Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has welcomed Paddy Lowe to the outfit with open arms, stating that the former McLaren employee will provide further strength in depth during the crucial transition from V8 engines to turbocharged V6 powerplants.
Force India boss Vijay Mallya has set his sights on recording a double points finish at the Monaco Grand Prix, admitting that failing to regularly make the top ten with both cars has been a weakness for the Silverstone-based team so far this season.
Lewis Hamilton took time out of his schedule to watch MotoGP at Le Mans, France on Sunday. The Mercedes driver, who toured the pit lane and met with riders including Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, was hosted by Monster Energy, a sponsor of the Silver Arrows in F1 and a well-known brand in the top echelon of motorcycle racing.
Paddy Lowe will officially join the Mercedes Formula 1 team next month, with McLaren permitting the acclaimed engineer to terminate his contract early. Instead of remaining at Woking until the end of the season, it has been revealed that the 51-year-old is to join the Silver Arrows in a senior management position on 3 June.
Pastor Maldonado is optimistic that he and Williams will be able to bounce back from a dismal Spanish Grand Prix showing on the streets of Monte-Carlo this weekend, with the Grove-based outfit on the lookout for its first point of the 2013 campaign.
Lotus has confirmed upgrades to the front wing, rear wing and floor of the E21 chassis for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, with the Enstone-based outfit vying to keep main rivals Ferrari and Red Bull in sight as the Constructors' battle develops.
Jenson Button is hoping that both he and McLaren team-mate Sergio Pérez will be able to record another double points finish at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, with the pair having finished eighth and ninth respectively at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Lotus driver Kimi Räikkönen says his team must focus solely on a strong qualifying performance in Monaco, having previously been hindered by a low grid position at a venue which is renowned for a lack of overtaking opportunities.
Dani Pedrosa has become the first rider to win two races in the 2013 MotoGP season, coming from sixth position on the grid in mixed conditions at Le Mans. He now leads the championship from Repsol Honda Team partner Marc Marquez, who fought to the podium after a poor start as Britain’s Cal Crutchlow finished second.
De Honda-coureurs zullen op de Salzburgring achteraan moeten starten. Tiago Monteiro, Gabriele Tarquini en Norbert Michelisz waren al bestraft voor het onnodig langzaam rijden in de kwalificatie, maar later werden hun tijden ook nog eens afgenomen toen bleek dat de achtervleugels niet aan het reglement voldeden.
Jorge Lorenzo has led the morning Warm-Up session ahead of the Grand Prix of France, setting the pace on a damp Le Mans track from Cal Crutchlow and this afternoon’s pole-sitter Marc Marquez.
Lewis Hamilton has reiterated that his Mercedes team must continue to focus on improved race performances as the 2013 campaign progresses, having struggled to cope with tyre degradation over the course of the first five Grands Prix.
Marc Marquez has collected a second MotoGP pole position for this weekend’s Grand Prix of France. The championship leader beat current title holder Jorge Lorenzo by just three hundredths of a second as Andrea Dovizioso celebrated his first front row with Ducati. Jerez winner Dani Pedrosa will start sixth after crashing.
Marc Marquez posted the quickest lap time of the Le Mans weekend so far as third practice was staged on Saturday morning. The championship leader moved in front of Jorge Lorenzo and Friday pace-setter Dani Pedrosa as the first ten Q2 participants were revealed. Several riders crashed at Turn 3.
Nico Rosberg is hoping to capitalise on the one-lap pace he has demonstrated so far this season at next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, with the Mercedes driver aware that overtaking will be much more of a challenge on the streets of the principality.