Nov.24 (GMM) It has emerged that Red Bull chose not to use a new specification of alternator, available to Renault powered teams, last weekend at the United States GP in Austin. Engine supplier Renault’s Magneti Marelli units have been troublesome in 2012, and Red Bull team figures were scathing last weekend when Mark Webber had [...]
Nov.21 (YallaF1.com) Race day pictures by Sutton Images photographers from the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Round 19 of the 2012 FIA Formula 1 world championship.
Nov.21 (GMM) Reigning world champions Red Bull seem to have left Austin without paying a bill. Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that, prior to the US grand prix, the team pre-ordered a pair of customised, Red Bull-branded cowboy boots for Sebastian Vettel. But Noel Escobar, the Austin-based master boot maker, told the newspaper: “We worked through [...]
Nov.20 (GMM) Bob Fernley, the day-to-day team boss at Force India, has backed Ferrari’s decision to deliberately cause a penalty for Felipe Massa in Austin, and thus promote title contender Fernando Alonso up the grid. The Italian team was roundly criticised for tampering with Brazilian Massa’s long-life gearbox for no other reason than to incur [...]
Nov.20 (GMM) F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said that he is happy that the 2012 world championship will be decided only at this weekend’s twentieth (and last) race of the season at Interlagos, in Brazil. As Christian Horner was speaking to the media in Austin, where Sebastian Vettel failed to wrap up the title despite [...]
Nov.20 (GMM) Michael Schumacher’s United States Grand Prix race-day got off to a bad start long before his Mercedes was even fired up. In fact, the wheels weren’t turning at all when his 23 colleagues began the pre-race drivers’ parade in the back seats of classic American road cars. SID news agency said the fact [...]
Nov.20 (GMM) As was speculated before Formula One arrived in Austin last week, the latest development updates for Fernando Alonso’s title-contending F2012 did not work and in fact Felipe Massa’s older spec car was more effective. New pieces, including a new diffuser, were tried in a straight line test at the Idiada facility in Spain, [...]
Nov.19 (Ferrari) Felipe Massa had an eventful United States Grand Prix, at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin Texas. A clever, if somewhat controversial strategic move by Ferrari saw him drop five places on the grid and start 11th, only to drag himself back up to fourth by the end of a frantic race. [...]