HRT requests a delay to the scrutineering of Pedro de la Rosa's car
By Jonathan Noble Thursday, March 15th 2012, 09:32 GMT
HRT has requested a delay to the scrutineering of Pedro de la Rosa's car until Friday morning, while it continues to work on completing its second chassis.
The Spanish outfit lodged a request with the Australian Grand Prix race stewards on Thursday to be allowed to delay scrutineering of car number 22, with the FIA duly agreeing for it to be examined before 11am.
HRT only managed to shake down one of its cars at Barcelona last week during a filming day, before shipping its contenders to Melbourne for the first race of the campaign.
De la Rosa's car will need to go through scrutineering before it will be allowed to take part in practice.
Quasi che erano messi meglio nel 2010.
Argentina on verge of grand prix deal from 2013 season
By Pablo Elizalde Thursday, March 15th 2012, 02:03 GMT
Argentina is on the verge of securing its return to the Formula 1 calendar, the country's president said on Wednesday.
Cristina Fernandez said the country has agreed a three-year deal that will see grand prix racing return to the South American nation from 2013.
She said the race will be hosted at a circuit in seaside resort Mar del Plata, 400 km from Argentina's capital Buenos Aires. There is currently no circuit in Mar del Plata.
The race, Fernandez said, will take place at the end of November from the 2013 season.
"We are closing [the deal]," Fernandez said. "For three years, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the city of Mar del Plata.
"For us it will be very important because after football, racing is the second favourite sport for Argentineans. Getting Formula 1 back to Argentina is something we deserve in order to be able to show the things we have."
Argentina, which hosts the Dakar rally and a round of the World Rally Championship, last hosted a Formula 1 grand prix back in 1998 in Buenos Aires.
Praticamente il finale di stagione sarebbe USA-Argentina-Brasile? Figo :o Buenos Aires mi piaceva molto, ma non è certo adatta all'attuale F1. Ci sarebbe anche la meravigliosa Potrero de los Funes Circuit, ma pure qui... Webber rischierebbe sicuramente di finire nel lago