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Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013

Todt backs move for permanent race numbers in F1

The newly re-elected Jean Todt says he supports moves to reinstate permanent race numbers in Formula One. In an earlier era, F1 fans became accustomed to associating a number with their favourite driver -- like Gilles Villeneuve's fabled 27, or the 'red 5' of Nigel Mansell. But in more recent years, race numbers have simply been assigned by the FIA on the basis of teams' finishing positions in the constructors' world championship. It emerged recently, however, that a push is on to bring back permanent […]

Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sauber endure difficult weekend

Sauber endured a woeful Canadian Grand Prix as neither driver finished the 70 lap race. Nico Hulkenberg retired following contact with Giedo van der Garde while Esteban Gutierrez crashed out. "It’s disappointing to finish a race like this. Lapping can be troublesome, but these guys are racing too and have things happenings in the race, the same as us. I lapped Giedo van der Garde and braked," he said. "At first I didn’t feel anything until I came out of the corner and realised the […]

Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2013

Button pinning hopes on rain

Jenson Button reckons rain will provide McLaren with an opportunity in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. Button could manage only fourteenth place in qualifying at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. "We weren’t as competitive as we thought we’d be, and 14th obviously isn’t the place where I want to start, but the good news is that you can overtake around here," he said. "A race in mixed conditions tomorrow would be good for us." Sergio Perez believes a red flag towards the end of Q2 cost him […]

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Oh, Canada... It's round seven of the 2013 championship.

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Montreal close to new long-term F1 deal

Montreal is on the verge of securing a new long-term contract to host Formula One until at least 2024, the Quebec newspaper La Presse reports. It had already emerged that Bernie Ecclestone met at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve last weekend with race and government officials. F1 chief executive Ecclestone confirmed that the new deal for 2014 and beyond is almost complete, with only a few details left to resolve. "The annual fee is done," the 81-year-old said. "That's not a problem. "All they need is […]

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Alonso: Improvements are paying off

After powering to third place in qualifying for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso said continual improvements to his Ferrari F2012 are beginning to pay off. “The car felt quite good yesterday when we tested some new parts and we feel much more happy with the balance of the car and the grip of the car, Felipe and me,” said he Spaniard, who will start behind pole winner Sebastian Vettel and second-placed Lewis Hamilton. “Obviously, the world will never stop, for us or for the […]

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hamilton confident with McLaren’s long-run pace

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton is confident with the team’s long-run pace ahead of tomorrows Canadian Grand Prix, a race which the Brit has won twice before throughout his career. After qualifying on the front row for the race, Hamilton will be looking to capitalize on that with his first win of 2012. Although the Briton will start tomorrows race from 2nd on the grid, he initially struggled in the early part of qualifying after dominating the Friday practice sessions at the start of the weekend. With […]

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gary Anderson slams McLaren for Button repairs

McLaren on Friday continued to play down criticism team flaws are hurting its drivers' chances of winning the 2012 world championship. The latest criticism comes after Lewis Hamilton dominated Friday's proceedings at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. In total contrast, his teammate Jenson Button managed only a handful of laps, with a double gearbox failure. "We had an oil leak so we had to take the gearbox off then put it back on," revealed the 2009 world champion. "And then we found another problem, so they […]

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wolff defends Senna after bad day in Canada

Team co-owner Toto Wolff on Friday defended Bruno Senna, after a bad day in Montreal for Williams' Brazilian driver. Senna, never higher than 17th quickest on Friday, had several off-track excursions at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve before crashing heavily at the notorious 'wall of champions'. His questionable form threatens to intensify rumours Williams might replace the struggling 28-year-old with reserve driver Valtteri Bottas, who is managed by Austrian Wolff. Wolff, however, defended Senna, insisting the driver does not need a dressing-down because "he is the […]

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012

Hamilton still fastest in Montreal

Lewis Hamilton continued his fine form in Montreal by topping the afternoon practice session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Hamilton set his time of 1:15.259 around the halfway point of the ninety minute session and his time was never bettered. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa completed the top three as Ferrari continue their improvement after a dismal start to the season. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel was fourth, ahead of Paul di Resta and Kamui Kobayashi. The red flags came out after Bruno Senna crashed […]

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012

Schumacher: 2012 title possible for Rosberg

Michael Schumacher thinks his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is a contender for the 2012 world championship. "I said before the season that it is too early for the title for us," said the seven time world champion with Ferrari and Benetton. "I have to correct myself," he is quoted by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. "At least for Nico it is possible." Rosberg is just 17 points off Fernando Alonso's title lead after six races, while Schumacher has just 2 points on the board. "Someone […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Massa to use Monaco setup in Canada

Although the complete opposite of Monaco, Felipe Massa on Tuesday was bound for Canada with his mind still firmly on the famous Principality. Trapped in a worsening slump since the start of the 2012 season, Massa's tumbling form had triggered speculation the Brazilian was fighting for his career in Monaco. But on those fabled streets, he appeared to turn the corner. "I really liked the car there," the 31-year-old said on Tuesday, "and it was working in the right direction to suit my style and […]