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Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Dutch stars wow in Rotterdam street demo

Up to 300,000 motorsport enthusiasts gathered in the city centre of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Sunday to meet their racing heroes. The day included a variety of motor racing forms, from karting to Formula 1. Since its debut, City Racing Rotterdam has always held Formula 1 demonstrations, which are considered the highlights of the event. Previous attendees include double world champion Fernando Alonso as well as race winner David Coulthard, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and Nico Rosberg. Asked by F1Zone about the importance of […]

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013

Trulli to sue Caterham's Fernandes

Jarno Trulli has announced plans to sue Caterham team owner Tony Fernandes. At the end of 2011, with a firm contract for 2012, the Italian reportedly agreed to vacate his race seat to make room for the well-funded Russian Vitaly Petrov. But Trulli, now 38, says Fernandes promised to pay him in full for 2012. Italy's Autosprint says Trulli is angry with Fernandes for not paying him, since the Malaysian entrepreneur has not only increased Caterham's budget, but also that of his English football club […]

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Massa wins record for longest Ferrari drought

Felipe Massa is enduring the longest victory drought in the history of all Ferrari drivers, according to an analysis by Italy's Autosprint. Dating back to his title-losing win in Brazil 2008, Melbourne last Sunday marked 68 consecutive races in which the Brazilian has entered a grand prix but failed to triumph. Massa therefore takes the unenviable record from Jean Alesi, who failed to win a grand prix for the fabled Maranello marque between his Ferrari debut in 1991 until Montreal 1995 (67 races). 31-year-old Massa, […]

Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Whitmarsh: Some pay drivers not good enough

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says the current pay driver situation is sad for the sport. Several drivers on the 2013 grid owe their positions down to their financial backing, a situation that concerns Whitmarsh. "I think, personally, it's sad to have so many pay drivers in Formula One," he told ESPN. "The numbers have crept up, and while I'm sure it's good and exciting for those that can afford it, you would hope that in the premier form of motorsport worldwide that you wouldn't have […]

Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Trulli laments F1's financial situation

Former Formula One driver Jarno Trulli has criticised the sport's 'luxury rent a car' attitude. The Italian left the sport after the first test of 2012, when he was replaced by Russian driver Vitaly Petrov. Despite his overall views, Trulli says he has no hard feelings personally about Caterham's decision as he realised that 2012 would not be an improvement on 2010 or 2011, in which he scored no points. "I realised that we [Caterham] were only going backwards instead of forwards and that the […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Petrov likely to race at Sochi in 2014

Vitaly Petrov will almost certainly contest Russia's inaugural grand prix at Sochi in 2014, his manager Oksana Kosachenko has revealed. But whether the 28-year-old will still be on the grid next season is a different matter, with Rusnovosti reporting that staying at Caterham in 2013 appears "unlikely" for Petrov. Kosachenko said she is examining two options. "We are working hard, there are some plans and a particular programme we have," she said. "We have almost absolute certainty that Petrov will start in Sochi in 2014." […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Petrov's manager withdraws from 2013 F1 talks

Vitaly Petrov's Formula One career is in crisis, after his manager called off talks with prospective teams over a 2013 race seat. Oksana Kosachenko told the Russian news agency Ria Novosti that the former Renault and now Caterham driver's sponsorship funds have dried up. She said recently she was in talks about 2013 with three or four teams. "We've taken a timeout now," Kosachenko said on Tuesday. "I need time to consolidate all our financial possibilities and understand if there's sense in continuing any talks. […]

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012

Valsecchi, Razia hope for F1 chance

GP2 2012's top two have targeted a step up to Formula One

Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2012

Formula One to run in Rotterdam

Nico Rosberg and Giedo van der Garde will be demonstrating their F1 cars in the city centre of Rotterdam this Sunday. City Racing is the biggest Formula 1 event in Holland which allows Dutch fans to get up close to F1 cars and experience the most popular form of motor racing in the world. Both Nico Rosberg and the Mercedes AMG Petronas team attend this event for the second time. The only Dutch driver in F1 at the moment, Giedo van der Garde, will be taking […]

Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2012

2012 Chinese Grand Prix statistics

Qualifying statistics This was Nico Rosberg’s first ever pole position. Although he was the youngest ever driver to set a fastest race lap, aged 20 at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix, his first pole position, 6 years later, puts him some 5 years short of being the youngest pole sitter. He is still younger than his father though, who was 34 when he trained his first pole position at the 1982 British Grand Prix. Keke didn’t need as many races though: 60 versus 111. The […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Where are they now?

"Those were the days, my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way" Those were the words of Mary Hopkin back in the 1960s and several of last year's Formula One drivers will most likely be reminiscing after their time in the elite division of motor-racing. But that was 2011. What are they doing in 2012? Jaime Alguersuari […]