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
Philippe Streiff, a close friend of Michael Schumacher has said that his friend is still recovering but now he is able to move with the help of a wheelchair.
Schumacher is still paralyzed and it isn’t sure if he will be able to recover from his paralysis. There are also other reports that indicate Schumacher is recovering slowly. Streiff has also said Schumacher is having memory problem and he is also having speech problems. He said that whether Schumacher will be able to recover completely and how fast will he recover are dependent on the treatment he’s getting. Streiff paid quite a few visits to Schumacher at the Grenoble Hospital which is in France according to reports. Some years ago, Philippe Streiff recovered from being paralyzed from his neck down which was also due to an accident.
Schumacher suffered an injury to his head in a skiing accident last year. The injury was very severe and he was put into coma with the help of medications for the sake of his recovery. Many eminent doctors and specialists tried to make Schumacher better.
Not too long ago, a German magazine published photographs of Schumacher in wheelchair. Later on they were proven to be false, those pictures were taken long before Schumacher suffered the head injury. The German magazine had to face the consequences for their action. There were many false reports published regarding Schumacher’s recovery in order to boost that particular daily or magazine’s sale. What Schumacher’s close friend Streiff has said can actually be regarded as reliable information.
Any news regarding Michael Schumacher’s recovery will be published in his official website after getting consent from his family members. According to many, the media should not disturb the family of Schumacher too much. The doctor should be able to do their job which can be hampered due to too much media attention; also Schumacher should be able to rest as much as possible and recover which may not happen if the media people disturb him.
Former Formula One Drivers’ World Champion Jenson Button has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could quit the sport altogether once his contract with McLaren ends at the end of the season.
it is believed that the announcement regarding a change in the line-up of drivers for the British team is quite imminent with another former world champion Fernando Alonso set to be announced as his replacement in the team who are also set to retain rookie youngster Kevin Magnussen as the Spanish driver’s teammate.
Although the Englishman has scored almost twice as many points as the rookie, McLaren believe the 22 year old is a much better fit as a teammate for Alonso rather than Button.
Rumours have swirled all summer that Alonso is set to return to his former team for the 2015 season and after it was announced that the Spaniard would be leaving Ferrari at the end of the season to be replaced by Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel. and Button sounded quite downbeat and in acceptance of the fact that he has no future in the team anymore, said that it had been going on for some time now.
He added that although it was okay initially, there comes a time when everyone needs to sit down and consider the options available in such a situation, be it in Formula One or any other motorsport.
button went on to state that there is a lot of challenges out there, challenges that will push him to the limit and test him and although he didn’t clearly said what kind of challenges those were, it is expected that Button will join another former Formula One driver Mark Webber at the World Endurance Championship with the Porsche team once his deal with McLaren expires at the end of the season.