The Banbury (UK) based team confirmed in a media statement that the 32-year-old was in surgery between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning to address “serious head and facial injuries”.
“Maria remains in a critical but stable condition,” said the team. Read more... (85 words, estimated 20 secs reading time)
Marussia’s test-driver Maria de Villota is said to have ‘life threatening injuries’ following an accident during testing at Duxford Aerodrome. The 32 year old is said to have crashed into the ramp of a team-trailer at 9:15am this morning. She had just completed her installation lap in preparation for the two day test at the Cambridgeshire venue. Read more... (437 words, estimated 1:45 mins reading time)
In the month following the 30th anniversary of the tragic death of one of the greatest racing drivers ever, Gilles Villeneuve, forumula1.com’s Hugh Podmore came across his biography in a charity shop in South London. Here, he reviews the book, written by legendary F1 journalist Gerald Donaldson. Read more... (967 words, estimated 3:52 mins reading time)
The dust has settled after Lewis Hamilton’s outstanding victory in the Canadian Grand Prix 2012 two days ago. The Englishman drove a hard-charging race and made the most of his two-stop strategy. Fans of the show could not complain either – the race was mostly thrilling. But questions are being raised now over whether F1 actually needs all its bells and whistles that have been brought in to improve the spectacle. Hugh Podmore looks at each contender. Read more... (514 words, estimated 2:03 mins reading time)
F1′s governing body has declared illegal the ‘holes’ in the floor of Red Bull’s 2012 car.
Rivals teams including Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes had raised concerns about the design at Monaco last weekend, but opted not to protest on the promise that the FIA would issue a clarification prior to Canada next weekend. Read more... (174 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)
It’s Saturday morning, mere hours from qualifying. In this season where, it seems, anyone can top the leaderboard and carve themselves into history, the stars in practice so far have been Romain Grosjean, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. There is a name missing from this introduction so far, perhaps because he made a mistake yesterday on a greasy track, and perhaps because last time out was an aberration, and perhaps because normal service will resume today and tomorrow. But the man intent on proving them wrong – again – is Pastor Maldonado. Read more... (598 words, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)
12.30pm Hello and welcome to forumula1.com’s live coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix.
F1 is 62 years old today and the assembled faithful are assured of another classic, as it is literally anyone’s guess who will win this race. Read more... (2561 words, estimated 10:15 mins reading time)
Spanish race stewards have stripped Lewis Hamilton of pole position for the Spanish grand prix.
“This is such a disappointment. Today’s qualifying session was one of the best I’ve ever driven,” said the 2008 world champion, who has been relegated to the very back of the grid. Read more... (197 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)
We are four races into the 2012 F1 season and there have been four different winners, from four different teams. This is an incredible phenomenon, last seen in the early 1980s, and is a tonic after the overarching superiority of Sebastian Vettel in 2011. But who will find some race-winning consistency? Who stands in the best place to carry on their form? Read more... (599 words, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)
F1′s surprise 2012 season has kept on bubbling in Bahrain with a fourth different winner in four races so far this season. Read more... (189 words, estimated 45 secs reading time)