Scuderia Ferrari’s straight-talking blogger, The Horse Whisperer, has spoken up this morning on the media excitement generated by a misquoted radio transmission between Felipe Massa and his F1 engineer, Rob Smedley.
It’s the German Grand Prix this weekend and amongst all the promotional activities surrounding the event, one in particular stands out – especially if you’re a proud German motorsport fan.
World Champion Sebastian Vettel started his Chinese Grand Prix weekend with a gentle drive through a Shanghai car park in a couple of Infiniti road cars.
Tony Fernandes, Team Principal of Team Lotus and Group CEO of the low cost airline AirAsia received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen this morning, in recognition of his services to promote commercial and educational links between the UK and Malaysia.
Sir Jackie Stewart, 3 time F1 World Champion and winner of 27 Grand Prix, has been taken to hospital after falling ill whilst flying home to London from Geneva.
Organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix have cancelled the March 13 event, due to continued civil unrest in the country. The race which was due to start the 2011 Formula One season may now be scheduled for later in the year, but organisers said that no decision had been taken yet.
Another round done, another dreary street race and another fine example of F1’s current status as techno showpiece first, thrilling sport second.
From the very beginning of the broadcast tyre management, pit strategy and other ‘racing’ buzzwords were thrown around by the triumvirate of BBC presenters who all – as they’re employed to do – proclaimed the climax of the season to be ‘one the most exciting ever!’ You can’t argue that it’s going to be close, but I reject the term exciting.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you will have noticed both the national and motoring press being dominated by the news of The Stig outing himself as Ben Collins. After much legal wrangling, Collins has now been dismissed from his white Stig role ahead of his publication of a tell-all book on life behind the distinctive Simpson helmet, whilst all the while Top Gear executives begin to conjure up who should be given the role of Stig #3.
Alfa will be celebrating an important milestone at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
Ever the optimist, Gillett fights on whilst Silverstone claims a deal is almost done.
Rosberg is confirmed, but who will be next. Could it be Schumi?
“Think it’s an advert for Vodafone, even so how cool would it be to have an RC F1 car” – LeIrA