I’ve been watching F1 since the late-90′s. For much of my childhood I was a huge Schumacher and Ferrari fan, so when Schumi decided to retire at the end of 2006, naturally I started supporting his team-mate at the time, Felipe Massa, and I’ve been a huge fan ever since.
Felipe holds a personal record in being the driver to have made me cry the most. Once in 2008, after the Brazilian Grand Prix in which I basically shouted at the TV for 2 hours, with a brief period of wild cheering, followed by bitter disappointment and tears.
I then cried again after hearing of Felipe’s Hungarian qualifying crash in 2009. As I was away camping I only heard about the crash through a text from my Dad saying that he’d been in a very serious incident and had “life-threatening” injuries.
I have many fond memories of Felipe and Ferrari. His first win in Turkey ’06, his very dignified championship loss in 2008, bouncing back from his crash to out-qualify Alonso in Bahrain 2010, and many many more.
Whilst I am a Ferrari man at heart, I will continue to follow Felipe as he embarks on a new career at Williams
Maldonado seems fairly sure he’ll be racing next year
Roughly translates to: “I’ll be in F1 next season proudly representing Venezuela, hopefully good news soon”
I’ll just leave this here:
EDIT: Perhaps even more intriguingly, Calado has since removed that tweet…
The CCTV footage the FIA used to investigate the incident has appeared online
(Via @brandonseaber on Twitter)
Not really a fan of the new ART livery, rather liked the one they were running!
Tio Ellinas confirmed at Marussia
Tio will also run at the Young Drivers’ Test later this year with Marussia
F1: Fernando Alonso
GP2: James Calado
GP3: Carlos Sainz Jr.
WSR: Antonio Felix da Costa
IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe
MotoGP: Valentino Rossi
WRC: Sebastian Ogier
DTM: Mattias Ekström
WTCC: Yvan Muller
BTCC: Jason Plato
NASCAR: Kasey Kahne
Seeing as Frijns is taking Conor Daly’s seat, this could turn into a season-long drive. Daly is allegedly competing in GP3 again this year
Audi have revealed the liveries that their 8 drivers will be sporting this year
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