Spanish Formula One star Fernando Alonso says the just concluded 2016 season ranks 3rd on his list of best seasons since making his debut in 2001.
In a surprising analysis that sees the Mclaren-Honda driver leave out 2005 and 2006 title winning seasons, the Spaniard ranked the year 2012 as his best with 2014 season being second on his list.
Despite the improvements noticed in the McLaren-Honda team of 2016, pundits opine about the sojourn needed to better performances badly needed by Alonso’s team should they wish to aim for a position better that the sixth they clinched in this year’s championship.
2012 is fondly remember as the year he nearly beat another F1 sensation Sebastian Vettel to the title and the Spaniard had no gloss over how he felt about that particular season.
“2012 is probably my best season in formula one,” opined Alonso as he compared his various campaigns. “Then it could be 2014 my second best. Then probably this one will be on the final step of the podium so far.” (more…)
Often racers demand what is promised to them, which might not be fulfilled after a contract has expired.
Jarno Trulli has revealed that QPR owner had promised him a certain level of wages and car model at the time when he had been recruited for the team. He claims that Tony Fernandes, who is QPR chairman, failed to honor a deal which promised a payment of 1.3 million in bonds as well as a Formula One car. Jarno Trulli has issued a lawsuit against Tony subsequently.
The lawsuit is in the form of a writ from High Court. Being a former ace, he has stated that the boss of the football club has agreed to pay wages that are still outstanding, to the amount of £700,000. The Team Lotus car that was promised to him in 2011 was not delivered to him as well. (more…)
For those who are looking for updates on the DTM race in Zandvoort, they will see some of their champions in action.
For instance, Jamie Green would be heading the front row for the all British categories. This would be the second race in DTM held at Zandvoort. Audi bounces back and gains a prominent position after the team qualifies. BMW team is led by Timo Glock.
Green is part of Team Rosberg RS5. It is best placed among the Ingolstadt car manufacturer’s teams. It placed fifth in the race that was held on Saturday. Green spearheaded the ART Grand Prix Mercedes which is owned by Gary Paffett and he led by 0.079 seconds. The best part of the race was that time tumbled down when the second runs begun. Mercedes ended with a strong position on the weekend. This was due to Christian Vietoris who topped the free practice sessions in the morning. He took a close position to Paffett and the time he finished, ending up in third position. (more…)
With the slump that has come about in Ferrari the team is looking at making certain changes before the second half of the year commences.
As the summer break is on, it is the ideal time for Ferrari put their act together so that they can spruce up their performance levels. The F1 team of the company has been underperforming as was evident from the 12 F1 events that occurred in the first half of the year.
The company is looking at reorganizing the team that has underperformed. The team admits that the aerodynamics of the car needs to be looked into. It is being pointed out as the key factor which has led to the slump in the form of the car.
The hopes of Scuderia of ending the drought of absence of titles for nearly a decade has been put on hold as the team was not able to perform well in the first half of the season this year. (more…)