On behalf of everyone here at Forumula.net HQ, I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Now assuming Father Christmas received my letter, I should be driving my own 2006 F1 Ferrari tomorrow!!
Best Wishes, Stephen
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Adrian Sutil has been given a chance to shine as he is to partner Christijan Albers in the Spyker F1 team next season. The 23-year-old German will replace the outgoing Tiago Monteiro who had expected to race for the team in 2007. Read more... (239 words, estimated 57 secs reading time)
The FIA’s president Max Mosley has reiterated his threat to strip some of Formula 1′s driver’s Super Licenses over arguments about safety in the sport. Read more... (167 words, estimated 40 secs reading time)
Spyker F1 have agreed a three year sponsorship deal with the McGregor Fashion Group. The deal consists of both a sponsorship agreement and a licensing agreement – McGregor Fashion are planning to release a new fashion line called ‘Spyker F1 by McGregor’ in 2007. Read more... (260 words, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
Renault’s new race driver, Heikki Kovalainen, has said he feels he can match the success of his predecessor, Alonso. Although 2007 is his Formula 1 debut season, Kovalainen is not worried about what is expected of him. Read more... (365 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
Motorsport legend John Surtees has high hopes for Lewis Hamilton and believes he has the talent to be able to win the Championship in his debut year. Even if he doesn’t win, Surtees believes that Hamilton will be able to win a Grand Prix in less time than it took Jenson Button – Button took 113 races over a 6 year period before winning his first Grand Prix in Hungary in 2006. Read more... (227 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
Ron Dennis has declared that he stands by his decision to give the second 2007 race seat to Lewis Hamilton instead of Pedro de la Rosa. He explained that de la Rosa was given a top opportunity in 2006 and that in 2007, they are giving it to Hamilton. Of the decision, Dennis explained, “The decision we made was not solely instinctual but also based on ability. We also did not want to park Lewis at another team because we have invested so much into him that we did not want spoiled by bad advice.”
As the 2006 season officially draws to a close, tyre manufacturer Bridgestone have declared that they are happy with the progress of their tyres during testing at Jerez.
Six teams, who previously wore Michelin, had been testing the new rubber at Jerez and were working hard to neutalise the advantage that Ferrari, Toyota, Williams, Spyker and Super Aguri have. Read more... (318 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
Tony Purnell, ex-boss of Jaguar Racing, has been appointed as a Technical Consultant to the FIA. His major role will be to help the FIA develop and introduce new technologies into Formula 1 to make the sport more relevant to today’s road cars, such as hybrid powerplants. Read more... (133 words, estimated 32 secs reading time)