Mark Webber, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2011

Webber will stay at Red Bull says Mateschitz

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Red Bull owners Dietrich Mateschitz expects Mark Webber to stay in 2012.

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Mateschitz says Webber will stay (Autosport)

Mark Webber will re-sign with us. This will happen for sure. He is very popular within the team, he feels very comfortable and it is an excellent relationship. He knows this and we know it.”

Team Air Asia on Twitter

“We are excited & proud to announce that as of Germany we will be sporting a new green and yellow livery (just like our fellow F1 Team Lotus).”

Drive Riot – GP2 Green & Yellow Caterham Team Air Asia (YouTube)

Pressure mounts on Martin Whitmarsh as failing McLaren begin to implode (The Times, subscription required)

“One source said: ‘The game is up. That performance at Silverstone was the last straw. Whitmarsh will be lucky to last the month because McLaren need a shake-up from top to bottom and he is not the man for the job.'”

County issuing permits for building work at F1 circuit (Austin-American Statesman)

“The county is in the process today of issuing permits for developers to pour foundations for four of the site?s most complex buildings ? the main grandstands, pit buildings, and media and medical centers ? and to construct five retaining walls.”

Motor racing-Indian F1 drivers disappointed by Mallya criticism (Reuters)

Karun Chandhok: “I think it’s a bit sad that in one breath the chairman of our Indian ASN (national sporting authority) is talking about how much he has done for Indian drivers and then in the next breath he is criticising India’s only two Formula One drivers. If you are going to criticise people, at least do it with some facts. Having never tested either Narain or myself in one of his cars, he doesn’t have the facts.”

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Comment of the day

Not much sympathy for Jarno Trulli’s power steering problems from TommyC:

So has Kovalainen had the same problems? Or is he just not making as much noise about it?

And if he doesn?t have the same problem, why would it take this long to fix it?
TommyC

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