The Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce a one-time race partnership with Flex-Box at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix. Flex-Box is a global company, which specializes in manufacturing shipping containers. During this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, the Flex-Box logo will appear on the sides of the monocoques, as well as on top of the noses of the two Sauber C36-Ferrari.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner firmly believes that Sebastian Vettel will only improve as the season wears on and as the fight for the title ramps up. For the first time since 2013, Vettel arrives back from the summer break on top of the driver standings.
Max Verstappen has offered his praise to Lando Norris, who has attracted the attention of motorsport fans around the world in the last 12 months. The young Brit is currently competing in his first season of the F3 European Championship, leading the standings by 11 points.
Honda is expecting another tough outing at Monza this weekend, as the legendary track hosts the next round of the 2017 World Championship. Last time out at the Belgian Grand, the Honda engine in the back of the McLarens proved to be very poor, lacking in speed as it has done for the season so far.
Heading into this week's Belgian Grand Prix we are looking at classic races and moments from the event's history. this time we are looking at the 2004 race, it was Ferrari's seven hundredth Grand Prix and were hoping to score Michael Schumacher his seventh and last world championship.
Sir Frank Williams is doing well, according to the F1 team founder's daughter Claire. Today, Claire is the deputy boss of the famous British team, with her famous 75-year-old no longer able to travel due to his tetraplegia.
Indeed, Sir Frank recently underwent a long hospitalisation for illness, but according to Claire is now "fine". "He is obsessed with motor sport," Claire Williams told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. "His whole life always was and still is formula one. It is a pity he can no longer travel, but he still loves it as much as he did on the first day," she added.
However, there will be no representatives of the Williams family at the races for the rest of the season, as 41-year-old Claire is about to give birth to a baby boy. "When I see how my family has changed, I miss that my parents are no longer here (at the F1 circuits)," she said. "I grew up here and remember that Mum and Dad were always here, and now they're not anymore. It's just me."
Meanwhile, Claire said the Williams team is determined to recover from a disappointing 2018 season. "For us the season has been disappointing and really frustrating," she said. "Obviously there are teams that have done a much better job than we did in developing their cars. Even in the last one or two years F1 has changed so much," Williams explained.
"Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull with all their money, without cost controls, without new engine regulations, without new manufacturers -- there are just so many forces that are against us. But I will never let go of my dream of Williams winning again," she insisted. "Because the moment you let that flame go out, just grab your things and go home. And I'm not here for that." (GMM)
Valtteri Bottas is edging ever closer to a new contract with Mercedes. The Finn joined the Silver Arrows at the start of 2017, replacing Nico Rosberg who shocked the sporting world when he announced his retirement from F1 after winning the 2016 title.
Following the announcement that McLaren has retained Stoffel Vandoorne for next season, the team leaders have said that they are hoping to achieve huge success with the Belgian at the wheel. Vandoorne is regarded as one of the upcoming talents in the sport, despite an uneasy season so far.