HAMILTON LEFT SURPRISED

The McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is extremely surprised about the lack of pace shown by the McLaren car in the testing ahead of the Korean Grand Prix.

FOCUSSED ON WINNING

McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh has said that the team is focused on winning both the championships this season. He has said that the team has found an extraordinary amount of confidence following the victory for Lewis Hamilton at the Hungary Grand Prix.

Ferrari still Unsure about New Driver

Ferrari are facing quite a dilemma in finalizing a team mate for Fernando Alonso for the 2013 season of Formula 1 as they look to secure a new driver by the end of September.

Although there have been lots of names mentioned as possible targets and negotiations with drivers as well, the Italian team is yet to finalize who will take the place of Felipe Massa in the next season. Although there have not been any concrete decisions made by the team regarding the Brazilian, it is understood that he will not be retained.

Button Confident Ahead of European GP

British Formula 1 driver Jenson Button is hopeful and confident that he will be able to bounce back at the European Grand Prix that takes place over the weekend at Valencia in Spain.

At the moment, the British driver is a whopping 43 points behind Lewis Hamilton, his team mate at McLaren F1 after he managed to score just two points in the last four races that took place. Button was even lapped by the younger British driver at the last race in Canada and as a result, he has reverted to the set-up of Hamilton’s car in Valencia.

VETTEL ANSWERS CRITICS

As Vettel took 6th on the grid in Australia last weekend, the critics were already lining up to predict the fall of Red Bull and the end of the supremacy of both their car, and their top driver.

LOTUS LEAD THE WAY

Formula One team Lotus put behind all their last week’s troubles to go back to the top of the time table on the very first day of the final pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Just 9 days later after being pushed to abandon the 2nd test after few laps because of a huge mechanical defect. Their French driver Romain Grosjean finished a comfortable seventy-three laps at the circuit with his best set in 1 minute 23.252 seconds.

BUEMI HEADS TO RED BULL

Following Sebastien Buemi’s dismissal by Toro Rosso at the end of the 2011 season, the Swiss driver has been taken on by their sister club Red Bull as the test and reserve driver, which he also served as in the 2008 season for the same team.

Buemi finished the championship in 15th position, and has since been replaced along with his former team mate Alguersuari, by the young duo of Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo.

Battle To Host The Spanish Grand Prix

For a while there weren’t that many F1 fans who expected the Valencia Street circuit to last long very in the grand prix calendar. The racing it has produced since arriving as host of the European Grand Prix in 2008 has been unspectacular, and the general opinion of the circuit has been lukewarm to say the least.

But in June of this year all that changed - Valencia had its contract renewed surprisingly renewed until 2021, and all eyes suddenly fell on its national rival - the circuit of Catalunya and the current host of the Spanish Grand Prix.