F1 News Round-up #5

Here is some F1 News from over the past month including Robert Kubica testing an F1 car and the split between Monisha Kaltenborn and Sauber.


Robert Kubica tests F1 car for first time since 2011

Robert Kubica has driven a Formula 1 car for the first time since suffering career-changing injuries in a 2011 rallying accident. The 2008 Canadian GP winner covered 115 laps, equivalent to one and a half grand prix distances, in a 2012 Lotus E20 painted in current Renault colours. Renault organised the private test for the Pole as one of many tests that Kubica had done this year including Formula E.

Alonso warns McLaren about 2018 drive

Fernando Alonso has indicated he will leave McLaren-Honda at the end of the year if he does not see signs they can be competitive by September. “We have to win,” he said. “If we are winning before September, when I will make a decision, I will stay.” In a bid to keep Alonso for 2018, McLaren and Alonso entered the Indy 500 where Alonso drove superbly but an Honda engine failure halted his dream of winning this year.

France and Germany return as 2018 calendar revealed

The calendar for the 2018 Formula One World Championship has been approved for next season. The season will consist of 21 Grands Prix, equalling the record for the greatest number of races in a year. The German and French GP’s will return to the delight of fans and drivers. The season will start off in Australia on the 25th of March and end off in Abu Dhabi on the 25th of November.

Kaltenborn and Sauber part company

Monisha Kaltenborn has left her role as team principal and CEO at Sauber with immediate effect, the Swiss squad have confirmed. She became F1’s first female team principal, as well as a team shareholder, when she took over from founder Peter Sauber in October 2012. Sauber are currently ninth in the standings with 5 points.



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