Today, Sahara Force India and Ferrari both launched their cars for the 2013 Season. Force India launched their car at Silverstone, combined with a private demonstration of the car. Ferrari launched their car via an online webcast.
As always, anyone can find pictures of the new cars all over the web, but I like to provide videos of the car launches. Check them both out after the jump.
If you’ve ever wondered if Fernando Alonso karts better than you can, don’t worry. He can.
Nico Rosberg infuriated Fernando Alonso during the Bahrain GP weekend by nearly squeezing him off the track, claiming it as a defensive move. Alonso spent the following week, making a comment to the press about how driver conduct in Formula 1 needs to improve. A fact that personally, I think holds water.
At least when concerning driver conduct, I generally agree with Alonso’s. (I’ve never thought that I would be one to agree with a comment that came from Alonso in the past!) Although my personal impression of Alonso has changed over the last few years, I knew eventually someone would make a jab- reference to one of Fernando’s ‘less than polite’ past actions. You don’t become a two-time world champion by just being nice all the time.
Who would have thought that the burn would have come from Sebastian Vettel! Check out this video during today’s FIA press conference, and Vettel’s wicked Alonso impression.
Check out the video before it gets tagged.
Follow Alonso on Twitter-
@alo_oficial. You know you want to. His introduction to Twitter has been completely awesome. I wish more people engaged with their fans like he does.
He’s in here somewhere! See if you can find him!
So having taken a look at some of the replay footage of the Bahrain GP this weekend, this particular incident with Nico Rosberg and Alonso got my attention. It’s clear that when Rosberg comes off the corner, he cuts back across the track in order to squeeze Alonso off the track.
However at the same time, Alonso isn’t alongside the Mercedes when Nico makes the move. So you could argue that although Rosberg was blocking him, that Ferrari driver should have known better than to go there.
What are your thoughts? Was Rosberg being unfair, or was Alonso just not paying attention?
As one of Ferrari’s primary sponsors, Shell loves to create marketing materials which highlight their commitment to Formula 1 and Scuderia Ferrari.
This piece is a very interesting segment of 1964 World Champion John Surtees having a face to face conversation with current Ferrari driver, and two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso. I think that it’s special how the two drivers really talk about the differences between Formula 1 now and then.
Sidenote: One thing that I wish that marketeers would pay attention to when creating these adverts, is how they interject the branding, so that it is not awkward when they are mentioned. When Fernando starts talking about Shell lubricants, you shudder slightly as it’s not part of the natural flow of conversation.
I love commercials with Formula 1 drivers in them. Take a search through the blog, and you’ll find a few other ones I’ve found.
What other commercials with racing drivers do you like? Let me know in the comments.
…you nearly run into him, yet wave your hand like he’s at fault. I’ve always been a bit perplexed by the ‘Formula 1 Hand Gesture of Frustration.’ It’s about as close to giving the finger that you’ll see in F1. Watch as Alonso just can’t HELP himself as he gestures to Michael.
I don’t know about you, but it looks like Alonso was trying a bit too hard to go up the inside…*
*… and this is me vouching for Schumacher. (#shudder)*
Ferrari has been having a real drought of luck in Formula 1 as of recently. The Scuderia has developed a car (the 150th Italia) that really seems to struggle with aerodynamic downforce. It doesn’t work well on harder compound tires. It doesn’t work well on low fuel loads. It just doesn’t work well!
Ferrari has gone through two reorganizations of the technical structure to attempt to figure out what’s wrong with the car, but yet to no avail. You wonder if Ferrari can ever turn things around.
Yet, there is one man who seems to bring some inspiration in the Prancing Horse. That man is Fernando Alonso. (Click to read more after the bump)
Ferrari has created pre-season news bulletins for the 2011 season that are just interesting to watch. Here are some of the videos that we could find, so far.
Most people following F1 will know most of this information already, but it is interesting to watch if you haven’t seen any of these. We’ll build this post out as we find more. (Check out the videos after the jump)