Heikki Kovalainen expects to eat his Christmas lunch without knowing if he has a formula one seat for 2014.
Throughout this year, the experienced Finn has been considered a favourite to return to the grid next season with Caterham.
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.
Christmas time is often the period when family photo albums are opened to re-live some special past moments. Well, the same happens at motogp.com HQ, where we found a couple of very similar pictures from two of our current World Champions.
Pol Espargaro took his first title this year in the Moto2 class, whilst Marc Marquez made it three, adding the premier-class crown to his 125cc and Moto2 titles from years before. Yet looking back to 2004 it would have been tough to predict the future success of the pair, as they squared up in the national Catalunya 125cc Championship, as pictured.
In that year it was Espargaro who took the title, with Marquez finishing second, with Marquez repaying the favour in the 2012 Moto2 championship.
Team Penske’s Will Power plopped down next to a cozy fire to discuss how folks in his hometown of Toowoomba, Australia celebrate Christmas.
With a completely serious face, Power touched on several Australian stereotypes such as riding kangaroos – specifically his six-foot kangaroo friend named Steve – and “throwing shrimps and snags on that barbie.”