Heading to what many call the jewel in the crown of the Formula 1 season, Team Principal Eric Boullier talks tyres and hunger… Follow @Lotus_F1Team There’s been a lot of talk about tyres and now it’s been announced that there are changes to come; how does this sit with the team? . Just imagine for a moment that, because a football team can’t run as fast as its opponent, the dimensions of the pitch are changed at half time
This race may come to be viewed as a tipping point in the ongoing debate about whether the high degradation Pirelli tyres are good for F1 or not, as two of the three drivers on the podium did a four stop strategy. Pirelli has indicated that they have been “too aggressive” with the construction of the 2013 tyres and will make changes from the seventh round, Montreal, onwards.
The chorus of disapproval from affected teams, as well as calls from media and fans to do something about the high degradation tyres has led Pirelli to announce today that it is to make construction changes to its tyres from the Canadian Grand Prix in June onwards. The Italian company is conducting meetings at its Milan base to establish whether any compound changes are required as well. The news will come as a blow to Ferrari and Lotus, which mastered the delicate Pirelli rubber in Spain last weekend to take the podium slots, as well as Force India, but will ;More…
After their disastrous Bahrain outing, Barcelona proved a near perfect weekend for Ferrari. As Fernando Alonso delighted his home fans with victory, team mate Felipe Massa joined him on the podium, a superb drive nullifying his grid penalty. And as the Scuderia cut Red Bull’s championship advantage to only 14 points, Kimi Raikkonen’s second place for Lotus reduced Sebastian Vettel’s lead atop the driver standings to just four
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso delighted his home fans and got his title challenge back on track with an impressive victory in a Spanish Grand Prix which saw battles all the way down the field. Kimi Raikkonen scored his fourth podium in five races for Lotus to close the gap on Red Bull’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel while Felipe Massa made it onto the rostrum for the first time this season with an accomplished drive in his Ferrari. Paul di Resta produced another strong drive to finish seventh for Force India while McLaren’s Jenson Button made up for a bad start to ;More…
ALONSO PUSHES FROM START TO FINISH TO WIN HIS HOME GRAND PRIX Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso won his home grand prix using a four-stop sprint strategy, ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen who stopped three times. Alonso claimed his 32nd win, which was his second at the Spanish Grand Prix, while his Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa claimed his first podium of the year despite starting from ninth on the grid following a penalty. Alonso also set a new record by becoming the only driver to win the Spanish Grand Prix from a far down as fifth on the grid, demonstrating how tyre strategy can be used to gain track position