A court in Australia has back claims by Giedo van der Garde that he was unfairly dismissed from the team. The judge dismissed Sauber’s claims that they are unable to field him because he has not been fitted for the car.
The ruling means the team must field van der Garde this week in Melbourne.
“I’m very fit and very strong,” said the Dutchman. “I’m looking forward to going back to the team and we’ll work hard to do our best for this weekend. I’m the fittest ever, I’ve been training the last three months flat out, and I’m looking forward to going back to the team.’’
The team must face the difficult decision of what driver to drop. Monisha Kaltenborn said “We are disappointed with this decision and now need to take time to understand what it means and the impact it will have on the start of our season.”
Domination continues – Rosberg
Nico Rosberg says he is confident that Mercedes will continue to dominate this season. The German finished second to team mate Lewis Hamilton in last year’s drivers’ championship.
He told The Dominion Post “We are the best in F1 now. We have the best individual departments, we have the best overall team, we have the best engine factory – they’re just doing an awesome job.”
The german finished first at the Australian Grand Prix last year believes that Daniel Ricciardo will be Mercedes biggest challenger for the title this season. He also says he believes his relationship with Hamilton will continue to have
17 Too young – Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat who holds the title of F1 Youngest Driver to score Points in Formula One says that his replacement at Toro Rosso say that Max Verstappen maybe too young to be in the sport.
Kyvat made his debut for the team last season has been backed up by Felipe Massa who says when he debuted aged 20 he wasn’t ready.
He said “it all starts from zero when you come to F1. I don’t know, but 18 years old is probably on the edge. But who can say? It is his seat now and it is up to him to do something with it.”
A survey by Repucom says that Fernando Alonso is most marketable driver. The survey puts the drivers in order of marketability he was followed by Felpie Massa and Sebastian Vettel.
However it did show that Hamilton is moving up with personal endorsements to his name already and being a part of a team everyone was chasing last year.