Mercedes reserve racer Pascal Wehrlein will make his Formula 2016 debut in the 1 season as he has signed a contract with Manor. "Manor Racing is a great place to start my career in the highest class of motorsport. I am honored to be part of the team," said the 2014-year-old current DTM Series champion, who has participated in eight F1 tests since XNUMX. "It's a small and fully focused team. I can't wait to meet the staff. Although this will be my first season, I want to help Stephen Fitzpatrick, the team owner, and the other members a lot in achieving the goals. The challenge will be trouble, but I'm sure we will they also managed to get to the points. It will be fun, "he added. Fitzpatrick commented on the post, saying: "Wehrlein is a sharp racer with a promising future. We are pleased that with
Rossi optimistic about Manor's seat - Alexander Rossi thinks his chances of returning to the Formula One starting line-up are pretty good. He hopes to find a solution within the next two weeks. The only two remaining vacancies in the 1 season are available at Marussia, which will race as Manor Racing this year. The American racer is already connected to the team, having competed for them five times last year. He first sat in a race car in Singapore. "We talk every day. The deadline to end the conversation is in a few weeks, when it will be tested in Barcelona. In this sport, sometimes things have to be pushed forward and I'm used to that. I wish it wouldn't last too long. Besides, I have to say that I am optimistic about the coordination, ”Rossi said. Manor expects to take important steps forward this year
Presentations of racing cars - As usual for the period at the end of January, this year we also receive confirmations from the teams for the presentations of racing cars. Finally, the new Haas F1 Team announced its message, which, like Marussia, will unveil its new car on February 22, ie. on the day of the start of the first pre-season tests. Dates for the other three teams are also known. It will be interesting to see what they will prepare at Ferrari, as they are announcing quite a few changes. When the new 667 will see the light of day is not yet officially known, and Italian sources claim it will be unveiled on February 19th. Team Chassis (drive unit) Date Location Red Bull RB12 (TAG Heuer) February 17 (color scheme only) London, United Kingdom McLaren MP4-31 (Honda) February 21 online Haas - (Ferr
Anyone who wanted to have a real Formula 1 car at home as well has the opportunity to attend the auction of one of the luxury auction houses that sells original cars from the private collection of one of the collectors. Thus, the original race cars of the Manor-Marussia team and their previous Virgin team from the seasons from 2010 to 2013 will be auctioned. Jules Bianchi, Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi drove them on the racetracks. Such auctions are not uncommon, but so far older racing cars have appeared. Why he, currently an anonymous collector, decided to sell and how he actually got to them is not yet known.
Nikolas Tombazis is a new member of the Marussia team. The former Ferrari design chief, who has spent nine years at the post, will serve as head of aerodynamics in the 2016 season, and his contract will start running immediately. For the past twenty-three years, however, he has been a leader in aerodynamics at Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren. "I am very happy to be coming to Manor at this exciting time as they develop. They have compelling plans and are investing in all the areas needed to achieve them. The existing team is already very strong, so I look forward to starting work with exceptional staff to take away most of the opportunities that will help us progress over the next few seasons, ”summed up Tombazis, who will work under Technical Director John McQuilliam. The latter is about a new collaborator dej
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
Fabio Leimer will be behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time in Hungary over the weekend, as he was hired by Marussia for his first free practice. The 2-year-old, champion of the GP2013 series in the XNUMX season, has joined the team as an official reserve racer ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, and will take the place of Robert Merhi on Friday morning. "We offered Leimer the opportunity we had planned, as we have been working together for some time. We were happy to welcome him among us in the last few races. It will be interesting to get feedback from his car and evaluate his performance," explained John Booth, boss. Marussia team. Leimer added: "In this most difficult weekend for the team, I am very grateful to them for continuing with the planned performance in the first free practice. I look forward to the opportunity
Many people present in the Formula 1 field paid tribute to the French racer by attending the funeral of Jules Bianchi in Nice, after he died nine weeks after an accident in Japan last week. The funeral took place in the Sainte Reparate Cathedral, which was decorated outside with Bianchi’s large portraits in Marussa’s clothing. Wreaths were laid in the nearby square, and spectators were able to watch the ceremony from there through a sound system. The event was attended by world champions Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Alain Prost, and among other racers, Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvat, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Massa showed respect. Also John Booth, Marussia team boss, Graeme Lowdon, Marussia president and sports director
Jules Bianchi’s family has announced that the funeral of the racer, who died Friday night, will take place on Tuesday in his hometown of Nice. The official Twitter profile of the former Formula 1 racer has confirmed that the event will take place on July 21 at 10 a.m. at Sainte Reparate Cathedral. In honor of his teammate from the 2013/2014 season, Max Chilton dedicated his best starting position in Indy Lights, which he achieved this weekend. "I dedicate this to Bianchi. It wasn't easy and I'm sure he would beat me if he was here. I always did my best, but Bianchi was one of those who was destined for great things," Chilton said.
The world mourns Jules Bianchi, who after nine months in a coma became the first racer to be fatally injured in a Formula One race since 1994, when Ayrton Senna tragically died. Many racing colleagues and former team rivals expressed their condolences publicly. What happened? On October 5, Bianchi, a Marussie driver, flew off the track in heavy rain just nine laps before the end of the race in Suzuki and collided with an elevator pulling another race car. Jules drove under the back of the elevator, hitting his head hard against the metal weights. Rescuers took him to the hospital, where they found severe head injuries. Nine torturous months followed, where we heard mostly uninspiring news about the young racer's condition. Circumstances of the accident The accident was investigated by the FIA in detail