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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

De Villota to make first appearance since injury

Maria de Villota will on Thursday make her first public appearance since losing an eye in a Formula One test crash in early July. Spain's Europa Press news agency said the 32-year-old former Marussia test driver will update the world about her recovery from the serious accident during a press conference in Madrid to also be attended by Spanish motor racing federation chief Carlos Gracia.

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Grosjean's career not in danger for now admits Boullier

Eric Boullier was vague when asked if Romain Grosjean's constant first-lap crashes have endangered his future in Formula One. "Not for now," said the Lotus team boss, who doubles as the head of the Gravity company that manages the beleaguered Frenchman's career. After his Monza race ban, Grosjean was back in trouble at Suzuka when he incurred the furious Mark Webber's wrath for yet another first-corner crash. "Maybe we need two separate starts -- one for him, one for us," the Australian, having earlier slammed […]

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2012

How do you solve a problem like Grosjean?

Romain Grosjean has occasionally been unfairly targeted, but it's high time to sort out silly contact

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Road back to F1 not so long now says Kubica

Robert Kubica has taken yet another step on his long road back to Formula One, by winning the Citta di Bassano rally in northern Italy. "I still have a long road in front of me," the former BMW and Renault driver said afterwards. "But this shows the road is not as long as we thought," added Kubica, referring to his extended recovery from an horror rally crash in early 2011. The main problem for the 27-year-old now is the mobility of his right arm. Turning […]

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pirelli eyes Kubica as next F1 test driver

Robert Kubica could step up his quest to return to Formula One by becoming official tyre supplier Pirelli's next test driver. The Italian marque's current main tester, Jaime Alguersuari, is tipped to return to the paddock with a competing team in 2013. Pole Kubica, regarded as one of F1's most talented contemporaries until his early-2011 rallying crash, recently returned to competitive action after a 19-month recuperation with a couple of minor Italian rally outings. The 27-year-old fared well, but Kubica has said he is unlikely […]

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012

Lotus tells Grosjean to say 'no' to demands

In the wake of his Monza ban, Romain Grosjean has revealed he will take a more cautious approach -- off the track. The Frenchman, who became the first driver since 1994 to receive a FIA race ban following the first corner crash at Spa, arrived in Singapore this week with a new coach in his luggage. And he told RMC Sport: "I'm changed some of my preparations for the weekends." The report said Lotus has instructed Grosjean, 26, to learn how to say 'no' to […]

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Other drivers 'not very critical' says Grosjean

Romain Grosjean on Thursday was struggling to put his one-race ban behind him. The Frenchman duly sat out Monza as his punishment for causing the first corner crash at Spa, and returns to full competitive action this weekend in Singapore. But the past is not letting him be, as his every engagement with the media since Spa 19 days ago had had the FIA ban as the headline topic. Grosjean thinks it's a beat-up. "Most of the other drivers were not very critical of me," […]

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Grosjean arrives in Singapore with new coach

Back on track after his Monza ban, Romain Grosjean has travelled to Singapore with a new coach, according to France's RMC Sport. The report said Grosjean, who was banned by the FIA following the first corner crash at Spa and in the wake of a string of similar incidents in 2012, is now working with Benoit Campargue. Fellow Frenchman Campargue, 47, is a former two-time European Judo champion who coaches the current heavyweight Olympic champion Teddy Riner. According to other media reports, Grosjean met with […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kubica praises 'pure racing team' Lotus

Lotus is doing so well because it is a "pure racing team". That is the view of Robert Kubica, the Pole who surely would have been driving this year's impressive black and gold E20. But the 27-year-old was seriously injured in a pre-season crash prior to the 2011 championship, and he is only now getting back to some minor rallying action, albeit without the full mobility of his right arm. Lotus chief Eric Boullier admitted recently that he no longer has any contact with Kubica, […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

F1 return for Kubica still possible admits Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen has revealed he thinks it is possible Robert Kubica will return to Formula One. "If he is able, he will surely find a place," the 1998 and 1999 world champion is quoted by the Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy. "If he recovers his health, the future is open," said Hakkinen, referring to the former BMW and Renault driver who suffered serious injuries in a February 2011 rally crash. Kubica has returned to the headlines this month, resuming his competitive career with a couple of […]

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012

Kubica unhurt in Italian rally crash

Robert Kubica's return to competitive action has taken a knock, with the Pole crashing out of a minor rally in Italy. Finally returning to action after a 19-month recovery from serious injuries, the former BMW and Renault driver won the recent Ronde Gomitolo di Landa rally at the wheel of a Subaru Impreza. But Kubica, who clearly no longer enjoys the full mobility of his right arm in the wake of his February 2011 rally crash, crashed during another minor Italian rally - the San […]

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012

Kubica wins rally but extent of injury revealed

Robert Kubica enjoyed a dream return to competition at the weekend, winning the Ronde Gomitolo di Landa rally in Italy. Wearing a bandage on his right forearm that masked the most serious scars of his F1 career-ending rally crash of 19 months ago, Italian reports said the Pole took his Subaru Impreza to victory in all four time-trials. But Brazil's Agencia Estado said the 27-year-old's first real public appearance since his crash also revealed the true extent of Kubica's new limitations. The former BMW and […]