Monthly Archives: June 2014
As his team continues to struggle, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo has kept up his campaign to change Formula One. Of course, with the introduction of hybrid power units in 2014, the sport has just undergone its biggest change in recent memory.
Renault-powered cars have won 12 Formula One Constructors’ Championships, second only to Ferrari’s 16. However, the French manufacturer looks to be in trouble, as they have struggled to produce a reliable, competitive power unit under the new F1 regulations.
The first time I saw Simona de Silvestro was from the grandstands on the weekend of the 2006 Canadian Grand Prix. She was 17 years old, driving in Formula BMW, and in two races at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve she finished fourth (setting the fastest lap) and then third.
Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday for his third victory of the season. Even more importantly, though, it was his third straight finish ahead of his Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton.
Rosberg is now 29 points ahead of the 2008 world champion in the Drivers’ standings and the clear favourite to win his first title—just ask the bookmakers.
Gene Haas was in Montreal two weeks ago, visiting the paddock and looking for an engine to power his new Formula One team’s car.
Although Haas originally said that Dallara would likely build the team’s first chassis, the news came last week, from Autosport’s Jonathan Noble, that he has decided not to hire the Italian company after all. Maybe someone showed him HRT’s 2010 results.
In modern Formula One, money talks. That is why there are races in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, and that is why, this weekend, the F1 travelling circus is returning to Spielberg, a small town in the Austrian Alps.
Former Formula One driver Mark Webber is making his return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. His Porsche will start from fourth place, as Webber looks to finish the famous French endurance race for the first time.