Christian Danner, a former F1 driver turned commentator from Germany, does not believe countryman Sebastian Vettel will wrap up his third consecutive drivers’ title in Austin this weekend.
Mathematically it could be done, but the relative competitiveness of the Red Bull driver’s championship rival Fernando Alonso means a finale in Brazil next weekend is more likely. Read more... (207 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
A German F1 pundit has advised Niki Lauda to take an axe to Mercedes’ current personnel lineup.
Lauda, the great Austrian triple world champion, has been signed on as Mercedes’ non-executive chairman — effectively a decision-making link between the German marque’s Stuttgart headquarters and the racing team in the UK. So far, he has negotiated Mercedes’ new Concorde Agreement deal and lured Lewis Hamilton onto the team for 2013. RTL commentator Christian Danner, a former driver, now wants Lauda to sack staff. Read more... (156 words, estimated 37 secs reading time)
Christian Danner, a former grand prix driver and now German television pundit, is sure Michael Schumacher will still be on the grid in 2013. Read more... (197 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)
Former F1 driver Christian Danner has scolded Michael Schumacher for making rookie errors in Hungary last weekend.
Germany’s Bild claims the 43-year-old is very close to announcing a new deal to keep racing at Mercedes beyond 2012, but at the same time the newspaper wondered if the seven time world champion might “need glasses?” Read more... (149 words, estimated 36 secs reading time)