The aspiring F1 drivers should be minimum 18 years of age according to a new set of guidelines which are to be in action from 2016.
The new rules by FIA are meant to make the entry harder for the inexperienced drivers and to ensure a more serious approach for the largest driving stage. 17-year-old Verstappen (Max) can be said to be a lucky guy as he has been picked up by Toro Rosso just in time before the rules came into force.
Next year onwards, the drivers would be required to gather a fixed set of points from other different motorsports championships over a 3-year period. They are also required to complete minimum 80 % of 2 full seasons (junior categories) & hold valid road driving license for F1 eligibility. Continue reading 'No Place For Under-18 Drivers In F1'»
The Formula One star Bruno Senna did not have a very satisfying race at the Formula E championship in which he is currently participating. After being overlooked by the Williams team, Bruno Senna signed a deal with Mahindra. The latest race in China did not prove to be a very good one for him as he failed to gather any points for his team. Karun Chandok, the Indian driver in his team managed to finish at the fifth position gaining some crucial points. But Senna had some unfortunate troubles with the battery of his car. He had to retire early as he was unable to control his car. The team Principal Dilbagh Gill said that they had a mixed feeling about the race. Although Karun Chandok did his best but Senna was riding some bad luck. He hopes to come back strong in Malaysia with a much improved performance. The Indian fans will be looking forward to his success.
Bruno Senna is the relative of former Formula One star Ayrton Senna who was an incredible talent but lost his life on the race course due to a terrible accident in the early nineties. The latest crash of Jules Bianchi brought back his memories once again. Although Bianchi is in a critical condition but he is considered to be stable. When Bruno was asked about the safety issues in racing he said that some permanent and important measures must be taken to ensure the safety of the drivers otherwise it is going to be a very difficult. In order to avoid the accidents like Ayrton Senna a lot of precautions were taken which has prevented any more deaths on the track. But it is not yet full proof. The Suzuka circuit which proved to be a menace due to wet condition was witness to a terrible incident.
Fernando Alonso may not be having the best of seasons in terms of honours and podiums this time around and he is no closer to securing that all elusive third world title that he has been searching for almost a decade now, but he is still the greatest driver the sport has seen since the retirement of the legendary Michael Schumacher and it is only right that he hold the key for the driver merry-go-round next season.
The Spaniard has long been linked with a move away from Ferrari after the fallen Italian giants failed to adapt to the times and come up with a car capable of competing, let alone winning championships and this has frustrated the former two time world champion. His former team McLaren is ready to take him back which will see them release former world champion Jenson Button from the line-up who could then end up going to Williams or Mercedes. Continue reading 'Alonso the puppet master for drivers come 2015'»