Kevin Magnussen has endured a difficult time since his spectacular debut in Australia, but the McLaren driver insists that it’s all part of the inevitable learning curve.
Magnussen finished a lowly 13th last time out in China.
Pennzoil will return its iconic “Yellow Submarine” paint scheme to the Indianapolis 500 this month with three-time winner Helio Castroneves.
The bright, distinctive design earned its nickname in 1979 when Johnny Rutherford first used the scheme, then won in the car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a year later.
Four-time Champ Car World Series champion and former F1 driver Sebastian Bourdais was quickest in opening practice at the newly configured Indianapolis road course Thursday morning.
“We had a good test on the new road course last Wednesday,” said Bourdais, “I have to say I had some reservations early on because the corners (of the new racetrack) are very tight, but the grip more than makes up for it.”
Red Bull has played down the significance of Sebastian Vettel getting a brand new chassis for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Just days after the reigning world champion struggled to match teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s pace in China, Dr. Helmut Marko said the team was looking into whether Vettel’s RB10 – affectionately dubbed ‘Suzie’ by the German driver – was damaged.
The configuration of the pallbearers at Ayrton Senna’s fabled funeral was changed at the last minute, the F1 legend’s former personal assistant has revealed.
Betise Assumpcao told Brazil’s Agencia Estado that when she arrived for the 1994 funeral, she discovered that Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were scheduled to be the lead pallbearers.