Schumacher ‘can live normal life again’ – Todt

The pair became close friends at Ferrari last decade as the Italian team dominated Formula One. Since then, 45-year-old Schumacher has retired and Frenchman Todt is now FIA president, but they remained close friends. Todt has visited the Schumacher family since the seven time world champion returned to his home in Switzerland after months in hospital and rehabilitation. Precious little … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Drivers and others within F1 outraged at handling of Japanese GP

Oct.7 (GMM) As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Alain Prost, the F1 legend and quadruple world champion, told Europe 1 radio it is clear “serious misconduct” took place as the light faded and the rain intensified towards the end of the … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

New territory for Formula One opens up more unpredictability

Milan, October 6, 2014 – Formula One heads into new territory with the brand new Sochi circuit near the Black Sea in Russia: the home of the 2014 Winter Olympic games. This will be the first new circuit introduced to the grand prix calendar since Austin in 2012. With the track only having been recently completed, there is not a lot of real data available. However, Pirelli has carried … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

As with the Stewart/Ward tragedy, an amateur video shows Bianchi’s crash

When NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s dirt-track sprint car struck and killed fellow racer Kevin Ward, Jr., a 65-second amateur video that has since been viewed tens of millions of times became the focal point for Monday-morning quarterbacks trying to amateur-analyze the tragedy. With the Jules Bianchi crash Sunday morning in the Formula One race at Suzuka in Japan, a similar amateur … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Bianchi placed on life support, may need to undergo second operation

A number of outlets including Sky F1 have confirmed that Jules Bianchi is no longer breathing unaided. The FIA and Marussia have yet to confirm it for themselves however. Unfortunately, the young racer has been intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation … Also known as life support. He may also require a second operation to stop what’s being referred to as ‘cranial bleeding.’ As … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Sleepless F1 holds breath for Bianchi

After the likeable and talented Frenchman had brain surgery in the Mie hospital after his Suzuka collision with a recovery vehicle, specialist media reports claimed his condition was stabilising and he was breathing unaided. The Marussia driver’s father Philippe told French television: “Jules is in a bad state. “Emergency surgery was performed because of a hematoma in his head. It will … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Former F1 driver Andrea De Cesaris killed in motorcycle accident

Italian racer Andrea De Cesaris has passed away. The 55-year-old was killed in a motorcycle accident outside of Rome earlier today.  He was riding a Suzuki 600 and although the details of the accident are not yet known, he lost control and struck a guardrail. He was killed on impact. De Cesaris competed in over 200 Grand Prix between 1980 and 1994. He never won, but he did procure one … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Third and fourth for Red Bull at a wet Suzuka

Sebastian Vettel  (Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 9th): “Everything that happened with the racing on track is secondary today, one of us is in a bad shape and we don’t yet know how he is. Jules had a bad accident and we hope to have some very good news, very soon. Not knowing what’s going on feels terrible, I think all the drivers really feel with him, as we know how difficult … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Jules Bianchi transported to hospital after crash with track vehicle

Jules Bianchi has been seriously hurt in an incident that brought Sunday’s rain-affected Japanese grand prix to a sombre close. Adrian Sutil crashed on the wet Suzuka circuit, which brought out a recovery vehicle. Sutil told reporters Marussia driver Bianchi, a 25-year-old Frenchman and the leading Ferrari ‘academy’ talent, then crashed sideways into the vehicle. Photographs … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Fernando Alonso’s next move may not be what you think

The Suzuka paddock was thrown into a spin on Saturday morning with the pre-practice announcement that Sebastian Vettel would be taking his leave of Red Bull at the end of 2014, one year before his contract with the Milton Keynes racers was due to expire. Would McLaren be a step down for the Spaniard? With Vettel almost certainly off to Ferrari, the question is where will Fernando … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories