I know, old and worn.......
I know, old and worn.......
Iceman made an accident in snow ? Better than a snowman making an accident.
Who's he driving for ?
If Kimi is not willing to help develop the car like he did at Ferrari, then his stay at Lotus (Renault) will be be a frustrating one. I also hope that Vettel doesn't do a Schumacher and tries to win 7 championships and drive the fans to unconsciousness. Nothing is more boring than knowing the outcome of a race after the first lap or worse, before the start of the race.
Maybe the banning of blown diffusers might slow down the Red Bull. Going to be interesting...
I'm all for anyone but Vettel! I like him a lot but F1 will start losing some of the fans who returned after a few Ferrari dominated seasons. Let's hope RBR/Seb combo doesn't repeat Ferrari/Schumi combo.
Looking forward to red lights going off!!!
Absence of Evidence is NOT Evidence of Absence.
Robert Kubica has suffered another setback in his attempt to return to Formula 1 after breaking his right leg in an accident at his house in Italy.
It is the same leg he broke in a high-speed rally crash almost a year ago.
The Pole needs an operation to have a metal screw inserted just above his ankle and then faces a month in plaster.
He is said to have lost his footing in the garden of his house in Pietrasanta, near the coastal town of Viareggio.
Kubica missed the whole of the 2011 season following a crash during the first stage of the Ronde di Andora rally in February.
The 27-year-old was driving a Super 2000-specification Skoda Fabia when his car left the road at high speed and hit a crash barrier, which pierced the car and caused Kubica's injuries.
Having been cut out of the vehicle before being airlifted to hospital, the Pole underwent several operations to repair the damage to his partially severed right forearm and numerous fractures to his right elbow, shoulder and leg.
He is now out of contract with his former team Renault, who have changed their name to Lotus this season, after it was announced last November that he would not be ready to return by the start of the season.
Kubica is still hoping to make a comeback to F1 but it remains unclear when - or if - he will have sufficient mobility and feeling in his right hand to drive a grand prix car.
Lotus have said that they would like to help him return, but they have already signed former world champion Kimi Raikkonen and novice Romain Grosjean for the 2012 season, and they have admitted their relationship with Kubica was at "point zero".
Kubica, who was one of the most highly rated drivers in F1 before his accident, has also been linked with Ferrari.
Team boss Stefano Domenicali was asked on Wednesday, before Kubica's latest injury became public, about the prospects of him joining Fernando Alonso at the Italian team in 2013.
Domenicali said: "Robert is a great driver, but he had very severe injuries and he is still working to get back to normal living. We need to wait to see. That kind of injury takes a long time to recover from.
He might never recover fully. I loved watching him race. Pure speed and determination. I just get the bad feeling that he's done.
http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/f1-gra...tems-1.1217996Formula One's governing body has moved to ban, before the start of pre-season testing, controversial new reactive suspension systems that several teams were working on.
Williams chief operations engineer Mark Gillan said the International Automobile Federation had declared the systems to be illegal for the 2012 season starting in Australia in March.
When asked about one reportedly being developed by Lotus, he said: “The FIA has just banned that particular type of system.”
Matteo Bonciani, the FIA's head of F1 communications, confirmed that technical head Charlie Whiting had written to all the teams on Friday clarifying the situation.
Interesting that sutil has been replaced by hulkenberg