Danica Patrick has leapt back into the motor racing headlines by becoming the first woman to secure pole for the 2013 Nascar opener at Daytona.
Previously, the highly popular 30-year-old American, who is stealing the show at the pinnacle of US motor sport, has insisted she has little interest in exploring her options in Formula One. But could more doors open now? Read more... (283 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has refuted rumours that team boss Christian Horner could be headed to Ferrari in the near future.
Horner has recently visited Maranello and this has prompted rumours that he could be defecting to the scarlet-clad F1 team. This is despite the fact that several noted F1 figures were also present – including Bernie Ecclestone, Martin Whitmarsh and Niki Lauda – to discuss the Concorde Agreement with Luca di Montezemolo. Read more... (95 words, estimated 23 secs reading time)
Mark Webber looks set to struggle to keep his Red Bull race seat beyond 2013.
Granted just a one-year contract for a seventh consecutive season at the team, the 36-year-old Australian is already on notice by Red Bull’s tough Dr Helmut Marko. Read more... (192 words, estimated 46 secs reading time)
Niki Lauda has admitted he admires his Austrian compatriot Dr Helmut Marko. Triple world champion Lauda is Mercedes’ new non-executive chairman.
The German business newspaper Handelsblatt on Thursday reported that he is stepping down from the board of the airline Air Berlin. Read more... (205 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
There is pressure on Mark Webber to perform in 2013, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko insists.
“Mark knows what we expect of him,” Austrian Marko – the main link between team owner Dietrich Mateschitz and the Christian Horner-led F1 team in Milton-Keynes – told Germany’s Sport Bild. Read more... (211 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Dr Helmut Marko has answered “never say never” when asked if his native Austria could return to the F1 calendar.
As he celebrated his latest championship with Austrian energy drink Red Bull’s main F1 team in Graz, Sebastian Vettel said he can imagine a grand prix being staged at the former A1-Ring. The track in Spielberg, refurbished by Red Bull and now called the Red Bull Ring, last hosted a formula one race in 2003. Read more... (196 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)
On paper, Sebastian Vettel is the overwhelming favourite to seal his third consecutive drivers’ crown this weekend in Brazil. His 13-point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso means he can steer his ultra-competitive Red Bull to just fourth place at Interlagos and still set off for his winter slumber with the title. Read more... (255 words, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
The ‘Vettel to Ferrari’ story that emerged with renewed vigour in recent days was planted to disrupt Red Bull, Dr Helmut Marko has suggested. Read more... (153 words, estimated 37 secs reading time)
Red Bull’s reserve driver Sebastien Buemi on Sunday had a meeting with Force India officials, Blick newspaper reports from India.
The Swiss, who lost his Toro Rosso race seat at the end of last season, has already been named as a possible successor for the probably Sauber-bound Nico Hulkenberg. Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko also seemed to confirm the possibility Buemi is in with a shot of the Force India cockpit. Read more... (108 words, estimated 26 secs reading time)
Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has hinted Felipe Massa deliberately impeded Sebastian Vettel at the end of qualifying in Korea.
Vettel’s last Q3 run was indeed interrupted by Ferrari’s Massa, but the German – who ultimately qualified second behind his teammate Mark Webber – initially blamed his engineer. Read more... (157 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)