Montezemolo defends driver switch

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has defended his team’s decision to change the order of its drivers during yesterday’s German Grand Prix. The stewards of the meeting fined Ferrari $100,000 for the move. The World Motor Sports Council will investigate whether the team acted improperly by giving a coded instruction to Felipe Massa telling him … Continue reading Montezemolo defends driver switch

Tyre blunder (Force India race review)

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Force India suffered a dreadful weekend and were fortunate not to be more severely punished for fitting the wrong tyres to their cars during the race. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 19 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’16.220 (-2.732) 1’18.952 Race position 17 16 Average race lap 1’21.267 (+0.158) 1’21.108 Laps 65/67 65/67 Pit … Continue reading Tyre blunder (Force India race review)

Starts ruin race (Williams race review)

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Both Williams drivers qualified inside the top ten but poor starts condemned them to end the race point-less. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 8 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’15.109 (-0.23) 1’15.339 Race position 12 13 Average race lap 1’19.970 (-0.01) 1’19.980 Laps 66/67 66/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Starts ruin race (Williams race review)

Both cars retire (Lotus race review)

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Neither Lotus finished the German Grand Prix, but Heikki Kovalainen led the new teams before colliding with Pedro de la Rosa. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.583 (-0.717) 1’18.300 Race position Average race lap 3’16.052 (+111.142) 1’24.909 Laps 3/67 56/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Both cars retire (Lotus race review)

Split strategy fails (Sauber race review)

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The C29s weren’t as quick at Hockenheim as they had been at Silverstone and neither driver was able to score points. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 14 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.550 (+0.466) 1’15.084 Race position 14 11 Average race lap 1’20.348 (+0.403) 1’19.945 Laps 66/67 66/67 Pit stops 2 1 … Continue reading Split strategy fails (Sauber race review)

Glock leads newbies (Virgin race review)

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After a frustrating start to the weekend with several reliability problems Virgin showed some pace in the race: Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 24 23 Qualifying time comparison 1’18.343 No time Race position 18 Average race lap 1’22.857 (-1.887) 1’24.745 Laps 64/67 50/67 Pit stops 1 0 You need to upgrade your Flash … Continue reading Glock leads newbies (Virgin race review)

Team-mates collide (STR race review)

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Toro Rosso’s race was ruined when their drivers collided on the first lap. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.974 (+0.386) 1’15.588 Race position 15 Average race lap 1’45.623 (+25.01) 1’20.613 Laps 1/67 66/67 Pit stops 0 2 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive … Continue reading Team-mates collide (STR race review)

Crucial mistake delayed Alonso’s pursuit of Massa (Ferrari race review)

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After failing to score at Silverstone Ferrari bounced back with a one-two at the Hockenheimring. But the race will only be remembered for their controversial decision to order Felipe Massa to let Fernando Alonso by to win. That might not have been needed had Alonso not made a crucial mistake which cost him an opportunity … Continue reading Crucial mistake delayed Alonso’s pursuit of Massa (Ferrari race review)