Jean-Eric Vergne has been given a 10-place grid penalty for an unsafe release in FP2, while Toro Rosso has been given a €30,000 fine.
The Frenchman lost a rear wheel immediately after leaving the pits towards the end of FP2.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo made an appearance in the Barcelona paddock Friday, in essence to underline his support for new team boss Marco Mattiacci.
De Montezemolo stressed that Mattiacci will need time to settle in, and until he does, Luca himself will remain closer to the F1 team than usual. He also stressed how disappointed he is with the current performance.
Dr. Xavier Mir believes Dani Pedrosa will be able to take part in next weekend’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, with the Repsol Honda Team rider having undergone surgery for arm pump on Tuesday afternoon.
Having been in pain en route to third place during last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Pedrosa underwent an operation at Barcelona’s Quiron Dexeus University Hospital.
The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which will be held on at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s newly configured infield road course, edges closer with the green flag set to drop at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday.
Graham Rahal was towards the bottom of the timing sheet’s after this morning’s wet final practice, but has provided us with some magnificent views of the circuit this weekend with Google Glass strapped on in his car.
Virgin Racing, one of 10 teams that will be feeding two cars in the inaugural Formula E season this fall, has confirmed its two drivers and will announcing them later in the week.
The team has released these ‘Driver Mystery’ video teasing us into guessing who it has signed. Can you make out who they are?