Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013

Teams haven’t sussed out tyres yet – Ferrari

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Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013In the round-up: Ferrari technical director Pat Fry says there are still many unknowns about the new 2013-specification tyres:


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Fry: “The key will be understanding the tyres” (Ferrari)

“All the teams, ourselves included, will still have a lot to learn about the tyres in Melbourne. The performance and the degradation of the tyres will be the determining factor in establishing how competitive everyone is.”

Raikkonen insists reliability not a worry (Autosport)

“The few times that problems have cost us many hours, it’s always been the same thing. And we don’t expect it to happen when it’s warmer.”

Newin and Tilke to build racing circuit in Buri Ram (The Nation)

Buriram United president Newin Chidchob: “Why don’t we build a track for F1? Personally, I don’t see it feasible because there’re approximately 40 venues around the world that can host F1 race but there’re only 18 races for a season. So, there’s a possibility that our track would not be included in the F1 calendar.”

Schumacher withdraws from karting event (GP Update)

“The seven-time Formula 1 world champion, who was part of a five-strong Tony Kart entry, took the decision to sit out after Thursday and Friday’s practice sessions.”

Barrichello struggles in stock car debut in Brazil (CBS Sports)

“Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello struggled in his first race after joining a stock car series in Brazil, finishing 25th after blowing a tire at Interlagos circuit Sunday.”


Comment of the day

Thoughts on Red Bull’s testing pace from @AdrianMorse:

Red Bull are obviously hiding (or at least not demonstrating) their ultimate pace ?ǣ there?s no way they are more than two seconds off the pace. At the same time, I think the Mercedes and Ferrari must have been pretty light when they set those times. I don?t believe they?re almost two seconds faster than last year?s pole with 30kg of fuel in the tank.

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Ronnie Peterson gave the Lotus 78 its last victory in the South African Grand Prix 35 years ago today.

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