Gene Haas happy to let Grosjean go
Ferrari has a potential vacancy for 2017 and team founder Haas said: “I would never hold on to a reluctant driver.
“Romain is happy now, but if one of the two top teams offered him a contract and was ready to pay the termination clause, it would be silly not to accept it,” the Californian is quoted by Tuttosport.
“Romain is a good guy and if he gets the chance to fight for the title it would not be fair if he was not able to try,”
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Lewis Hamilton allowed to re-use power unit that broke in Chinese GP
Mercedes AMG issued a statement yesterday regarding Hamilton’s PU
“The issue is suspected to be associated with the insulation. The turbocharger will be replaced in addition to the oil pumps, after debris was found in the oil system, with the repairs completed, this Power Unit will remain in the driver pool and travel to Sochi (for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix) as a spare.”
Jet ignition pushes engine combustion
Confirmation has come from Mahle, one of Ferrari’s suppliers, that at least the Italian team is now using TJI in its power unit. The company’s latest annual report quotes Fred Turk, head of Mahle Motorsports as saying:
“The Mahle Motorsports engineers have found the right solution for Scuderia Ferrari. More than five years of development preceded that crucial phone call to Maranello with the proposal: ‘We’ve found an interesting new solution for you.’ Mahle Jet Ignition is the name of the innovation that gives the engines from Maranello a boost. Within a few weeks, in spring 2015, we adapted our solution to the Formula 1 requirements, allowing Ferrari to compete in Canada with this solution for the first time.”
Further reading on the tech aspect can be found at f1technical.net
Ecclestone has seen his fortune dwindle over the past year
The business mogul might start worrying now following the release of the annual Sunday Times Rich List for 2016, which lists Britain’s 1000 wealthiest people. The list confirmed Ecclestone’s personal fortune had taken an $860 million hit in the past 12 months. That is reportedly the largest cut to his wealth since he divorced from second wife Slavica in 2009, according to the Grand Prix Times.
F1’s troubles have contributed to this massive dip, given that, despite selling a majority of his shares, he still owns a percentage of the Formula One Group as its chief executive. On the whole, TV audiences have declined and questions have arisen about F1’s ability to thrive in the future if new innovations can’t be brought in to make it more appealing to fans.
Despite the whopping $860 million decrease in his bank balance, Ecclestone is by no means a poor man. He still came in 42nd on the Rich List with a fortune valued at $4.65 billion.
Rosberg to blame for T1 in China?
Nico Rosberg has set a chain reaction causing the crash in China at turn 1 according to latest video analysis.
Super Formula versus Formula One
We always knew that Japanese Super Formula (formerly known as Formula Nippon) was not far off the pace of F1, but now we have side by side footage to prove it of the cars going through the esses at Suzuka.
credit to r/SlinkyAstronaught
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