Formula 1 – Last Week in F1 (April 17, 2007)

Last week the whole circus moved from hot and humid tropics to hot and dry desert.

The “Brawn” rumours continued, Ferrari reacted, Todt spoke out, Fry denied.

Massa defended his Sepang overtaking maneuvers.

Heidfeld would like to know what is happening with him. Does BMW want to keep him or not ?

Singapore and Malaysia would not be twinned together if Sing race goes ahead. Malaysia would be early on in the season, Singapore at the end, says Bernie.

We had a row over the McLaren anthem.

Renault’s commitment to F1 does not change, however Fisichella has written off his team’s chances for this year. He believes, that not even Alonso could save them.

Then we had the Bahrain race weekend. Friday, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Massa redeemed himself and Hamilton no longer surprises people.

All of a sudden we have 3 drivers tied for the championship lead and 4th close behind.

Hamilton is becoming a darling of the media. McLaren will allow him to fight for the title, Sir Jackie thinks he can win it and Frank Williams is upset Hamilton is with McLaren

Over in Ferrari things are also complicated, they still do not have No. 1 driver

Honda remains in deep …. They will dump the RA107, or they will not. But they hope to have more competitive package come Canadian Grand Prix in June. And what about the engines – they blew 3 over the weekend. They are now killing off even the poor Aguri cars …

Customer car row hasn’t moved closer to solution. However Spyker got hold of some Red Bull / Toro Rosso design blue prints somehow. Red Bull is now seeking legal action on the leak (or theft ?)

Tobacco returned to F1, with Marlboro logos all over Ferrari cars, drivers and who knows what else.

David Richards appeared in Bahrain, and Prodrive seems to be ready to reveal all their F1 plans at Silverstone.

Now move to Europe, we have 4 weeks till the next race, 2 weeks till the tests, both in Spain.

2013 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
1. Sebastian VETTEL
3. Fernando ALONSO
4. Felipe MASSA
5. Jenson BUTTON
6. Sergio PEREZ
8. Romain GROSJEAN
10. Lewis HAMILTON
12. Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
14. Paul di RESTA
15. Adrian SUTIL
16. Pastor MALDONADO
17. Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
18. Daniel RICCIARDO
19. Jean Eric VERGNE
20. Charles PIC
21. Giedo van der GARDE
24. Jules BIANCHI

2013 F1 Calendar

15-17 March - Australia
22-24 March - Malaysia
12-14 April - China
19-21 April - Bahrain
10-12 May - Spain
23-26 May - Monaco
07-09 June - Canada
28-30 June - Great Britain
5-7 July - Germany
26-28 July - Hungary
23-25 August - Belgium
06-08 September - Italy
20-22 September - Singapore
04-06 October - Korea
11-13 October - Japan
25-27 October - India
01-03 November - Abu Dhabi
15-17 November - USA
22-24 November - Brazil


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