If considered separately from the current developments in Formula One, Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix was a good race, but inter-team (let alone intra-team) skulduggery – and bungling by the sport’s officials – have soured F1.
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?
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.
Though Jordan has not yet confirmed its line-up for 2004, it has quite a few possibilities – including a promising new driver from Russia.
The future may look more secure for Eddie Jordan since a group of investors bought almost half of his F1 team, but the Irishman is having difficulty securing an engine deal for next year.
Williams-BMW’s efforts to win the constructors’ title fizzled when hydraulic failure put Juan-Pablo Montoya, out of the Japanese GP. Did the Grove-based team ultimately pay the price for the FW25’s lack of pace at the start of the season – or were they just unlucky?
BAR Honda leapfrogged Sauber into fifth place in the 2003 constructors’ championship on Sunday, following spirited performances by Jenson Button and Takuma Sato at Suzuka.
Trulli’s quickest, Schumacher’s determined, Raikkonen’s throwing caution to the wind, Montoya’s fuming, Frentzen’s leaving and Villeneuve has left… Tensions are running high ahead of the championship-deciding Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on Sunday.
Fernando Alonso has all but agreed to join Ferrari when Michael Schumacher retires, or in 2005 at the latest, reports say. But his move could all depend on Sauber’s new driver lineup…
Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher reigned supreme in the changing weather conditions of the US Grand Prix on Sunday and virtually sealed his sixth world championship title with a win at Indianapolis.