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F1 pecking order still unclear after first day in Monaco

F1 pecking order still unclear after first day in Monaco

May 24 (GMM) Mercedes’ competition director Norbert Haug summed it up best on Thursday when asked to weigh up the balance of power so far in Monaco. “We know that we know nothing,” declared Haug, according to SID news agency. Some rain on the usually clear and blue Cote d’Azur clouded the picture even further, […]

FIA president Todt also wants slice of F1 money pie

FIA president Todt also wants slice of F1 money pie

May 24 (GMM) As powerful businessmen slice up the Formula 1 pie, the sport’s governing body also wants a piece of the action. Amid all the talk about the planned multi-billion Singapore floatation, a crucial detail has been missing: the sanctioning body, the Paris based FIA, is yet to sign the new Concorde Agreement. Sky […]

McLaren: We didn’t get to learn quite as much as we’d perhaps wanted

May 24 (McLaren Press Release) Team and drivers report on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, at Monte Carlo, Round 6 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship. Jenson Button: MP4-27A-02 “The most important job today was to try and get a decent high-fuel long-run on the Supersoft tyre – which I […]

Ferrari: We are not at any disadvantage

May 24 (Ferrari Press Release) It is standard practice to describe the Monaco Grand Prix as a lottery and it’s even more of a cliché this year, as there does not seem to be a clear favourite going into the weekend. Adding a further element of uncertainty was the rain, which was the dominant feature […]

Monaco Practice Day 1: Pirelli report

May 24 (Pirelli Press Release) The Pirelli P Zero Red supersoft, specifically designed for tight and twisty street circuits such as Monaco, made its 2012 debut today in the Principality with Jenson Button setting the fastest time during the second practice session. The McLaren driver set a time of 1.15.746 on the supersoft tyre. The […]

Force India: Set-up wise we made some good improvements

May 24 (Force India Press Release) Sahara Force India tried to make the most of the mixed weather in Monaco as preparations got underway for this weekend’s famous race in the principality. Paul Di Resta (VJM05/02) FP1:     P16      1:18.302            16 laps FP2:     P12      1:17.395            21 laps Paul: “The morning session was quite straightforward and the […]

Red Bull: We didn’t learn too much from today due to conditions

May 24 (Red Bull Press Release) Team and drivers report on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, at Monte Carlo, Round 6 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship. Car 1, Sebastian Vettel “We didn’t learn too much from today due to the conditions. It wasn’t ideal as this morning we had […]

Williams: We still have quite a bit more to do before Sunday

May 24 (Williams Press Release) Team and drivers report on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, at Monte Carlo, Round 6 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship. Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: This morning we had a productive session with both drivers successfully working through their test programmes, but unfortunately the […]

Marussia: We haven’t achieved as much data gathering as we would’ve liked

May 24 (Marussia Press Release) The much-anticipated first free practice sessions for this weekend’s 70th Monaco Grand Prix got underway today, where the Marussia F1 Team made the best of the changeable conditions to complete as much of the planned programme as possible. Hot and sunny weather prevailed for the morning session and the team […]

HRT: Satisfied with how the day developed and the work done

May 24 (HRT Press Release) The legendary Monaco Grand Prix got underway today with the first two free practice sessions which took place in very different conditions. The sun shone in the morning and both Narain Karthikeyan and Pedro de la Rosa were able to complete a large amount of the planned programme. For the […]

Sauber: We are quite happy with the car’s performance

May 24 (Sauber Press Release) Thursday’s two free practice sessions ahead of the famous Monaco Grand Prix were trouble free for the Sauber F1 Team. Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi both pronounced themselves happy with the Sauber C31-Ferrari in its high downforce configuration. While the morning was dry and sunny, light showers in the afternoon […]

Lotus: All the Monaco upgrades seem to be working well

May 24 (Lotus Press Release) Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean took to the track for the first practice sessions on the streets of Monaco in mixed conditions today. A dry and warm morning session was followed by a mixed dry and wet afternoon session. Both drivers used new helmet designs today – images can be […]

Toro Rosso: Altogether this was a rather frustrating day

May 24 (Toro Rosso Press Release) Team and drivers report on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, at Monte Carlo, Round 6 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship. Jean-Eric Vergne (STR7-03) First Practice Session Best lap: 1:18.209, pos. 14th, 25 laps Second Practice Session Best lap: 1:18.522, pos. 17th, 22 laps […]

Caterham: We’re ok data-wise for the rest of the race weekend

May 24 (Caterham Press Release) Team and drivers report on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, at Monte Carlo, Round 6 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship. Weather FP1: Dry, sunny, air temp 22° – 23°, track temp 28° – 33° FP2: Overcast (start), rain (intermittent) air temp 23°, track temp […]

Berger rubbishes criticism of Pirelli tyres

Berger rubbishes criticism of Pirelli tyres

May 24 (GMM) The 2012 Pirelli tyre lottery are the buzzwords in the Formula One paddock at present, but Gerhard Berger on Thursday slammed those who are complaining . “It’s nonsense that the tyres are deciding everything,” said the former grand prix winner and Toro Rosso co-owner. Some are moaning that the heavily degrading and […]

Monaco Practice 2: Button ends day on top in rain affected session

Monaco Practice 2: Button ends day on top in rain affected session

May 24 (GP247) Jenson Button showed that the McLaren MP4-27 is well suited to the streets of Monte Carlo by setting the fastest time of the day, when he powered to the top of the timing screens during the second free practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, round six of the 2012 Formula […]

Lotus unveils a new partnership with Avanade

May 24 (Lotus Press Release) Lotus F1 Team unveils a new partnership with Avanade in a three-year deal with branding to appear on the E20 from the Monaco Grand Prix onwards. Business technology solutions and managed services provider Avanade joins Lotus F1 Team from the Monaco Grand Prix in a new three-year deal which will […]

Monaco Practice 1: Brimming with confidence, Alonso strikes first

Monaco Practice 1: Brimming with confidence, Alonso strikes first

May 24 (GP247) At the very top of his game, Fernando Alonso was brimming with confidence as he waltzed the Ferrari F2012 around the streets of Monte Carlo to claim top spot on the timing sheets after the first free practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend. With about 15 minutes left in the […]

McLaren want to slash Hamilton’s salary?

McLaren want to slash Hamilton’s salary?

May 24 (GMM) Money, or lack thereof, could be at the heart of the delay in Lewis Hamilton’s signing a new long term contract with the McLaren team. Until now, the British team has indicated that it wants the 2008 world champion to stay on board, while 27-year-old Hamilton insists he has no plans to […]

Raikkonen seeks Lotus permission to do rally Finland

Raikkonen seeks Lotus permission to do rally Finland

May 24 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen has revealed that he would like to contest August’s rally of Finland, but the decision hinges on his team. F1′s 2007 world champion returned from world rallying to grand prix racing this year. “Of course I wanted to do better. But I’m not finished. I want to go back, whether […]

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