Chevrolet is to join IndyCar as the series second engine manufacturer in 2012.
Some very encouraging news from the IndyCar series that Chevrolet will be returning to the championship and supplying engines to top team Penske in 2012.
“What Ferrari did [in Hockenheim] was wrong because they had no respect for the public. They put a finger up to the watching world when that switch could have been done in a much nicer way.”
I’d like to know how Ecclestone thinks they could have done it with any greater subtlety than they did. Doing it in the pits was not an option because there was too great a risk of dropping Massa behind Vettel.
“They?óÔé¼Ôäóve raced each other all year, as that is the way we have chosen to go racing in Formula One. They both have the chance this weekend and we will back them equally with the same equipment and the same opportunities. However, if one finds himself in a situation where he can?óÔé¼Ôäót win – of course it will be their choice – but I am sure they will do their best for the team.”
Adam Parr: “We have replaced all the sponsorship we have lost and we are in great shape for next year. I actually feel more positive about the future now than I have done for the a long time even though, funnily enough, we actually turned a profit as a company every year for the last three years and we will this year and we will next year. Financially I think we are in very good shape.”
“Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 champion, said tonight: ‘I’m surprised how he was able to take the pain of having his legs waxed. We noticed as we were walking in. Mark [Webber] pointed it out and was asking: ‘How far has it gone up?’ I was like: ‘Wow, they are shiny.””
Comment of the day
I?óÔé¼Ôäóm starting to think McLaren should sell a Jenson Button doll with a pull-string, making him say things like ?óÔé¼?ôCan?óÔé¼Ôäót get heat into the tyres?óÔé¼?Ø, ?óÔé¼?ôThere?óÔé¼Ôäós no grip, I can?óÔé¼Ôäót stop the car?óÔé¼?Ø, ?óÔé¼?ôThe tyres aren?óÔé¼Ôäót working, the car is undrivable?óÔé¼?Ø, ?óÔé¼?ôThere?óÔé¼Ôäós something wrong with the balance of the car?óÔé¼?Ø?óÔé¼?ª
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On this day in F1
Michael Schumacher curtailed his retirement to the return to the cockpit of an F1 car.
Driving 2007-spec Ferrari he headed the test attended by Heikki Kovalainen, David Coulthard, Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica, Jarno Trulli, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and others.
Who’d’ve though he was just 24 months away from announcing his return to F1 with a works Mercedes team?
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