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Re: Formula 1 gossip and rumours.
Posted by: Hall_Green_Wolf
Date: 15/06/2011 11:37
Lewis Hamilton says his first experience of a Nascar helped him put his troubled Canadian Grand Prix behind him. The 2008 world champion did a 'car swap' with two-time Nascar Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International on Tuesday, trading the McLaren MP4-23 with Stewart's Chevrolet Impala.
Full story: Nascar.com
Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug believes Michael Schumacher's performance in the Canadian Grand Prix, where he just missed out on the podium after running as high as second, has proven he still has what it takes to be successful in F1.
Full story: Autosport.com
Defending champion Sebastian Vettel doesn't think Red Bull will be the hardest hit by the ban on off-throttle use of blown diffusers when it comes into force at the British Grand Prix. "If you look at the concept of our car, then we are not bad off if it [the ban] happens," said Vettel. "I think there are other people that will lose more, for instance the Renault or Mercedes teams."
Full story: ESPN F1
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh wants Lewis Hamilton to keep attacking despite his being involved in four crashes in the last two grands prix. "I want Lewis to attack and obviously I don't want him to have contact with cars," said Whitmarsh. "But at the same time, if he holds back for fear of having contact then he won't be the great racer he is and do the job he has to do."
Full story: Press Association
Renault star Robert Kubica could make a return in the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, according to his manager Daniel Morelli. The Pole has been making good progress as he recovers from injuries sustained in a rally crash in February. "Recovery is progressing positively," said Morelli. "The Italian GP is held in September, so it's in just three months' time, but we can think about the final race of the season."
(Gazzetta dello Sport)
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