In the wake of the Korean grand prix, we decided to do a weekly roundup of all motorsports, as there are exciting times ahead for fans of motorsports. We only hope that all contestants have decent insurance like what you might find at Express Insurance, they might need it!
The big news in Formula 1 is that Kimi Raikkonen will leave Lotus and will join Fernando Alonso at Ferrari for the next two seasons. The big question is now who will drive at Lotus next year. Will it be Felipe Massa or Nico Hulkenburg? Massa has to make place for Raikkonen after he drove for Ferrari since 2006.
The highly rated Hulkenburg is driving for the struggling Sauber F1 – team. In Monza Hulkenburg had an impressive drive when qualified as 3th and finished as 4th. In Singapore his performance was a little bit disappointing as Esteban Gutierrez beated him in qualifying. Hulkenburg doesn’t have any sponsorship money, money what Lotus F1 needs. Money Is also a problem of Sauber who ran out of budget halfway the season. Russian investors pledged the future of the team with a multi – million investment.
For Mark Webber it will be one of his last Formula 1 – races. The teammate of Sebastian Vettel will move to Porsche for the Le Mans Series next year. Toro Rosso’s, Red Bull’s second team, Daniel Ricciardio wil join Vettel next year as a teammate. It’s good news for Australia, the home country of Webber and Ricciardio.
In the back in the field there are more open spots, Toro Rosso, Williams, Marussia, and Caterham all didn’t confirm their line – ups for next year. Various drivers are in talks with the teams who all needs talent and of course money. It seems that Toro Rosso will put its cards on Jean Eric Vergne and Felix Da Costa.
It’s likely that Williams stays with its current lineup, Pastor Maldonado en Valtteri Bottas. Caterham is talking with Pic, Van der Garde, Rossi, and Kovalainen. And Marussia looks like to stay with Pic and the highly – rated Bianchi.
Next week the MotoGP will drive around Aragon. The battle in MotoGP will be again between Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha and Marc Marques on the Honda bike while Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa also will be looking for the win. Enough to be looking forward for motorsport fans the next few weeks!
Finally Manchester was rocked by the Red Bull City Trial, which took place on the 21st September. Some of the best trial riders will took part in the gruelling course laid out in the heart of the city, Exchange Square. Designed to push the boundaries of their skill, the competitors took on the obstacles for a three heat shoot out that saw Spain’s Jeroni Fajardo crowned champion of trials at the end of the day.