Winning start to son’s career
Mick Shumacher has kicked started his career by taking victory in the third race of the opening round of the German Formula Four championship. Schumacher finished ninth twelfth in the first two races.
The German did have a fight to claim victory after Australian Joseph Mawson after a period behind the safety car but held his nerve to finish with an advantage of half a second, clinching the first win of his single-seater career.
The 16-year old is currently fifth in the championship. Meanwhile, his team-mate Harrison Newey, son of Red Bull design guru Adrian, is 12th in the standings after the opening weekend.
Back in court
Sauber could be facing another court case after Adrain Sutill launched his own unfair dismissal case against the team.
During the season opener Giedo van der Garde claimed that he was unjustly released from a 2015 contract. Leaving the team facing a being sued for breach of contract while could of left the team principal Monisha Kaltenborn in prison.
According to Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that, Sutil has near-identical 2015 contract in his pocket and is now set to take action against Sauber next week in Barcelona ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Losses of £42.5 million
Williams has reported a £42.5 million loss last year blaming the losses on a “hangover” from recent failure.
Williams finished ninth in the 2013 Constructors’ Championship – the lowest finish in their history – which led to reduced prize money and sponsorship. The British team – third last year – made a £11.9m profit in 2013.
The Williams group includes its technology and engineering services, reported a loss of £34.3m. But the £42.5 figure was reached after the bonuses for all of the 660 employees received a bonus of £3,000.
Button chuffed with marathon
Jenson Button finished Sunday’s London Marathon with an impressive time of two hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds. Button told the BBC that he was “chuffed to bits” with his performance during the race.
Button ran the race for the charity Cancer Research and was really buoyed by the good will feelings about the event. He added “’To come here and do a completely different sport with 36,000 other people… it’s really really emotional.’
Pole on the rich list
Lewis Hamilton has once again topped the Sunday Times rich list for the second year in a row. McLaren’s Jenson Button was pushed down to third after Wayne Rooney overtook the 2009 champion.
Hamilton’s personal wealth went up by £20 million the largest raise of any of the top 10. Rooney over took Button by just £1 million.