2012 would be the last season for seven time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, says Mercedes' Gerhard Berger.
Schumacher retired from the sport at the end of 2006 season only to return with Mercedes in 2010. He signed a three year contract with the German squad.
It looks like the contract won't be renewed, and it would be last year for the German driver in F1.
Do you know that a Total of 68 circuits have hosted a F1 race from 1950 to 2011? With More and more circuits being planned, F1 enthusiasts are worried because the classic tracks aren't given any more chance. Everyone loves the classic tracks, Cause they were more unique and offered more variety compared to modern tracks. Okay, I am not against anyone here. I am not saying that the man who designed Istanbul,South Korea, Abu Dhabi and India created tracks that were too similar. Majority of the people are against the new track for this reason, Again to be more diplomatic, I am saying majority of the people, Not all of them. New Tracks are being built at all possible locations, We have USA who will be back this year in all possibilities, Countries like Russia are also hoping for a new track while there are talks of second track in India. Else Where South America once hosted F1 races at two prominent locations, Rio De Janeiro and Buenous Aires now finds itself struck to Sao Paulo,Brazil
I am sure many people in India will be having similar questions, If you also think, Most of the big celebrities related to motorsport fraternity are reading out a script with same answers, Then the best way to find out the truth is to ask a normal racer who has entered the field recently.
Much has been said and done after the F1 in India. But what changes did it actually bring to the Motorsport fraternity? Are you one of those who believe only F1 has garnered enough attention from the media? Has the other racing fields given enough attention. Will a common man who is interested in racing in India find it easy to enter the field?
Jules Bianchi, The 22 Year old Ferrari Protege who impressed mighty critics has joined Sahara Force India as a reserve and test driver for the 2012 season. Jules Bianchi who finished 3rd in GP2 2011 season is a part of Ferrari Young Driver programme and Ferrari has confirmed that he will still remain part of the same.
Sahara Force India has also confirmed that the Frenchman will drive in close to 9 Friday Practice sessions and the Team Owner and Principal Vijay Mallya has said that Jules Bianchi is a valuable addition to the Team and that the Team has continued to demonstrate its commitment for young drivers.
With lots of contracts expiring at the end of current season,It will interesting to see where Jules Bianchi ends up as he is still part of Ferrari which means he can switch to Ferrari racing seat for 2013. It is also worth to note that the Force India's last two reserve drivers have went on to be a race driver at some point of time
Mercedes GP is confident that it has made the right decision in delaying the launch of its 2012 car till the second test.
However, its main rivals i.e. Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari will launch their car at first test in Jerez.
Nobert Haug, vice president of Mercedes' motorsport division spoke on behalf of his team
A Naturally Aspirated Engine can be defined as the engine where the admission of air or fuel air mixture occur at near atmospheric pressure While a Supercharged Engines can be defined as the engines where the admission of air or fuel air mixture occur under pressure i.e above atmospheric pressure.
Evolution of an F1 Engine is an interesting topic as the study of the same would help us enrich the knowledge on how the mankind wasted the natural resources and how he is trying to protect the same. This topic can be quite interesting and fascinating while for others,this would be a most boring topic.
Well, Before I start the Topic, I have to define few terms for better understanding. I am sure many of you would know what is a supercharged engine and what is a naturallly aspirated engine. For those who don't,
Having made a successful return to F1, Pirelli are riding their luck with the new 2012 Tyres which are believed to more powerful then its predecessors, With Tyre strategy playing an important role in 2011 where unpredictability was the key with more high number of overtaking and exciting races, The Company is hoping that the ordeal continues through the 2012 season as the Tyres has been developed considerably with the gap between each second is set to be around a second mark compared to 1.5 seconds between the two tyre compounds. The Supersoft has been left untouched while other 3 slicks has been changed as they are made softer and a bit more durable. The gap between tyre compounds is a bit closer as to ensure Teams don't stick with one particular tyre as in case of last year the softer tyre was widely preferred throughout by the Teams.
Pirelli has also changed the Tyre markings for 2012 slightly with the Inter will be marked as Green while the Full wets will be marked as Blue. The Harder slick will be marked with a dark silver. Also it is worth noting that the full wets won't using P-Zero name but rather they will be called as the Cinturato brand that the company made famous in 1950's
In what seems to be an rather understandable move, Marussia has now delayed the launch of their 2012 contender until the final pre season test which is scheduled to begin from March. Marussia was having their initial plans to launch their 2012 contender MR-01 at the second pre season test in Barcelona but the plan appears to have taken a heavy delay as their Technical Advisor Pat Symonds confirmed that their would be just a little carry over from the 2011 MVR-02 onto to the 2012 car.
This delay will significantly hurt the Marussia Team as this would mean limited time for both their drivers as well as the car, With just one in-season testing, The Team is now hoping for productive days of test when their new car hits the track.