HRT yet to confirm Suzuka drivers

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There are signs HRT may be consdering another change to their driver line-up ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. The team’s pre-race press release does not include quotes from their intended drivers. Similar statements from every other race thie year have done. The team has already changed its driver pairing three times this year. They … Continue reading HRT yet to confirm Suzuka drivers

Klien pushes Senna (HRT race review)

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Bruno Senna found Christian Klien a tougher proposition than his previous two team mates, but neither driver finished in Singapore. Christian Klien Bruno Senna Qualifying position 22 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.946 (-1.228) 1’54.174 Race position Average race lap 2’03.114 (+0.545) 2’02.569 Laps 31/61 29/61 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Klien pushes Senna (HRT race review)

Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

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Christian Klien will return to F1 action this weekend in place of Sakon Yamamoto at HRT. Team principal Colin Kolles explained the reason for the 11th-hour change: It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he doesn’t feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be driving the car this Friday and … Continue reading Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

Christian Klien to drive for HRT on Friday

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Former BMW tester Christian Klien has joined HRT as the Spanish team’s reserve and third driver. He will participate in the Friday practice sessions in Barcelona this weekend. Klien made his F1 debut at Jaguar in 2004 alongside Mark Webber. The Austrian remained at the team when it became Red Bull, initially sharing his drive … Continue reading Christian Klien to drive for HRT on Friday

Formula 1’s lost nations: Austria

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Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.

F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

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It’s the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend and all eyes are on what will surely be the the Audi-Peugeot battle for overall honours. I was particularly interested to see that Peugeot’s line up is almost entirely comprised of ex-F1 drivers, including one former world champion. Of their nine drivers only Nicolas Minassian doesn’t have … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

How do the new Alonso-Ferrari rumours affect the 2009 F1 driver market?

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Fernando Alonso?s prospects of joining Ferrari in the near future appeared to have been killed off earlier this year when Luca di Montezemolo said in public that he did not want Alonso to partner Kimi Raikkonen in the future. But the rumours re-surfaced over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend with sources claiming Alonso had signed … Continue reading How do the new Alonso-Ferrari rumours affect the 2009 F1 driver market?

2008 F1 testing round-up 9: Circuit de Catalunya & Valencia

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Most of the teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya this week, with BMW decamping to Valencia for a private test, and the beleaguered Super Aguri team cancelling their planned test amid continue doubt over their 2008 entry. The highly anticipated sight of Ferrari resuming testing alongside the rest of their rivals was dampened – … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 9: Circuit de Catalunya & Valencia

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