Trulli under reserve
A in the fourth On the test day, Jarno Trulli sat in the Caterham. But the Italian still cannot be sure that he will drive this season. Vitaly Petrov beckons with a dowry of ten million euros. But the team wants to see the money first before Petrov wins the bid. There were already enough empty promises in Formula 1.
Football superstar Kaka is a formula 1 fan. Real Madrid's midfield director Jerez paid a visit on Tuesday. In the evening, Kaka met Bruno Senna in the Cueva Park restaurant. The two are not only connected by personal acquaintance, but also by a common sponsor. Both are promoting Gilette.
Porter for Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has expanded his management team. This season Didier Cotton will take care of the Englishman in the races. Cotton is part of Mika Häkkinen's management group. The Belgian used to be the luggage carrier of the two-time Finnish world champion.
Not this question
The mania for control in the formula 1 continues to spread. This time, McLaren set a bad example. When Lewis Hamilton was asked how he felt about the criticism of Adrian Sutil's father, who was disappointed that his son's buddy had not appeared in the Erik Lux court case, McLaren press man Steve Cooper beat his driver . 'This question is not allowed.' We say: Hamilton should have the courage to speak for himself.
No idea - no fuel
Even at Lotus, drivers are not allowed to speak freely. Romain Grosjean was asked after Thursday's session why he stopped ten minutes from the end. The answer: 'I don't know.' Too bad the Lotus press department had recently tweeted that a gasoline check was going on. After a brief query with an official, Grosjean changed his statement to: 'I ran out of fuel.'
Say Hey to the shark h3>
Mark Webber spent five months of winter in Australia. His GP3 protégé Mitch Evans was invited to his training program on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The New Zealander got the same onceto feel the black humor of Formula 1. While the two were kayaking in an estuary, Webber warned his student that tiger sharks had recently been seen in the area. Evans was so shocked that he wanted to be brought ashore immediately.
Surfing is a popular sport in Australia, but neither Mark Webber nor Daniel Ricciardo learned the wave dance on the board in early childhood. 'I was too busy with karting'. Ricciardo apologizes. The ToroRosso pilot is from Perth. The Western Australian metropolis is a surfing stronghold down under.
Cycling in the snow
Before Nico Rosberg closes flew the test drives to Jerez, he was in Ibiza for bike training. The weather thwarted the program. 'It snowed. For the first time in 30 years in Ibiza', reported Rosberg.
After his test accident on Thursday, Jules Bianchi crept through the paddock like a beaten dog. The Force India test pilot had fired the car into a pile of tires on the warm-up lap. The car was equipped with expensive measuring devices. Because spare parts are still in short supply, the test day ended. The victim Nico Hulkenberg could empathize. 'It happened to me at Williams too.' After he had sunk the new car in the gravel bed, Patrick Head gave a lecture.
When it became clear that Hulkenberg could no longer drive on Thursday afternoon, he relieved his frustration with a game of tennis. He no longer wanted to watch the competition on the track: 'I've watched enough, I finally want to drive,' complained last year's substitute driver. Marussia driver Timo Glock added a touch of ridicule: 'You weren't obliged to play tennis but to accelerate!'
Head protection for Vettel
Sebastian Vettel is well known for changing the helmet design after every win. However, the fact that he now appears with different head protection when testing was new. The Red Bull driver tested two variants on Thursday - one with a blue lid and one with a white top, on which the races of the 2012 season were painted.