The rumors of illegal traction control, torque vectoring and other crafty KERS/transmission linking still move like a fog through the pit lane of Formula 1 this week in Japan. As the series gets set for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Red Bull is still discounting accusations that they have created a traction control, of sorts, using KERS and the suspension of their car which is not controlled via the FIA regulated ECU...
Ferrari entered this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix with a sense of foreboding to be honest... at least that's what it seemed like from Fernando Alonso's public statements. The Spaniard made it clear that the team needed to have a good showing in Hungary or face a summer break full of anxiety over what best to do to salvage the year.
Christian Horner refuted implications that there could be a conspiracy at Red Bull as Mark Webber suffered a disastrous weekend in China. The Australian was the center of controversy after the Malaysian Grand Prix where his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, disobeyed team orders and took the win from Webber's pre-race plans.
If you've been watching Formula One for some time now, you'll know that when Mark Webber isn't happy about something... he says it. The Australian F1 driver did not mince words at this weekend's practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix when his Red Bull RB9 chassis experienced high tire degradation.
Monaco is special. It is the symbol of everything Formula 1 is about: beauty, glamour, precision and reward. They have overhauled their pits complex in recent years to be in line with any other leading motor circuit and their marshals are the best in the world. The same can definitely not be said about the Spanish Grand Prix circuit.
F1 2012 looks set to be a very open championship. We've had four race winners so far and drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber are not in that list of four. Kimi could win this year, and Michael Schumacher must surely break his winning drought. So many more questions are to be answered this year, and there are still 16 races to go...
Let's face it, India has a Formula One race because it has potential for economic growth, marketing appeal and someone over there had a wad of cash to invest in a purpose-built circuit in the Noida region in which to hold an inaugural race. Dust, dogs, bats, mice and more all congealed to make last Sunday's race one for the history books.