Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has shrugged off claims that reigning four time Drivers’ Champion Sebastian Vettel could take his seat at the German team in 2016.
Hamilton’s current del with Mercedes F1 runs out at the end of the 2015 Formula One season and speculation is rife in the German media that the team is exploring the possibility of signing Vettel and partner him with Nico Rosberg in what could be a German national team for the first time in Formula One.
And although Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing was adamant that Vettel would be driving for the team in 2015 as well, he did not make any comments about the future of the German in the team beyond his current contract which expires in 2016.
Horner stated that he is certain Sebastian Vettel will be turning out for Red Bull Racing next season; adding that he is not surprised that there is speculation about his future and it is not just Mercedes, many other teams should also be interested in his services, but the driver is happy at Red Bull and the team is happy with the driver and that is all that matters for now.
Having dominated the sport for four successive years, the Renault powered Red Bull has been significantly weakened in the new turbo era of the sport and with the departure of technical genius Adrian Newey at the end of the season, Vettel could have a lot to think about before committing.
Moreover, with the futures of Jenson Button with McLaren F1 and Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso with Ferrari all up in smoke, Sebastian Vettel will not be short of offers if he does decide to leave the Austrian manufacturers after so many years with the team with so much success.
The grid of the drivers in the Formula E continues to be filled. Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari are the two drivers who are going to race in the ePrix event of the first ten.
Sam Bird had debuted in the 2008 of the European Formula 3. However he did not win and he was 11th in the competition. In 2009 he again returned to the series where his position in the final was improved and he stood 8th. After that it was straight to the series of GP2. He made debut proper in 2010 for the Grand Prix of the ART. The seasons here were finished by him with consistency. Bird was then put into 3.5 Formula Renault. This was a move to bring him to competition with Jules Bianchi the affiliated driver of the Ferrari, Kevin Magnussen, the McLaren young player and Antonio Felix da Costa, from Red Bull.
He was third in the championship owing to its consistency after Jules Bianchi. He has moved up the ladder but what is lacking is the opportunity. With Virgin it presents a chance to be noted again. In 2009 Jaime Alguersuari was promoted for the 3.5 Formula Renault. His half season of the inaugural ended with zero points but the best came when he came 14th. But it was made clear by the leaders of Toro Rosso. If he and Buemi did not perform as per the qualities then they would be sacked.
An insane development programme is what was seen by Alguersuari and Formula E acts as redemption for him. In extreme conditions he has worked to gain premature rise. Since his fall it has been years as he is making a return to the European Open Wheel. So he has to prove himself that he can win.
According to Oculus Rift, reality helmets and breathing cars are the future of the F1 sport. Designers and artists have crafted these two significant items to secure the sustenance of the F1 races.
Now the analysts of this sport have involved themselves in the discussion regarding how reality helmets can help drivers. First of all the manufacturers of these helmets claim that after wearing an augmented reality helmet, drivers will get to see representation of invisible forces like airflow coming off from the cars ahead of a driver on the tracks. This will allow the drivers use the slipstreams of the opponents during the race. But on the other hand, the rivals can also deal with it by using berating cars and create dirty winds. This prevents the competitors from taking advantage of opponents using slipstreams. Oculus Rift believes that these two new items will prove beneficial for the drivers in the current races.
The breathing car has been made of memory allow and this allows the car to change its shape, the changing of the car’s shape can also be controlled by the censors. Experts from the F1 field believe that this breathing car, once allowed on the tracks will change the definition of F1 car racing.
In 2014, the BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe have also entered the F1 sphere. Now it is time to see how these two newborns of the BMW firm perform in the international circuit. But experts have said the M3 sedan and M4 coupe provide more refinement compared to the previous generations of M3. A new twin turbo six and seven speed dual clutch of the cars will keep its high pace, said the experts. But at the same time it is also true whether BMW will make its niche among fierce competition of Ferrari, McLaren, Virgin and Red Bull cars.