Upcoming superstar Renee Gracie—the first ever female driver to race in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia (PCCA)—has taken the next step in her professional development by establishing a mentoring opportunity with well-respected business woman Gillian Franklin, Founder and Managing Director of The Heat Group. Franklin will help Gracie “drive” her professional development, alongside her sporting achievements, and will work towards raising Gracie’s profile on and off the circuit.
By November 24, when this year’s Formula 1 World Championship ends, it will be seven long years since Fernando Alonso Diaz claimed the second of his two titles.
‘O duelo final’ was the Brazilian billing for the 18th and final race of the 2006 season, because it pitted F1’s new young lion Alonso of Renault against the retiring king, Michael Schumacher of Ferrari. In the end neither man won at Interlagos that October day: an incredibly youthful-looking Felipe Massa, clad not in Ferrari red but in special green-and-gold Brazilian overalls for the day, did the job instead.
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Back at Ferrari, that is, from 2014. But Kimi’s back was also the subject of discussion in Singapore when the 33-year-old Finn could only qualify his Lotus 13th on the Marina Bay grid after severe back pain disrupted his practice runs. It’s the residue of an injury picked up in testing in France way back in 2001, and it flares up every now and then.
ROUND 13 – Singapore, 22 September 2013
1st: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1hr 59m 13.132s (av. race speed 155.425 km/h)
2nd: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) gap: 32.627s
3rd: Kimi Raïkkönen (Lotus Renault) gap: 43.920s
Fastest Lap: Vettel 1:48.574 = 167.940 km/h on lap 46
Pole Position: Vettel 1:42.841 = 177.302 km/h
World Championship: Vettel 247 points • Alonso 187 • Hamilton 151
Nico Rosberg is, to paraphrase Gilbert and Sullivan, the very model of a modern motor racing man. He’s cool in both senses of the word, he’s cosmopolitan, he’s switched on, he looks the part and, most importantly, he’s a winner.
They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps, and all his life Nico Erik Rosberg has lived in the company of a World Champion – his father Keke, the Finn who won the title with Williams back in 1982.
If Ferrari asked Kimi Raïkkönen for a quote before they announced that their former World Champion was returning to Maranello, they probably wanted him to tell them how much his services would cost second time around.
The notoriously non-committal Finn – ironically world-famous for his “Leave me alone” quote in Abu Dhabi last year – has maintained his usual silence over his return to the team he graced between 2007 and 2009 before announcing that he was doing a Schuey and quitting the sport.