|INDIAN GP - A MIXED FIRST DAY – NORMAL FOR FERNANDO, LESS SO FOR FELIPE|
| For those interested in unusual statistics, the top of the morning time sheet was an exact replica of last year's Indian Grand Prix podium, with Sebastian Vettel fastest ahead of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. In the afternoon, the German maintained that position, this time joined by his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber who was second fastest, while Fernando was again third for Ferrari. Having been seventh this morning, Felipe Massa slipped to fifteenth at the end of the second 90 minutes of practice. Behind the Spanish Ferrari man, Nico Rosberg was fourth for Mercedes, with Kimi Raikkonen, still an outside chance for the championship, fifth in the Lotus, while Lewis Hamilton completed the top six in his McLaren.
The Scuderia has made it clear it aims to fight for the Drivers' title right to the very end of the year and with that in mind, it's stated plan is to try and improve the performance of the F2012 at each of these last four races. That inevitably makes for a very busy three hours on Friday, the only two sessions when one has time to test new elements or ideas without being penalised if they do not work out. Fernando did the most laps out of the two Prancing Horse pilots, completing 58, which is two less than Sunday's race distance, while Felipe did 47. There was a reason for this disparity in their workload and in their lap times: while Fernando got through everything on his list and admitted to greatly enjoying this track, Felipe had a more troubled time, not through any fault of his own, but because of a small glitch on his car which upset the balance, even causing him to spin. It was unfortunate, because the pirouette damaged one of his tyres and as it is unwise to use too many sets on the first day of a race weekend, especially on a dirty track, the Brazilian's day was pretty much over. If one wants to look for positives in every situation, at least it meant his programme was changed to give the crew some extra pit stop practice – always useful.
|BREMBO: THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS FOR 40 YEARS!• Leadership confirmed with victories in F1, IndyCar, MotoGP, Le Mans Among Others|
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 11, 2014 – With championships in F1, IndyCar, World Endurance, Le Mans, MotoGP and World Superbike, Brembo, the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance brake systems, reaffirmed its technological leadership in 2014.
With the 40th anniversary of Brembo's first world championship – Niki Lauda's first F1 crown with Ferrari in 1975 – planned for next year, Brembo....
|XTRAC'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY ACHIEVEMENTS - MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR – PETER DIGBY NAMED ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR• Xtrac's notable 30th anniversary achievements - company crowned Manufacturer of the Year – Peter Digby recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year|
Xtrac, the UK's world-leading developer of motorsport transmissions and drivetrain technology, has celebrated its most successful year ever, reaching significant milestones throughout its 30th anniversary, with increasing business in Argentina, Brazil and China, and exports approaching 70 per cent of its total sales revenue.
|MCLAREN-HONDA PREPARES FOR 2015: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE DOMINATIONDec 11, 2014 -- McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver lineup for 2015: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver.|
All three men will play crucial roles in re-establishing the ascendancy of one of global sport's most iconic unions, for McLaren and Honda have already formed one of the most dominant partnerships in motorsport history: Honda broke new ground in the 1980s by creating a turbocharge....
|FORMULA E HONOURED AT AUTOSPORT AWARDSLONDON, UK (December 8 2014): The FIA Formula E Championship was awarded the prestigious Pioneering and Innovation Award at the world-famous AUTOSPORT Awards last night.|
Held at London's five star Grosvenor House Hotel, the world's first all-electric single-seater championship joins an illustrious list of winners of the Award, which include the SAFER barrier system, the HANS driver safety device and the Nissan GT Academy.
The black tie event is one of the most celebrated evenings in....
|SOLBERG SCOOPS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT AUTOSPORT AWARDSNewly-crowned FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg picked up the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at last night's prestigious Autosport Awards. Presented by former Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, the World RX ace was awarded the accolade at a glittering ceremony held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane.|
Solberg, who drove a Citroen DS3 Supercar for Team PSRX in 2014, claimed five outright victories in World RX including a win at the season-opener in Portugal and ....