Archive for 2012/11/15
Lewis Hamilton was the winner of the last United States Grand Prix back in 2007, so his focus for this weekend is clear: to do it again. Thoughts of his imminent McLaren departure will take a back seat to the prospect of racing on Austin’s new Circuit of The Americas, a track whose bold layout has the potential to make it a classic in the vein of Spa or Suzuka
Im Augenblick darf der Heckflügel im Training immer flachgestellt werden. Ab 2013 ist DRS nur noch an den Stellen erlaubt, wo es auch im Rennen aktiviert werden darf. Die Fahrer hatten interveniert
Michael Schumachers vorletztes Formel-1-Rennen ringt ihm noch einmal alle denkbaren Superlative ab. Der Circuit of the Americas begeistert ihn.
What a difference two years make. When Kimi Raikkonen quit Formula One racing to go rallying, few seemed that sorry to see him go. Now, having succeeded where another big name failed and staged a successful comeback, he is the darling of the paddock
Nico Rosberg sprach in Austin über die Probleme des Mercedes W03, Entwicklungsschwierigkeiten und was er sich für 2013 erhofft.
Lewis Hamilton denied recent suggestions from McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh that he already regrets his move to Mercedes. Whitmarsh made the comment to the official F1 website last week.
Die FIA gibt bekannt, dass die Fahrer in der kommenden Saison größtenteils auf den Gebrauch des DRS während der Trainings und Qualifyings verzichten müssen.
Jenson Button fiebert seiner ersten Fahrt auf dem Circuit of The Americas entgegen. Die Strecke erinnere ihn an Suzuka und Silverstone.
Howdy, folks, and yee-haw from Austin! We’re trying to help keep Austin weird, so don’t ask about the cowboy hats (and the price tags!).
The man who transformed the race in Austin from personal fantasy into vivid reality has been driven out of the pictureThe man who transformed the United States Grand Prix in Austin from personal fantasy into vivid reality will watch Sunday’s race with a mixture of pride and sadness.Tavo Hellmund, a former driver and a close friend of the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, had the original vision for the $450m (£284m) project and even designed much of the track, which borrows features from some of the world’s leading circuits.Backers see Sunday’s race as the beginning of the final breakthrough for Formula One in the United States. This will be the 52nd Grand Prix held here, the first for five years, and Austin becomes the 10th venue after Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix and Indianapolis.The event is already a 120,000 sell-out, with fans expected from Mexico and Brazil, and there is also huge corporate support which is likely to be significant for the team’s sponsors.But the bigger it is the more painful it is for Hellmund, who will have no official role to play this weekend after an unhappy and unsuccessful power struggle.