Found September 26, 2013 on Formula 1 Blog:
With much of the talk about next year’s teaming of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, the press, rightfully so, have pondered just how well that combination might work. The verdicts have been from raging disaster to modest success but as AUTOSPORT points out, Alain Prost seems to think it may work well. Prost was the center of a very famous combination between himself and the late Ayrton Senna and that, topically, didn’t seem to work well but Prost reckons differently. He also think Kimi’s character will be a key the success of the pairing: “It should be easier because Kimi has a different character,” he said. I’ve argued that Kimi’s apolitical view on Formula 1 will be much easier for Fernando and Ferrari to manage. His disengaged character will not be constantly pressing Alonso but it also won’t lend itself to moving over for Alonso either and that could be where the rub comes. There was a nice interview by BBC right here that allows Kimi to tell, in his own words, what his motiv...

I guess Formula 1 doesn’t appreciate hitchhiking racers

Note to self: if your dream of racing in Formula 1 ever comes true, hitchhiking a ride back to the pits is frowned upon. We all learned this valuable lesson when Mark Webber decided to hitch a ride with fellow racer Fernando Alonso after his car caught fire. The Singapore Gran Prix was finishing up when Webber exited his flamed out Red Bull car and went to find a ride from a fellow...

Who gained/lost from the tire changes of 2013?

After the British Grand Prix, sole tire supplier Pirelli changed the construction of the tires in order to avoid future delaminating issues. The new construction was similar to 2012’s Kevlar designed belt but incorporated 2013’s tread—a hybrid of sorts. The Kevlar-belted tires ran 10-degrees centigrade lower than the initial 2013 steel-belted tires. Sunday’s Singapore Grand...
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