THIS A WEEKLY ROUND UP FROM THE LAST SEVEN DAYS FROM F1 VAULT
The former Ferrari Boss Marco Mattiaci called for a revolution in F1 last September and that restrictions on development were totally against the principles of the sport. So what is the new bosses view?
Revolution still called for
The new Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene believes F1 needs a revolution before 2017 to prevent the loss of more fans.
There is questions remaining still for the sport after the bankruptcy of Marussia and Caterham last year after they went into administration. Arrivabene told ESPN “I too would like to see cars that win over the fans, with cars that they can get closer to and that are aesthetically more appealing, maybe even producing a noise that gets your hair standing on end, like that produced by a heavy metal band”
This week f1 bosses are continuing their talks over the future of the sport. They will discuss e leap to 1000bhp cars this week, with talks ongoing. But Arrivabene also wants to see a revolution away from the track as well as on it.
On Tuesday reports emerged that Red Bull hadn’t passed there crash test which all teams need to pass before the car is allowed on track
Red Bull running late?
Red Bull has reportedly not passed the crash test which all teams must pass before the take part in test. Today the team will try to pass the test and join Williams, Mercedes, Red Bull and Lotus when they unveil their cars on Sunday in Jerez.
The team decided to build it late in a bid to close the gap to Mercedes. Until 2012 the cars only needed to be cleared ahead of a car’s actual Grand Prix debut.
The team plan to pass the FIA tests at the Cranfield Impact Centre on Thursday, leaving just two clear days until the RB11’s Jerez debut. But a spokesman said they confident Red Bull will be ready for Jerez.
F1 has a link to Great Ormond Street Hospital but how much did the first part of a photo auction raise?
Good deed as auctioned raises £20,000
Images giving an insight into F1 have been auctioned off for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
The third annual Zoom Charity Gala Auction featured images of Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel, as well as the sport’s boss Bernie Ecclestone, who each took photographs for the charity with Ecclestone’s being sold for £2,400.
Another fifty will be actioned off at a later date including a selection of Nikon cameras signed by some great names from F1 history.
After four years off success how close did Sebastian Vettel come to quitting F1
Vettel nearly retired – Horner
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has says that the four time world champion Sebastian Vettel considered quitting Formula One last year. The German finish fifth in the world championship and failed to win last season.
Horner told The Guardian “Seb didn’t enjoy the regulation changes, He didn’t enjoy the new engine, the feel from the new system, the power unit, the brake by wire, the lack of downforce. You could tell he wasn’t happy.”
Horner also added that before when the regulations changed in 2012 that Vettel was also unhappy. Also there are no hard feelings following his switch to Ferrari saying “His boyhood hero was Michael [Schumacher] and of course there was the lure of Ferrari. For any driver – the brand, the history, the mystique, is immensely powerful.”
That is all from reporters from F1 Vault goodbye