Jenson Button, World Champion in 2009, believes he can leave the F1 at the moment without harboring any regrets, despite not having had his fill of the sport yet.
Button is not ruling out the possibility of a grid comeback, even though he had treated Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the 305th and last start of his 17-season career.
The 36 year old Frome born racer had said during the preview day in a Driver Press conference at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi,
“I’ve done everything I dreamed of doing. Maybe I could have won more championships, but I won one and not every driver can say that.
“I go into this weekend thinking it is going to be my last race. That is the best way to be at this moment of time.
“But the whole idea about having a contract for 2018 is that in three months’ time, when I have eaten myself stupid and am thinking of things to do in the future, maybe I realise I need F1 back in my life.” Read More
Bernie Ecclestone, a supremo of Formula 1, has made a shocking statement as regarding his future in the sport.
He admitted that his future in the sport is not guaranteed especially now that the date Liberty Media chose to takeover formula 1 edges nearer. He further explained that the next few years of his career would depend on Liberty media.
Earlier this week, the stake holders and governing body for the motorsport, FIA, have given Liberty Media their approval. They are certain that the final deal would close before the month runs out.
At the advent of their involvement in the Motorsport, Ecclestone informed the public that he had been offered the chance to stay aboard for three years. However, his statement has changed to uncertainty as he believed his future is in the hand of Liberty Media.
Talking to the Press, Ecclestone said, “We will have to see how we set the company up.”
“It is not a case of my terms, it is a case of let’s have a look and see which way they would like to go. It is something that would have happened anyway”. Read More
The win at German GP has provided Lewis Hamilton with a well deserved break. He has started to vacation in Barbados.
With the last races Nico and Lewis have been all over the F1 news. Lewis currently leads by 19 points over his team mate Nico Rosberg. Lewis explains that even when he takes a break for the summer he likes to stay busy. He states that it is the best way to keep his eyes on the goals of winning titles and to maintain focus.
Lewis Hamilton is the world champion currently and title leader in the current year. He is now headed to spend his summer in Barbados after he obtained victory at the German GP last weekend. Most drivers are off to their well deserved break now for about three weeks. The next upcoming event is a Belgian GP which would be held at the Spa. The trend has started from 2009 when teams shut down operations for about a fortnight during the month of August. Read More
The triple Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has earned his reputation over the years as he is the only Formula 1 champion who has achieved victory in the Russian Grand Prix along with his team mate from Mercedes Nico Rosberg on a tough winning streak.
Well, he has to show similar performances on Sunday too. The Briton is all prepared to toil flat on 1st
of May to race with his German competitor. Hamilton has won the inaugural race, which was held in 2014 and made a reentry in October last year to repeat his achievement after Rosberg managed to secure the pole position, but failed. This victory made Hamilton achieve the title which he was awarded in Texas a few weeks later.
Hamilton’s experience has taught him a lot many things and the prominent one is to stay calm and push him when he gets knocked back. He is carrying a whole lot of positives in his upcoming battle. He is confident that he will make it to victory and even if he fails in a few races, he will still overtake to reach to the top. As far as Rosberg is concerned, he has enjoyed wins in Bahrain and Australia. But, Hamilton was also on for a series of wins in China as well as Bahrain as he won both races in 2014 and 2015. Read More
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has extended an invitation to former Formula One Drivers’ world champions Sebastian Vettel to be present at the briefing for the team ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Rosberg took to Twitter to extend the invitation to his countryman after initially suggesting that Vettel should make time for a visit to the team’s headquarters after yet another display of dominance from the Formula One Constructors’ champions in last weekend’s season opening Australian Grand Prix.
According to his tweet, he has spoken to Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe and both of them have no problems with a rival driver visiting the team’s headquarters, referring to team bosses Wolff and Lowe.
Rosberg had said after finishing second behind teammate Lewis Hamilton but almost 30 seconds ahead of Vettel that it would be best for the sport if the rival teams managed to catch up with the pace setting Silver Arrows. Vettel had butted in between his answer when he asked whether he meant that would happen if only the Mercedes slowed down before going on to suggest that he might want to take a closer look at the secrets of Mercedes. Read More
The standing of Williams is provided with a hint in 2015 season of Formula 1 with the upgraded package test to be held on Thursday.
A programme of low key has been followed throughout the winter as the team’s closure with Mercedes was in 2014 that was the closest rival considered at a pace which was raw. Today more focus and reliable the team has become with pitstops as well. It depends on the full package of 2015 which will see Williams ramped up performance in the Barcelona test. As stated by Valtteri Bottas.
The latest updates will transform the behaviour and norms of the car and hence it does not matter whether minute details of the balance of car are required. The latest technology and the final step will put all the things together and will also transform the car. Apart from the changes, there is nothing which is wrong with the developments of the car. With adjustable setting everything is going to work smoothly. Rod Nelson, the chief test engineer of Williams stated that a stimulation which is qualifying will be an integral part of the programme of the team at the final test. Read More
As per the new rules to be introduced in 2016, the drivers who want to race in Formula 1 have to be at least 18 years old and also satisfy a point system. The driver has to earn a certain number of points from the races in the junior series over three years in order to have the super license from FIA. They have to cover 300km in an F1 car and also should have a valid driving license.
In the rules are enforced this year, Max Verstappen would be ineligible for the race as he is only 17. From the coming year, the new drivers have to answer the questions relating to sports regulations and have to be a part of at least 80% of two full seasons in the qualifying championships. The 300km they cover have to be at racing speeds in an F1 car only and have to span over two days. Read More