January 2013 Archives - 2/13 - F1 Fanatic archive
F1 Fanatic covering all pre-season tests at the track 30th January 2013, 14:49
F1 Fanatic will be at Jerez and the Circuit de Catalunya to bring you live updates, pictures and more from all the pre-season tests.
Ferrari’s new F1 car for the 2013 season will be called the F138.
Ahead of McLaren’s launch tomorrow here’s an interview with the designer of some of their greatest racers, Gordon Murray, in an exclusive extract from a new book.
In the round-up: Ecclestone says the group buying HRT’s assets are unlikely to be in F1 this year • Lotus: Allison is staying • Webber on Lance Armstrong
How Lotus are getting the best out of Raikkonen 29th January 2013, 13:22
By giving Raikkonen more of the freedoms he missed at McLaren and Ferrari, Lotus have brought out the best in the 2007 champion.
Mark Webber is unmoved by Helmut Marko’s recent criticism of him, saying ‘I’ve never been part of his agenda’.
Lotus are aiming to compete with the top three in 2013 and their programme of factory upgrades is intended to help them do just that.
In the round-up: Hamilton inspiration for Perez • De la Rosa surprised to get Ferrari test run • Toto Wolff sees no Mercedes-Williams conflict of interest
Lotus to continue work on Double DRS with E21 28th January 2013, 23:32
Lotus technical director James Allison says the team will persevere with the passive Double DRS it attempted to use on its car during 2012.
Kimi Raikkonen believes Lotus have the potential to be championship contenders in his second season with the team.