Wolff Talks About Ferrari

Wolff, who is part of the Mercedes F1 team states that he would miss having to fight off the challenges of the Ferrari team this season.

Toto Wolff, who is the boss of the Motorsport division of Mercedes hopes that Ferrari would soon recover their form so that the battle on the race tracks can resume. Ferrari teams have fought hard at the grand prix events in 2015. It was expected that the campaign that started this year would see Mercedes team fighting hard for the F1 titles against the Ferrari team. However the opening 12 grand prix events did not see any wins from the Ferrari team. The summer break has now begun and Ferrari is hoping to revisit their technical structure and operations so that they can get back on the winning track. The first half of the season saw the team emerge as the third best team. They have been overtaken by teams like Red Bull besides Mercedes.

Wolff feels that the Ferrari team needs to learn from the mistakes they have made. That is one of the weaknesses of the team and they need to work on the same if they wish to recover in the second half of the year. Wolff states that the Mercedes team looks forward to a stiff challenge for the Ferrari team.

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McLaren And Its Potential For Russian GP

There are many stories around a Russian Grand Prix as the tracks ready for the upcoming race this weekend.

Jenson Button stated at a press conference that the McLaren team was yet to display their full potential in order to qualify for the race. He stated that McLaren has united with Honda since Q3, but the team has to showcase the betterment in skills as yet. Fernando Alonso, who qualified in China and Australia, took up twelfth places in the races. The team feels that a top position in the top ten would have been possible, but a red flag that was issued in Q2 led to this hope being dashed.

The last race for the team offered difficult conditions for the driver. The driver came home at the twelfth or the thirteenth position which was not desirable. Last year, at the China tracks, every car had finished successfully and that is what is required to be repeated every time. Definitely the team has a pace that allows it to qualify for the races, but the team has moved up and gain more points. If you seek his expertise, he is not looking at great improvements in the team’s performance this weekend as well. That is a practical approach to take. Read more

German Grand Pirx dropped from F1 calendar

The FIA has announced that the German Grand Prix has been dropped from the Formula One calendar for the current season, leaving it with only 19 races between now and the end of the season in a bitter blow to racing fans in Germany.

Hockenheim was the host of the 2014 race which was won by German driver Nico Rosberg for Mercedes, a German team but it is supposed to alternate with Nurburgring. However, with the Nurburgring circuit changing ownership recently, the new owners have baulked at having to pay the huge fees to host the race on July 19 and have backed out of it.

Hockenheim, which has a contract with the Formula One officials to host the race in 2016 was asked to step in and save the race but the track officials failed to come to any sort of agreement with Formula One commercial boss Berie Ecclestone.

This means that for the first time since 1960, there will be no German Grand Prix in the Formula One calendar. The history of the race dates as long back to 1926 with only the races in Belgium and Italy having a longer history. Read more