Alexander Rossi hopes that his progress in the GP2 series will be enough to gain a seat in the Haas team, which will join the Formula 1 field next season. Last weekend in Spa, a racer who gained experience in F1 as a Marussi and Caterham test racer achieved his first win, and in the championship he is in second place behind Stoffel Vanddorn, who has an elusive advantage. Rossi confirmed talks with Haas: "We are talking, but I couldn't say yet that these are advanced talks. They have ten potential drivers and none of us know where they really are. I have my hopes, but at the same time I don't all the eggs in one basket, because I'm looking for other options. In any case, Formula 1 is still the main goal. " The Californian would like to believe that his recent success will help him get closer to the seat
Sauber has named Mark Smith as the new CTO. The Briton has previously played this role with other teams, including Caterham, Force Indio and Red Bull, and will start working in Hinwil on July XNUMXth. He is currently preparing to move from Oxfordshire to Switzerland with his wife and two children. Smith will become part of the team’s existing technical work and will also be in charge of overlapping tasks and allowing members space to be able to fully focus on their field of work. "As soon as I first saw the facilities in Hinwil, I sensed the options I would have. All the equipment is at a high technical level, as well as the team's capabilities. These facts were compelling reasons to help make the decision. Sauber's potential is great, and that in itself n
The Manor team recently strengthened its engineering department with experienced Gianluco Pisanello, who worked with Toyota Motosport as a data, test and racing engineer for seven years before splitting up in 2009 when the team decided to exit Formula One. he later joined Caterham, where he progressed from racing engineer to chief and head of engineering operations. After Caterham’s departure and Manor’s attempts to return to the highest class of motorsport, Pisanello was appointed chief engineer and head of track engineering at Manor. John Booth, the head of the team, said: "We were looking for someone like Pisanello, experienced and qualified. The experience was weighed because we are quite young in this field. We will be able to learn from him.
Former Formula One racer Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that he was too loyal to Caterham, which is why he had to end his career at the Grand Prix so quickly. The Finn entered Formula One in 2010 at Lotus and stayed with them until the end of the 2012 season. Certainly this was not the right decision, says Kovalainen, who says: felt, even the public found this, that I wasted some of the potential I had.There were a few more options as I was much faster than my teammate.I had a few offers from bigger teams but I trusted Tony Fernandes to go team forward to grow and develop.I should have taken a step forward, but I stayed true to the team.It was the wrong decision, but now it's without this
Marussia hopes to appear in their first race in Melbourne this season, and so they have announced Will Stevens as the first racer to compete in their race car. The team says their cars are in the “final stages of construction” and plan to be ready and transported to Australia in a timely manner. Stevens was already working as Marussa’s racer at the end of last season, and last year he also got the chance to make his first appearance in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race when he drove with Caterham. On expectations for the current team he will race for, he said: "It's exciting to watch everything come together after so much effort has been put in to keep the team going. This wouldn't have been possible without the tremendous incredible support we've had. received from suppliers and especially team members, k
Williams announced that Steve Nielsen has been appointed sports manager with immediate effect. With that, he left Toro Ross, where he played the same role since 2013, and in his twenty-seven-year career, he worked as a team manager at Tyrrell, Honda and Arrows, and as a sports director at Benetton. Renault and Caterham. Nielsen said at the appointment: “I am honored to be able to join a team with as rich a history as Williams has, especially at this exciting time when they impressed fans with great performances in the 2014 season. In my role, I will be able to help to maintain the highest standards on the track and build performance on the racetrack from a sporting point of view. I am already looking forward to working with a very talented Williams team. " Pat Symonds, chief technical officer of the team, in Ni
The idea of racers continuing the race after the safety car phase with a standing start, as they do at the beginning of the race, fell into the water after the teams took into account tire temperatures, pressure in them, and complicated procedures to prepare for standing starts. The Formula One Strategic Group also rejected the proposal due to questions about tire debris that accumulates outside the ideal line during the race, which in the case of standing starts from the starting places would severely handicap racers standing outside the places on the cleared ideal line. As expected, in the coming seasons we will no longer see races where double points would be shared, as the public did not accept this idea positively this year. Bernie Ecclestone suggested three races where the racers would win double points, as this would
Will Stevens, Marussia’s previous reserve racer, will be racing for the first time in a Formula One race on Sunday, as Caterham has confirmed him as the second racer at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he will race alongside Kamui Kobayashi. The 1-year-old Briton spent the current season in Formula Renault 3,5. He finished the race in sixth place and twice stood on the top step of the podium for the winners. Before joining Marussi in October, he was part of Caterham’s program of young racers. He has also tested with the latter, in 2013 and this year in Silverstone. The last step to really be able to perform in Abu Dhabi was to get a great license, which Stevens wasn’t worried about. According to him, the more than five hundred kilometers they accumulated for the off-season this year was probably enough
Caterham, after not seeing him perform in the past two races in the US and Brazil, has confirmed for the last race of the season, which will be this weekend in Abu Dhabi, that Kamui Kobayashi will be racing for them. The second driver during the season, Marcus Ericsson, separated from them after signing a contract with Sauber, so they will choose his replacement by the end of the week. The place will possibly belong to Robert Merhi, who competed in a few trainings this year. Kobayashi is happy to be able to perform with a team whose members have not had an easy time over the past few weeks. He also thanks the fans for their support and participation in the crowdfunding. He points out that Caterham members are used to hard work and never give up, so they deserve to be part of the Formula 1 circus. Now is the time to show what you are.
Roberto Merhi is said to have a racing contract with Caterham to compete in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at least so says his father. Merhi has already ridden in training sessions in Italy, Japan and Russia for Caterham, during which he finished the Formula 3.5 season in third place overall. Marcus Ericsson terminated his contract with Caterhom at the end of October, when he became insolvent. Kamui Kobayashi is still in the game, but he can only take one racing place. Roberto Merhi says: “We have a contract that says that if one of the regular racers can’t race, we perform. We should know what's going on. "