Editor Mike Fourie revisits some of the high- and low points of Michael Schumacher’s long and succesful career and considers whether F1 will ever produce another superstar of the German’s calibre.
Much is expected of Honda Racing and its dream-team lineup of the ever-consistent Jenson Button, and proven race-winner Rubens Barrichello, in 2006. However, some believe Button will be comprehensively eclipsed by his Brazilian team-mate – and that this year could herald the decline of the Briton’s F1 career.
BAR Honda has confirmed a “multi-year” deal with Rubens Barrichello. The Ferrari driver will join the Brackley-based team from next year, but does the move herald the beginning of the end of Rubinho’s F1 tenure – or a renaissance in his career?
Eddie Irvine, who failed to win the F1 driver’s championship for Ferrari in 1999, has slammed former team-mate Michael Schumacher as “the most boring world champion ever”.
McLaren-Mercedes test driver Alexander Wurz will compete in his first grand prix for four years when he substitutes Juan-Pablo Montoya at Imola this weekend. The San Marino Grand Prix will arguably be the biggest opportunity of the lanky Austrian’s career.
Since 1991, Eddie Jordan’s F1 team has overcome financial hardship and achieved moderate success, but soon the Toyota-powered F1 cars will be linked to the Irishman in name only.
Rubens Barrichello will stay on at Maranello until the end of the 2006 season, by which time the eternally optimistic Brazilian hopes to have won at least one world championship.
High humidity, sudden monsoon storms and plenty of long straights – these are but some of the things F1 drivers can expect at this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Ferrari is offering Michael Schumacher a R254-million-per-season deal to extend his tenure at the Scuderia beyond 2004.
The Australian Grand Prix was the most exciting world championship round for some time, comments CAR deputy editor John Bentley.