American driver Alexander Rossi will be making his Grand Prix debut for Caterham in Barcelona at next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. He will drive in the first Friday practice session in Heikki Kovalainen’s car.
Rossi will be the first American to drive during a GP weekend since Scott Speed raced for Toro Rosso in 2007. He drove in the Young Drivers Test for Caterham last year.
Of course, this practice session takes place at 4am eastern next Friday, but if you’re as excited as I am to see a legitimate American driver in Formula 1 once again, you’ll be able to stream the session online.
This week, teams had a three day in-season test at Mugello. It’s hard to judge anything based on the test because teams use it for different things, but hopefully everyone got something out of it.
Except apparently Christian Horner, who doesn’t think there is any value in it.
Vitaly Petrov spoke out yesterday on the last day, saying the Mugello circuit is too dangerous. Other drivers praised it. But it is beyond tacky to tell Petrov to “man up” or “grow a pair” because you don’t agree with him. He’s the one in the car.
I’m talking to you, Will Buxton.
The link in the top tweet there is a photo of a baby crying. Yes, Petrov does complain a bit. But that in no way makes him less of a man.
Of course, Buxton was not done yet.
Yep, only women crave dessert and white wine! And only men can have beer and burgers. So there you go. And if you think a track is dangerous, you deserve to be emasculated. And craving said sweet things also makes you less of a man so pop open that beer!
I’ve liked Buxton since SPEED brought him on. He has actually never said anything that rubbed me the wrong way until this. As a female fan, I’ve lost a lot of respect for him.
No surprise this is the sport that calls Maria de Villota testing a “publicity stunt” and has a commercial rights holder who hopes new Williams’ test driver Susie Wolff is “as quick in a car as she looks good out of a car.”