Rumours suggest a reserve driver role at Mercedes for Nico Hulkenberg in 2011.
“Hearing that Hulkenberg is likely Mercedes reserve driver in 2011. Same manager as Schumacher.”
After what’s just happened to them in the World Touring Car Championship I can’t imagine they’re very impressed with FIA-run series at all at the moment.
“The only other Formula 1 [race] in the Arab world, in Bahrain, is eclipsed by the size and scope of Abu Dhabi’s – a reflection of the Gulf pecking order.”
The series using ex-A1 Grand Prix chassis which Romain Grosjean raced in this year will take the place of Formula Two on the WTCC’s support bill – a significant boost for its standing as a feeder series to Formula 1.
A collection of terrific model F1 cars made using paper.
Comment of the day
He is not as bad as often perceived. In qualifying, he trails his team mate by a smaller average margin than many other drivers, for instance, Schumacher, Petrov or Heidfeld. And Senna outperformed Klien in one of three races and often had the edge over Chandhok.
When Yamamoto was driving for Spyker in 2007, the situation was the same. He trailed Sutil but they were not worlds apart. In some races, they were pretty close. And Yamamoto makes less serious mistakes than, for instance, Petrov, Buemi or Kobayashi. He never retired because of an accident in 2010.
Yamamoto has always had the worst card on the grid. He has never been able to do a normal season. Give him a half-decent car, a full season (including pre-season tests) and I am sure that he will not perform worse than Petrov.
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A big happy birthday to Damonsmedley!
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Happy birthday also to Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn who is 56 today.
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