After celebrating another double podium in Misano, the eighth of the 2013 campaign, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are on their way to round fourteen in Motorland Aragón. The ultra-modern 5.077km track is comprised of 17 turns – ten left and seven right, and a long straight of 968m. The first Grand Prix was hosted in 2010, and was rewarded with the IRTA Best Grand Prix of the Year award, the first time a circuit had received the prize in its debut year.
New Jersey may have appeared on the latest unofficial 2014 F1 schedule, but sources continue to suggest that the race won’t make the final calendar, due to be agreed by the World Motor Sport Council on Friday.
The latest version, showing a triple header of Monaco, New Jersey and Canada on consecutive weekends, is regarded by teams as being completely unrealistic, with there being zero chance of getting the freight from Europe in time due to massive logistical issues.
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff admits that the team could have run a different strategy in Singapore – but says that he has no regrets.
Both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton stayed out under the safety car and made a late pit stop under green flag conditions, giving them fresh tires and pace at the end of the race. They finished fourth and fifth, behind two cars that did stay out.
The battle for the FIA presidency continues to ramp up as candidate David Ward has engaged in a battle of letters with one of Jean Todt’s key supporters.
Ward has maintained from the start that Todt acted improperly by getting letters of support from the FIA regions while travelling the world on FIA business.