Michael Schumacher remains an ambassador for Mercedes, and this week he filmed a short interview for the company in which he shared his thoughts on the team’s form in 2013, his life in retirement, Sebastian Vettel.Formula 1, Mercedes, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel has set a lot of records over his Formula 1 career, and in Austin today he achieved another landmark when he beat Michael Schumacher’s record to become the first man to win eight straight races in a single season.
Alberto Ascari won nine times over 1952-’53, but nobody had won more than seven in a single season.
“I think it’s one of those records that you never expect to be beaten, so it’s very difficult to find the right words,” said Vettel. “I didn’t really answer the questions the last couple of days because at the end of the day what makes me jump into the car is not a certain number.Alberto Ascari, Circuit of the Americas, Formula 1, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, USGP
Having left his previous job at Marussia, Pat Symonds started work as chief technical officer of Williams earlier this week, and the former Benetton/Renault man now faces the difficult task of helping to turn the team around as Formula One heads into the new turbo era – one that will see a new partnership forged with Mercedes. Here’s an insightful Q&A with Symonds issued by the team on Aug. 21.
Q: You have recently been appointed chief technical officer of the Williams F1 Team. What does this new challenge entail?
“Firstly, I think it’s a great team. The facilities are top class, we have a huge number of talented people and yet the results on the track are not a reflection of the quality we have. So I think my challenge is to analyze why this is happening, make the changes that are needed to empower the people and really get the focus in one direction: performance.”F1, Fernando Alonso, Formula One, Michael Schumacher, Pastor Maldonado, Pat Symonds, Valtteri Bottas, Williams F1