REPORTERS: 22/03/2015

This Week

It’s one of F1 historic races this week the German Grand Prix was cancelled but why as one of Europe’s strongest economy pulled out for financial problems?

Germany cancelled

Formula One governing body the FiA has officially confirmed that this year’s German Grand Prix has been cancelled. The race was due to be held at the Nurburgring this year.

But the circuit has faced financial problems the race which alternates with Hockenheim has been facing financial and organisational problems. On Tuesday Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler ruled out stepping in as a replacement.

Both circuits have financial problems, with Hockenheim shouldering heavy losses due to poor attendances in recent years. Last year’s race saw the lowest attendance in years.

It will be the first time since 1955 that a race hasn’t been held in the country.


Shocking that a team would allow a rival to attend a debrief so why did Mercedes allow Nico Rosberg to invite Sebastian Vettel

Rosberg invites Vettel to debrief

Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes’ Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the drivers over the weekend.

Rosberg tweeted today “Dear Seb, this is the official invitation to join our debrief Friday 16.00 at Sepang. See you there, don’t forget your notebook!”

He added “I think in the next couple of races we’re going to be leading the way for sure, and we’re going to try and keep it that way, but we know it would be good if they can come a bit closer, as long as they don’t come too close.”

Vettel jokingly suggested that Mercedes might like to open their garage to everyone in Malaysia.


While others complain about Mercedes domination of F1 Four-time world champion Alain Prost hitted back saying he doesn’t understand why

Prost: Don’t understand complaints against Mercedes

Four- time world champion Alain Prost says he does not understand the complaints that Mercedes are dominating F1. He says it “part of the game”.

Other teams fear that Mercedes could dominate the season as it did in 2014 after they scored the maximum points in the season opener last weekend. The Red Bull boss Christian Horner to call on the FIA to rein in Mercedes’ advantage.

Prost is surprised by the negative reaction from other teams saying the rise and fall from the top is part of Formula One’s DNA. He told F1i t feels like people no longer accept it when one team dominates, when someone does a good job,” Prost told F1i.

“But that is not Formula One. Formula One is about competing. Mercedes has been preparing for three or four years to reach the top.”


Could the 2015 Pirelli tyres lead to some record breaking lap records but how faster are they

Breaking records (hopefully) – Hembery 

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery believes that the new construction of tires this season could lead to lap records being broken this season. The e majority of existing lap records set in F1 came during the 2004 season when the regulations favoured all-out speed using V10 engines.

In data published by the tire supplier today it says that 2015 cars were an average of two seconds per lap quicker than they were in 2014. Since returning to the sport in 2011 Pirelli has face criticism over safety fears.

“These figures underline what we expected to see following pre-season testing: a significant reduction in lap times, with cars that will only get faster as the year goes on,” Hembery said.


That’s all from this edition of Reporters


Jack is responsible for the day-to-day running of Formula One Vault. He brings you all the brilliant content. Has an obsession with all things Formula One and anything with an engine.

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