Round 16 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock make its third trip to the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. This year the exciting young venue could well stage its very first title decider. Those involved in the 2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
Race stewards in Japan have decided that neither Caterham’s Giedo van der Garde nor Marussia’s Jules Bianchi was predominately to blame for the first corner crash that ruled both men out of Sunday’s race at Suzuka on the opening lap. Having decided to investigate the incident after the race’s conclusion, the stewards spoke to both drivers before coming to their conclusion
Maria De Villota died as a consequence of her horror crash at Duxford Aerodrome last year, according to her family. The Spanish racer, who lost her right eye and suffered serious facial injuries during her debut test for Formula One outfit Marussia last July, was found dead in a Spanish hotel room on Friday.
Consistent weather conditions in Japan enabled most teams to complete their Friday programmes, but Williams, Caterham and Marussia all suffered interruptions in FP1, and in the afternoon Williams, McLaren and Lotus had offs. A shadow was also cast over the paddock when news of the death of former Marussia tester Maria de Villota filtered through as FP2 was drawing to an end
Team Representatives – Dave Greenwood (Marussia), Tom McCullough (Sauber), James Key (Toro Rosso), Jonathan Neale (McLaren), Pat Fry (Ferrari), Paul Monaghan (Red Bull Racing). Q: Dave if I may start with you. You’ve got a new partnership starting I guess it’s started already.
Maria de Villota found dead in hotel room as Formula One mourns passing of former Marussia test driver
The motorsport world is in mourning for Maria de Villota, who was found dead in a hotel room in Seville. She was 33. De Villota rose to prominence in the last year as a campaigner for safety after she lost an eye in a testing accident with Marussia F1 team at Duxford in the summer of 2012
Marussia’s Jules Bianchi has been forced to sit out Practice Two in Japan on Friday afternoon after damaging his car in a crash in FP1. The Frenchman went off at Turn 9, Degner 2, during Practice One, badly damaging the front of his car. He was later seen nursing his elbow on ice
Marussia’s Jules Bianchi has been forced to sit out Practice Two in Japan on Friday afternoon after damaging his car in a crash in FP1. The Frenchman went off at Turn 9, Degner 2, during Practice One, badly damaging the front of his car.
Caterham F1 owner Tony Fernandes says it is “not essential” that his team beat Marussia and finish 10th in the constructors’ championship this season. There are 11 teams but prize-money is only awarded to the top 10 teams in the constructors’ championship. Caterham beat Marussia to 10th in the final race of the season last year, but currently trail their rivals in 2013 with five races remaining.
Round 15 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock make the short hop east from Korea to Japan and the historic Suzuka circuit. An eternal favourite with fans and drivers alike, it’s one of most popular venues on the F1 calendar. Those involved in the 2013 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the coming weekend