Da Costa in Buemi’s Red Bull reserve role for China

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Antonio Felix da Costa, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2012In the round-up: Portuguese Formula Renault 3.5 driver Antonio Felix da Costa will serve as Red Bull’s reserve driver this weekend:

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Felix da Costa to be Red Bull reserve (ESPN)

“Antonio Felix da Costa will be the Red Bull and Toro Rosso reserve driver for the Chinese Grand Prix.”

Ecclestone Says Alleged US Dollar F1 Bribe Not Under US Law (Bloomberg)

“The UK?s Bernie Ecclestone, accused of paying a bribe to steer a Formula One racing stake to CVC Capital Partners Ltd., says US dollar wire transfers from a Swiss bank to an Austrian bank don?t give US courts jurisdiction in the case, as the plaintiff claimed.”

Toro Rosso: poor start won’t set tone (Autosport)

James Key: “Force India have done a great job and are looking strong, probably stronger than everyone expected because in winter testing but we’re on a par with Williams and Sauber as far as I can see.”

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Ferrari pole positions have been an uncommon sight in recent years. @Kbdavies asks if it’s just their cars that’s to blame:

Alonso himself mentioned that it wasn?t his best skill, and i doubt Mass would argue against that as well.

Yes, the characteristic of the car (and tyres ?ǣ not again!) are the main cause of this (see 2012 Ferrari), but a driver?s driving style (aka hustling the car around the track) can generate heat into the tires more quickly and hence deliver that one lap pace more effectively. This was why the Ferrari, though bad on one lap pace, was mega in the actual races last year.

Though difficult to judge, I believe neither Ferrari drivers are really putting the car where it really deserves to be in Q3.
@Kbdavies

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On this day in F1

The last non-championship F1 race was held 30 years ago today. Keke Rosberg won the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch in a Williams FW08C.

The race also saw the return of Honda to Grand Prix racing with their 1.5-litre V6 turbo engine which would come to dominate the sport. The engine was fitted to a Spirit 201 driven by Stefan Johansson.

Here’s some Japanese television coverage of the car in the race:

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70 comments on Da Costa in Buemi’s Red Bull reserve role for China

  1. BasCB (@bascb) said on 10th April 2013, 14:36

    An interesting look from German AMuS at how Red Bull achieve their super quick pit-stops consistently, it includes notions from several other teams about how it could be done, but it seems no one exactly knows, at least for now.

  2. Dan Brown (@danbrown180) said on 10th April 2013, 14:52

    Why do they no longer have non-championship races?

  3. Since Buemi is busy it’s nothing that amusing.

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