Enzo Potolicchio, Rui Aguas and Matteo Malucelli preview Sunday’s FIA WEC Six Hours of the Circuit of The Americas.
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is interested in luring Fernando Alonso away from Ferrari and bringing him back to McLaren.
While Whitmarsh believes the current driver pairing of Jenson Button and Sergio Perez is likely to remain next season, neither has signed a contract for 2014, and Kimi Raikkonen’s move to Ferrari has created speculation of Alonso being unsettled and considering a move.
“Most teams up and down this pitlane would happily sign Fernando Alonso,” Whitemarsh said Friday in an interview with Sky Sports. “He’s a very talented driver.
If you’re a sports car racing fan, the Circuit of The Americas is the place to be this weekend, as the FIA World Endurance Championship and American Le Mans Series take part in the first-ever Super Endurance Weekend in Austin, Texas.
The six-hour FIA WEC race will be a rare chance to see the factory prototypes from Audi and Toyota, along with a brace of factory GTE entries from Aston Martin, Porsche and Ferrari on U.S. soil, the same cars which battled in the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans.
SPEED caught up with FIA WEC CEO Gerard Neveu, in an exclusive interview, to get his thoughts ahead of the big weekend ahead as well as the future of the globe-trotting championship in America.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday’s opening practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Hamilton, thriving in the high downforce settings of the twisty Marina Bay circuit, was a third of a second clear of his rivals, ahead of Red Bull pair Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was fourth fastest.