Nürburg (dpa) – Mick Schumacher’s eyes will be on Mick Schumacher during opening practice for the Formula 1 race at the Nürburgring.
The son of record world champion Michael Schumacher takes part in his first hour and a half session for Alfa Romeo (11am / n / a and Sky) during a Grand Prix weekend. That is not the only topic of conversation.
FATTLE AS AN INVESTOR
Sebastian Vettel leaves Ferrari at the end of the year and changes into the future factory team Aston Martin. The 33-year-old has now admitted to owning shares in his new racing team. “I believe in the project,” stressed Vettel, who would say nothing about the amount of his investment. “Everyone can do what they want with their money”, Vettel formulated his motto. Aston Martin is a British brand and makes luxury sports cars. The cars are also known from the James Bond movies.
GREAT PRICE IN RIO DE JANEIRO?
The plans for a Formula 1 race in Rio de Janeiro need to become more concrete. However, it is reported that a large area of forest will be cleared for a new race track on the Sugar Loaf. “Ultimately, I personally believe that the world does not need a new course. There are many circuits in the world that are great and I love Interlagos,” said Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. Formula 1 has been running continuously on the Sao Paulo track since 1990. No trees should be cut down for sustainability reasons, Hamilton said. “It’s not something I personally support.”
THE GERMAN PAST OF PEREZ
Germany is something very special for Sergio Perez. The Mexican came abroad at the age of 15 to drive in Formula BMW. Today’s Racing Point driver even lived with his team principal at the time. Vilsbiburg in Lower Bavaria, with about 11,000 inhabitants, temporarily became the driver’s new home. “It’s emotional for me to come back here because it all started here,” said Perez, who initially struggled with foreign culture as a teenager. He fought his way to the top class of motorsport, thanks in part to the sponsorship money from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.