When I returned from Singapore to Hong Kong I spotted Nico Rosberg at the Hong Kong airport. Then I saw him waiting for his luggage at the same belt as me and it became sort of obvious he would be spending some time between Singapore and Japanese GPs here in Hong Kong. I found a video interview he did last week for South China Morning Post. Big part of the interviews focuses on Nelson Piquet’s crash last year in Singapore. Funny how he compares individuals doing stupid things in F1 and in banking world . He also spoke about his future (without giving too much away) and about his Macau GP experience that includes a crash with Lewis Hamilton.
The Brazilian embassy in Rome is paying tribute to Ayrton Senna this weekend (September 18-20) to mark the 15th anniversary of the driver’s death during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola. Here are two videos. One introduces the event (have to click here), the other one shows what is on display:
It is F1 holiday time. Kimi Raikkonen used his free time for doing some rally racing. Here is his WRC Rally Finland experience ended,
The ever ice cool Kimi still managed to take off his helmet and put on the oversized sponsor cap before getting out of the vehicle … “It was good fun and nobody got hurt so… does’t matter”
Here is a short video (using some older animations) explaining the design and structure of F1 helmet and showing examples of helmet testing. Short feature on HANS device is also include. The final part of the video shows the damper and the spring – the part that is suspected to have hit Felipe Massa during Hungarian GP qualifying session.
Jaime Alguersuari is making is F1 racing debut this weekend in Hungary. Here is Jaime’s first full interview since securing his race drive in Formula 1. The youngest ever Formula 1 driver speaks about the aims for his first race, beginning of his career, new team and expectations for the rest of this season.
Martin Whitmarsh and McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen look ahead to this weekend’s Santander German Grand Prix:
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes released new video, this time Martin Whitmarsh explains why he believes the sport has to appeal more to the fans, and how FOTA is working to achieve this.
Here is an video released by Mercedes-Benz explaining the Formula One KERS technology and how it is used in similar form in Mercedes-Benz road cars. Funny the release of this video coincides with the decision of FOTA to abandon KERS entirely in 2010. McLaren, Ferrari, Renault and BMW Sauber are the only teams that used KERS this season. Only McLaren and Ferrari have been racing with KERS on regular basis. BMW Sauber, the biggest KERS advocate over the winter, quietly stopped using KERS several races ago…
Anyway, here is the video featuring Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Dr. Thomas Weber and Mercedes-Benz Motorsportchief Norbert Haug.
It was a big day for motor racing yesterday. Monaco GP for Formula One fans, the Indy 500 for those who prefer IRL and the oval racing.
We had the Indy500 here on TV live last night. Unfortunately thanks to time difference the race start in this part of the world is at 1am. That makes it really difficult to stay awake for the entire race, really difficult. At the end I ended up watching around 120 laps of the Indy500 action.
It was not too bad, actually I quite enjoyed the spectacle. But what surprised me was that there was not that much overtaking on the track. The main place to gain or loose postions was the pitlane. It somehow reminded me of another open wheel racing series …
After last Indy500 race, I was wondering whether it would or would not be fun to have one F1 race a year on oval. Well, I think it is better to stop wondering. F1 is F1 and for the taste of oval racing action I can continue with my once a year Indy500 TV experience .
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes released this video offering a closer look at their new aero for the high downforce Monaco track.
Here is the video of David Coulthard, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. The former F1 driver speaks with the two Chinese GP podium finishers about their emotions following Red Bull’s victory in China and their goals for the upcoming races and the championship.
The Chinese GP is now only a week away. Here is a short video preview that also includes brief look back at the rainy Malaysian GP action, few photos showing the different side of the Shanghai International Circuit as well as the usual animated track intro: