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Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013

In depth: Alexander Rossi on GP2, Formula 1 and America

In 2007, Formula 1 left Indianapolis for the final time and a few weeks later, America’s only representative on the grid, Scott Speed, was given the boot from Toro Rosso. Five years passed before the sport rekindled its relationship with the USA and now not only is there a race at the purpose built Circuit of the Americas near Austin, but an American driver is knocking on the door of a Formula 1 seat. Alexander Rossi, who admits he had no interest in pursuing a […]

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012

Alexander Rossi believes nothing about F1 is American

Caterham test driver Alexander Rossi believes F1 still has a lot to do to conquer America

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012

Which way to America for Grosjean

Romain Grosjean is aiming for points at the United States Grand Prix

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Raikkonen not revealing 2013 plans

Kimi Raikkonen is remaining coy about his plans for the 2013 season and whether or not he will stay with the Lotus F1 team. The Finnish driver returned to Formula One this year after a two season absence during which he competed in the World Rally Championship, a couple of NASCAR Truck races and tested a Peugeot 908 Le Mans car. When asked if he was remaining in Formula One next season, Raikkonen replied "You never know. There are a lot of nice things to […]

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012

Formula One needs the right woman

Maria De Villota joining Marussia must be a positive, right? Well, no actually... Marussia’s announcement confirming that Maria De Villota will become the team’s test driver is apt considering that today (Thursday) is International Women's Day. Yet De Villota is rarity in Formula One, despite the fact that 50% of the globe is, probably, made up of women. You think about other sports for a moment – in Tennis, there is a separate game for women that isn’t as popular as the male game, but […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Montoya: F1 is a joke

Juan Pablo Montoya has once again taken a shot at Formula One, criticising the look of the 2012 cars. Montoya raced in F1 between 2001 and 2006, taking 7 wins for Williams and McLaren. In the middle of the 2006 season, Montoya quit McLaren with immediate effect to head across to NASCAR. The 36-year-old Columbian was asked by Switzerland's Motorsport Aktuell whether he regretted walking away from Formula One. "Not for a second," he said, "Of course I have some fond memories of Formula One, but I […]

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Raikkonen: NASCAR schedule prevented full-time switch

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed that despite being offered a multi-million dollar deal last year to make a full-time switch to NASCAR racing, he turned it down due to the intensity of a full NASCAR schedule and his reluctance to move to the US to pursue it. Raikkonen drove two races in NASCAR's national series last year, where his first race was in NASCAR’s third-tier Camping World Truck Series in a car prepared by Kyle Busch Motorsports. After one Truck race, Raikkonen stepped up a level […]

Posted on Sunday, February 5, 2012

Q&A with Kimi Raikkonen at the Lotus E20 launch

The 2007 Formula 1 World champion talks of his return to the sport with the lotus F1 Team after two years away in the forests and stages of the World Rally championship. Why F1? Formula 1 is something very special in my racing career, and you always want to race at the toughest level, so Formula 1 is where you want to race if you have a choice. How quickly did the deal come about with the Lotus F1 Team? Everything came together quite quickly. […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Raikkonen: I can't wait to get back behind the wheel

Kimi, it has been three weeks since you were confirmed as a Lotus Renault GP driver for the 2012 season. How have you found the reaction to your F1 return? KR: I have been surprised at how big the reaction has been so I guess people must have missed me! What has been the best moment so far? KR: Sebastian Vettel’s impersonation of me at the Autosport awards! No, seriously, my two visits to Enstone have been great. The first one, at the team’s Christmas […]

Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011

How Kimi spent his time away from F1 – Part 3

Kimi Raikkonen enjoys driving anything that moves fast. This has been a known fact for some time now. The stories about boat competitions in gorilla suits and snowmobile races under the pseudonym ‘James Hunt’ made big headlines during his first stint in Formula 1. The two-year long sabbatical from the rigid world of F1 allowed him to try out whatever he felt like trying, with the small difference that now, he entered events under his own name. In addition to his participation in the World […]

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011

Hakkinen: The return will be difficult for Raikkonen

Formerly his strongest supporter, Mika Hakkinen is now questioning how quickly his compatriot Kimi Raikkonen can get back up to speed in Formula One. When he retired a decade ago, Hakkinen recommended rookie Raikkonen to then McLaren team boss Ron Dennis by saying: "If you want to win, get the Finn." Now, a 32-year-old Raikkonen is reportedly busy losing the four kilograms he put on during his forays in world rallying and NASCAR. Hakkinen tells Bild am Sonntag: "The return will be very difficult for […]

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2011

Manager: Raikkonen left F1 too soon

Kimi Raikkonen's manager insists he is delighted the 2007 world champion has decided to return to Formula One. "He is back where he should be," said Steve Robertson, referring to the 32-year-old Finn's decision to leave world rallying and NASCAR and sign for two-years with Renault/Lotus. "My personal opinion is that when he left F1 after 2009 he was too young and too good to be doing so. "He still has a lot to give to the sport, and when he asked us to explore […]