After years in Formula One circuit, Mark Webber of Infiniti Red Bull Racing would compete in his last grand prix in Brazil. The thirty seven year old Australian driver, who is the oldest driver on the circuit, is all set to race in the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile World Endurance Championship with the Porsche team next year.
Capitalizing on their elite experience in Formula 1, drivers have taken part in several racing cars in few years that even includes the Le Mans 24-Hours race, IndyCar and Nascar’s world truck series (in the case of Kimi Räikkönen).
Weber stated that his time of leaving Formula One is perfect, but in reality several Formula One drivers leave because there is limited seat. At times, drivers are also expected to bring sponsors with them.
Timo Glock spent 5 seasons in Formula 1. He told that he had to leave Formula One circuit. This season, he competed in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for BMW. He added that his team did not have enough money. It was clear that he would leave Marussia team and Formula One, because at that time it was quite late in the season and there were not really any seats available.
Timo see all the positives, mainly that he had a better scope of winning races this season than he ever did in Formula One. He told that all twenty two cars are sometimes within 7 to8 tenths of a second in qualifying – it is close. In Formula One, his team was at the back of the grid, but the racing is much better at Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.
Former two time Drivers’ World Championship holder Fernando Alonso has admitted that the title race is effectively over for this season after he conceded that it would require quite a miracle to stop Sebastian Vettel from claiming his fourth consecutive Drivers’ World Championship following his win at the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend.
Alonso did all that he possibly could with the Ferrari, starting from seventh on the grid to finish at second place behind the German driver’s Red Bull Racing car who now has a lead of 60 points with the last six races of the season left.
And according to the Spaniard, the second placed finish at the Singapore Grand Prix felt like victory in a car that was a massive two seconds slower than the Red Bull Racing car ahead of it. Speaking after the race, Fernando Alonso stated that they need to be realistic; adding that with few races to go, the gap between Vettel and the chasing pack is increasing with every race and mentioned that the other drivers need to be honest with them as well.
When he was asked what he and his Ferrari could do to possibly rein in the super fast German, the Spaniard was very honest with his answer when he stated that there was nothing he could do.
He did state that it is obvious that they try to improve the car for every race but somehow, the Red Bull Racing somehow manages to outshine every other car and team on the grid. But Fernando Alonso is hopeful that the raft of changes that will come into Formula 1 next year might close the gap on Red Bull Racing and Vettel somewhat and he is already preparing to give it his best when everyone starts from zero, giving the others a slight chance.
Former Marussia F1 driver Timo Glock has said that he wants a podium finish in the Nurburgring raised during the weekend, and doing so will be a dream come true for the German. He recently made the switch to DTM racing and he has already finished on the podium once. However, he has not been in the regular points scoring position. He will be extremely motivated by the chance of finishing on the podium at the Nurburgring race. The 31-year-old has been struggling with the new form of qualifying introduced in DTM racing from this season.
The number of free practices that were available to a driver has reduced. Incidentally, Glock has been able to qualify in the top ten on only one occasion. This will improve from this weekend onwards according to the former F1 driver, who was very good when it came to qualifying sessions in that sport. The 31-year-old knows this track extremely well, but has admitted that this is one of the challenging tracks in the entire calendar. Hence, he must take it seriously in order to have a good end to the race.
The legendary German circuit has been host to several different sports over the years. Finishing in the podium will also be extremely important for Timo Glock, as he targets to stay in the sport for next season as well.
“I know the Nurburgring quite well from my time in Formula BMW and Formula One. I am now looking forward to going on the track in a DTM car for the first time. I have a lot of fond memories of the circuit, so am optimistic I can get back into the top ten. A podium in the Eifel Mountains would be a dream come true for me,” said Glock ahead of the race weekend.