Six days to go! Lewis got a taste of Silverstone in the all-new A 45 AMG – and he liked it!
To celebrate this, Infiniti Red Bull Racing have put together a feature on Mark’s career to date: http://bit.ly/11mqYRp
Did you know that only 12 other drivers have previously achieved this milestone?
The tyre from a circuit point of view.
The 1959 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Automobil-Verkehrs- und Übungs-Straße in West Berlin on August 2, 1959. It was the 21st German Grand Prix and was only the second time the race was not held at the Nürburgring. AVUS had previously held the original German Grand Prix in 1926. The race was held over two 30 lap heats of the eight kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 498 kilometres.
In a unique Formula One race format, first, second and third were all claimed by the same team, Scuderia Ferrari. British driver Tony Brooks was declared the winner ahead of American team mates Dan Gurney and Phil Hill. All three drove Ferrari Dino 246s.
The simplistic track consisted of a very fast straight down either side of a dual carriageway, punctuated at one end by a hairpin and at the other by a steep banking.
Also uniquely in Formula One World Championship history, the race was divided into two heats. In the first, Tony Brooks and Dan Gurney took the lead. Masten Gregory in the Cooper-Climax battled hard with them, passing first one Ferrari then the other as the lead changed hands until a big end bolt broke. It was a Ferrari 1-2-3 with Phil Hill taking the final podium place. In the second heat, once again the Ferraris had a duel at the front, this time with Bruce McLaren until he suffered transfer gear problems. On aggregate placings, it was an all-Ferrari podium in the order Brooks, Gurney, Hill. Maurice Trintignant was fourth from Jo Bonnier and Ian Burgess. This was the fastest Formula One race recorded at this time, with an average speed of 143.3 miles per hour. Hans Herrmann crashed his BRM P25 five laps into the second heat.
Former Ferrari driver Frenchman Jean Behra was due to race his Behra-Porsche Special in the Grand Prix but Behra was killed the day before racing a Porsche RSK in the Formula 2 support race at the same venue.
The results show evidence of the inconsistency with which rules were applied in this era. According to Formula One rules of the day, those drivers who retired before the end of the Grand Prix should only be classified if they pushed the car over the line after the finish. This rule was not applied to Harry Schell, who retired some 11 laps before the end. However, the rule was applied in other races, such as the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix. The rules were later clarified in 1966.
Brooks win allowed him to close to within four points of championship leader, Australian Cooper racer Jack Brabham.
The dream of being a F1 driver; starting from pole; winning a race or even the championship. The Sauber F1 Team with drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez doing what they do best: racing the Sauber C32-Ferrari! It’s what we live for every day. Through highs and lows, we never give up! Dedication, precision, team work and emotions – this is what pure motorsport is all about.
The Williams F1 Team launched its 2013 race car the FW35, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain today. The latest Williams is a culmination of more than 12 months’ research and development by the team’s technical departments in Grove and features improvements in several key areas over last year’s race-winning FW34. [Source]
While no public launch or live-streaming unveiling of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 Formula One car was planned — unusual coming from one of the world’s masters of hype and promotion in Red Bull — the team did release a teaser video of the making of the RB9 on Feb. 3, The video is entitled, “RB9 Rhythm of the Factory.” [Source]