for money it does help a bit to make the decision when something extra is offered due to all the benefits that a 7 time world champion will bring to a new team, just to mention a couple, experience and our next point, commercial endorsements.
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Eclestone confirmed in an interview today that the New Jersey GP will substitute the Valencia GP for the year 2013. This new circuit will add up to the list of street circuits in the modern era of formula. As mentioned before street circuits have many conditions that put them on the top of the preference by organizers and fans, and that is why we have seen how easy they have been added to the f1 calendar in comparison to normal circuits. Sebastian Vettel show us in this a short video how will the New Jersey layout be used to make this street race + some burnouts.
Today Fernando Alonso took another pole position in consecutive weekends with similar damper conditions.
It is a great result, and better yet is the fact that Ferrari have considerably improved their form compared to how they started the championship. Now Ferrari is the team to beat, they have the current best driver in the grid and also the best car. Although all of this is good for the team there is a negative note, Felipe Massa’s performance hasn’t been there since maybe the 2010 German GP, where Ferrari scored their last 1, 2 since Fernando’s arrival. I have less doubt now that someone else is taking Massa’s seat for the next season and I don’t want to sound biased with Fernando being a better driver than Massa but at this point even Brazilians may agree. I have said several time now that when Felipe leave the team he will say (true or not) that Fernando had a better car than his, this will be the only way he may justify this big performance gap that the Spaniard have established.
Mark Webber has secure his F1 seatfor the 2013 season by signing with his current employer the
Red Bull Racing team. As Mark Webber declared it was a no brainer to make that decision given the great success he have had in this team. Since his arrival in 2007 he have won 9 races and have had the opportunity to fight for the championship as well, in top of all that, he already know the team and the team knows him very well.
Mark Webber drove an outstanding race to take the chequered flag in the 2012 British Gran Prix. Webber started just behind pole sitter Fernando Alonso and attacked him at the end of the race to take 1st place. The Spaniard had a great race as well and showed the big progress that Ferrari have made since the start of the season, but this time, it was the soft compound tyres that didn’t let the Ferrari driver to match Webber’s pace in the final stint. However Alonso felt great at the end of the race because he was able to add 18 points more to his championship aspirations. Read more