Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg finished sixth in the Italian GP 2013 on Sunday. Catch his post-race analysis of this event!
Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right’s owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly…money. The agreement expired in December of 2012 and to date, no extension has been signed.
What we do have is a memorandum of understanding between the FIA and FOM as to how the Concorde Agreement will be completed. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says that the teams and the commercial right’s holder have already signed a commercial agreement but the FIA’s ink is the only thing missing on the signature line.
Enzo Potolicchio and Emilio Di Guida check into SPEED.com following Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Christian Horner says that his Red Bull team did an “incredible job” to deal with tire and gearbox issues during what looked from the outside like a straightforward win for Sebastian Vettel in Monza.
Vettel made his life harder in the first stint by flat spotting a front tire at Turn One, and later there were concerns about the gearbox. It says a lot that the German only set the 12th fastest lap as he nursed the car home – and for once he didn’t try to add to his tally in the record books.
Vettel beats gearbox worries to win at Monza
Sebastian Vettel may have made victory in the Italian GP look easy, but in fact the German had to overcome serious concerns about the Red Bull gearbox.
Both drivers were allowed by the FIA to change their fifth, sixth and seventh gears before the race after a reliability problem was flagged up, and in the race both were told to shift early in order to save their equipment. Despite that Vettel stayed safely ahead of Fernando Alonso.