So 2 races remaining and the big question is already out there. Who have the inside line for the remaining two races on the American soil? I will not write 1,000 lines analyzing the circuit’s characteristics and the cars capabilities, because at the end I think we all know who have the inside line, don’t we? Since the Singapore GP Red Bull has shown that is the team to beat in any type of circuits, Adrian Newey has done it once again and unfortunately in this case as in many others the drivers are not the heroes.
However this does not mean that Red Bull team and driver will have an easy ride to their 3rd consecutive championship in these next two races left. Fernando Alonso has backed up his words delivering great results that have kept him in the fight for the title hunt. After the Abu Dhabi gran prix Ferrari’s chairman Luca Montezemolo have urged team principal Stefano Domenicalli to push even harder in order to give Alonso a car capable of winning races.
Although Ferrari may do a final attempt to deliver an improved car, we have seen in the past races how results have not matched even Ferrari’s engineer expectations; therefore we may see that happening again.
In terms of teammates help, I think Fernando may have the advantage on this one. Even though you are supposed to have only one teammate Alonso could well count with the help of former teammate/rival Lewis Hamilton, his own teammate Felipe Massa and even Mark Webber. In Webber’s case I don’t see him directly helping Alonso by letting him through but by impeding Vettel to score as many points as possible.
No matter who wins the championship, this season will go as one of the most competitive in the recent years, and as a fan that is what matters. Fernando and Vettel have now to concentrate even more on their goals and ask the almighty to ship away some much needed good luck, which has proven to be very decisive when it comes to winning races this year.
In my spare time I browse through a lot of stuff about Formula One. For some time now I know that the Monza circuit is not only the circuit that we see year after year in the gran prix weekend, the circuit has an even a bigger oval circuit that use to held races in the past.Yesterday I decided to look for a satellite view of the Monza circuit and is amazing that at first view the first thing anyone could notice is a big oval instead of the traditional path where F1 cars and many other categories currently run their races. If you are an F1 fanatic and think you already know the Monza Circuit landscape try to figure it out in the picture above, you will notice that it is not as easy as it may seem.
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.
Street circuits have raised a lot of emotions in the past recent years and maybe that is why lately Formula One is always considering new races to be ran at the streets of iconic cities. Singapur and Valencia are two of the fresher examples that we currently have and now even London has appear as a big candidate to have a race in the years to come.
Given the fact that in 2013 there is a big chance now that New Jersey could celebrate an F1 race, I started to think about what other big city in the United Stated could be a potential candidate to celebrate a race as well. In case you didn’t know in the past Detroit used to have a Formula 1 race from 1982 to 1988, where 3 of the 7 races were won by his excellency Ayrton Senna, 2 of them with the Lotus Team and one with Mclaren.
One city that immediately pops to my mind is Chicago Read more
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
Yesterday we woke up with the news from London about an accident involving Marussia test driver Maria de Villota colliding her F1 car with a lorry. The first tweets and news I read were not that good and we all started to think the worst. Hopefully as the day progressed news started to changed and team and family members told the press that Maria was conscious and talking. Read more
holding a Formula 1 race in London. Santander bank which is a current sponsor of the British Gran Prix that will be held next week at the United Kingdom is the main entity behind this proposal. The idea of holding a Gran Prix in this legendary city has already raised some expectations around the f1 circus and fans, although many f1 journalists are skeptical about the rumors. Meanwhile there is already a video animation of the circuit. As you can see all the banners around the circuit are from Santander Bank.