Former F1 driver Mika Salo has defended the sport’s official tire supplier Pirelli, after the latest round of negativity surrounding the Italian marque.
Porsche announced Monday its lineup of works drivers for next year’s factory assault on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class.
Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus outfit, believes the vast majority of the teams in formula one are struggling financially.
Lotus’ problems have had a high profile in 2013, as the Enstone based team thrived with a competitive car but tackled rumours it was struggling to pay its drivers, employees and suppliers.
Kimi Raikkonen, not the Ferrari incumbent Fernando Alonso, will get the first on-track taste of the Italian team’s 2014 car.
That is the claim of Italian media sources including La Gazzetta dello Sport, reporting that Finn Raikkonen will debut the new red single seater on the first two test days at Jerez in late January.