WOLFF: HAMILTON MUST NOT GET COMPLACENT

Toto Wolff says it is too soon for Mercedes to cheer after Lewis Hamilton victory in Singapore as he and Mercedes are now in pole position to claim another drivers’ title.

From the width of Toto Wolff’s grin here in Singapore, one might have guessed that Mercedes had just won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles for the fourth year running. But the team’s head of motorsport recalled how this was precisely the point, 12 months ago, when Lewis Hamilton’s championship quest collapsed.
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Sochi Autodrom set to host the inaugural Russian Grand Prix

The Rusian Grand Prix will be taking place soon although the Formula One family has been devastated by the terrible accident with which met the young rising star, Jules Bianchi. Although the excitement has been considerably reduced due to the bad news of his health but still the people will be witness to a historical occurring. It had been a long standing dream to organize a Russian Grand Prix and it is finally taking shape. The Sochi Autodrom has been built at the site of an Olympic venue and the Russian fans are looking forward to catch some action in front of their eyes. The track will be filled with surprises for the drivers as they will be experiencing it for the very first time. There will be little time to adjust due to the schedule of the races but the teams are confident of success.

Herman Tilke is the man who is responsible for designing this track and he seemed visibly excited about it. He said that the track was built to fit in around the existing stadium that had been built for the Olympics. It was a tough job to do but he believes that his team has been able to carry out the mission to fullest effect. According to him the average speed on the track will be 210 kmph but there is a potential of raising the top speed up to 320 kmph. Turns 2 3 and 4 will provide a lot of challenge to the drivers. They will also be prone to losing out on time in the last part of the racing track. There have already been comparisons with the other tracks of the world including the ones in Singapore and Istanbul. But on ething is for sure that the track will be slippery in the beginning.

Vettel says Red Bull car doesn’t suit him

Reigning Formula One Drivers’ World Championship title holder Sebastian Vettel is sure that his driving style is not suited to the characteristics of the current Red Bull Racing 2014 car.

Although the German has made a lot of progress over the past few weeks with his understanding of the RB10 car, achieving his best finish of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix with his first podium finish of the season with a second place finish, there is a feeling that it is too little too ate into the season for the German. Read more

Red Bull Racing holding out for Singapore, says team boss

Reigning Formula One Constructors’ Championship holders Red Bull Racing fears they may have to wait until September to register another win.

Mercedes F1 has been the most dominant force in the grid this season, taking the chequered flag in nine out of the eleven races so far but Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo managed to squeeze in two victories in between, taking the opportunities as they came with victories at Canada and Hungary.

But the team is well aware of the fact that the Renault engines that they are using are far inferior to their championship rivals in terms of power and knows very well that the next two races in Belgium and Italy will be extremely difficult for them.

Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing stated that he is not sure and hopes that it rains in Spa or Monza or the officials put in a lot of corners but realistically, the Singapore Grand Prix is the one race where the chances for the team taking the win are the most.

Horner went on to add that they will be looking to limit the damage in the next two races with the likes of Force India challenging their supremacy, the likes of Williams F1, McLaren F1 and definitely Mercedes F1 being the teams to beat.

The Austrian mentioned that they want to take as much as they possibly can from the next couple of races and then wait for the Formula One juggernaut to hit Singapore and then, Red Bull Racing can take all that they can from the slow grid and track and hope that Mercedes falters once again.

He also mentioned that Ricciardo has been a revelation for the team and has far exceeded the expectations that they had of him before promoting him from Toro Rosso.

Powerful Driving By Susie Wolf

The debate of men versus women competing in the Formula1 has always been contested. In a sport which requires physical strength has always been considered to be a strict no for the girls but Susie Wolf changed this thought. Susie says that she drove the car last year and also this year but she has easily managed it. According to her women do have some amount of muscle power.

It is the men who feel that women are a distraction in the Formula 1 scenario. Marx Webber a former driver of the grand prix reveals that there are not as many sports where women are at equal par with men. For him it is not like Serena Williams plays against Roger Federer.  Susie Wolf, however states that each has its own opinion. Some in the F1 dislike to see women in F1 and some find it good to see women drivers in Formula 1. She has had success against men in racing.

Susie feels that it is a male dominated sport because of the mentality which is possessed by the male drivers who do not feel like letting the girls drive. There are many who doubt Wolf for her lack of focus in achieving success. She had finishes on the podium in U.K but in the test outings of F1 has had lap times which were respectable. She has raced against David Coulthard, the commentator who has been a F1 winner for the 13th time.

According to Coulthard Wolf does have the talent but not everyone who has talent is successful and gains the top spot like Vettel and others. She has been lucky with her husband who is the boss of motorsport Mercedes. Her F1 performance would not have been the same if not for her husband.

Former F1 doctor tells fans to prepare for worst

Dr. Gary Hartstein, a former chief doctor for Formula One has warned fans to prepare for the worst as efforts continue to wake Michael Schumacher up from his medically induced coma after a horrific ski accident last year.

The Formula One legend suffered serious injuries to his head while skiing off the piste at the exclusive skiing resort of Meribel in France when he hit a rock at the end of the year with the doctors’ attempts to bring him out of the medically induced coma now in its eighth week.

The manager of the 45 year old driver who retired from the sport for a second time last season, stated that efforts are still on to wake the German ace from the coma and he told fans that it will continue to do so for as long as it takes, firing a warning in which he mentioned that this process could be a long and drawn out one.

However, according to Dr. Hartstein, who was a key member of the paddock medical team till 2012, stated that the longer it takes, the slimmer are the chances that Schumacher will ever fully recover from it.

He took to his own blog to air his views where he wrote that the longer it takes to wake him up, it becomes all the less likely that Schumacher will ever come out to any degree of significance. He mentioned that he always knew Michael was an adored figure in the spore, adding that he spent years adorned with the red flags and scarves of Ferrari courtesy of the German in the paddock and he is still stunned by the depth of feeling fans have for him.

He also mentioned that in most cases, being in a come for over a year all but kills off a man.