German auto giant BMW have reportedly selected Timo Glock for their new SUVs. Along with Glock, Marco Wittman & Joey Hand were selected as well.
BMW has taken this decision to launch X6 M & X5M at Circuit of Americas lately. These couple of uber-SUV cars have been taken to the famous Texan track & let loose. The result was smiling faces all around, including the 3 DTM drivers.
As per the experts, BMW has been right is selecting champions like Glock, Hand & Wittman as they are the best possible candidates to flaunt the very sporty SAC at its best. The three greats also helped journalists around with an outline of perfect lines round the course.
Added to technical improvisations, BMW has realized that cars with the runflat tires won’t be a great decision. Thus, they have partnered with Michelin & created this special tire to cater to X6M which they feel would be best compatible for the model. Continue reading 'BMW choose Timo Glock for new SUVs'»
Leading German driver Timo Glock is yet to receive more than £600,000 from his old team Marussia. Unfortunately, the Formula One backmarker has collapsed with a whooping 31 million pounds of debt to be paid to several esteemed creditors and Glock is one of them.
Marussia’s debt with Timo was highlighted by F1 business & Formula Money reporter Christian Sylt who mentioned about the amount in the squad’s administrative papers. The documents revealed that the famous German racer, who competed for Marussia & its erstwhile guise Virgin, from 2010-2012, is a leading party owed highly by the squad.
Only McLaren, Pirelli, Ferrari & Freeman- who owed a net total of around 37 million USD- are owed most. Continue reading 'Glock to receive £600,000+ from Marussia'»
Red Bull have reportedly Buemi (Sebastien) as their reserve Formula One driver for the upcoming season in 2015. It would mark the 5th for Buemi in this role – the man was lately honored as the World Endurance FIA Champion along with fellow erstwhile F1 star Anthony Davidson.
Buemi was naturally delighted with Red Bull’s decision to retain him for another year as well.
“I am really glad to take up another season next year as the reserve driver for Red Bull”, stated a much pleased Buemi.
“It’s something like being a welcome part of this elite family now & I do have a very good personal as well as working bond with everybody in the squad. I am eager to help out my team with development of RB11 in all ways possible. It would be quite a thrilling season & I delighted to be a vital part here.”
Sebastien’s initial stint as RB’s test driver began 6 years back in the year 2008. It was when a very young Buemi was mounting through junior ranks while prepping for a F1 career. Post three seasons of Formula One racing with the sister squad Toro Rosso right from 2009 till 2011- when he took part in fifty-five Grand Prix, Sebastien came back to the Red Bull squad as the reserve driver in the year 2012.
“We are quite delighted that Buemi would once again stay as the reserve driver here”, commented Christian Homer, the team principal from Red Bull. “He has been very closely attached with the squad for years now & we highly value his stellar skills. We carry a fantastic working camaraderie with him. Buemi’s experience has been really invaluable over time & it’s awesome to have yet another world champ here at the squad.”
Fernando Alonso wants Jenson Button must remain in Formula One next season.
Alonso is widely expected to rejoin McLaren Honda for the 2015 team and the announcement ahead of his return is expected to be made soon but it is yet to be confirmed whether he will replace Button or rookie youngster Kevin Magnussen. According to sources within the British team, McLaren are set to replace Button with Alonso and the Spaniard’s comments in such a situation makes for a huge irony.
The former double world champion said that hopefully, Button will stay in Formula One, adding that he is a very talented driver with a great character and he is a great person as well. Alonso went on to add that people like Button is good for the overall sport as well.
But he added that whether he will be seen on the grid for the new season is something that only McLaren and Button will know.
The McLaren team has signed an engine deal with former associates Honda who will be making a return to the sport after a gap of five years and they want the strongest line up possible available at their disposal as they look to make an immediate impact.
The team had been inclined towards retaining the rookie Magnussen but after Button put in another impressive display at the Brazilian Grand Prix last weekend, things might be reviewed between now and the end of the season.
Insiders claim the team doesn’t want a situation similar to the one they had previously with Alonso when he and Lewis Hamilton drove for the team in 2007 and having two number one drivers like Button and Alonso will cause friction. But if Button agrees to play second fiddle, then maybe a compromise could be reached between the parties.