UK F1 News
Look!” Jenson Button cries, parading himself in the McLaren hospitality unit with his Vodafone shirt opened to reveal his torso. “I’m a director of the GPDA!” It’s 6.30 in the evening of another sweltering day, and McLaren’s air-conditioning is losing the battle against the humidity that has already caused him to break the rules and conduct an interview without his sponsor’s cap on.
The IndyCar season roars back to life today with the St Petersburg Grand Prix, but Mike Conway won’t be taking part at “Saint Pete’s”. The British driver has only one race lined up this season, on the street circuit at Long Beach next month, after walking away from the sport four days before the final race of last season saying he no longer wanted to compete on IndyCar’s oval tracks because he didn’t feel “comfortable”.
Malaysian Grand Prix 2013: Lewis Hamilton revelling in new-found freedom since switching to Mercedes for 2013
Malaysian Grand Prix 2013: Martin Whitmarsh insists McLaren will not revert to last season’s challenger
BRIT driver designed his own seat in a bid to give his Mercedes a boost ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix
WHITMARSH willing to carry the can for dodgy motor — even though it was designed by technical whizz Paddy Lowe
BERNIE ECCLESTONE: Lewis Hamilton wanted to move to Red Bull but they turned him down out of loyalty to Mark Webber
When Lewis Hamilton wanted to find a new team, he asked Bernie Ecclestone to broker a move for him to join Red Bull alongside Sebastian Vettel. Advanced discussions took place at the British Grand Prix last summer — and collapsed, according to Ecclestone, only because of the decency of Red Bull’s billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz.