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Quali

Vettel edges out Fernando Alonso for pole in Germany.

Ferrari showing improvement with Felipe Massa in third.

Liuzzi crashes out hitting the pit wall in Q1

Robert Wickens has claimed his first GP3 race victory.

Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, it would be interesting to calculate how much it is, two thousands of a second. It was very, very close. All session Fernando was really strong and in general the Ferraris are very competitive here. We knew it would be a difficult session but two thousands of a second is not really the margin you are looking for, so we had to push very hard. It was extremely exciting especially Q3. I knew that both times I had only one lap to get it right here. There are some places that lead you easily into a mistake, so it was close. You push a little too much and you lose the edge of the tyres and then you start to feel you are losing the time, so my last run wasn’t 100 per cent perfect. I had a little bit here and there where I went a little bit above the limit and it cost a little bit of time but in the end it was enough by nearly nothing to stay ahead and get on pole. So extremely happy. First time on pole at home, but the main challenge will come tomorrow. I think we do have a very strong car here and it will be a tough fight against the red cars I guess.

Pos  Driver         Team                    Q1        Q2        Q3
 1.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault        1:15.152   1:14.249  1:13.791
 2.  Alonso         Ferrari                 1:14.808   1:14.081  1:13.793
 3.  Massa          Ferrari                 1:15.216   1:14.478  1:14.290
 4.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault        1:15.334   1:14.340  1:14.347
 5.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes        1:15.823   1:14.716  1:14.427
 6.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes        1:15.505   1:14.488  1:14.566
 7.  Kubica         Renault                 1:15.736   1:14.835  1:15.079
 8.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth       1:16.398   1:14.698  1:15.109
09.  Rosberg        Mercedes                1:16.178   1:15.018  1:15.179
10.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth       1:16.387   1:14.943  1:15.339
11.  Schumacher     Mercedes                1:16.084   1:15.026
12.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari          1:15.951   1:15.084
13.  Petrov         Renault                 1:16.521   1:15.307
14.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes    1:16.220   1:15.467
15.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari          1:16.450   1:15.550
16.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1:16.664   1:15.588
17.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1:16.029   1:15.974
18.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth          1:17.583
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth          1:18.300
20.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth         1:18.343
21.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth            1:18.592
22.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes    1:18.952
23.  Yamamoto       HRT-Cosworth            1:19.844
24.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth

Motorsports Mondial

Vettel on top in final practice.

McLaren will race with blown diffuser.

Mark Webber says all is good at Red Bull.

Nasir in Hockenheim getting those interviews.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps

1.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault       1:15.103            18
 2.  Alonso         Ferrari                1:15.387  + 0.284   21
 3.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1:15.708  + 0.605   16
 4.  Massa          Ferrari                1:15.854  + 0.751   20
 5.  Rosberg        Mercedes               1:16.046  + 0.943   20
 6.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes       1:16.207  + 1.104   13
 7.  Schumacher     Mercedes               1:16.473  + 1.370   16
 8.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth      1:16.481  + 1.378   23
 9.  Kubica         Renault                1:16.646  + 1.543   20
10.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth      1:16.743  + 1.640   17
11.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari         1:16.882  + 1.779   19
12.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:16.990  + 1.887   21
13.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:17.037  + 1.934   15
14.  Petrov         Renault                1:17.148  + 2.045   20
15.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari         1:17.220  + 2.117   19
16.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:17.341  + 2.238   21
17.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes   1:17.538  + 2.435   22
18.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth         1:19.193  + 4.090   11
19.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth         1:19.607  + 4.504   10
20.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth           1:20.533  + 5.430    9
21.  Yamamoto       HRT-Cosworth           1:21.538  + 6.435   14
22.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth        1:23.444  + 8.341   10
23.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth        1:23.873  + 8.770    7
24.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes                        2

F1weekly podcast # 443

F1weekly podcast number 443

Renault watching Romain Grosjean return to GP2 this weekend.

Motorsports Mondial with the Duke of Dijon and…

Bridgestone bringing Canadian spice to Germany.

Oh Canada interview special! Nasir speaks with GP3 Status GP team principal Teddy Yip and his drivers Daniel Morad and Robert Wickens.

Status GP was formed in 2005 to run the A1 Team Ireland franchise in the new A1 Grand Prix series. The team’s shareholders are former Jordan Grand Prix Head of Marketing Mark Gallagher, former Formula One driver Dave Kennedy, John Hynes, and Teddy Yip, Jr., whose father Teddy Yip owned the Theodore Racing Formula One team. They also ran the A1 Team Canada operation in 2007–08 and also assisted A1 Team Netherlands in 2008–09, the season in which Team Ireland won the championship title.

In 2010, Status Grand Prix competeS in the new GP3 Series, with Gary Anderson leading the technical side of the team.

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Motorsports Mondial

F1weekly hats now available on the Merchandise page.

Is Bernie serious in possibly dropping Monaco from the F1 Schedule?

“The Europeans are going to have to pay more money or we will have to go somewhere else,” he told Britain’s Independent newspaper, “We can do without Monaco they don’t pay enough.”

Stay tuned for podcast number 443 with special interviews with…

Teddy Yip Status GP Team principal and their 2 drivers, Daniel Morad and Robert Wickens.


Motorsports Mondial

Stefano Domenicali believes as Fernando does Ferrari can win the Championship.

“Anyone who does not believe that we can win the World Championship would do better looking for another job,” said Domenicali on the team’s official website.

No-one here is giving up. There are still nine races to go and anything can happen.

We will have to do our job perfectly, that is to say the Ferrari way, and then the results will come.”

Stefano Domenicali : born May 11, 1965 to a prominent banker in Imola. He studied business administration at Bologna University, graduating in 1991. He always believed that he was destined to a career in motorsport due to his birthplace.

Domenicali has only worked for one company, Ferrari. He joined Ferrari, immediately after graduation in 1991, where he worked in company’s fiscal administration. Between 1992 to 1994, he was race director at Mugello and was involved in MotoGP, DTM and other racing series. In 1995, he was appointed head of personnel in Ferrari’s sporting department and was also involved with sponsorship liaison, before being promoted to Team Manager in December 1996. He remained there till January 2001. After a brief stint as Logistics Manager, he became the team’s Sporting Director in 2002. On November 12, 2007 Ferrari announced Stefano Domenicali would take on the role of Director of the Ferrari Formula One team, a position previously held by Jean Todt, and became team principal in 2008. The team has since been in decline, failing to win the Driver’s World Title in 2008, and neither the Drivers or Constructors World Title in the 2009 Formula One Season, finishing a distant fourth overall, behind the Brawn GP, Red Bull Racing and McLaren-Mercedes teams respectively, the latter of which endured a poor start to the season but still recovered to overtake Ferrari in the overall standings after the final Grand Prix of the season. Ferrari have endured a tough start to the 2010 season also, falling behind Mclaren and Red Bull Racing in the fight for the title, with Massa accruing 3 consecutive non-points finishes up to the 2010 British Grand Prix.

F1weekly podcast #442

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F1weekly podcast number 442

Mark Webber has moved on from Red Bull wing row.

Renault to introduce F-duct at Spa Francorchamps.

Motorsports Mondial With Nasir Hameed and…

This weeks interview with Adrian Zaugg.

After winning the Bridgestone Cup in Karting, he impressed on a Formula BMW Scholarship Course, he was signed by Austrian energy drink company Red Bull in 2004, for their Red Bull Junior Team programme. For 2005, he moved up to Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, winning one race. He continued briefly in the Eurocup for 2006, before moving up to the World Series by Renault, for Carlin Motorsport. In six races, he achieved one pole position.

For the 2006-07 season, he also made his A1 Grand Prix debut for Team South Africa at Zandvoort, the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands. He qualified on pole position in his very first qualifying session, and went on to win the Sprint race, though he crashed out on the first lap of the Feature race.

His impressive outings in A1GP led to him being signed up to drive for Arden International for the 2007 GP2 Series, where he would achieve only four point-scoring finishes, on his way to eighteenth in the championship. Zaugg returned to the World Series by Renault for the 2009 season, as he secured a late drive with the Interwetten.com team. However, he parted company with the team after the Le Mans round, due to a lack of funds. Despite this, he finished fourteenth in the championship.

Zaugg returned to the wheel of a GP2-specification car, when he contested the third round of the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series in Bahrain, replacing Dani Clos.

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