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SECOND SECTOR: THE FEATURES
42 JB: NO MORE MR NICE GUY
The personable McLaren racer needs to show his teeth
and take charge of his team, says Peter Windsor
46 MCLARENS MAN AT THE TOP
Team principal Martin Whitmarsh explains what went
wrong in 2013 and how theyll put it right for 2014
52 LIFE AFTER LOWE
When Paddy Lowe moved to Mercedes, McLaren began
a radical shake-up of their technical department
58 THE REAL PAUL DI RESTA
A taciturn manner earned Kimi a legion of fans but not
so this plainspoken Scot. Lee McKenzie provides a more
charitable insight into a talented and honest racer
66 HUNGRY LIKE A WOLFF
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff explains why the teams
top-heavy management structure is key to their success
68 YOU ASK THE QUESTIONS
A grilling from our readers reveals Marussia racer Max
Chiltons love of Reigate and dread of plate-sized spiders
73 THE F1 POWER LIST
Who are the movers and shakers with the most influence
in the sport? After heated debate, we pick the top 21
82 THE LAST OF THE V8S
Say goodbye to the highest-revving engines F1 has ever
seen, as the sport embraces a cleaner, greener future
88 TOKYO DRIFT
We join Giedo van der Garde, for a jaunt around the
Japanese capital in the retro Caterham Seven Superlight
94 LUNCH WITH GARY ANDERSON
The former technical brains of Jordan, who now makes
complex F1 concepts digestible for BBC viewers
FIRST SECTOR: THE REGULARS
10 IGNITION MCLAREN HAVE HAPPIER TIMES AHEAD
12 PARADES THE VERY BEST F1 PHOTOGRAPHY
18 PITPASS NEWS, OPINION AND ANALYSIS
28 PITPASS TECH THE SCIENCE BEHIND WET RACES
30 PETER WINDSOR WHO IS MCLARENS NEW SPONSOR?
33 DIETER RENCKEN THE RETURN OF CUSTOMER CARS
35 VALTTERI BOTTAS IS LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014
36 INBOX CLASSIC TRACKS NEED CLASSIC CORNERS
38 NOW THAT WAS A CAR THE JORDAN 191
107 SUBSCRIBE AND GET A FREE CREDIT CARD CASE
THIRD SECTOR: FINISHING STRAIGHT
104 JAPANESE GP REPORT WIN NINE FOR SEB
108 INDIAN GP REPORT TITLE FOUR FOR SEB
112 ABU DHABI GP REPORT WIN ELEVEN FOR SEB
116 US GP PREVIEW CRACKING ATMOSPHERE STATESIDE
118 BRAZILIAN GP PREVIEW F1 2013 DRAWS TO A CLOSE
120 F1 BOOK REVIEW THREE MUST-HAVE RACING READS
121 TOM CLARKSON WHY INDIA SHOULD KEEP ITS GP
122 MURRAY WALKER ON THE LAST TIME F1 TRIED TURBO
JENSON BUTTON Why the McLaren
ace needs to take a tougher approach
PAUL DI RESTA With talent like this,
does he need media-friendly charm?
POWER LIST The top 21 men and
women who shape Formula 1
GIEDO VAN DER GARDE Behind the
wheel of a very unusual Caterham
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CONTENTS / DECEMBER 2013
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to grace F1
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Lee McKenzie
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speedy Scot,
Paul Di Resta
Max Chilton
on the near-
invisible
battle to
prove himself
from the back
of the grid
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Jenson
Button, Martin
Whitmarsh
and the
McLaren
technical team
discuss their
plans to make
McLaren
great again
Maurice
Hamilton meets
BBC pundit and
designer of the
Jordan 191,
Gary Anderson
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Giedo van der Garde creates a
stir on the streets of Tokyo in
Caterhams sporty new offering
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:KLVSHU LW buL IL Iooks us II McLuren mIghL be
puckIng up uL nLerIugos In u coupIe oI weeks` LIme
wILhouL huvIng scored u sIngIe zo1 podIum IInIsh.
There, IL`s ouL. McLuren`s seuson couId be wILhouL
sIIverwure Ior Lhe IIrsL LIme sInce 1q8o. For u Leum
who huve come Lo be regurded us u pIIIur oI F1, LhIs Is
u bureIy ImugInubIe sLuLe oI uIIuIrs. I IL`s LroubIIng Ior
McLuren`s Iuns und dIspIrILIng Ior Lhe F1 medIu who`ve
grown used Lo compeIIIng nurruLIves beIng suppIIed by
WokIng`s IInesL, ImugIne II you wIII Lhe DQJXLVK beIng
experIenced by Lhe proud crew who suIIy IorLh euch
IorLnIghL sLIII progrummed Lo wIn, whIIe knowIng LheIr
MPq-z8 sudIy won`L deIIver Lhe necessury.
WhuL Lo do?
WeII, ) 5DFLQJ Is pIeused Lo reporL LhuL McLuren
huve pIuns. Hondu, we know, wIII be McLuren`s engIne
purLner Irom zo1 und we uII remember whuL huppened
Lhe IusL LIme Lhese Lwo goL IrIendIy. Then Lhere`s
'MIssIon AIonso`. DIsmIssed by some us mere puddock
LILLIe-LuLLIe, don`L doubL LhuL re-hIrIng F1`s IeIsLIesL
operuLor Is hIgh on McLuren`s ugendu, despILe hIs IusL
spIn In sIIver endIng so ucrImonIousIy. n Lhe meunLIme,
un uggressIve LechnIcuI hIrIng progrumme Is under wuy,
Lhe uLLenLIon-grubbIng pouch oI AdrIun Newey`s rIghL-
hund mun uL Red BuII, PeLer Prodromou, beIng Lhe mosL
heudIIne-worLhy. There`s uIso LuIk oI Lhe unnouncemenL
oI Sumsung us u LILIe sponsor uny duy soon. AII LoId
Lhen, Lhe IuLure Is Iur Irom gIoomy, even II Lhe Iog oI
underperIormunce hus yeL Lo IIIL, us you cun reud In our
excIusIve McLuren InsIghL sLurLIng on puge q1.
A degree oI cerLuInLy us Lo Lhe IuLure Is someLhIng
LhuL wouId be weIcomed by PuuI DI ResLu, who we
proIIIe on puge 8. He`s one oI u number oI drIvers
whose F1 cureer puLhs were uncIeur us LhIs Issue wenL Lo
press. AILer u IIeeL und sIngIe-sLoppIng drIve Lo sIxLh In
Abu DhubI, DI ResLu LoId us hIs Iocus wus on sLuyIng
In FormuIu 1. MId-grId musIcuI chuIrs be dumned: he`s
worLh hIs seuL und IL wouId be u consIderubIe IndIcLmenL
oI Lhe sporL`s voIuLIIe IInuncIuI sLruILs were PuuI Lo IInd
hImseII ouL oI u drIve Ior wunL oI u bucker.
CushIIow woes ure, however, u duIIy concern Ior Lhe
IIkes oI Force ndIu, LoLus und Suuber, Lo Lhe exLenL LhuL
commercIuI pressures dIcLuLe LheIr PRGXV RSHUDQGL Lo
un exLreme degree. The punLomIme surroundIng non-
puymenL oI some $16m uppurenLIy due Lo KImI
RuIkknen, Ior exumpIe, wouId be surreuIIy enLerLuInIng
were IL noL sure IndIcuLIon LhuL LoLus ure u Leum whose
buIunce sheeL Is In very reuI dunger oI rupLurIng.
Perhups IL`s LIme Ior some oI Lhose who IeuLure In
our F1 Power LIsL (puge ;) Lo Luke sLock oI u sLuLe oI
uIIuIrs whereIn onIy Iour oI F1`s 11 Leums ure IInuncIuIIy
secure, und Luke ucLIon Ior Lhe common good. As
McLuren`s Leum prIncIpuI MurLIn WhILmursh noLed In
Abu DhubI: L Lends Lo Luke u crIsIs Ior us Lo ucL LogeLher
Ior Lhe good oI F1. L mIghL be nIce II we couId do LhuL Ior
once EHIRUH u crIsIs occurs, ruLher Lhun uILerwurds.
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Contributors
Andrew Ferraro
F1 Racings ever-busy
principal photographer
We mude Andrew sweuL LhIs
monLh by LuskIng hIm wILh u
nIghL shooL uround one oI
Tokyo`s busIesL suburbs - uL
rush hour. Check ouL Lhe
resuILs on puge 88
Patrick Gosling
Lifes a beach for McLarens
snapper of choice
L`s IncredIbIy rure Ior F1
Leums Lo IeL phoLogruphers
sLrup u cumeru Lo LheIr
hoIIesL oI hoIIes - buL
McLuren mude un excepLIon
Ior LhIs monLh`s IronL cover
Steve Cropley
Autocar editor in chief
whos driven em all
AILer Iour decudes In Lhe
busIness, SLeve`s knowIedge
oI Lhe moLorIng IndusLry
knows no bounds. Reud hIs
Luke on McLuren`s roud cur
IorLunes on puge q8
Lee McKenzie
BBC Sports unflappable
roving pitlane reporter
EsLubIIshed puddock wIsdom
pIuces PuuI DI ResLu In
Lhe 'murdy` cuLegory. Lee
McKenzIe hus unrIvuIIed
uccess Lo hIs Inner cIrcIe
(p8) und begs Lo dIIIer.
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Seconds out Mark Webber threads his RB9 through the tricky final sector of
the Yas Marina circuit, glimpsed here through the intricate glass-tiled roof of the
Yas Viceroy hotel. Having topped the timesheets for much of the session, hell
be pushed into second by Seb Vet at the end although hell later snatch pole
Where Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi When 2.42pm, Saturday 2 November 2013
Photographer Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Details Canon EOS-1DX, 200mm lens, 1/640th at F7.1
Parade
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Cruising into the sunset Its second practice in Abu Dhabi and Jenson Buttons
day is about to get complicated as a failed tyre-pressure sensor interrupts his
tyre-evaluation programme. He needs all the track time he can get to wring
the most out of the recalcitrant MP4-28. Just three more races to go
Where Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi When 6.09pm, Friday 1 November 2013
Photographer Charles Coates/LAT
Details Canon EOS-1DX, 600mm lens, 1/100th at F18
Parade
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The soft option Fernando Alonso races into his pit box for his final stop of the
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and, with just nine laps left to run, theres a set of quick
but short-lived soft-compound tyres waiting. Having started outside the top
ten, hes about to claim fifth place via a near-miss with Jean-Eric Vergne
Where Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi When 6.23pm, Sunday 3 November 2013
Photographer Lorenzo Bellanca
Details Canon EOS-5D MkII, 15mm lens, 1/10th at F5.6
Parade
6HEDVWLDQ 9HWWHOV IourLh
worId LILIe compIeLes Red BuII`s
domInuLIon oI F1 In Lhe IIve yeurs
under Lhe currenL ruIes. OnIy
Bruwn In zooq huve sLood In Lhe
wuy oI u cIeun sweep - und LhuL
wus onIy due Lo LheIr conLenLIous
doubIe dIIIuser.
WIII Red BuII domInuLe In
zo1q, wILh smuIIer Lurbochurged
engInes governed by u IueI
resLrIcLIon? Muny hope u new
sLurL wIII IeveI Lhe pIuyIng IIeId.
The new ruIes wIII end Lhe
hurnessIng oI exhuusL guses Ior
uerodynumIc eIIecL, LechnoIogy
Red BuII huve puL Lo beLLer
use Lhun uny oLher Leum. BuL
someLhIng LhuL perhups hus
even greuLer sIgnIIIcunce, Is
Lhe depurLure oI LheIr heud oI
uerodynumIcs, PeLer Prodromou.
LIke FerrurI durIng LheIr mosL
domInunL eru In Lhe eurIy zooos,
Red BuII huve u LIghL-knIL Leum
oI cIever, InnovuLIve engIneers
workIng under u group oI ruLhIess
munugers, uII devoLed Lo one
super-LuIenLed drIver. BuL uII
empIres IuII evenLuuIIy. CouId
Prodromou`s depurLure be Lhe
IIrsL chInk In Red BuII`s prevIousIy
ImpeneLrubIe urmour?
AL Lhe very Lop IeveI, desIgn
guru AdrIun Newey und Leum boss
ChrIsLIun Horner ure conLrucLed
unLII zo1;, whIIe SebusLIun VeLLeI
hus u conLrucL unLII Lhe end oI
zo1, wILh un opLIon Ior zo16. BuL
beIow Lhem, muLLers ure noL quILe
so seLLIed. Prodromou, Red BuII`s
heud oI uero und rIghL-hund mun
Lo chIeI LechnIcuI oIIIcer AdrIun
Newey Ior u number oI yeurs, Is
movIng Lo McLuren, und Is LukIng
wILh hIm hIs own second-In
commund, Dun FuIIows.
Prodromou hus been sIgned
Lo McLuren Irom Lhe sLurL oI
zo1, us hIs Red BuII conLrucL
runs Lo Lhe end oI zo1q. McLuren
huve uIso recruILed Lhree IurLher
News Analysis Opinion
18 F1 Racing December 2013
INSIGHT
Red Bull: end of an era or
the start of a new one?
With new rules and staff changes imminent, the four-time champions have their work cut out
Vettel with Adrian Neweys right-
hand man Peter Prodromou, who
has signed to McLaren for 2015
engIneers Lo LheIr uero Leum: Lwo
Irom FerrurI und one Irom LoLus.
These moves underIIne McLuren`s
deLermInuLIon Lo become u mujor
Iorce uguIn Irom Lhe sLurL oI
LheIr engIne-suppIy purLnershIp
wILh Hondu. The Jupunese
munuIucLurer wIII noL onIy
provIde Iree engInes und LechnIcuI
InpuL, buL uIso u IInuncIuI
InjecLIon runnIng InLo hundreds
oI mIIIIons oI pounds.
Prodromou wus uIso courLed by
WIIIIums, who uILImuLeIy decIded
LhuL wILh u suIury oI qoo,ooo,
pIus bonuses, he wus jusL Loo
expensIve. BuL Lhe IucL LhuL he
hud serIous conversuLIons wILh
one Leum und hus commILLed
Lo unoLher Ieuds Lo un obvIous
concIusIon: he wunLed Lo Ieuve.
And LhIs Is despILe Horner`s
InsIsLence In ndIu LhuL peopIe
enjoy workIng Ior Red BuII,
Lhey enjoy Lhe envIronmenL, Lhey
enjoy Lhe wuy we operuLe.
For Prodromou uL IeusL, hIs
move cun be uscrIbed Lo umbILIon
und wunLIng Lo be known us
someone oLher Lhun Newey`s
ussIsLunL. He hus occupIed LhIs
roIe sInce Lhe puIr IIrsL worked
LogeLher uL McLuren Irom zooo-
zoo, beIore IoIIowIng Newey Lo
Red BuII In zoo6.
McLuren musL be conIIdenL In
Prodromou's ubIIILy, und Newey
ruLes hIm hIghIy. So how much
hIs depurLure weukens Red BuII
/ Red Bull look to the future / Formula 1 snakes and ladders
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F1 Racing December 2013 19
WINNERS + SPINNERS
UPS AND DOWNS ON THE F1 ROLLER COASTER
Spontaneous expressions of joy
Sebastian Vettel was given a reprimand and his Red Bull
team fined 25,000 for his impromptu donut at the end of
the Indian GP, in celebration of his fourth world title. Many
fans considered the reprimand heavy-handed.
Spontaneous shedding of wheelnuts
When Pastor Maldonado shed a wheelnut during a practice
session at the Indian GP practice, the FIA fined his Williams
team a whopping 60,000. Thats on top of another
60,000 fine for a similar offence in Suzuka.
Asking nicely
Lotus apologised for the radio message delivered to Kimi
Rikknen in the closing stages of the Indian GP. From the
pitwall, Alan Permane radioed to Kimi: Move out of the
fucking way! when Rikknen got in the way of his faster
team-mate Romain Grosjean. What do you reckon theyll
write in his leaving card?
Heart-warming comebacks
Robert Kubica has won the second tier of the World Rally
Championship (WRC2). The former F1 racer, who partially
severed his arm in a rally crash in 2011, took five wins
in seven events to secure his first championship. As his
reward, he will get to drive a top-level Citron DS3 in
Novembers Wales Rally GB.
Those in a rush to get the first round in
After Sebastian Vettel won the world title in India, he
spent Sunday evening helping his team pack up the
garage so the party could start sooner. Team-mate Mark
Webber left the circuit straight after retiring from the race.
Fans of obscure historical jokes
Fernando Alonso wore a special helmet in India to mark
scoring more F1 points than any other driver. But one wag
pondered if the number 1571 on his lid was to celebrate
the 442nd anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto
GOOD
MONTH
FOR
BAD
MONTH
FOR
depends on wheLher Prodromou
Is un InnovuLor hImseII or Lhe
druughLsmun Ior Newey`s Ideus.
s he u Ieuder In uerodynumIc
desIgn, or Lhe Ieuder oI un
uerodynumIc desIgn depurLmenL?
Red BuII now huve Lwo mujor
quesLIons Lo unswer. How
eIIecLIveIy wIII Lhey repIuce
Prodromou? And wIII uny oLher
key IIgures Ieuve? So Iong us Lhey
hoId on Lo Newey hImseII, boLh
quesLIons ure urguubIy redundunL.
AILer uII, hIsLory suggesLs LhuL
when Lhe ruIes chunge, Newey`s
curs seL Lhe sLundurd.
ThuL wus Lhe cuse when
normuIIy uspIruLed curs reLurned
In 1q8q und Newey IIrsL mude hIs
murk uL LeyLon House; wILh Lhe
InLroducLIon oI nurrower Lrucks In
1qq8 und Newey`s genre-deIInIng
McLuren MPq-1; und Irom zooq,
wILh Lhe RB`s deIInILIve puII-
rod reur suspensIon, uILru-Iow
reur bodywork und subsequenL
exhuusL-bIown dIIIuser.
The zo1q ruIes ure uII ubouL
eIIIcIency. RenuuIL huve Lhe mosL
eIIIcIenL engIne, und Newey`s Red
BuII Is Lhe mosL uerodynumIcuIIy
eIIIcIenL cur - us neurIy uII hIs
curs Lend Lo be. So on puper, Lhere
Is IILLIe reuson Lo beIIeve much
wIII chunge Ior zo1q. Fur Irom
beIng Lhe end oI un eru oI Red
BuII domInuLIon, nexL yeur couId
eusIIy Lurn ouL Lo be Lhe sLurL
oI u new one.
The dream team: Newey,
Vettel and Horner have now
secured four title doubles
Raffaele Marciello
Who is he?
Also known as Lello, he is an
18-year-old Swiss driver racing
in the FIA European Formula 3
championship for the Italian-
based Prema Powerteam.
How good is he?
In the highly rated European F3
series, Marciello has taken 13
wins, six podiums and 12 pole
positions to clinch the title.
Even more impressively, he has
suffered only two retirements
(and one disqualication for a
technical infringement) during
the 30-round championship.
Anything else we need
to know about him?
Hes a member of Ferraris young
driver academy, having impressed
the Scuderia with his karting
prowess. He also scored a debut
win in the Formula Abarth single-
seater series.
F1 chances
Sergio Prez and Jules Bianchi
have come through the academy
to land seats in F1. While Marciello
has yet to prove himself in higher
categories, if his form continues
and he proves adept in more
powerful machinery, a Ferrari drive
could feature in his future.
1 Which Brazilian racer was beaten
by Jenson Button in a shoot-out
for the Williams seat in 2000?
2 Who were the last F1 team for
whom Jean Alesi (below left) drove?
3 Who replaced Jan Magnussen
(below right) at Stewart GP in 1998?
4 Which two Frenchmen nished
second and third in the 1983
drivers championship?
5 Tony Southgate designed cars
for which team from 1973 to 1979?
6 Which famous under-achiever
started his F1 career driving for
Reg Parnell Racing?
7 Who are the only two Monaco-
born drivers to have started F1
world championship races?
8 What happened on 5 June 1983?
9 Which former Formula 1 street
circuit had a start/nish line on
Jefferson Street?
10 For which team did Stefan
Johansson drive in 1988?
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THIS BOY
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Keeping an eye
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20 F1 Racing December 2013
NEWS
Brawn set to
exit Mercedes
A gradual departure was being planned, but
team principal Ross Brawn will now leave on
his own terms at the end of this season
0HUFHGHV WHDP SULQFLSDO
Ross Bruwn wIII Ieuve Lhe Leum
uL Lhe end oI Lhe zo1 seuson. So
Iur hIs IuLure pIuns ure unknown.
Bruwn`s depurLure Is noL
u huge surprIse. Mercedes
orIgInuIIy InLended Lo IeL hIm go
ImmedIuLeIy, when Lhey sIgned
McLuren`s Iormer LechnIcuI
dIrecLor Puddy Lowe uL Lhe
sLurL oI Lhe yeur. However, LhuL
sILuuLIon chunged when Bruwn,
In Lhe words oI one source,
goL hIs eIbows ouL, und pIuns
shIILed Lo LryIng Lo IInd u wuy
Lo keep hIm on uL Lhe Leum.
SInce Lhen, non-execuLIve
dIrecLor NIkI Luudu hus been
negoLIuLIng wILh Bruwn over
u IuLure roIe uL Lhe Leum, buL
Lhere wus one non-negoLIubIe
condILIon. Mercedes Is Lo be
run In Lundem by execuLIve
dIrecLors ToLo WoIII und Lowe.
Hud Bruwn sLuyed on, IL wouId
huve hud Lo be In u dIIIerenL
roIe LhuL dId noL gIve hIm duy-
Lo-duy uuLhorILy over Lhe Leum.
An Impusse Lhen deveIoped
us Bruwn wunLed Lo remuIn In
soIe churge oI Lhe Leum, whIIe
Mercedes beIIeve LhIs Is un
ouLduLed concepL, gIven Lhe
compIexILIes oI modern F1.
Sources cIose Lo Mercedes suy
Lhey were Impressed by Bruwn`s
ubIIILy Lo hung on Ior so Iong
uL Lhe Leum In Lhe Iuce oI Lhe
compuny`s desIre Lo remove hIm.
EquuIIy, Luudu`s decIsIon Lo
uIIy hImseII wILh Bruwn onIy Lo
IuII Lo reuch u soIuLIon couId be
seen Lo weuken hIs posILIon und
sLrengLhen LhuL oI WoIII.
Bruwn`s IuLure Is uncerLuIn.
He hus been IInked wILh
poLenLIuI roIes uL Hondu und
Lhe FA. However, u roIe IeudIng
Hondu`s F1 projecL us Lhey reLurn
us McLuren`s F1 engIne purLner
seems unIIkeIy, gIven Bruwn`s
IrusLruLIon uL workIng wILh Lhem
Lowurds Lhe end oI hIs LIme us
LheIr Leum prIncIpuI.
(DUOLHU WKLV \HDU some
8o,ooo Iuns IIocked Lo Lhe
NEC In BIrmInghum Lo IorgeL
Lhe oII-seuson bIues und enjoy
Europe`s bIggesL moLorsporL
show. AL zo1q`s show, we`II Iook
uheud Lo u new seuson LhuL brIngs
greuL excILemenL courLesy oI u
mujor chunge Lo Lhe engIne und
uerodynumIc reguIuLIons. We
uIso hope Lo weIcome AuLosporL
nLernuLIonuI newcomer AdrIun
SuLII, uIong wILh oLher weII-known
F1 Iuces, Lo expIuIn Lhe chunges.
Sky SporLs F1 commenLuLor
MurLIn BrundIe - whose own
cureer IncIuded 1z seusons In F1
wILh Leums such us
McLuren und BeneLLon
- wIII unuIyse Lhe zo1
seuson und Iook uheud
Lo how Lhe rudIcuI new
LechnIcuI ruIes wIII
shupe zo1q.
HIsLorIc FormuIu 1 wIII uIso
be ceIebruLed. To murk Lhe oLh
unnIversury oI John SurLees` 1q6q
worId chumpIonshIp wILh FerrurI,
Lhe mun hImseII wIII heudIIne Lhe
guesL IIsL, uccompunIed by u rIch
coIIecLIon oI ruce curs und bIkes
Irom hIs IIIusLrIous cureer.
AuLosporL nLernuLIonuI Is
u mujor purL oI Lhe moLorsporL
cuIendur, und `m deIIghLed Lo
be uLLendIng Lhe zo1q show,
suId SurLees. HuvIng ruced Ior
over o yeurs In muny dIIIerenL
dIscIpIInes, IL wIII be excILIng
Lo puss on my experIences Lo
pussIonuLe Iuns, und shure
Lhe work oI Lhe Henry SurLees
FounduLIon In moLorsporL und
roud suIeLy.
EIsewhere, Sky SporLs F1`s
DuvId CroIL wIII hosL u IIve 'drIve-
Lhru` demonsLruLIon In Lhe ,ooo-
seuL LIve AcLIon Arenu, oI Lhe
IconIc LoLus ;q und qq - curs LhuL
were ruced by worId chumpIons
MurIo AndreLLI, Emerson
FILLIpuIdI und Gruhum HIII, und
whIch won 18 grunds prIx, Lhree
drIvers` und Lhree consLrucLors`
chumpIonshIps beLween Lhem.
TIckeLs ure on suIe now,
wILh uduIL enLry prIced Irom 1
und chIIdren`s LIckeLs Irom zo.
For more deLuIIed InIormuLIon
ubouL Lhe show, vIsIL
www.uuLosporLInLernuLIonuI.com.
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the 2014 Autosport International Show, with a stunning collection of cars
from all the teams contesting the world championship, and much more
FORMULA 1 2014
STARTS HERE...
F1 Racing December 2013 21
Ferrari champion
John Surtees
and Force Indias
Adrian Sutil (tbc)
will be talking to
fans at the show
22 F1 Racing December 2013
/ Russian Daniil Kvyat to join compatriot Sergey Sirotkin in F1
NEWS
The Russians are coming
New Toro Rosso signing Daniil Kvyat is the latest Russian driver to make it into Formula 1
1RW RQO\ ZLOO F1 huve ILs hrsL RussIun Grund
PrIx nexL yeur, buL IL Iooks IncreusIngIy IIkeIy
LhuL Lwo RussIun drIvers wIII compeLe In IL.
Suuber wIII run Sergey SIroLkIn In deIerence
Lo LheIr new RussIun purLners, provIded hIs
puLchy CV does noL sLop hIm Irom obLuInIng
Lhe necessury superIIcence. And now Toro
Rosso huve unnounced Lhey wIII uIso huve u
RussIun In Lhe cockpIL, uILer Red BuII chose Lo
repIuce DunIeI RIccIurdo wILh DunIII KvyuL.
NIneLeen-yeur-oId KvyuL hus Impressed In
GP LhIs seuson - Lhe cuLegory Irom whIch
WIIIIums`s VuILLerI BoLLus progressed dIrecLIy
Lo FormuIu 1, uIbeIL vIu u yeur us WIIIIums`s
reserve drIver. He hus IeupIrogged AnLnIo
FIIx du CosLu, who hud been Red BuII`s nexL
In IIne Ior un F1 drIve. ThIs Is due Lo du CosLu`s
InconsIsLenL seuson In FormuIu RenuuIL ., In
whIch he`s been ouLshone by McLuren junIors
KevIn Mugnussen und SLoIIeI Vundoorne.
KvyuL Is more InexperIenced buL hus
Improved us Lhe seuson hus progressed.
NeverLheIess, hIs promoLIon sLIII comes us u
surprIse, even LukIng InLo uccounL Du CosLu`s
sLruggIes und hIs own ImprovemenL.
KvyuL und du CosLu drove uL Lhe SIIversLone
young drIver LesL In JuIy, uIong wILh unoLher
Red BuII junIor drIver, CurIos SuInz Jr, son
oI ruIIy Iegend CurIos SuInz Sr. SuInz wus
more obvIousIy ImpressIve Lhun eILher KvyuL
or du CosLu, seLLIng IusLesL LImes In boLh Lhe
Toro Rosso und Lhe Red BuII und mukIng no
mIsLukes. KvyuL, meunwhIIe, spun Lhe Toro
Rosso und du CosLu spun Lhe Red BuII.
The word Is LhuL Red BuII IeeI SuInz Is jusL
Loo young und InexperIenced Ior FormuIu 1,
uILhough he Is neILher sIgnIhcunLIy younger
nor Iess experIenced Lhun KvyuL. BuL SuInz
hus been Iess compeLILIve Lhun KvyuL In GP
LhIs seuson - und KvyuL`s promoLIon hus u
hnuncIuI uspecL Lo IL.
The RussIun soIL-drInks murkeL wus
vuIued uL $1q.bn (und growIng) In zo11
- un ImporLunL consIderuLIon Ior Red BuII,
who uILer uII ure In F1 Lo promoLe LheIr soIL
drInk. BuL u RussIun bunk Is uIso rumoured Lo
huve puId u sIgnIhcunL umounL oI money Ior
KvyuL Lo ruce Ior Toro Rosso.
OnIy LIme wIII LeII, buL Lhe ImpressIon oI
RussIu us un IncreusIngIy sIgnIhcunL Iorce
In F1 Is unIIkeIy Lo go uwuy.
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take over Daniel Ricciardos
Toro Rosso seat for 2014
MANY CHAMPIONS. ONE OIL.
ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
The oil is 'sheared as it
passes through fast-moving
piston and bearing contacts,
re-orientating the molecules
and reducing its viscosity,
which lowers friction.

MobiI 1 engine oiI


can transition from a
Iiquid to a consistency
that's thicker than honey
and back again in as IittIe
as ten microseconds.
TECHNOLOGY OF CHAMPIONS
TIME FOR
CHANGE
'The o|| |s eng|neered
spec|ca||y for use |n
the Vodafone McLaren
Mercedes MP4-28,' says
Bruce Craw|ey, G|oba|
Motorsport Techno|ogy
Manager, ExxonMob||
Fue|s, Lubr|cants &
Spec|a|t|es Market|ng Company. 'Lubr|cat|ng
a Grand Pr|x eng|ne presents some un|que
techn|ca| cha||enges for the o||, |ts propert|es
change dramat|ca||y depend|ng on where |t |s |n
the eng|ne. The magn|tude of these temporary
transformat|ons are determ|ned by the un|que
mo|ecu|ar compos|t|on of the o||.'
MOb|| 1
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cn_|nc O|| |s cn_|ncc|cC . . nO|ccu|.|
|cvc| O c|O|n |ns|Cc . C|.nC P||x cn_|nc
WINNING FORMULA:
SMARTER
MOLECULES
As lt travels around the Vodafone McLaren
Mercedes MP4-28s englne, Mobll J englne oll ls
repeatedly transformed. It ows at speeds close
to J00 mph, restlng for |ust a few seconds ln the oll
tank before belng deployed to dlfferent areas of
the power unlt, where the loads, temperatures and
speeds vary masslvely. Under extreme pressures,
the oll can temporarlly turn lnto an almost solld
state, dependlng on where lt ls ln the englne.
Under extreme temperatures and loads
at the precise points where components
come into contact, Mobil 1 engine oil
forms microscopically thin hlms which
separate surfaces and reduce friction.
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expendILure LhuL GenII oLherwIse huve Lo
muke up wILh LheIr own money.
PDVSA huve u conLrucL wILh WIIIIums
Ior Lhe nexL Lwo yeurs und wILhouL PDVSA
behInd hIm, MuIdonudo hus no IundIng.
PDVSA wunL Lo geL ouL oI LheIr deuI wILh
WIIIIums, buL Lhe Leum wIII IIghL Ior
Lhe money. MuIdonudo Is expecLed Lo
Ieuve WIIIIums eILher wuy, und Is uImosL
cerLuIn Lo be repIuced by FeIIpe Mussu.
I MuIdonudo does noL end up uL LoLus,
Lhe onIy obvIous pIuces Ior hIm wouId be
uL Suuber or Force ndIu, where PuuI DI
ResLu`s posILIon Iooks IncreusIngIy shuky.
McLuren sLIII huve noL conIIrmed
SergIo Prez`s seuL Ior zo1q, uILhough In
ndIu, Prez hImseII suId he beIIeved hIs
IuLure wILh McLuren Lo be secure.
A wIIdcurd In uII LhIs Is McLuren`s hIghIy
ruLed young drIver KevIn Mugnussen, who
McLuren wunL Lo move Lo F1. nILIuIIy Lhey
Iooked uL Force ndIu und more recenLIy uL
MurussIu. They`ve even consIdered puLLIng
hIm In u McLuren us u sLop-gup, whIIe Lhey
Lry Lo Iund Fernundo AIonso Ior zo1.
24 F1 Racing December 2013
/ Silly-season driver moves afoot
F1 driver market
due for a shake-up
Its all happening in the midfield: Maldonado to leave Williams,
and seats at Lotus, Force India and Sauber up for grabs
7KH GULYHUV LQ WKH mIdIIeId Leums ure
enguged In u gume oI musIcuI chuIrs uheud
oI zo1q, und IL remuIns Lo be seen who`II be
IeIL wILhouL u seuL when Lhe musIc sLops.
LoLus need Lo IIII u seuL IoIIowIng Lhe
unnouncemenL oI KImI RuIkknen`s move
Lo FerrurI. They ure currenLIy In negoLIuLIon
wILh boLh NIco HIkenberg und PusLor
MuIdonudo, uILhough neILher drIver hud
been sIgned us ) 5DFLQJ wenL Lo press. The
Leum wouId preIer Lo Luke on HIkenberg,
whose perIormunce Is more ImpressIve, buL
Lhe decIsIon IIes wILh Lhe munugemenL oI
owners GenII CupILuI und Is dependenL on
u deuI Ior US-MIddIe
EusLern IInuncIuI
consorLIum QuunLum
Lo buy InLo Lhe Leum.
BuL II Lhe QuunLum
deuI does noL come
oII - und Lhere Is
scepLIcIsm LhuL IL
wIII - Lhey muy be
LempLed Lo sIgn up
MuIdonudo, who LheoreLIcuIIy comes wILh
om u yeur Irom hIs sponsor, VenezueIun
sLuLe oII compuny PDVSA. ThuL wouId heIp
brIdge Lhe gup beLween LoLus`s Income und
NEWS
Massa: set to make
move to Williams
Maldonado: likely to
leave Williams for 2014
Hlkenberg: skills sought
by cash-strapped Lotus
TOTAL DISTANCE RACED 573 MILES
NUMBER OF SAFETY CARS: 0
180
TOTAL RACE-DAY
SPECTATOR
ATTENDANCE 220,000
TOTAL NUMBER
OF RACE LAPS
LAPS LED BY
SEBASTIAN
VETTEL
3 1
36
drivers have
started the GP
Drivers to enter Friday practice only: 2
Total number of pitstops: 120
drivers
have
led the
race
Number of
Indian GP
winners
(Vettel)
Total time taken by Vettel to win all three races
4h 32m 57.933s
Fastest speed recorded J Alguersuari (2011)
201.448mph
1m 24.119s
Fastest lap time recorded S Vettel (2013)
Most number of laps of circuit N Rosberg 498 laps
Force India boss Vijay Mallya is seen
as synonymous with the Indian GP
/ Is that the last well see of the Indian GP? / New Delhi in numbers
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F1 in 2015?
A court order threatened the
third running of the Indian GP,
but F1 could yet rue its demise
F1 Racing December 2013 25
7KLV \HDUV ,QGLDQ *3 couId murk Lhe IusL
LIme F1 hoIds u ruce In Lhe counLry, despILe
IL beIng one oI Lhe worId`s mosL ImporLunL
murkeLs. ndIu hus u popuIuLIon oI 1.z bIIIIon,
u youLhIuI mIddIe cIuss und Is u growIng Iorce
In geo-poIILIcuI-economIc Lerms. A counLry, In
oLher words, where F1 reuIIy needs u presence.
GrowIng IrusLruLIon wILh ndIun uuLhorILIes
over Lux muy huve sounded Lhe deuLh kneII Ior
Lhe ruce. ndIu`s governmenL cIussIIIes F1 us
enLerLuInmenL ruLher Lhun sporL, whIch meuns
Lhe ruce Is subjecL Lo un enLerLuInmenL Lux. n
Lheory, LhIs shouId noL huppen, due Lo u Lux
deuI beLween ndIu und Europe LhuL dIcLuLes
enLILIes cunnoL be Luxed In Lwo dIIIerenL
counLrIes. n prucLIce, IL hus noL worked -
hence u courL heurIng on Lhe eve oI Lhe ruce In
whIch Lhe uuLhorILIes soughL Lo huve Lhe GP
cunceIIed on Lhe grounds oI unpuId Lux.
BrokerIng u deuI Is provIng LrIcky. BuL Lhere
ure Lwo reusons why IL Is dIIIIcuIL In ndIu. n
u counLry wILh so much poverLy, IL Is seen us
bud Iorm Ior u governmenL Lo supporL whuL
Is seen us u pIuyLhIng oI Lhe rIch. AIso, peopIe
IInk Lhe ruce wILh Force ndIu boss VIjuy
MuIIyu, who worked Ior yeurs Lo brIng Lhe
ANALYSIS
The Indian GP in stats (2011-13)
We look at the numbers behind New Delhis three appearances on the F1 calendar
STATS
ruce Lo Lhe counLry. MuIIyu Is u conLroversIuI
IIgure us un osLenLuLIousIy rIch busInessmun
In IInuncIuI dIIIIcuILIes. L pIuys budIy Ior
poIILIcIuns Lo be seen Lo be cIose Lo hIm.
Even II Lhe Issues ure resoIved, EccIesLone`s
desIre Lo move Lhe ruce Lo Murch wIII cuuse
probIems. TemperuLures In ULLur Prudesh ure
u pIeusunL oC In OcLober. n Murch Lhey ure
weII InLo Lhe qos.
HopeIuIIy sense wIII prevuII over Lhe IuLure
oI LhIs specLucuIur ruce.
Maria de Villota
1980-2013
OBITUARY
/ New Strategy Group proves divisive / F1 mourns Maria de Villota
26 F1 Racing December 2013
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NEWS
Rule-making
process divides F1
)RUPXOD ZDV VDGGHQHG by Lhe deuLh
oI MurIu de VIIIoLu over Lhe weekend oI Lhe
Jupunese GP. The Iormer MurussIu reserve
drIver, who IosL un eye und suIIered heud
InjurIes In u LesLIng crush In zo1z, wus Iound
deud In her SevIIIe hoLeI room on 11 OcLober.
L`s been reporLed LhuL docLors LoId Lhe de
VIIIoLu IumIIy she dIed us u consequence oI
Lhe neuroIogIcuI InjurIes she suIIered In Lhe
MurussIu crush, In whIch she crushed InLo
Lhe LuIIguLe oI u sLuLIonury Iorry.
De VIIIoLu hud been huIIed us u LruIIbIuzer
Ior women In moLorsporL und Ior Lhe work
she hud done on suIeLy IoIIowIng her uccIdenL.
7KHUH LV JURZLQJ XQHDVH LQ F1 cIrcIes ubouL
Lhe dIrecLIon Lhe sporL Is LukIng. When Lhe
prevIous Concorde AgreemenL cume Lo un end
In zo1z, IL guve BernIe EccIesLone Lhe chunce
Lo chunge Lhe pIuyIng heId In hIs Iuvour.
He hus noL yeL hnuIIsed u new Concorde
AgreemenL, InsLeud negoLIuLIng IndIvIduuI
ugreemenLs wILh Lhe Leums (MurussIu`s wus
compIeLed on Lhe eve oI Lhe ndIun GP, so uII 11
ure now Iocked In) und creuLIng new sLrucLures
LhuL drumuLIcuIIy Increuse hIs power.
One new urrungemenL Is Lhe InLroducLIon
InLo Lhe decIsIon-mukIng sLrucLure oI u new
body cuIIed Lhe SLruLegy Group. The oId
sLrucLure, In whIch sporLIng und LechnIcuI
workIng groups senL recommenduLIons Lo Lhe
FA WorId CouncII, IncIuded uII Lhe Leums In
decIsIons. BuL Lhe SLruLegy Group consIsLs oI
Red BuII, FerrurI, McLuren, Mercedes und
WIIIIums, wILh u seuL reserved Ior Lhe besL-
pIuced Leum oI Lhe resL - currenLIy LoLus.
The oLher Leums ure noL purL oI Lhe group, und
cun onIy Ieed Ideus Lo Lhe bIgger Leums.
The FA`s power Is uIso reduced becuuse
oI Lhe voLIng procedure. The sIx Leums In Lhe
SLruLegy Group huve one voLe euch, whIIe Lhe
FA und EccIesLone`s F1 Group euch huve sIx,
wILh decIsIons pussed by u sImpIe mujorILy. So
Lo geL hIs wuy, EccIesLone need onIy squure oII
Iour Leums, whIch wouId be eusy Ior hIm.
BIg Leums InsIsL Lhe group sLreumIInes
decIsIon-mukIng und LhuL oLhers cun sLIII Ieed
Smaller teams left out of the powerplay
of Formula 1s new Strategy Group
In Lhrough Lhe workIng groups. BuL Force
ndIu`s depuLy Leum prIncIpuI Bob FernIey suys
smuIIer Leums ure beIng dIsenIrunchIsed,
und Ieur bIgger Leums wIII InLroduce cusLomer
curs. ThIs wouId oIhcIuIIy 'heIp` smuIIer Leums
by reducIng cosLs, buL IL wouId kIII Lhem oII by
removIng LheIr core busIness.
n uddILIon, some huve quesLIoned Lhe
ubIIILy oI Lhe Leums Lo muke eIIecLIve ruIes
- und suy TodL`s non-conIronLuLIonuI
upprouch Is noL heIpIng.
WIIIIums reserve drIver SusIe WoIII suId:
She hud such u spIrIL Ior IIIe und whuL she
cume Lhrough wus u LesLumenL Lo her sLrengLh
oI churucLer und her posILIve ouLIook. AILer Lhe
uccIdenL, she wus behInd me und hud such u
IusL Ior IIIe. She wus huppy Lo be uIIve und LhuL
she`d survIved IL. She hud muny greuL pIuns Ior
Lhe IuLure. She wus un IncredIbIe Iudy.
McLuren Leum boss MurLIn WhILmursh
udded: She wus IncredIbIy bruve. someone
who desperuLeIy wunLed Lo uchIeve success
In moLor rucIng regurdIess oI her gender.
ThuL`s InspIruLIonuI. A bIg Ioss Lo Lhe sporL und
Lo her IumIIy, IrIends und Ioved ones.
Under the new structure, Ecclestone can gain a
majority by squaring off four teams in the group
rer, t|me we bu||d a new race car,
we quest|on erer, s|ng|e art.
xcet for one.
M|ss|on 20I4. 0ur 8eturn.
/lter more tHan a decade lorscHe |s return|n to top|eve| rac|n |n Z4 - to tHe
ll/ wor|d Lndurance CHamp|onsH|p and |ts H|H||Ht, tHe Z4 Hours ol le lans.
0ur stratey' 1He same tHat we lo||ow wHen deve|op|n every lorscHe - start|n lrom
tHe round up and quest|on|n every deta||. we take notH|n lor ranted. Lxcept lor tHe
pr|nc|p|e beH|nd everytH|n we've bu||t lor more tHan b years: lnte|||ent lerlormance.
Come a|on on our m|ss|on at orsche.co.uk/m|ss|on20I4 and watcH us deve|op our
prototype l|rstHand.
lorscHe recommends and l|ease v|s|t www.porscHe.co.uk/m|ss|onZ4 lor lurtHer |nlormat|on.
28 F1 Racing December 2013
Pat Symonds
Explaining the hidden brilliance that drives Formula 1 forward
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is there anything they can do to
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a rooster tail behind the car, and can enter
the engine air inlet of a closely following rival
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HOW DO A TEAM KNOW WHEN ITS
TIME TO CHANGE THE TYRES?
F1 Racing December 2013 29
At any grand prix we visit, we are continually
calculating a cross-over time. That is the
lap time at which it becomes most favourable
to change to a different type of tyre. As a rule
of thumb, we would usually change from slick
tyres to intermediates at 117% of a dry time
and from intermediate tyres to wet tyres at
125% of a dry time. But obviously this is
something that will tend to vary widely
from circuit to circuit.

Poor visibility and aquaplaning are
obviously beyond a drivers control,
but does he need to drive differently
when racing in the rain?
Yes, dIIIerenL courses oI ucLIon ure open Lo hIm.
FIrsLIy, smooLh drIvIng puys dIvIdends when Lhe
cIrcuIL Is weL. He needs Lo be exLremeIy genLIe
wILh hIs conLroI InpuLs Lo Lhe LhroLLIe, brukes und
sLeerIng us weL Lyres reucL very budIy Lo sudden
chunges oI Ioud. SecondIy, he needs Lo reud Lhe
Lruck. I Lhere Is sLundIng wuLer, he obvIousIy
needs Lo uvoId IL, buL even where Lhe Lruck Is
mereIy weL Lhere wIII be dIIIerenL IeveIs oI grIp.
On u weII-worn surIuce Lhe smooLh usphuIL on
Lhe rucIng IIne LhuL oIIers hIgh IeveIs oI udhesIve
grIp In Lhe dry Is Lhe enemy oI grIp In Lhe weL
und Lhe rougher, Iess-used purL oI Lhe Lruck Is
superIor. n uddILIon, Lhe drIver musL munuge
Lhe Lyre LemperuLures us Lhe Lruck drIes. Too
much Ioud wIII overheuL Lhe Lyres und In Lhese
cIrcumsLunces Lhe drIver muy seek ouL Lhe
wuLer-Iuden purLs oI Lhe Lruck Lo cooI Lhe Lyres.
Is deep enough, even Lhe second mechunIsm cun
breuk down when Lhe Lyre rIdes up on u hIm oI
wuLer Lo creuLe uquupIunIng.
How do you avoid aquaplaning?
The mosL ImporLunL LhIng, wheLher you ure
rucIng In u grund prIx or drIvIng un ordInury
cur on Lhe roud, Is Lo huve suIhcIenL Lreud on
Lhe Lyre. A seL oI FormuIu 1 weL Lyres wIII shIIL
uround 6o IILres oI wuLer per second uL hIgh
speed. WILh u weL Iup uL un uveruge cIrcuIL LukIng
somewhere In Lhe regIon oI qo seconds, LhIs
meuns Lhe cur wIII shIIL uround ,qoo IILres oI
wuLer per Iup - LhuL`s equIvuIenL Lo zq uveruge-
sIzed buLhs und cun be uchIeved onIy II Lhe Lyre
hus good Lreud depLh.
The oLher ImporLunL IucLor In uvoIdIng
uquupIunIng Is Lhe rIde heIghL oI Lhe cur.
FormuIu 1 curs run very cIose Lo Lhe ground
uL hIgh speed - jusL u Iew mIIIImeLres ubove
Lhe Lruck surIuce, In IucL. I Lhe wuLer Is oI
suIhcIenL depLh Lhen Lhe undersIde oI Lhe cur
wIII IILeruIIy skI uIong Lhe Lop oI IL. For LhIs
reuson IL Is oILen prudenL Lo run uL u hIgher rIde
heIghL In weL weuLher, buL here Lhe Lyres heIp
us ouL: weL Lyres ure u sIIghLIy Iurger dIumeLer
Lhun sIIcks, so Lhey uuLomuLIcuIIy ruIse Lhe rIde
heIghL when Lhey ure hLLed.
Do you have to do anything to
waterproof the cars?
GeneruIIy speukIng, no you don`L. The wIrIng
Is proLecLed Lo u cIussIhcuLIon known us P6,
whIch Is un InLernuLIonuI sLundurd LhuL ensures
Lhe IngressIon oI wuLer does noL hurm Lhe
eIecLrIcuI sysLems. ThIs Is IncredIbIy ImporLunL
when you consIder Lhe hIgh-voILuge energy
recovery sysLems LhuL ure used Lhese duys In
FormuIu 1. BuL even wILh LhIs hIgh IeveI oI
proLecLIon, severuI KERS-equIpped curs suIIered
probIems over Lhe course oI Lhe exLremeIy weL
zooq MuIuysIun Grund PrIx.
What about the engines?
When rucIng In Lhe weL, huge umounLs oI wuLer
ure Lhrown up In Lhe 'roosLer LuII` LhuL Iorms
behInd Lhe cur, und u compeLILor IoIIowIng Loo
cIoseIy behInd muy experIence wuLer enLerIng
LheIr engIne uIr InIeL, whIch cun cuuse probIems.
To mIIILuLe uguInsL LhIs, Lhe engIne uIr InIeL hus
sIoLs LhuL uIIow Lhe wuLer Lo druIn uwuy wILh
mInImuI deLrImenLuI eIIecL on Lhe uIr pressure
uL Lhe engIne InIeL.
Teums wIII uIso usuuIIy prepure engIne mups
LhuL oIIer smooLher Lorque deIIvery In Lhe weL
Lo ussIsL Lhe drIver wILh conLroIIIng Lhe cur.
The 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix had
to be stopped due to the extreme
weather conditions. Should Formula 1
cars be allowed to race in the rain?
OI course Lhey shouId. One oI Lhe greuLesL
chuIIenges presenLed by moLorsporL comes Irom
LryIng Lo deuI wILh whuLever condILIons you
encounLer In u more successIuI munner Lhun
your compeLILors. ThuL suId, Lhere ure cerLuIn
condILIons under whIch IL Is ImpossIbIe Lo curry
on - such us when vIsIbIIILy Is exLremeIy poor or
uquupIunIng Is InevILubIe.
Wet races are only halted if visibility
is extremely poor or aquaplaning
becomes inevitable
Authority, wit and intelligence from the voice of F1 Racing
Peter Windsor
RACERS EDGE
30 F1 Racing December 2013
,P DZDLWLQJ 'HFHPEHU wILh buLed breuLh.
LhInk IL wIII be u pIvoLuI momenL In Lhe evoIuLIon
oI our sporL. For z December - Lhe IIrsL Monduy oI
Lhe monLh - Is Lhe duy when McLuren wIII unnounce
LheIr new LILIe sponsorshIp.
McLuren ure Lhe uccepLed worId Ieuders oI F1
sponsorshIp procuremenL und ucLIvuLIon, so us
see IL, LheIr bIg duy wIII brIng one oI Lhree possIbIe
resuILs. The IIrsL wIII be more oI Lhe sume: unoLher
cush-rIch, gIobuI ForLune oo nume wIII seLLIe on
McLuren wILh u Iong-Lerm (Len yeurs wILh u IIve-yeur
breuk cIuuse) om unnuuI spend. GreuL. We cun
reIux. An F1 LILIe sponsor puys zom over IIve yeurs;
u sponsor oI Lhe OIympIc Gumes puys jusL one Iee oI
om. F1 conLInues Lo ruIe Lhe sponsorshIp worId.
The second: u drIver-reIuLed sponsor wIII underIIne
my LhoughLs oI u Iew monLhs buck, Lo wIL, LhuL
Lhe power Is now wILh Lhe drIvers, noL Lhe Leums.
McLuren wIII be runnIng u renL-u-drIver on sLeroIds
- und LhuL couId be boLh good und bud.
The LhIrd - Lhe one Ieur mosL - Is LhuL Lhe duLe
wIII puss wILh noLhIng suId uL uII, or wILh some sorL
oI posLponemenL or wuLered-down LILIe deuI. n LhuL
cuse, we`II need Lo regroup. And IL`II be cIeur. Even
McLuren, wILh LheIr muILI-mIIIIon-pound moLorhome
spend, LheIr huII-bIIIIon pound homebuse und LheIr
mIcroscopIc uLLenLIon Lo muLerIuI deLuII, cunnoL
IIghL F1`s Iuck oI seII-promoLIon und new IronLIer
dIsInLegruLIon. Even McLuren wIII push Ior u mujor
chunge In Lhe wuy we deveIop und promoLe our sporL.
OI course McLuren huven'L exucLIy been sLeuIIng
heudIInes In zo1. L`s been u Lough yeur Ior Lhem.
They huven`L won ruces, Lhey've IosL LheIr LechnIcuI
dIrecLor, und Lhey`ve hud
Lo dIscover IIIe beyond
LewIs HumIILon. L`s
becuuse oI yeurs IIke LhIs,
however, LhuL McLuren
ure who Lhey ure Loduy.
They do Lhe ouLrugeous
moLorhome spend
und Lhey work In Lhe
urL-museum-cum-ruce
shop precIseIy EHFDXVH
Lhey wunL ImmunILy
Irom Lhe vIcIssILudes oI
F1. McLuren`s Imuge Is
beyond LhuL oI u mere
F1 Leum. They ure u group; Lhey ure u EUDQG; Lhey
ure bIue-chIp; Lhey work wILh SDUWQHUV noL mere
sponsors. BIIng Lhey ure noL. They`re mInImuIIsL chIc.
So z December wIII be u mujor poInLer Lo where we
ure uL. We know F1 proved IncupubIe oI susLuInIng
ruces In ndIu und Turkey, despILe mussIve IocuI
spends. We know LhuL onIy u smuLLerIng oI specLuLors
uLLend ruces IIke ChInu, Koreu und MuIuysIu - und
we know bIg Koreun und ChInese ud ugencIes ure noL
dIrecLIng LheIr cIIenLs Lowurds F1. nsLeud, we see
sporLs IIke goII, LennIs und Lhe OIympIcs uLLrucLIng
Lhe new-uge sponsors - und LhuL Is despILe Lhe spreud
oI F1 ruces In AsIu.
And we concIude, becuuse hurd numbers uIwuys
do Lhe LuIkIng, LhuL F1 Is eILher overprIced reIuLIve
Lo oLher proposuIs on Lhe desks oI Lhose ud execs, or
LhuL Is underexposed und underpromoLed us u sporL
(reIuLIve Lo ILs opposILIon).
We see, Loo, Lhe ever-expundIng F1 cuIendur. The
Leums don`L OLNH IL, buL Lhey QHHG IL. L Is u guurunLeed
source oI money uL u LIme when sponsorshIp Is
dIIIIcuIL Lo generuLe. The F1 money pooI used Lo
be suppIIed by Lhree mujor sources In roughIy
equuI proporLIon - by governmenLs (buIIdIng TIIke
supercIrcuILs und puyIng Lhe F1 ruce Iee); by TV
neLworks (prImurIIy Germuny, SpuIn, LuIy, Jupun
und Lhe UK) buyIng TV rIghLs (Lo Lhe excIusIon oI
Lhe gIobuI InLerneL); und by commercIuI sponsorshIp
generuLed by Lhe Leums. Now Lhe weIghL Is shIILIng.
More sponsors rIde on Lhe buck oI ruces us dIsLIncL
Irom Lhe Leums; und Lhere ure Iewer sponsors.
Hence Lhe zz-ruce cuIendur Ior zo1q. Hence Lhe
LepId reucLIon Lo Lhe Ioss oI ndIu, or Lo Lhe Iuck oI
ChInese und Koreun sponsors. 7KHUH LVQW WLPH WR
WKLQN DERXW LW. F1 Leums puy weekIy wuge bIIIs, puy
suppIIers (us IuLe us Lhey dure!), puy monLhIy suIurIes.
They huve Lo go where Lhe money Is. They huve no
cupucILy Lo unuIyse Lhe Iuck oI InLeresL In ChInu or Lhe
demIse oI ndIu - und nor do F1`s commercIuI rIghLs
hoIders. They huve u morLguge Lo puy, u cushIIow Lo
susLuIn. They see u new, weII-IInunced ruce und Lhey
ImmedIuLeIy see uddILIonuI revenue. The rucIng, In
eIIecL, Is repIucIng Lhe sponsorshIp.
AII LhIs mukes shorL-Lerm sense. L`s u neuL, II
exhuusLIng, soIuLIon Lo u voId cuused by yeurs
oI overspendIng und underpromoLIon. L brIngs,
Lhough, ILs probIems. How do you servIce Lhe buck
end oI u zz-ruce seuson II Lhe LILIe Is won by, suy,
ALL EYES
ARE ON
MCLAREN
AS WE
AWAIT THE
REVELATION
OF THEIR
NEW TITLE
SPONSOR
It's difcult seasons like this
one that have made McLaren
the team they are today
sLIII IncreusIng LheIr spends, uren`L IeeIIng
comIorLubIe ubouL Lhe greuLer progrummIng
demunds oI Lhe Ionger F1 cuIendur.
don`L LhInk u IuLLer scheduIe uddresses Lhe
sponsorshIp probIems. Yes, RussIun drIvers
(und money) ure emergIng now Lhere`s u
RussIun F1 ruce. Where ure Lhe ChInese und
Koreun drIvers, Lhough? And why, gIven Lhe
InIrusLrucLure we huve umong ndIun drIvers,
Is Lhe ndIun GP noL huppenIng In zo1q?
These ure quesLIons LhuL musL be usked.
don`L preLend Lo huve uII Lhe unswers - buL
do LhInk Lhe Leums und rIghLs hoIders shouId
do more Lo promoLe F1 In ILs new-IronLIer
counLrIes. L Is noL enough jusL Lo ruce Lhere.
Top drIvers shouId muke pubIIc uppeurunces
In AmerIcu durIng Lhe AugusL breuk. Over Lhe
wInLer Lhere shouId be F1 promoLIon In ChInu,
MuIuysIu, Jupun und Koreu. ProperIy IInunced
nuLIonuI drIver progrummes shouId be
InsLIguLed. Everyone shouId be remInded LhuL
F1 Is Lhe worId`s bIggesL TV sporL, buL LhuL Lhe
show runs Irom Junuury Lo December, seven
duys u week - noL jusL when F1 peopIe roII up
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McLaren are a group; they
are a brand; they are blue-
chip; they work with partners
not mere sponsors
F1 Racing December 2013 31
F1 needs to work
harder at boosting
attendance at
newer races, such
as the Korean GP
The McLaren brand centre moves
from race to race, giving the teams
partners an obvious presence
ruce 1;? WILh uddILIonuI pre-ruce promoLIon,
`d suy - buL Lhen no one hus u budgeL Ior
LhuL (noL Lhe Leums, unywuy, nor Lhe rIghLs
hoIders). Thus Lhe Iurger chumpIonshIp couId
Luke us In Lhe dIrecLIon oI suLuruLed NASCAR,
Lhe zo1 seuson oI whIch wus Lhus summed
up by one IeudIng US journuIIsL, PeLer de
Lorenzo, on Lhe websILe uuLoexLremIsL.com:
The cre hell-bent on riJin the current
JounucrJ sliJe - the Jeclinin in-person
cttenJcnce, the Jecth mcrch oj c scheJule
thct ritcls the NA cnJ the NHL scheJules
jor luncc (uith sericl reJunJcnc cJJeJ
in jor ooJ mecsure) cnJ the Jeclinin TV
numbers - to oblition. shouId poInL ouL here
LhuL NASCAR huve u mInd-boggIIng 6-ruce
scheduIe seL up Ior zo1q, buL Lhe puruIIeI Lrend
Is obvIous: Loo much oI someLhIng cun be
debIIILuLIng. EspecIuIIy when your underIyIng
phIIosophy hus uIwuys been 'Iess Is more`. And
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A RETURN TO
CUSTOMER
CARS COULD
CHANGE THE
VERY NATURE
OF F1
&XVWRPHU FDUV ZHUH purL oI Lhe IubrIc oI F1 Ior
yeurs, wILh Frunk WIIIIums geLLIng u IooL up In u
prIvuLeIy enLered Brubhum, und JuckIe SLewurL drIvIng
u Murch Ior Ken TyrreII. n IucL, SLewurL`s wIn In SpuIn
1q;o wus Lhe IusL wIn by u cusLomer cur.
ThuL chunged In Lhe eurIy `qos when Lhe FA decreed
Leums musL own Lhe InLeIIecLuuI properLy Lo LheIr curs.
The nexL sLep wus Lo enIorce puIrs oI curs per Leum,
wILh reguIuLIons evenLuuIIy sLIpuIuLIng u unIIorm
IIvery. ndeed, BrILIsh AmerIcun RucIng`s concepL oI
runnIng one cur In Lucky SLrIke coIours und Lhe oLher
In bIue wus Lhus scuppered, wILh Lhe nuscenL Leum
Iorced Lo run u brund on eILher sIde oI Lhe cur In 1qqq,
LheIr IIverIes spIIL by ghusLIy 'zIppers`.
Funs grew uccusLomed Lo Nouh`s Ark grIds, wILh
curs IInIng up sIde-by-sIde us Leums expunded
IucIIILIes Lo muke IncreusIng numbers oI Lhe 'IIsLed
purLs` - componenLs Ior whIch Leums musL hoId Lhe
P. MIIIIons were InvesLed. FucLory spuce expunded
und heudcounLs expIoded Lo Lhe poInL where, In LheIr
heyduy, ToyoLu operuLed Lwo wIndLunneIs zqJ; und
empIoyed uround 1,ooo peopIe Lo cumpuIgn Lwo curs
Ior Lwo hours on Iewer Lhun zo Sunduys per unnum.
ThuL couId chunge II pIuns by Lhe commercIuI rIghLs
hoIders (CRH), CVC CupILuI PurLners, come Lo IruILIon.
The pIuns boII down Lo LhIs: Ior F1 Lo huve un equuI
number oI Leums, spIIL InLo hve or sIx 'A` und 'B` Leums
euch, wILh Lhose uL Lhe shurp end suppIyIng Lhe Iower
grId wILh Lurnkey LechnoIogy - wheLher prevIous
modeIs, or Lhe IuLesL spec. The scheme Is overseen by
F1 Lsur BernIe EccIesLone, In hIs cupucILy us CEO oI Lhe
FormuIu One Group (FOG), Lhe operuLIon In whIch
CVC hoIds u mujorILy
shure. And LhereIn IIes Lhe
moLIvuLIon Ior Lhe chunge:
geLLIng u beLLer deuI Ior
Lhose InsIde Lhe ugreemenL.
CVC spIILs F1`s revenues
6z% (Leums) J 8% (CRH),
wILh Lhe Iormer umounL
beIng spIIL beLween Lhe
Lop Len Leums oI zo1z. Red
BuII, FerrurI, McLuren und
Mercedes, Lhe consLrucLors`
chumpIonshIp bonus
(CCB) Leums, receIve
premIums cuIcuIuLed
on Lhe busIs oI recenL
perIormuncesJherILuge. They wIII conLInue Lo do so
Lhrough Lo zozo regurdIess oI seusonuI perIormunce.
TogeLher wILh WIIIIums (on Lhe busIs oI herILuge)
und LoLus (hIghesL-pIuced 'oLher` Leum) Lhey sIL on F1`s
SLruLegy Group, wILh u voLe euch. The FA und FOG
hoId sIx IurLher voLes euch, mukIng u LoLuI oI 18. Ls
decIsIons ure escuIuLed Ior upprovuI Lo Lhe (z6-seuL) F1
CommIssIon, whIch cun upprove or rejecL proposuIs,
buL noL umend Lhem - Lhen Lo Lhe WorId MoLorsporL
CouncII Ior execuLIon. The SLruLegy Group meL In
OcLober, wILh cusLomer curs Lop prIorILy.
I Lhe pIuns come Lo puss, Lhey wouId probubIy resuIL
In Lwo-LImes-Lwo Red BuIIs, FerrurIs und McLurens
eLc, wILh Lhe mosL IIkeIy scenurIo beIng Toro Rosso
us Red BuII cusLomer, Suuber purchusIng compIeLe
curs Irom FerrurI, und Force ndIu Irom McLuren
or Mercedes. AdvunLuges Lo Lhe CCBs ure obvIous:
Lhey wIII generuLe Income Irom Lhe suIe oI LechnoIogy
whIIe spreudIng deveIopmenL cosLs over Iour curs. The
mInnows wouId suve LhemseIves Lhe currenL unnuuI
deveIopmenL cosLs oI curs wILh sheII IIves oI jusL 1z
monLhs. CVC, Ior LheIr purL, couId jusLIIy Iower puyouLs
Ior Leums on Lhe busIs oI reduced cosLs uL boLh ends oI
Lhe grId, whIIe Lhe chunces oI weuker Leums goIng Lo
Lhe wuII wouId be reduced, cerLuInIy In Lhe shorL Lerm.
FerrurI urgue Iuns wouId ruLher see Iour 'FerrurIs` In
ucLIon - even wILh Lwo puInLed bIue - Lhun Lwo oI ILs
red curs und, suy, u puIr oI MurussIus. TechnoIogy, Lhey
urgue, wouId be beLLer spreud more equILubIy ucross
Lhe grId. BuL undersLundubIy Lhe dIsudvunLuged Leums,
who huve InvesLed In IucLorIes und hundreds oI hIghIy
quuIIhed sLuII, ure up In urms. Muny Ieur bunkrupLcy,
und oII-record ure LhreuLenIng EU CommIssIon ucLIon
on Lhe busIs oI ubuse oI monopoIIsLIc posILIon.
CouId IL UHDOO\ come Lo LhuL? ConsIder LhuL Leum
bosses such us VIjuy MuIIyu (Force ndIu) und Suuber`s
MonIshu KuILenborn, who owns per cenL oI Lhe
SwIss Leum, huve no seuLs on Lhe SLruLegy Group, whIIe
uII Iour CCB Leum prIncIpuIs ure empIoyees oI LheIr
respecLIve corporuLIons. SeLLIng usIde Lhe economIc
consequences Lo Lhe Leums, Lhe IurgesL LhreuL Is Lo F1
ILseII, Ior II mujor Leums wILhdruw, Lhey wIII Luke u LoLuI
oI Iour curs wILh Lhem. n Lhe meunLIme, Leums LhuL
huve Lhe mIsIorLune oI buyIng Lhe sIowesL cusLomer cur
wIII Iorever sLruggIe.
To observe Lhe progress oI CuLerhum und MurussIu
hus been IuscInuLIng. ShorL-Lerm greed uImed uL hIIIng
Lhe pockeLs oI money men wouId desLroy LhuL.
Dieter Rencken
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The plan is that teams at the
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$IWHU WKH UDFHV LQ $VLD we now heud Lo Lhe
AmerIcus Ior Lhe IInuI Lwo grunds prIx In my IIrsL
seuson rucIng In F1. L`s been u Iong yeur und whIIe
we huven`L hud Lhe perIormunces wouId huve IIked,
myseII und Lhe whoIe WIIIIums Leum wIII be pushIng
hurd Lo geL sLrong resuILs In AusLIn und BruzII.
`ve enjoyed rucIng In AsIu, und reuIIy IIked vIsILIng
ndIu uguIn. The cuILure Is so dIIIerenL Lo whuL Lhe
predomInunLIy Europeun FormuIu 1 puddock Is used Lo.
For exumpIe, Lhere ure buses sLuLIonury In Lhe mIddIe
Iune oI Lhe hIghwuy und unImuIs roum Iree everywhere.
L`s u unIque pIuce. My IIrsL LIme Lhere, wus u bIL
nervous us u pussenger In Lhe New DeIhI LuxIs, buL LhIs
yeur `ve IeIL much cuImer. nILIuIIy IL Iooks us Lhough
Lhere ure no ruIes whuLsoever on Lhe roud, buL ucLuuIIy
Lhe drIvers huve LheIr own wuy und IL seems Lo work.
WhIIe Lhe juncLIons Iook LoLuIIy
chuoLIc, everyone somehow sorLs IL
ouL und Lhe drIvers huve LheIr own
sysLem oI communIcuLIng wILh LheIr
horns. AII Lhe dIIIerenL Lypes oI
'beeps` huve dIIIerenL meunIngs.
LookIng buck over LhIs seuson,
my bIggesL dIsuppoInLmenL hus been our overuII
perIormunce. L`s u Iong wuy Irom where `d ImugIned
we`d be us IeIL we couId huve Luken u sLep Iorwurd
Irom IusL yeur, buL sudIy LhuL husn`L been Lhe cuse.
We`ve IdenLIIIed Lhe weuknesses In Lhe FW und
Lhey`re muInIy on Lhe uerodynumIc sIde. We sLIII need
Lo work In LhIs ureu und IL`s someLhIng we`II concenLruLe
on durIng Lhe prucLIce sessIons In Lhe IInuI coupIe oI
ruces. HuvIng suId uII LhuL, huve Ieurned u IoL LhIs
yeur. For exumpIe, now know how Lo munuge Lyre
weur durIng u ruce, und um now ubIe Lo esLubIIsh u
good seLup wILh my engIneer JonuLhun EddoIIs Lo
muxImIse u quuIIIyIng run. PIus `ve mude quILe u Iew
ImprovemenLs In drIvIng sLyIe und perIecLIng IInes.
DurIng Lhe debrIeIs uL Lhe end oI Lhe sessIon, we sIL
down und go Lhrough In deLuII exucLIy whuL Lhe cur
wus doIng In every corner oI Lhe Iup. We breuk LhuL
down even IurLher und `II expIuIn how Lhe cur reucLs
In brukIng, enLerIng, mId-corner und on exIL, Loo. My
job Is Lo reIuLe how Lhe cur Is hundIIng Lo Lhe engIneers
und usIng my Ieedbuck uIong wILh Lhe LeIemeLry duLu,
Lhey`II come up wILh u pIun Lo muke chunges Lo Lhe cur
- hopeIuIIy Ior Lhe beLLer. A key poInL Is noL Lo muke
chunges beIore Lhe cIrcuIL hus hud u chunce Lo geL up Lo
speed. Very oILen Lhe cur won`L hundIe weII on u 'green`
Lruck uL Lhe sLurL oI Lhe weekend, buL we`ve done u good
job wILh cur buIunce LhIs yeur und huve uvoIded mukIng
LhuL mIsLuke In chusIng seLup.
NexL yeur Lhere wIII be u bIg chunge - boLh Lhe IronL
und reur oI Lhe cur wIII uILer quILe sIgnIIIcunLIy - und
LhInk LhIs wIII be u good opporLunILy Ior us Lo muke
some guIns. AIso, Lhere wIII be no chunce Lo uLIIIse Lhe
exhuusL guses InLo Lhe dIIIuser In zo1q, whIch LhInk
some Leums huve been beLLer ubIe Lo expIoIL Lhun we
huve. BuL IL`s up Lo us Lo cuLch up und muInLuIn Lhe
deveIopmenL ruce LhroughouL Lhe seuson.
L`s been InLeresLIng deuIIng wILh Lhe dIIIerenL
uspecLs LhuL F1 Lhrows up, Irom u LechnIcuI poInL oI
vIew, us weII us workIng wILh sponsors und Lhe medIu.
huven`L reuIIy spenL much LIme wILh uny oLher drIvers
Lhough. There wus u bIg dInner wILh uII Lhe drIvers In
Koreu, buL dIdn`L uLLend becuuse IL wus u Grund PrIx
DrIvers` AssocIuLIon meeLIng und `m noL u member.
`ve noLIced Lhere`s usuuIIy one drIver who Is more
vocuI Lhun Lhe oLhers, purLIcuIurIy In Lhe drIvers`
brIeIIngs we huve uL Lhe cIrcuIL wILh Lhe FA`s ChurIIe
WhILIng. ProbubIy Lhe drIver who LuIks Lhe mosL Is
SebusLIun VeLLeI. He`s quILe vocuI ubouL Issues beLween
drIvers, cerLuIn moves or penuILIes Irom Lhe prevIous
ruce. PersonuIIy keep quIeL und IIsLen. WhuL `ve
Ieurned Irom Lhese ruces In AsIu Is Lo conLInue IIghLIng
Ior posILIons unLII Lhe very IusL corner oI Lhe ruce. P
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The Williams racer reveals all about his rst season in F1
MY FIRST
SEASON
IS NEARLY
OVER AND
IM ALREADY
LOOKING
FORWARD
TO THE
NEXT ONE
VALTTERI BOTTAS
ROOKIE YEAR
What Ive learned from these
races in Asia is to keep ghting for
positions until the very last corner
Next year there will be a big change both
the front and rear of the car will alter quite
significantly and I think this will be a good
opportunity for us to make some gains
F1 Racing December 2013 35
Inbox
Cut new drivers a bit of slack
AILer reudIng your IeuLure on Toro
Rosso () 5DFLQJ, November)
IeIL LhuL musL counLer u commenL
mude by Frunz TosL. He suId LhuL un
F1 drIver musL euL, drInk und sIeep
Lhe sporL, zqJ;, 6 duys u yeur.
WILh hIs menLuIILy, IL Is no
wonder so muny promIsIng young
drIver`s cureers huve been ruIned by
hIm und HeImuL Murko. L Is LoLuIIy
unreuIIsLIc Lo expecL uny drIver Lo
huve LhIs uLLILude. DrIvers need
some Iree LIme uwuy Irom LheIr
sporL Lo reLuIn LheIr enLhusIusm.
Toro Rosso uIso need Lo
upprecIuLe Lhe IucL LhuL u drIver
muy need Lhree or more seusons
Lo Ieurn Lhe IIner poInLs oI F1,
consIderIng LhuL Lhe IIrsL yeur
uIone needs Lo be dedIcuLed jusL
Lo IeurnIng Lhe cIrcuILs.
For exumpIe, how cun u drIver
IIke Jeun AIesI be uIIowed Lo sLuy In
F1 Irom 1q8q-zoo1 huvIng won jusL
one ruce In uII LhuL LIme, when Iour-
LIme Chump Cur wInner SbusLIen
BourduIs wus shown Lhe door uILer
jusL Lwo seusons? Red BuII wunL Lo
muInLuIn u good Imuge, buL LheIr
sIsLer Leum Is undermInIng IL.
Andrew Byngl
By email
Double the excitement
WhIIe LhInkIng ubouL currenL IeveIs
oI compeLILIveness In F1, hud un
Ideu. How ubouL huvIng Iour or IIve
'grund sIum` grunds prIx LhuL ure
worLh doubIe poInLs or oIIer oLher
IncenLIves, Ie Ior seLLIng IusLesL Iup?
Teums wouId perhups Lhen be more
IncIIned Lo Luke chunces und wouId
consIder brIngIng new uerodynumIc
puckuges Lo euch ruce.
`d suggesL SIIversLone, Monuco,
Monzu, SIngupore und perhups
BruzII. WhuL do you LhInk?
Ryan Cooper
By email
Much Is beIng mude ubouL F1 reLurnIng Lo cIussIc Lrucks, such us AusLrIu
und MexIco. BuL huvIng seen Lhe proposed new IuyouL Ior nexL yeur`s
MexIcun GP () 5DFLQJ, November), wonder II we`re beIng soId shorL?
SureIy Lhe reuson Lo go buck Lo Lhe LrudILIonuI cIrcuILs Is Lo revIsIL Lhe
cIussIc corners oI FormuIu 1 IoIkIore? BuL us Lhe PeruILudu Is seL Lo be
neuLruIIsed InLo u chIcune und u mId-speed rIghL-hunder, we wIII huve
IosL whuL mude LhIs cIrcuIL greuL.
AILer Lhe Lwo seusons uwuy Irom Suzuku, wouId we huve wunLed Lo
reLurn Lhere II 1oR hud become u qo LhIrd-geur corner? WouId Spu sLIII
excILe us wILh Euu Rouge gone? And whuL wouId we LhInk oI SIIversLone II
MuggoLLs und BeckeLLs were neuLruIIsed?
WhIIe Lhe uLmosphere uL cIrcuILs Is uII ImporLunL, II you geL rId oI Lhe
orIgInuI IuyouL oI u Lruck, ure we reuIIy reLurnIng Lo u cIussIc? I we do
reLurn Lo cIrcuILs oI oId, Lhen IeL`s reLuIn LheIr IuyouLs us LhIs Is sureIy whuL
hus mude Lhem greuL, und Is why we wunL Lo go buck.
Euan Gorrie
Inverness, UK
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38 F1 Racing December 2013
Now that was a car
No. 22 The Jordan 191
The lean, green machine rightly considered one of F1s classic beauties
JORDAN 191 TECH SPEC
Chassis Carbon-bre monocoque
Suspension Monoshock, push-rod (front)
Twinshock, push-rod (rear)
Engine Ford HB4
Engine capacity 3.5-litre
Layout 72 V8
Power output 730bhp
Rev limit 13,800rpm
Gearbox Jordan transverse
Weight 505kg
Wheelbase 289.5cm
Tyres Goodyear
Notable drivers Michael Schumacher
Andrea de Cesaris
Alex Zanardi
F1 Racing December 2013 39
,Q WKH ZLQWHU oI 1q8q, Lwo Fooo rIvuIs decIded Lo Iorm un uIIIunce
und sLep up Lo Lhe Lop IIIghL oI grund prIx rucIng LogeLher. Teum boss
EddIe Jordun phoned desIgner Gury Anderson, usked II he couId buIId
un F1 cur - und convInced hIm he`d IInd Lhe cush Lo Iund IL.
dIdn`L reuIIse Gury hud such u good grusp oI engIneerIng unLII
suw Lhe F curs he desIgned und buIIL, Jordun recuIIs. He hudn`L been
Lo engIneerIng coIIege, yeL he wus one oI Lhe cIeveresL peopIe knew.
As Lhe projecL begun Lo Luke oII, Iormer coIIeugues oI Anderson cume
on bourd. Andy Green worked on Lhe suspensIon und mechunIcuI
IuyouL, whIIe Murk SmILh Iooked uILer Lhe LrunsmIssIon und
InsLuIIuLIon oI Lhe V8 powerpIunL.
The unsIghLIy buIge on Lop oI Lhe engIne cover seemed uL odds
wILh Lhe sIeek Iook oI Lhe resL oI Lhe chussIs, whIch Is neuLIy scuIpLed
uerodynumIcuIIy. The buIge Is In IucL u Iegucy oI u IuLe swILch oI engIne.
The cur wus desIgned Ior un oII-Lhe-peg Judd V1o, buL Lhen
u IuLe deuI wus done Lo house u Ford HB, whIch suL u IILLIe hIgher
Lhun Lhe Judd - buL by Lhen IL wus Loo IuLe Lo chunge Lhe cur`s proIIIe.
EurIy mock-ups oI Lhe cur were puL Lhrough LheIr puces In u
wIndLunneI. ThuL wus unLII EJ dIscovered IL wus cosLIng hIm 1,6oo u
duy und he soon puL u sLop Lo IL. AILer morLgugIng hIs house Lo geL Lhe
InvesLmenL Lo heIp Iund hIs projecL, he IInuIIy Iuunched hIs F1 Leum
und Lhe Jordun 1q1 uL SIIversLone In wInLer 1qqo. L wus orIgInuIIy
due Lo be Lhe LILIed q11 buL Ior un InLervenLIon Irom Porsche.
Former grund prIx wInner John WuLson wus Lusked wILh gIvIng
Lhe cur ILs IIrsL ever shukedown, IIve yeurs uILer he hud IusL ruced un F1
cur. My InILIuI reucLIon wus LhuL IL IeIL good und IL wus u IrIendIy cur
Lo drIve, suys WuLson. Gury Anderson hud been quILe cIever In some
ureus oI Lhe chussIs, purLIcuIurIy uround Lhe dIIIuser, whIch cume InLo
cIose conLucL wILh Lhe ground, creuLed u seuI und produced more
downIorce. AesLheLIcuIIy IL wus very uLLrucLIve und consIderIng IL wus
u prIvuLe enLrunL, IL wus u greuL uchIevemenL.
AILer LesLIng uL Pembrey und RIcurd, Jordun heuded Lo Lhe 1qq1
seuson-opener In PhoenIx, ArIzonu, where Lhey were Iorced Lo pre-
quuIIIy eurIy on FrIduy mornIng. Andreu de CesurIs dIdn`L muke Lhe cuL
- buL BerLrund GuchoL dId. BeLLer sLIII, GuchoL mude IL Lhrough
quuIIIyIng Lo end up 1qLh on Lhe grId. Hud Loduy`s poInLs sysLem been
In pIuce, Jordun wouId huve scored u poInL on LheIr debuL: despILe u
IuLe-ruce engIne IuIIure, LhIs smuII new Leum were cIussIIIed LenLh.
The sLory oI MIchueI Schumucher mukIng hIs debuL In LhIs cur Is
weII known, buL Lhe reuI credIL IIes wILh Lhe vIsIon und engIneerIng
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P42
JENSON BUTTON
As smooth off track as he is on it,
JB is vital to McLarens hopes. But
maybe, argues Peter Windsor, its
time for him to show his teeth
P46
MARTIN WHITMARSH
When things go wrong at McLaren,
this man answers the tough
questions. He tells us how he plans
to put his teams house in order
P52
SAM MICHAEL AND
JONATHAN NEALE
After a very successful 2012,
McLaren scrapped a great car, the
MP4-27, and built the suboptimal
MP4-28. Their tech chiefs explain
the tough lessons learned
HOW TO FIX
McLAREN
One of F1s
most fabled
teams are
having a torrid
2013, performing
way below their
potential. But
as this 13-page
special explains,
thats all about
to change
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Jenson Button deserves better than to be scrabbling
for points with the midelders. So perhaps, argues
Peter Windsor, its time for JB to take charge of his
and McLarens destiny
uLchIng Jenson BuLLon drIve hus uIwuys been u pIeusure.
There`s someLhIng neuL und LIdy ubouL hIs sLyIe, someLhIng
reIenLIessIy repeuLubIe. He mukes IL Iook eusy. He`s u drIver
oI F1 curs. He works wILh sImuIuLors, duLu engIneers und LeIemeLry. He`s
LrIuLhIon-hL. He`s quIck when Lhe cur Is quIck, sIow when Lhe cur Is sIow
- buL you`d never know Lhe dIIIerence unIess you Iooked uL Lhe Iup LImes.
He`s rureIy ouL oI IIne. He rureIy Iocks InsIde IronLs. EveryLhIng mukes
sense wILh Jenson. AImosL everyLhIng seems Lo be reduced Lo u scIence.
And Lhen Lhere`s LhuL oLher LhIng, when ruce duy duwns grey und dump
und you know Lhere`s goIng Lo be u IoL oI LuIk ubouL weLs und InLers und
Lhe besL Lyres on whIch Lo sLurL. Everyone Iooks Lo Jenson. WhuL`s Jenson
on? When wIII Jenson chunge? Nobody does IL beLLer. Ask LewIs HumIILon
ubouL BruzII zo1z. BoLh oI Lhem were ouL Lhere on used PIreIII medIums
when Lhe ruIn begun Lo IuII. und IL wus Jenson who won Lhe duy. LewIs,
or hIs guys, goL Lhe pressures wrong. Jenson, or hIs guys, goL Lhem rIghL.
So on Lhe Iuce oI IL, Jenson Is Lhe upproprIuLe drIver Lo be uL McLuren
rIghL now. He`s greuL wILh Lhe sponsors; he`s u worId chumpIon. He`s
uvuIIubIe uL jusL Lhe rIghL degree - when requIred, buL onIy spurIngIy. And
Lhe bourd know LhuL uII Lhey huve Lo do Is gIve Jenson u good cur. I Lhey do
LhuL, undoubLedIy he wIII wIn wILh IL. I Lhey don`L, he won`L. SImpIe. He`s u
pIug-In guurunLee. He`s Lhe sorL oI drIver LhuL bourds Iove Lo Iove. Fernundo
AIonso or Juun-PubIo MonLoyu - IruscIbIe, poIILIcuI, dIvIsIve - he Is noL.
OI course Lhere ure downsIdes. Jenson cun`L curry u dumuged or uIIIng
cur on hIs buck Lhe wuy Fernundo cun. He`s yeL Lo sLrIke Lhe sorL oI drIver-
engIneer reIuLIonshIp LhuL churucLerIsed Lhe MIchueI yeurs uL FerrurI or Seb
VeLLeI`s now. He cun`L Lume u wuywurd buck end Lhe wuy LewIs or Fernundo
cun. And he doesn`L huve Lhe sLruIghL IInes In hIs drIvIng LhuL KImI hus.
No more
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nsLeud, he drIves wILh wIde, curved corner enLrIes In Lhe cIussIc wuy.
HIs upexes ure deud-on bIsecLIons oI Lhe ungIe-creuLed-by-Lhe-InLersecLIon-
oI-Lhe-exLended-IInes-oI-Lhe-Lwo-sLruIghLs, us your geomeLry Leucher
wouId huve puL IL; und, Ior Lhe mosL purL, he brukes In u sLruIghL IIne (Lhe
excepLIon beIng corners IIke, suy, Spoon or Turn 1 uL Suzuku, where Lhe
LrujecLory InevILubIy dehnes Lhe brukIng shupe).
HIs IooLwork Is superb. `ve yeL Lo hnd un F1 engIneer who Isn`L WRWDOO\
LPSUHVVHG by Jenson`s bruke-LhroLLIe co-ordInuLIon. UnInLenLIonuI
overIup ure Lwo words LhuL never enLer Lhe Jenson vocub - uILhough, IIke
mosL IeIL-IooLers, he cun overbruke, or drugs Lhe bruke peduI. HIs IorLe - Lhe
ureu where he enjoys u nuLuruI udvunLuge over every drIver In F1 wILh Lhe
excepLIon oI RuIkknen - Is exIL LhroLLIe uppIIcuLIon. `m noL LuIkIng ubouL
mId-corner LhroLLIe 'Leuses` oI Lhe AyrLon Sennu vurIeLy; Jenson`s sLyIe
doesn`L requIre LhuL sorL oI munIpuIuLIon. `m LuIkIng ubouL Lhe mIIIIsecond
when Lhe drIver knows LhuL he`s done wILh Lhe roLuLIon und uII LhuL remuIns
Is Lhe exIL. Jenson hus un eye-wuLerIng ubIIILy, uL LhIs poInL, Lo uppIy power
wILh hIs rIghL IooL uL precIseIy Lhe Ioud-ruLe Lhe ouLsIde reur Lyre cun hundIe.
ThuL`s why you rureIy see hIm crossed-up on corner exILs. ThuL`s why you
seIdom see hIm bobbIIng Lhe cur up on exIL kerbs. HIs rIghL IooL Is u sponge.
ThIs IogIcuIIy meuns he uIso hus Lremendous IeeI wILh hIs IeIL IooL under
brukIng. remember un occusIon buck In Lhe BAR-Hondu duys when Jenson
wus Iound Lo be brukIng uL uround Lhe sume poInL us Tukumu SuLo beIore
Lhe hrsL chIcune uL Monzu. AmuzIngIy, Lhough, Jenson wus ubIe Lo come ouL
oI Lhe brukes sooner Lhun SuLo becuuse he hud sLopped Lhe cur over
Id like to see Jenson at the factory even more, picking the brains
of every designer, engineer, mechanic and part-maker he can nd
HOW TO FIX McLAREN
u shorLer dIsLunce. ThIs Is noLhIng Lo do wILh Lhe umounL oI peduI pressure
u drIver cun uppIy: LhIs sorL oI udvunLuge Is ubouL mInImIsIng Lhe InILIuI
pressure und hndIng u cudence commensuruLe wILh Lhe surIuce oI Lhe roud.
L Lurned ouL SuLo wus brukIng on u very sIIghL rIse In Lhe roud surIuce.
Jenson wus nuLuruIIy hndIng un uImosL ImpercepLIbIy uLLer ureu und, In
uddILIon, hud been wurnIng Lhe brukes beIore gIvIng Lhem Lhe works.
L`s InLeresLIng now, LhInk, Lo see Jenson nudgIng McLuren In Lhe
dIrecLIon oI Brembos Ior zo1q. McLuren huve LrudILIonuIIy been u Curbone
ndusLrIe Leum becuuse C brukes ure uILImuLeIy ubouL sLoppIng power.
Brembo (und Lhe HILcos preIerred by Fernundo when he wus uL McLuren)
In Lheory oIIer more 'IeeI`. Jenson used Brembos durIng hIs vIcLorIous
Bruwn yeurs. He hud Lhem on Lhe IronL LhIs yeur In SIngupore. They rewurd
IeeI - und In zo1q, In uddILIon, IL Is IIkeIy LhuL Lhe curs wIII need sIIghLIy
Iess brukIng power on Lhe reur. ThIs couId be u nIce IILLIe coup.
Jenson`s corner upprouch Is
wIde und curvuceous. Very Rubens
BurrIcheIIo. Very Gruhum HIII.
The downsIdes Lo LhIs ure Ionger
corners - more Ioud Lhrough Lhe
Lyres Ior u physIcuIIy Ionger Iup und
u sIower InILIuI corner enLry phuse;
Lhe upsIdes ure greuLer murgIns Ior
error, hIgher mInImum speeds und
more spuce In Lhe hrsL huII oI Lhe
corners, Lhus Lo udupL Lo sIIppery or
chungIng Lruck condILIons. ThuL`s
why Rubens, Loo, wus uIwuys good In Lhe weL or semI-weL.
suy more murgIn Ior error buL shouId quuIIIy LhIs. A KImI, who
brukes IuLe und deep In un ungIed upprouch Lo Lhe mInImum-speed poInL
und doesn`L worry ubouL Lhe vuIue oI hIs mInImum speed, hus vIrLuuIIy no
murgIn Ior error shouId he geL IL sIgnIhcunLIy wrong. HIs recovery LooIs
ure sLeerIng Ioud-versus-bruke peduI pressure decreuse. Once he`s run Lhe
gumuL oI Lhose, Lhere`s nowhere Lo go excepL sLruIghL on. (ThuL`s why he`s
been goIng oII quILe u IoL In unLImed prucLIce sessIons - InvurIubIy In u
sLruIghL IIne Irom Lhe enLry phuse.) Jenson, by conLrusL, brukes In u sLruIghL
IIne on Lhe ouLsIde upprouch Lo Lhe corner, Lhen Lurns In when he IeeIs Lhe
buck end cun Luke IL. WILhouL u sLubIe buck end, Jenson`s corner hus gone.
ThuL Isn`L Lhe cuse wILh KImI (or LewIs); Lhey buIunce u sensILIve buck end
wILh Lhe uIoremenLIoned sLeerIng-uguInsL-bruke-decreuse. The probIem Ior
Jenson comes when Lhe buck end cun onIy Luke Ioud uL sIgnIhcunLIy reduced
speed. n LhIs sense, us IL huppens, you couId urgue LhuL Jenson`s sLyIe
ucLuuIIy gIves hIm Iess murgIn wILh whIch Lo pIuy - or, Lo be more precIse,
Iess room Ior u IupLIme guIn shouId Lhe cur be under-perIormIng.
One hnuI LhoughL: despILe Lhe dIsuppoInLmenLs oI zo1, Jenson uppeurs
Lo be very much uL peuce wILh Lhe worId. He`s won hIs chumpIonshIp und
he`s drIvIng Ior u very nIce Leum, wILh un umuzIng IucIIILy, noL Loo Iur Irom
London. Chunces ure LhuL McLuren wIII evenLuuIIy gIve hIm u greuL cur
und LhuL he cun wIn uguIn. ThuL sorL oI menu engenders Jenson`s weekIy
sImuIuLor sessIons, hIs ruce weekend debrIeIs und Lhe mId-week phone
cuIIs. He does LhuL job us Lhe 1oo per cenL proIessIonuI LhuL he Is.
He couId benehL Irom beIng u derIvuLIve oI LhuL. `d IIke Lo see hIm uL
Lhe IucLory more, unnoyIng everyone, pushIng Lhem, pIckIng Lhe bruIns
oI every desIgner, engIneer, mechunIc und purL-muker he cun hnd und
usIng LhuL InLeIIIgence Lo move LhIngs uIong. nILIuLe sLuII chunges II need
be. EIImInuLe burrIers. Be u MIchueI. Be u Fernundo. There`s no AdrIun
uL corporuLe McLuren, so someone needs Lo be The Rock. SLop LeIIIng Lhe
press LhuL gIven Lhe deIuys, eIghLh pIuce wusn`L u bud resuIL. TeII Lhem Lhe
LruLh. Muke IL ruw. Muke IL hurL. RecreuLe Lhe pussIon us someLhIng you cun
IeeI ruLher Lhun someLhIng you LuIk ubouL. CorporuLe F1 muy be Iun und IL
Alonso back to McLaren?
Dont bet against it
Lets start with what we know. McLaren want to re-sign
Fernando Alonso as soon as possible. If they can get him as
a partner to Jenson Button for 2014, they will. If not, they will
go all-out to get him for 2015 when their engine partnership
with Honda begins. Their pursuit of Alonso is all about wanting
to become a major force again. Honda are not providing free
engines and a substantial financial input to fight for points.
They want to win championships.
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has made no secret of
his admiration for Alonso. He described him as the best driver
out there to the BBC in Singapore, and in Japan added that if
you were to name the two drivers on the grid you would want
above anyone else, they would be Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.
Alonso has said it is nice to hear other team bosses
appreciate his work, but has publicly reiterated that he is
contracted to Ferrari until the end of 2016 when he will be 35
and ideally would like to extend that contract.
Whitmarsh, for his part, says Alonso is contracted to Ferrari
next year and may be after that. An interesting difference of
interpretation that suggests Alonso has ways of getting out of
his Ferrari contract if he wants.
Red Bull sources say the same that Alonso told them in the
summer he was potentially available for 2014 and would like
to drive for them. Which suggests he is not as locked in or as
committed to Ferrari as he and they might like people to think.
Can McLaren get him? Clearly Alonso has grown frustrated
with Ferraris lack of competitiveness this year. There are also
question marks over Ferraris progress with the new engine rules
the word on the street is that they are behind Mercedes and
Renault. And McLaren are using Mercedes next year.
Can McLaren convince him that they are a better bet? That
might be hard now, but if Alonso stays at Ferrari in 2014 and
they struggle again, it would suddenly seem much easier. A lot
will depend on what Honda can tell him about their engine.
Andrew Benson
muy be reIuLIveIy eusy, buL IL doesn`L uIwuys produce resuILs. There shouId
be no smIIIng Iuces uL WokIng. Enough wILh Lhe pIuLILudes ubouL how hurd
Lhe boys ure workIng und how greuL Lhe pILsLops huve been. ThIs F1 Leum
spends oom per yeur, yeL Jenson BuLLon, Ior mosL oI zo1, sLruggIed Lo
beuL Lhe Toro Rossos und Lhe Suubers - IeL uIone Lhe Force ndIus.
As u mun wILh huge LuIenL und presence - us u number one-und-u-huII
drIver - Jenson Is now uIso one oI Lhe Iew guys who cun Luke McLuren In hIs
hunds und perhups reLurn IL Lo Lhe IronL. ForgeL Lhe bourd. F1 Isn`L ubouL
'beIng nIce` Lo peopIe - or even 'beIng proIessIonuI`. L`s ubouL beIng us
hungry us u snurIIng dog LhuL wIII never IeL go.
F1 Racing December 2013 45
Be a Michael.
Be a Fernando.
Theres no Adrian
at corporate
McLaren, so
someone needs
to be The Rock
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After taking a very
public stumble in
2013, McLaren have
to get things back on
track fast but with
new tech regulations
pending, just one year
to run on the Mercedes
engine contract, and
a potential gulf where
the title sponsor ought
to be, can they do it?
Team principal Martin
Whitmarsh comes
out ghting
WORDS STUART CODLING
PORTRAIT STEVEN TEE/LAT
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HWV PDNH QR ERQHV ubouL LhIs: zo1 Is -
unIess IuLe InLervenes on un unprecedenLed scuIe
- goIng Lo be McLuren`s hrsL seuson wILhouL
u wIn sInce zoo6. For un orgunIsuLIon whose
core vuIues ure buIIL on vIcLory, one LhuL hus
Iong cherIshed Lhe sLuLIsLIc oI huvIng won one
In every Iour grunds prIx sInce LheIr FormuIu 1
debuL, LhuL`s u puInIuI LruLh Lo ucknowIedge.
Thus ) 5DFLQJV openIng quesLIon Lo MurLIn
WhILmursh - In Lhe words oI Lhe hoLeI beII boy
Lo George BesL, 'Where dId IL uII go wrong?` - Is
greeLed wILh u cerLuIn IULVVRQ.
A vurIeLy oI LhIngs, comes Lhe evenLuuI
response. We mude some decIsIons IusL yeur In
deveIopIng u cur LhuL hud Loo much rIsk In Lhem,
und Lhey dIdn`L work. WILh new reguIuLIons
comIng In Ior zo1q Lhere comes u poInL where
you`ve goL Lo sLurL IocusIng on nexL yeur, und
LhuL`s exucLIy whuL we`re doIng. So `m uIruId
cun`L gIve you Lhe one-IIne unswer LhuL you muy
huve wunLed or expecLed, buL Lhere`s u whoIe
vurIeLy oI LhIngs LhuL wenL wrong.
For uII LheIr repuLuLIon Ior conservuLIsm,
McLuren ure umong F1`s greuL InnovuLors.
n Lhe pusL decude-und-u-bIL Lhey`ve broughL
bruke-sLeer, Lhe 'InerLer`, Lhe 'F-ducL` und more
Lo IruILIon. BuL LheIr vuInerubIIILy, some suy, Is
LheIr ubsoIuLe IuILh In LheIr ubIIILy Lo process 'bIg
duLu`. They huve u prohLubIe sIdeIIne exporLIng
LheIr consIderubIe experLIse In LhIs heId Lo
udjucenL IndusLrIes, Lhrough LheIr AppIIed
TechnoIogIes dIvIsIon. L`s possIbIe, Lhough,
LhuL LhIs hus Ied Lo u IrucLured und ubsLrucL
desIgn process: Leum Ieuders responsIbIe Ior
vurIous eIemenLs oI Lhe cur ure gIven LurgeLs Ior
ImprovemenL, whIch Lhey duIy hnd whIIe LesLIng
new componenLs In IsoIuLIon, buL when puL
LogeLher, Lhe compIeLe cur Is Iess Lhun Lhe sum
oI ILs purLs. Does LhIs represenL u IuIIure oI Lhe
duLu-drIven upprouch?
don`L LhInk so, suys WhILmursh. ThIs yeur
Is u sympLom oI Loo much umbILIon. We ended
IusL yeur wILh Lhe quIckesL cur. LhInk IL wouId
huve been. weII, IL wouId huve been Lhe rIghL
LhIng Lo huve deveIoped LhuL cur. BuL we Look Lhe
decIsIons regurdIng LhIs yeur`s cur uL uround
Lhe mIdwuy poInL oI IusL seuson - und, II you
Iook uL our resuILs In zo1z, we sLurLed sLrongIy
buL mId-seuson we begun Lo run ouL oI puII u
This year is a symptom
of too much ambition.
We should have
developed the 2012 car
Realistically I hope we can win a
title in 2014. Thats got to be our
goal. Weve put a lot of effort into it
Team principal
Martin Whitmarsh
takes responsibility
for the failures
of 2013 and has
no interest in
pointing the nger
of blame. For 2014,
McLaren are looking
forwards not back
48 F1 Racing December 2013
How McLarens car
division shapes up
Reaching protability with a start-up supercar
company in just four years, as McLaren have
done, may not have quite the headline-grab of
an F1 world championship victory, but it requires
just the same ingredients: ground-breaking
technology, bold planning, aggressive targets,
talented staff and a never-say-die spirit.
This is the belief of group chairman Ron
Dennis, who launched the car-making company,
McLaren Automotive, after a plan to continue
making road cars in partnership with Mercedes-
Benz dissolved when the German multinational
sold their McLaren stake in 2009.
The latest success, achieved against a
background of worldwide nancial stringency,
is impressive because McLaren have only made
real money from the rst car in a proposed
three-model range, the 170,000, 200mph 12C,
launched in 2011. A McLaren hypercar, the
860,000 P1, of which only 375 will ever be built
and whose special appeal is that its driver can
change from road- to race-car conguration by
pressing a button, is just starting production.
The biggest earner is likely to be a new 120,000
model, the P13 a challenger to the upper-crust
Porsche 911s. It will eventually push production
at the Woking plant beyond 4000 units per year.
McLarens protability confounds pundits, who
believe making money from supercars is hugely
difcult. Enzo Ferrari may have sold road cars to
pay for racing, but now sponsors take that role.
Ferrari draw support from their link with the Fiat
group, and adopt a broad-brush approach when
discussing the source of their earnings. Even
Porsche make saloons and SUVs to reinforce
their fast-car range. For now, Ron Dennis insists
McLaren will build only supercars but even he
doesnt rule out other vehicles in the longer term.
Steve Cropley
IILLIe bIL. LhInk uL LhuL poInL we sensed we needed Lo be more InnovuLIve
und chunge more LhIngs, Lo muke sure we hud u more compeLILIve cur In
zo1. AL Lhe end oI Lhe yeur, Lhe cur deveIoped weII. So IL`s eusy Lo suy,
'ThIs LIme IusL yeur you hud Lhe quIckesL cur, why wouId you huve chosen
uL LhuL poInL Lo chunge Lhe cur?` The unswer Lo LhuL Is we dIdn`L - we chose
some monLhs eurIIer. There were u number oI concepLs we puL In LhuL we
couIdn`L geL Lo work; we couIdn`L geL IL Lo be u cohesIve puckuge.
We mude some orgunIsuLIonuI chunges IusL yeur LhuL dIdn`L work, so
some oI Lhose chunges huve been eILher reversed or purLIuIIy reversed.
BuL IL`s very eusy In u sILuuLIon IIke LhIs Ior me or oLhers Lo poInL hngers
uL peopIe. LhInk LhuL sorL oI ucLIvILy Is someLhIng you do InLernuIIy.
PubIIcIy, `ve uccepLed responsIbIIILy Ior LhIs yeur, und LhuL`s Lhe wuy `d
ruLher huve IL. nevILubIy, when you Iook InLo IL, `m noL uIwuys goIng Lo be
enumoured by some oI Lhe decIsIons peopIe Look, buL IL`s my job Lo uccepL
LhuL responsIbIIILy.
NormuIIy uL LhIs poInL In Lhe yeur, we wouId be deveIopIng Lhe cur
sLrongIy becuuse, IrunkIy, we`re oILen hghLIng Ior Lhe chumpIonshIp or
cerLuInIy uL IeusL Ior ruce wIns. ThIs yeur we`re noL doIng LhuL becuuse we
jusL cun`L uIIord Lo. We KDYH Lo be compeLILIve nexL yeur, gIven Lhe chunges
uheud. To drug ourseIves Irom hILh In Lhe consLrucLors` chumpIonshIp Lo
LhIrd In zo1 wouId Luke un umounL
oI resources LhuL we uren`L ubIe Lo
puL InLo LhIs projecL.
For McLuren, zo1q Is goIng Lo be
u LrunsILIonuI yeur - Lhe hrsL one
sInce zoo; wILhouL VoduIone us LILIe
sponsor und Lhe IusL wILh Mercedes,
Lhe powerLruIn suppIIer wILh whom
McLuren were once joIned uL Lhe
hIp. ForgeL Lhe InLerneL conspIrucy
LheorIes LhuL McLuren wIII somehow
be gIven Lhe 'B-spec` engInes (When
you huve u IImILed number oI
engInes per seuson, suys McLuren
MD JonuLhun NeuIe, IL meuns
LhuL In order Lo geL u hIgh quuIILy
purL, everyLhIng comIng down LhuL
producLIon IIne hus Lo be Lhe sume).
The quesLIon Is wheLher zo1q or zo1
wIII be Lhe reuI Iocus.
ReuIIsLIcuIIy, hope we cun
uchIeve u worId chumpIonshIp In
zo1q, suys WhILmursh. ThuL`s goL
Lo be our gouI. We`ve puL u IoL oI
eIIorL InLo IL. We`re comIng up Lo our
zoLh yeur wILh Mercedes und Lhey`ve
goL u good progrumme wILh Lhe
new power unIL. know muny oI Lhe
peopIe personuIIy - recruILed some
oI Lhe senIor peopIe In powerLruIn
deveIopmenL when run LhuL sIde
oI Lhe busIness yeurs ugo. They`II do
u good job und LhInk we cun do u
good job. We`ve goL Lo uIm Lo go ouL
Lhere und wIn.
For uII Lhe opLImIsm, quesLIons sLIII remuIn - chIey us Lo Lhe IdenLILy
oI Lhe new LILIe sponsor WhILmursh hImseII hus commILLed Lo reveuIIng on
z December zo1. ThuL duLe Is now IusL upprouchIng - und IL`s LeIIIng
LhuL, when quIzzed on LhIs purLIcuIur subjecL, McLuren`s Leum prIncIpuI
becomes somewhuL evusIve.
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How are McLarens
nances looking?
Chairman Ron Dennis was present when McLaren
celebrated their 50th anniversary. Their guiding
light for the past 35 years, he was spreading a
message of condence. This year, he said, the
McLaren Group would achieve a long-held ambition
and turn over a billion dollars for the rst time.
The Group is in robust health, with revenues
rising, whether in Automotive, Applied Technologies
or Electronic Systems all prexed by McLaren.
True, McLaren Racing, the F1 arm, last
year lost 12m; by contrast the company
have sold over 3,000 road cars, launched
a agship model the P1 and moved
into the worlds largest market, China.
McLarens sponsors show an enviable
mix of breadth and depth. Prestige
brands such as Hugo Boss and TAG
Heuer have partnered McLaren for over
30 years, with ExxonMobil moving into
a second decade. Add in 31 partners mostly blue
chip and it is clear the team offers commercial
benets others only dream of.
True, title sponsors Vodafone will depart shortly,
but no replacement has been announced simply
because McLaren are spoilt for choice, with Proctor
& Gambles Gillette thought to be in contention.
GlaxoSmithKline are another candidate: through
their McLaren-GSK Centre for Applied Performance
venture, GSK enjoy a close relationship with
McLaren, and market a raft of consumer brands.
But 2015, brings Honda, and the stability of
a ten-year partnership that will provide wide-
reaching commercial and technical support. Having
been ultra-successful during the late 80s with
McLaren, Honda tarnished their reputation with
in-house efforts in the noughties now theyre
totally committed to expunging such memories,
with McLaren being the primary beneciary.
Dieter Rencken
McLarens future
driver line-up
The last time McLaren plucked a highly rated
driver called Magnussen from the junior formulae,
it didnt quite work out. In 1994, Jan Magnussen
broke Ayrton Sennas British F3 record, winning
14 of 18 races, and then obtained a one-off drive
with McLaren in 1995. But Jan lacked commitment
and soon sloped off to a career in sportscars.
Now his son, Kevin Magnussen, has set
the junior racing categories alight and isnt
making the same mistakes as his father. Kev
decided that World Series by Renault was a
more competitive series than GP2 in 2013, and
therefore a better career platform. He duly
claimed the championship with a race in hand.
The Danes primary sponsor, Jack & Jones,
is a clothing store owned by Andreas Povlsen,
Denmarks third richest man. Despite interest
from Red Bull, 21-year-old Magnussen has
committed to McLaren, who will most likely
advise his sponsors to run him in another team
to gain experience until a McLaren drive is
available, or take him on as a test driver in 2014.
A year behind Magnussen in experience is
Stoffel Vandoorne, a Belgian racer, also 21, who
is another McLaren young driver. Its his rookie
year in World Series, but hes pushed Magnussen
all the way to the title. A former FIA Institute
Academy winner, he has backing from Renault
and the Belgian automobile association. Both he
and Magnussen are great future F1 prospects.
James Roberts
AguIn, IL`s u IILLIe bIL IIke Lhe Hondu
quesLIons, he suys. You`ve goL Lo be
respecLIuI. We`re excILed ubouL Lhe IuLure
und excILed ubouL where Lhe brund Is goIng,
buL, uL Lhe momenL, Lhe nume oI Lhe Leum
Is 'VoduIone McLuren Mercedes` und we`ve
goL u duLy Lo Lhem Lo represenL und promoLe
Lhose brunds. We owe IoyuILy Lo our exIsLIng
purLners und we`II LuIk ubouL Lhe new ones
when Lhe LIme comes.
ThuL`s noL reuIIy un unswer Lo Lhe quesLIon
us phrused. LeL`s Lry u dIIIerenL Luck und
uddress unoLher hoL LopIc, one LhuL hus uIso
come ubouL Lhrough commenLs WhILmursh
mude Lo Lhe medIu. How reuIIsLIc u prospecL
Is - or wus - Fernundo AIonso?
AnyLhIng`s possIbIe. AguIn, you huve Lo
be cureIuI whuL you suy In Lhese sILuuLIons.
wus usked In SIngupore, 'WouId you be
InLeresLed In sIgnIng Fernundo AIonso?`
So suId 'yes`. wusn`L usked: 'Are you In
negoLIuLIons wILh Fernundo AIonso?` L wus
un ubsLrucL quesLIon. L`s u cIeur IucL LhuL
Fernundo Is one oI Lhe Lop drIvers In F1 uL
Lhe momenL, und uny Leum prIncIpuI - II
Lhey`re beIng honesL - wouId huve gIven Lhe
sume unswer us me.
He`s currenLIy under conLrucL Lo u rIvuI we
respecL. WouId IL be possIbIe In Lhe IuLure?
L wouId. We wunL Lhe besL engIneers, Lhe
besL LechnIcuI purLners und Lhe besL drIvers.
ThuL`s whuL IL Lukes Lo succeed. Fernundo,
you know. we huve u pusL, und wus uround
In LhuL pusL. He`s muLured InLo u drIver who
oILen geLs more poInLs Lhun Lhe cur seems Lo
deserve. He`s u very LuIenLed guy.
L wus McLuren`s poIIcy oI runnIng Lwo
equuI number-one drIvers - or, Lo puL IL
unoLher wuy, noL IuvourIng one oI LheIr
drIvers over Lhe oLher - LhuL IumousIy
unhInged AIonso buck In zoo;, und urguubIy
IosL Lhem boLh chumpIonshIps LhuL yeur.
AssumIng LhuL Red BuII wIII conLInue Lo
produce beuuLIIuIIy uenL LechnIcuI puckuges,
und LhuL Lhey wIII sImIIurIy conLInue Lo
Iocus on jusL one drIver, you huve Lo ponder
wheLher McLuren wIII be Iorced Lo reconsIder
LhIs cherIshed LeneL. ThIs hoIds Lrue wheLher
we`re IookIng uL zo1q or bIue-skyIng Lo zo1
und beyond, wILh Lhe IIkes oI KevIn Mugnussen und SLoIIeI Vundoorne
(see coIumn, rIghL) wuILIng In Lhe wIngs.
n IIIe, noL uII LhIngs ure equuI, WhILmursh hrmIy InsIsLs. don`L wunL
Lo go uII $QLPDO )DUP on you, buL Lhe IucL Is: LhuL`s whuL we do. We wIII
never sIL down uL Lhe begInnIng oI Lhe yeur und predeLermIne LhuL one
drIver wIII be Iuvoured uheud oI Lhe oLher. There ure some Leums uround
us who do LhuL. `m noL suyIng IL Isn`L eIIecLIve - buL IL`s jusL noL Lhe wuy
LhuL we - McLuren - go moLor rucIng.
For Lhose who Iove F1 us u conLesL, us opposed Lo u reIenLIess guLherIng
oI LrophIes, LhuL hnuI uLLerunce wIII come us prooI posILIve LhuL McLuren,
In Lhe grund scheme oI LhIngs, huve noL IosL LheIr wuy.
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HOW TO FIX McLAREN
in life after Lowe?
Do you
believe
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Their technical
director left for
Mercedes and their
2013 car has been
a disappointment
to say the least.
So are McLaren
down and out?
Sporting director
Sam Michael and
managing director
Jonathan Neale
explain how they
plan to come back
ghting
cLuren ure overdeIIverIng
LhIs seuson. No, reuIIy.
They`re reguIurIy josLIIng
on Lhe grId wILh Lhe Suubers, Force
ndIus und Toro Rossos - buL Lhey`re
weII cIeur oI Lhose mIdheId rIvuIs In
Lhe consLrucLors` chumpIonshIp. Why?
PossIbIy - probubIy - becuuse Lhey`re
u shurper ouLhL wILh more resources:
Lhey`re beLLer operuLIonuIIy und
unuIyLIcuIIy, suIIer Iewer mechunIcuI
IuIIures und perIorm sIIcker pILsLops.
They ouLgun Lhe Leums Lhey`re
WORDS MATT YOUSON
PORTRAIT ANDREW
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hghLIng In uII Lhe ureus where you`d
expecL u IronLrunner Lo be puckIng
more ummunILIon - excepL Ior one.
UnIorLunuLeIy Ior McLuren, IL`s Lhe one
LhuL uILImuLeIy counLs - Lhe cur.
The MPq-z8`s Iuck oI puce Is uII
Lhe more shockIng becuuse LhIs yeur
McLuren were muny peopIe`s LIp Ior u
LILIe or Lwo. They ended zo1z sLronger
Lhun LheIr rIvuIs, und wILh no greuL shIIL
In LechnIcuI reguIuLIons due unLII zo1q,
Lhey seemed Lo huve u soIId IounduLIon
on whIch Lo buIId. BuL whIIe everyone
eIse wus busy IuunchIng LIdIed-up
versIons oI oId curs, McLuren uLLucked
LheIr IounduLIons wILh u juckhummer.
They swILched Lo u hIgh chussIs und
puII-rod IronL suspensIon, opLed Ior
u new reur-suspensIon desIgn und
chunged LheIr sIdepod concepL. NoLhIng
groundbreukIng, buL u IundumenLuI
depurLure Irom recenL McLurens. L wus
u gumbIe LhuL dIdn`L puy oII.
LhInk IL`s IuIr Lo suy, II we hud Lhe
LIme uguIn, we mIghL SRVVLEO\ muke
dIIIerenL choIces, deudpuns munugIng
dIrecLor JonuLhun NeuIe.
There`s u reIreshIng Iuck oI bIusLer
uround McLuren. n ILs pIuce Is u quILe
bruLuI IeveI oI seII-unuIysIs, undercuL
wILh some IuIrIy durk humour. L`s
been u mIserubIe seuson Ior un ouLhL
uccusLomed Lo hghLIng up IronL, buL Lhe
percepLIon Irom Lhe ouLsIde Is oI u Leum
muInLuInIng LheIr moruIe - perhups
becuuse oI why, ruLher Lhun how, Lhe
currenL cur IuIIed.
We dId whuL we dId ouL oI umbILIon,
noL ouL oI Ieur, suys NeuIe. There wus
u sense LhuL wILh Lhe oId cur we weren`L
goIng Lo be IusL enough. WhIIe Lhe
MPq-z; ZDV u quIck cur, operuLIonuIIy
IL wusn`L where we wunLed IL Lo be. We
knew we couId Improve.
We ussumed - probubIy IncorrecLIy
us IL Lurns ouL - LhuL Lhe exIsLIng cur
wouId jusL run ouL oI sLeum, so we
F1 Racing December 2013 53
decIded Lhere wus more poLenLIuI In puLLIng Lhese
oLher concepLs LogeLher. ndIvIduuIIy Lhey`d been
weII reseurched, buL wILh Lhe benehL oI hIndsIghL
we`d underesLImuLed Lhe umounL oI opLImIsuLIon
needed Lo muke Lhem work LogeLher.
McLuren`s progress In Lhe eurIy monLhs oI
zo1 Is u cuuLIonury LuIe: LryIng Lo InLegruLe
u greuL muny new Ideus In u very shorL u spuce
oI LIme, IosIng correIuLIon wILh Lhe wIndLunneI
und, uILImuLeIy, showIng up Lo ruce wILh un
uncompeLILIve cur. NoL u cur wILh gIurIngIy
InherenL probIems, muybe, buL sImpIy one Iess
deveIoped Lhun Lhe compeLILIon. The rooL oI Lhe
probIem, suys sporLIng dIrecLor Sum MIchueI,
wus LryIng Lo do Loo much, Loo quIckIy.
The concepLs we udopLed, Lhey`re uII LhIngs
LhuL huve worked successIuIIy on oLher curs -
buL Lhey`ve been opLImIsed und deveIoped over
u Iong perIod oI LIme. RuLher Lhun doIng wrong
LhIngs we jusL compressed Lhe LImescuIe Loo
much. L guve us Loo much Lo do, especIuIIy In
Lhe hnuI yeur beIore u reguIuLIon chunge.
McLuren huve deuIL wILh LheIr Issues, buL
doIng so requIred some reLrenchmenL: LIme
spenL undersLundIng Lhe cur ruLher Lhun LukIng IL
Iorwurds. And LIme In F1 LhuL you ure noL goIng
Iorwurds, you ure goIng buckwurds - becuuse
everybody eIse Is goIng Iorwurds, suys NeuIe.
By Lhe LIme Lhe cur wus ruLIonuI und correIuLed,
we were uIreudy heudIng Lo SIIversLone.
And LhuL`s McLuren`s zo1 cumpuIgn In u
nuLsheII: Lhe poInL Lhey shouId huve reuched In
Murch, Lhey dIdn`L reuch unLII June. The MPq-z8
Isn`L IundumenLuIIy uwed, IL`s jusL behInd Lhe
curve. L hus reusonubIe buIunce und perIorms
udequuLeIy under brukIng. L Iucks downIorce
und so suIIers LrucLIon Issues uL Iow speed - buL
noLhIng LhuL couIdn`L be hxed wILh LIme. TIme,
however, wus u commodILy In shorL suppIy wILh
Lhe bIg reguIuLIon chunge uround Lhe corner.
As IuLe us JuIy, Jenson BuLLon wus urguIng Lhe
MPq-z8 hud Lhe poLenLIuI Lo wIn, buL hIs Leum
decIded uguInsL pushIng Ior u IuLe-seuson bIuze
oI gIory. They swILched oII Lhe progrumme onIy
u shorL whIIe uILer geLLIng Lo grIps wILh LheIr cur.
PuIIIng Lhe pIug, urgues NeuIe, wus Lhe
sensIbIe opLIon gIven Lhe sIze oI Lhe chuIIenge
Ior zo1q. There comes u poInL where you LhInk:
'How much Ionger cun we hung on In LhIs?
How much IeurnIng cun we geL ouL oI IL? s IL
recoverubIe und uL whuL cosL Lo Lhe IuLure pIuns
54 F1 Racing December 2013
oI Lhe orgunIsuLIon?` AL some poInL you huve Lo
suy, 'We`re huvIng u dIIhcuIL seuson und II we`re
noL cureIuI, we`II gIve ourseIves unoLher one.`
There`s pIenLy oI pundILry wIIIIng Lo urgue LhuL
eurIy swILchover gIves McLuren un udvunLuge
goIng InLo zo1q. L`s Lhe LrudILIonuI sop Ior Lhe
deIeuLed, buL one LhuL McLuren LhemseIves do
noL uccepL, InsIsLIng Lhe drumuLIc reguIuLIon
chunges meun uII beLs ure oII Ior zo1q.
don`L LhInk we shouId be opLImIsLIc uL uII:
we shouIdn`L oversLuLe ourseIves jusL becuuse
we muy huve gIven up on LhIs seuson u coupIe
oI monLhs beIore unyone eIse, suys MIchueI.
Those oLher guys wIII huve bIg progrummes
Ior nexL yeur us weII. L`s ImporLunL Ior us Lo
keep our Leum IeveI und noL ussume we`ve goL
someLhIng no one eIse hus goL.
One oI Lhe mosL eye-cuLchIng LhIngs ubouL
McLuren`s IuLure pIuns Is Lhe reInIorcemenL oI
Lhe engIneerIng depurLmenL. MuLL MorrIs hus
urrIved Irom Suuber us engIneerIng dIrecLor,
whIIe PeLer Prodromou, Red BuII`s heud oI uero,
wIII reLurn Lo WokIng once hIs currenL conLrucL
expIres uL Lhe end oI zo1q. AIong wILh severuI
noLubIe mId-IeveI uppoInLmenLs, IL suggesLs
u Leum enLerIng u cycIe oI regeneruLIon.
McLuren Lend Lo promoLe LheIr mosL senIor
engIneers Irom wILhIn. Puddy Lowe depurLed uL
Lhe sLurL oI zo1, huvIng been wILh Lhe Leum sInce
1qq. TIm Goss, hIs repIucemenL us LechnIcuI
dIrecLor, hus been uL McLuren sInce 1qqo -
whIch mukes hIm u new boy compured wILh NeII
OuLIey, dIrecLor oI desIgn und deveIopmenL, who
urrIved In Lhe 1q8os. RecruILIng Irom wILhouL
couId be InLerpreLed us u chunge In poIIcy
necessILuLed by Lhe Leum`s downLurn In Iorm
- uILhough boLh MIchueI und NeuIe urgue LheIr
recruILmenL push Is busIness us usuuI.
The onIy LhIng LhuL geLs reuI uLLenLIon Is
someone who LrunsIers Irom unoLher Leum
uL u hIgh IeveI - LhuL probubIy creuLes u
mIspercepLIon oI whuL we do InLernuIIy, suys
MIchueI. L`s ImporLunL Lo muInLuIn u buIunce:
you wunL Lo muke sure your sLuII see Lhey cun
muke u progressIon In LheIr cureer, buL uL Lhe
sume LIme you don`L wunL LhuL Lo be your onIy
rouLe. L`s good Lo huve un InjecLIon oI Ideus
becuuse chunge Is u good LhIng Ior u Leum.
The reLurn oI Prodromou generuLes Lhe
heudIInes, buL Lhe cupLure oI MorrIs Is perhups
Lhe more sIgnIhcunL uppoInLmenL. He rose Lo
pubIIc uLLenLIon In Lhe IusL Iew yeurs us Suuber`s
chIeI desIgner, buL hIs buckground Is IurgeIy In
powerLruIns, hrsL wILh CosworLh und IuLLerIy uL
WIIIIums, shepherdIng Grove`s much-udmIred
LrunsmIssIon depurLmenL. AILer seven yeurs
Iocked InLo un uerodynumIc hegemony, F1
hus been rebuIunced by Lhe zo1q reguIuLIons,
whIch puL mechunIcuI engIneerIng buck up on
By the time the 2013 car
was rational and correlated,
we were already heading to
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HOW TO FIX McLAREN
What Honda will
bring to the party
Honda have a complex history in F1, a narrative encompassing
embarrassing lows as well as extraordinary highs. At each
turn theyve sought to go their own way, with differing results:
magnesium-bodied screamers in the 1960s; from undriveable
grunt to world domination in the 1980s and early 90s; and then
an unsuccessful spell as a constructor in the 2000s.
Their greatest strength has often proved to be a troubling
weakness: not only are they unafraid to innovate, theyre so
determined to do so that they jump in with both feet. An F1
Racing contact who worked for Honda during their previous
incarnation as a constructor, wearily described the Tochigi
R&D facility as being like a giant university science project,
run without enough rigour. The picture thus painted is one of
runaway invention; for every breakthrough, such as variable
valve timing theres a quixotic dead end such as the oval-
pistoned motorcycle engine they brought in during the 1980s.
There were also issues with the F1 engines during the
mid-2000s, which manifested themselves in blow-ups and
inconsistent power outputs between units. But when Honda
focus on something they tend to get it right. Jonathan Palmer
recalls being called upon to test at Suzuka fresh off a 12-hour
flight, come rain or shine (or even, in one case, snow).
At McLaren they have partners who also cite innovation as
being a crucial element of the brands make-up. But innovation
has to be managed, and process is the key. The challenge for
these two technical heavyweights is to stay in sync while
working in time zones eight hours apart
Stuart Codling
Lhe pedesLuI uIongsIde uId dynumIcs. ThuL`s
sIgnIhcunL everywhere, buL purLIcuIurIy so
Ior McLuren, who huve noL one buL Lwo bIg
upheuvuIs Lo munuge - hrsL wILh Mercedes
power und uguIn us Hondu urrIve In zo1.
L`s been u bruIsIng oLh unnIversury und,
undersLundubIy, McLuren ure ruLher more
reLIcenL ubouL Lhe IuLure Lhun LheIr neIghbours
In Lhe pILIune, exhIbILIng none oI Lhe cocky
opLImIsm oI u Leum uL Lhe Lop oI LheIr gume. BuL,
equuIIy, Lhere`s no meIodrumu und cerLuInIy no
punIc. One oI Lhe udvunLuges oI IongevILy Is u
conhdence In Lhe cycIIcuI nuLure oI uchIevemenL.
The wheeI wIII Lurn. The job Ior McLuren`s
senIor munugemenL Is Lo ensure IL Lurns sooner
ruLher Lhun IuLer.
F1 Racing December 2013 55
Theyve learned from their
mistakes of 2013 and the
playing eld has been levelled by
new regulations for 2014. Now,
with a consolidated technical
team in place, McLaren should
be strongly placed to give
Jenson a winning car
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Red BuII RucIng`s CIIeI TecInIcuI OIIIcer AdrIun Newey
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even more reuIIsLIc LIun beIore. AII LIIs Immerses LIe pIuyer
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L Is un IncredIbIe envIronmenL In wIIcI Lo LesL your rucIng
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He`s ScoLLIsh versus LuIIun; Irunk ruLher Lhun eIIusIve.
Ask uround Lhe F1 puddock, Lry Lo nuII down Lhe UHDO
PuuI DI ResLu, und you`II geL mIxed responses: A good
drIver In Lhe wrong Leum. DurIo FrunchILLI`s cousIn.
A bIL IIke Andy Murruy beIore Andy won WImbIedon.
A poLenLIuIIy greuL drIver who needs u beLLer chunce.
AII IuceLs und generuIIsuLIons ruLher Lhun IuIIy
InIormed commenLury buL, In generuI, posILIve (Lhe
ImpIIed snurkIness oI Lhe DurIo FrunchILLI reIerence
usIde), whIch hLs In wILh PuuI`s poIIcy oI IeLLIng hIs
drIvIng do Lhe LuIkIng: he doesn`L go ouL oI hIs wuy Lo
courL heudIInes. BuL percepLIon Is everyLhIng In F1, und
wheLher you LhInk oI hIm sImpIy us Lhe LhIrd BrIL on
Lhe grId or someone who needs Lo smIIe u bIL more,
PuuI DI ResLu Is u good guy wILh u very good churucLer
- whIch he`s gruduuIIy reveuIIng Lo Lhe Iuns und medIu.
`II sLuLe my uIIegIunces now. `ve known PuuI und
hIs IumIIy Ior u whIIe, usIde Irom comIng InLo conLucL
wILh Lhem In my roIe us Lhe BBC`s rovIng F1 reporLer.
For Lhose reusons, `d suy LhuL II you`re In Lhe neuLruI-
Lo-neguLIve cump, gIve hIm u chunce. He cume InLo
moLorsporL Lo wIn ruces, noL Lo be u medIu durIIng.
n Lhe InLervIews uL Lhe cIrcuIL LhuL we do uILer
quuIIIyIng und Lhe ruce, never LhInk he comes ucross
budIy. He speuks eIoquenLIy und honesLIy und `m noL
sure you couId usk Ior more. I you wunL mIIIIon-wuLL
smIIes, DunIeI RIccIurdo`s your mun. I you wunL words
oI deIIghL und sIIghLIy sLrunge jokes, Lhen IL`s SebusLIun
VeLLeI. PuuI DI ResLu Is someone who doesn`L nuLuruIIy
swILch on In IronL oI Lhe cumeru - und LhIs seuson he
oILen husn`L hud u huge umounL Lo smIIe ubouL. There`s
no bIIIIonuIre behInd Lhe scenes wuILIng Lo Iund hIm
regurdIess oI hIs perIormunce, und uILhough he hus
been bucked by Mercedes In Lhe pusL, LheIr Leum won`L
huve uny vucuncIes Ior Lhe IoreseeubIe IuLure. DI ResLu
Is LrudIng on hIs repuLuLIon behInd Lhe wheeI und Lhere
Is no doubL LhuL Lhe pressure Is on.
Smooth and elegant on track, yet somewhat surly off it,
Paul Di Resta comes across as a talented Brit with an
image problem. Lee McKenzie, one of few journalists to
know him well, argues that we should all make more of
an effort to look beyond the faade
The Real
Paul Di Resta
60 F1 Racing December 2013
Perhups IL`s LhIs LhuL Ieuds hIm Lo InduIge In Lhe bIume
gume more oILen Lhun oLher drIvers, und Lo hIghIIghL
momenLs where he`s personuIIy responsIbIe Ior sILuuLIons
wILh u posILIve ouLcome. He doesn`L do LhIs conscIousIy -
In u BBC IeuLure we dId recenLIy, he wus surprIsed when
usked hIm ubouL IL und unuwure he even dId IL, despILe Lhe
broudcusL evIdence oI InLervIews und Leum rudIo. LIkewIse,
hIs Luke on Spu, where he mIssed ouL on poIe by Lhe nurrowesL
oI murgIns: L wus u buIIsy decIsIon und IL wus busIcuIIy me
who dId IL. The Leum suId Lhey wunLed Lo go ouL on sIIcks IIke
everybody eIse, buL suId, 'No, IeL`s do someLhIng dIIIerenL.`
WhIIe muny drIvers cureIuIIy posILIon LhemseIves us purL oI
LheIr Leum, PuuI doesn`L uIwuys choose LhuL rouLe.
L`s weII known LhuL when he wus In Lhe F Euro SerIes,
PuuI beuL hIs Leum-muLe SebusLIun VeLLeI Lo wIn Lhe
chumpIonshIp. AILer LhuL he moved Lo DTM wILh Mercedes,
und whIIe Lhe oLher drIvers were uL cIusses IeurnIng Germun,
PuuI wouId be workIng on wuys Lo wIn. HIs LhInkIng wus LhuL
speukIng Germun wouIdn`L muke hIm Lwo LenLhs oI u second
quIcker, buL LruInIng und workIng wILh hIs engIneers wouId. L
obvIousIy puId oII und he won Lhe drIvers` LILIe In zo1o, whIIe
comIng uIong Lo F1 ruces us Force ndIu`s LhIrd drIver. n LhuL
sense you cun`L urgue wILh hIs upprouch.
n muny wuys, you cun IIken PuuI Lo
IeIIow ScoL Andy Murruy, who sLruggIed
wILh hIs Imuge In Lhe eurIy duys oI hIs Lop-
IghL cureer. The sudden Increuse In medIu
coveruge und pressure meunL Murruy wus
growIng up under Lhe spoLIIghL. L wus cIeurIy
uncomIorLubIe Ior hIm. So whuL dId IL Luke Lo shIIL LhuL 'dour
ScoL` Imuge und wIn Lhe heurLs oI u nuLIon? He hud Lo breuk
down emoLIonuIIy on TV uILer IosIng hIs hrsL WImbIedon
hnuI. AILer LhuL, GreuL BrILuIn Ioved hIm. So shouId PuuI do
Lhe sume - Iose IL IIve on TV - Lo wIn over Lhe pubIIc? When
LewIs HumIILon weurs hIs heurL on hIs sIeeve, he`s crILIcIsed
Ior IL. Perhups Lhe onIy wuy Ior uny sporLsmun Lo be LruIy
comIorLubIe In Lhe IImeIIghL Is Lo be LhemseIves, uIbeIL Lhe besL
Lhey cun be wILhouL becomIng IuIse. ThuL, Lo my mInd, Is whuL
PuuI does: he`s Lrue Lo hImseII, und wheLher you IIke hIm or
noL Is up Lo you.
He - und hIs IumIIy - ure very dIrecL. HIs sLruIghL-LuIkIng
muLches up wILh Lhe uccenL, dehnILeIy more ScoLLIsh Lhun
LuIIun, und embrucIng un economy wILh words. Why, Indeed,
use zo when u choIce Lwo wIII do? He doesn`L coIIecL ceIebrILy
IrIends or brIng hungers-on Lo Lhe cIrcuIL; he`s sImpIy Lhere
Lo do hIs job. He Isn`L u IrIvoIous kInd oI guy. He doesn`L reveI
In medIu work or pursue Ior ILs own suke Lhe IImeIIghL LhuL
FormuIu 1 oIIers. n IucL, Irom LhuL poInL oI vIew he`s goL u IoL
In common wILh cerLuIn FInns.
PuuI moved Lo Monuco severuI yeurs ugo wILh hIs Iong-Lerm
gIrIIrIend Luuru Jordun. They huve u beuuLIIuI upurLmenL;
Paul doesnt bring hangers-on to the
circuit. Hes simply there to do his
job. Hes not a frivolous kind of guy
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Henry Ford famously observed that history is bunk. A
signicant piece of Paul Di Restas racing history, though
one so increasingly distant that it is approaching bunk
status, is the 2006 F3 Euro Series, in which he beat team-
mate Sebastian Vettel in equal machinery. The timing was
unfortunate because McLaren and Mercedes already had
a hotly tipped protg further up the queue for the vacant
F1 seat alongside Fernando Alonso in 2007: Lewis Hamilton.
And not only was Lewis quick and gifted, he was hugely more
marketable than the press-shy Scot.
The problem for Di Resta and his generation was not that
they lacked backing, but that they lacked targeted backing.
The McLaren-Mercedes Champions Of The Future karting
programme, established in the mid-1990s, was a laudable
attempt to assist young talent, but its approach was too
scattergun. Sources close to the project told F1 Racing that
too many drivers were brought forward with too little rigorous
analysis of their potential; and even when they did prove
themselves, there wasnt enough money in the kitty to take
them beyond junior single-seaters. Mercedes, with a loyalty
that deserves great credit, created a side exit to the DTM
for some of these drivers, of which Di Resta was one.
Heres where it gets interesting. Moving from single-
seaters to tin-tops is usually the kiss of death for an F1
career, because the discipline is fundamentally less aero-
dependent. After a few seasons of focusing on the nuances
of managing the dynamics of weight transfer in a heavy
car with very little aero and a high centre of gravity, even
the keenest karting prodigies make like Marlon Brando in
Apocalypse Now. Without realising it, they go native.
Granted, the DTM is distinct among closed-roof series in
that it retains a strong aero element, but what sets Di Resta
apart from his peers is that while he acquired the knowledge
to succeed in that series, he never lost his ngertip-touch for
an aero car or his rage to succeed in F1. Former Mercedes
motorsport chief Norbert Haug was among those who kept
the faith, and helped secure him a seat at Force India.
The exciting thing about Paul is that hes extremely
focused, says Force Indias deputy team principal, Bob
Fernley. His mental strength is among the best Ive come
across, and I think he demands a great deal from himself and
the team. He pushes both elements of that to the limit. So
hes a very exciting driver to work with. Theres no respite.
Hes constantly looking for optimum performance.
His technical feedback, its said, is excellent, although our
sources wont give him sole credit for Force Indias upswing in
performance since his arrival, on account of recent technical
input from McLaren. But what awaits him now Haug has
retired and Force India are locked in combat with McLaren?
You can read into his recent performances that Paul Di Resta
is now looking to control his own destiny his own history.
Stuart Codling
Paul Di Racer
What he lacks in marketable
charm, hes made up for in
performance at every level
62 F1 Racing December 2013
sLyIIsh buL homeIy, noL osLenLuLIous und ouLrugeous, und IL
very much sums Lhem up. PuuI cycIes u IoL und Is good IrIends
wILh Jenson BuLLon und AIex Wurz, buL he uIso spends LIme
wILh Lhe oLher Monuco ScoLs: DuvId CouILhurd und AIIun
McNIsh. HIs oLher cIose IrIends come Irom cycIIng, superbIkes
und DTM - uII compeLILIve sporLsmen, buL peopIe who IIve
ouLsIde F1`s goIdhsh bowI.
The bIggesL Inuence on unyone Is IumIIy, und Ior un F1
drIver, IL`s no dIIIerenL. PuuI`s IuLher, LouIs, Is cerLuInIy u
Iorce Lo be reckoned wILh - In u nIce wuy - uILhough `m
sure mosL peopIe wouId ruLher sLuy In hIs good books. You
cun undersLund why he`s proLecLIve. He pushes PuuI on,
no doubL ubouL LhuL, buL he uIso guve up u IoL oI hImseII
und hIs IIIe when PuuI wus mukIng hIs wuy up Lhe
moLorsporL Iudder. He wIII cuII me Lo dIscuss IL II
Lhere Is someLhIng on Lhe BBC LhuL he doesn`L IIke or
II `ve done un InLervIew he`s noL huppy wILh. We`II
LuIk ubouL IL und Lhen everyone moves on. LouIs
dIspenses compIImenLs Lhe wuy BernIe gIves uwuy
money und hIs usuuI purLIng shoL Lo me Is, `II see
you when you`re beLLer dressed!
Add InLo Lhe IumIIy mIx Lhe FrunchILLI broLhers -
DurIo und MurIno - who, despILe LheIr overIuppIng
ruce scheduIes, ure euger Lo pIuy LheIr purL In Lhe
supporL neLwork. DurIo und MurIno uLLend muny
oI PuuI`s ruces und uIwuys bruve uL IeusL one pre-
seuson LesL. When Lhe Lhree oI Lhem ure LogeLher IL`s
cur chuL uII Lhe wuy, buL II unyone ever dIIuLes Lhe
obsessIve hIsLory-oI-F1 conversuLIons IL`s PuuI,
who Is much Iess IunuLIcuI. YeL he Is Lhe one mIxIng IL up on
Lruck wILh Lhe PruncIng Horses.
FumIIy IIIe cun uIso be Lough und In zo11, durIng PuuI`s
hrsL seuson In F1, hIs IumIIy suIIered u Lrugedy on Lhe FrIduy
mornIng oI Lhe TurkIsh Grund PrIx. He Iound ouL ubouL IL
uILer hrsL prucLIce, drove In FPz, quuIIhed 1Lh (jusL one pIuce
behInd hIs more experIenced Leum-muLe AdrIun SuLII) Lhen
reLIred un uIIIng cur durIng Lhe ruce. ThuL grIL wus ImpressIve
- no one wouId huve LhoughL III oI hIm hud he chosen noL Lo
ruce, buL he goL on wILh Lhe job, mInImIsed Lhe medIu Iuss,
Lhen quIeLIy sIIpped uwuy.
The pubIIc-IucIng PuuI muy be un ImpussIve one, buL he`s
noL u muchIne. WILh hIs IumIIy und cIose IrIends he`s Iun,
*2013 stats correct as of Japanese Grand Prix
Race Top 10s Rtd Qualifying Q1 Q2 Q3 Pts
2011
Di Resta 6 8 1 9 1 13 5 27
Sutil 11 9 2 10 0 12 7 42
2012
Di Resta 10 9 1 10 0 13 7 46
Hlkenberg 11 11 1 10 1 11 8 63
2013*
Di Resta 7 7 4 8 4 5 5 36
Sutil 7 6 3 7 0 9 5 26
Paul Di Resta vs his team-mates
This season, Di Restas
performance has
exceeded that of his
F1 team-mate for the
rst time. He came
close to setting pole
at Spa (above and left)
and outraced Adrian
Sutil to nish 11th
at Suzuka (top)
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curIng und IoyuI. When we hImed hIm spendIng LIme wILh Lhe
LuIIun sIde oI Lhe IumIIy In Lhe vIIIuge oI CorIgIIuno, un hour
norLh oI NupIes, IL wus u IuscInuLIng experIence. He wus Lhere
wILh hIs grundIuLher FeIIce, who grew up In Lhe vIIIuge beIore
movIng Lo ScoLIund In hIs LwenLIes. PuuI hud vIsILed severuI
LImes beIore Lo see hIs cousIns und exLended IumIIy, uII oI
whom ure pussIonuLe FerrurI Iuns - BuL oI course, Lhe vIIIuge
supporLs PuuIo Loo.
L wus Lhe Tuesduy beIore Lhe LuIIun Grund PrIx, und Lhe
6oo resIdenLs IuId on u dInner In PuuI`s honour. AILer uII, IL`s
noL every duy un F1 drIver vIsILs CorIgIIuno. He guve more
LIme Lo Lhe seemIngIy endIess exLended IumIIy und rundom
peopIe who cIuImed Lo be reIuLed Lo hIm Lhun you wouId
reusonubIy expecL oI unyone - IeL uIone un F1 drIver. don`L
LhInk unyone IeIL wILhouL u smIIe on LheIr Iuce LhuL duy;
everyone IeIL specIuI.
And unIIke some, PuuI doesn`L hurbour grudges.
remember Lhe evenIng oI Lhe zo11 Monuco Grund PrIx, u ruce
LhuL LemporurIIy seL muny peopIe uL Ioggerheuds. `d jusL done
Lhe posL-ruce InLervIew wILh LewIs HumIILon In whIch he
bushed Lhe sLewurds und mude Lhe oIIhund reIerence Lo
AII G`s cuLchphruse Muybe IL`s becuuse `m bIuck. Now
I have to say
that Paul has
demonstrated
seriously good
potential as
a top-line driver
in Formula 1,
even though hes had a number
of poor races this year that have
overshadowed that talent. I think it
would be a loss for Force India not to
retain him for another year: worse still
if he was lost to Formula 1 completely.
Ive spoken to Paul a number of
times this year, and hes got a good
head on his shoulders. Hes very
rational, very committed and Ive
always thought hes been very good
on the presentation side. Hes always
well dressed and certainly looks a
lot better than a good many drivers
racing in Formula 1 today. He has a
personal sponsor in Aberdeen Asset
Management, which he represents
well, and when he speaks its always
succinct and with clarity.
And if you know the Scots, youll
know that theyre fairly straightforward
and sometimes quite blunt. Ken
Tyrrell used to say the same about
me sometimes but youve got to
be able to get your point across and
create leadership through condence.
If something is wrong, you need to be
able to convince people and tell them
what the contributing factor is. If youre
not being listened to, then there is a
determination in a Scot to try to make
that point clear and sometimes it can
be pretty straightforward.
Ive not heard any negativity
against Paul, but I have been
disappointed for him that things
havent quite worked out right,
for various reasons, this year.
Interview by James Roberts
Sir Jackie Stewart: Scot on Scot
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WKHUHV u joke guurunLeed noL Lo LrunsIuLe worIdwIde. AIIun
McNIsh, one oI Lhe sLewurds LhuL duy, hud gIven hIs IrIend
PuuI u drIve-Lhrough penuILy, whIch PuuI dIdn`L ugree wILh.
To compIeLe Lhe pIcLure AnLhony HumIILon, PuuI`s munuger
uL Lhe LIme, wusn`L Loo huppy wILh me even Lhough jusL usk
Lhe quesLIons. BusIcuIIy Lhere were Lwo LubIes In Lhe CoIumbus
Bur: Lhe DI ResLuJHumIILon LubIe und Lhe McNIshJMcKenzIe
no-muLes LubIe. As Lhe nIghL progressed dIpIomuLIc reIuLIons
were resLored und, by Lhe nexL duy, Lhe uIr wus cIeur even II
our heuds weren`L.
So Lo my mInd Lhere`s more Lo PuuI Lhun you see on
LeIevIsIon und reud ubouL In Lhe F1 press. He`s comIorLubIe -
und huppy - Lo IIve ouLsIde Lhe ceIebrILy bubbIe. And he`s noL
goIng Lo preLend Lo be huppy when LhIngs uren`L goIng weII on
Lhe Lruck. He`s Loo honesL und sLruIghLIorwurd Ior LhuL. He`s
noL u poIILIcIun, he doesn`L huve un ugendu, und LhereIore
when Lhe quoLe pIckIngs ure sIIm Ior Lhe F1 medIu Lhey go
uwuy und wrILe Lhe sLory Lhey wunL. CouId PuuI do more Lo
keep Lhem onsIde when LImes ure Lough? Muybe. BuL we`re
noL ouL Lo geL hIm, und II he`s conhdenL In hIs perIormunces
he hus noLhIng Lo worry ubouL.
WhuL ZRXOG gIve hIm reuson Lo smIIe u bIL more oILen
In pubIIc wouId be Lo hnd u seuL In u more consIsLenLIy
compeLILIve cur, Ior uII Loo oILen LhIs seuson
he`s been undone by mInor LechnIcuI gIILches.
Someone wILh u wInnIng pedIgree Is hurdIy goIng
Lo be jumpIng Ior joy wILh uny reguIurILy when
uII LhuL`s on Lhe LubIe Is u coupIe oI poInLs. GIve
PuuI u chunce In u Lop Leum und he`II shIne
- boLh on Lruck und oII.
What would give Paul a reason to
smile more would be to nd a seat in
a more consistently competitive car
7KH\UH GRLQJ D VKRRW IRU 3OD\ER\ ToLo WoIII jokes Lo
Lhe Mercedes mechunIcs who huve downed LooIs Lo regurd,
wILh ruIsed eyebrows, LheIr execuLIve dIrecLor (busIness) beIng
phoLogruphed Ior ) 5DFLQJ In LhuL hoIIesL oI F1 hoIIes, Lhe
buck oI Lhe guruge. To our IeIL Is u reur-wIng ussembIy; Lo
Lhe rIghL u spure oor und IronL wIng. AL no poInL sInce we
enLered LhIs rurehed domuIn huve we been IeIL unobserved.
The genIuI uLmosphere suys much ubouL Lhe vIbe wILhIn
u Leum whose IorLunes ure IurgeIy on Lhe up. LusL LIme we
cuughL up wILh WoIII, he wus sILLIng besIde Ross Bruwn
In u BuhruIn hoLeI wILh Lhe Leum yeL Lo deIIver on LheIr
consIderubIe promIse. Bruwn Is Lhe IncumbenL Leum chIeI,
WoIII Lhe mun broughL In by Lhe bourd Lo Luke over uILer
Lhey`d become jILLery ubouL Lhe Iuck oI resuILs under Ross
- yeL Lhe scene dId noL pIuy ouL us uneusIIy us you`d expecL.
For Lhe meunLIme, Lhey`re rubbIng uIong jusL hne. WhIch
Is good, sInce Bruwn hus eurned - due Lo Lhe Lhree ruce wIns
beLween LhuL BuhruIn chuL und now - Lhe rIghL Lo deLermIne
when und II he Ieuves. WoIII seems huppy wILh progress.
The sLep Iorwurd Lhe Leum huve mude sInce IusL yeur
Is u mujor ImprovemenL, he suys, und someLhIng LhuL
wusn`L expecLed uL Lhe sLurL oI Lhe seuson. Three wIns und
Iour podIums Is someLhIng we cun be suLIshed wILh. s LhIs
somewhere we wunL Lo be medIum und Iong-Lerm? No. L `s
ubouL beIng u IronLrunnIng Leum on u susLuInubIe busIs.
Who`II be doIng whuL nexL yeur, Lhough? WoIII und Puddy
Lowe huve very modern, corporuLe job LILIes: execuLIve
dIrecLor (busIness) und execuLIve dIrecLor (LechnIcuI). Bruwn
reLuIns Lhe oId schooI F1 LILIe oI Leum prIncIpuI - Lhe IuLLer
word beIng un udjecLIve meunIng 'IoremosL In ImporLunce`.
L mukes you wonder whose hund wIII be on Lhe wheeI.
The wuy Lhe compuny Is sLrucLured, wILh Lhe senIor
LechnIcuI Leum, IL`s noL ubouL one person, expIuIns WoIII. L`s
noL ubouL Ross us Leum prIncIpuI, or Puddy, or me. A bunch oI
guys deserve uII Lhe credIL. The shorL-Lerm Is In Ross`s hunds
- Lo decIde II he wunLs Lo conLInue us Leum prIncIpuI or Lo cuII
IL u duy. beIIeve In u broud munugemenL buse wILh
u combInuLIon oI skIIIs - LhIs Is how see us beIng seL up.
ThuL beIng so, IL sLIII uppeurs LhuL Mercedes huve u very
Iong Lop LubIe. Or u very broud one, II LhuL`s how you preIer
Lo Iook uL IL. And Lhere ure some sLrong churucLers In Lhere.
MERCS TOP TABLE
In a team packed heavily with talent and character, one
man answers to the people who pay the bills. Toto Wolff
discusses his and Mercedes long-term goals
WORDS STUART CODLING PORTRAIT ANDREW FERRARO/LAT
There`s u dIscussIon In Lhe medIu uL Lhe
momenL ubouL Lhe rIsk oI IosIng u Lop guy,
suys WoIII. I you huve u broud buse oI senIor
LechnIcuI peopIe, you reduce LhuL rIsk. AIso
consIder LhuL we`re huvIng one oI Lhe bIggesL
LechnIcuI chunges oI Lhe pusL Iew decudes.
We`re geLLIng u new powerLruIn und u bunch
oI new LechnIcuI und uero reguIuLIons.
To succeed, you need skIIIed, LechnIcuI,
compeLenL peopIe. HuvIng sLrong churucLers
Is no bud LhIng so Iong us IL`s munuged
weII und Lhere`s buIunce. MuLuuI respecL Is
ImporLunL. We huve Lhe sume ugendu, Lhe
sume gouI. There ure no Issues beLween us.
Perhups Lhe sLrongesL churucLer wILhIn
Lhe Leum Is NIkI Luudu. The sLruIghL-LuIkIng
worId chumpIon comes wILh u repuLuLIon Ior
beIng u reucLIonury, desLubIIIsIng Inuence,
und hIs mInIsLer-wILhouL-porLIoIIo sLuLus
gIves hIm consIderubIe reuch.
PeopIe underesLImuLe NIkI`s broud
experIence wILhIn F1, suys WoIII. enjoy workIng wILh hIm
becuuse he`s sLruIghLIorwurd; he`s ubIe Lo reecL on LhIngs und
Is huppy Lo huve u conversuLIon. And we huve Lhe sume LurgeL.
I your urgumenL Is Lhe rIghL one, he Iooks you In Lhe eye und
suys, 'You`re rIghL.` NoL muny peopIe huve LhuL cupucILy.
The F1 Leum occupIes WoIII`s uLLenLIon IuII-LIme. UnIIke
NorberL Huug, whose roIe he IooseIy hIIed, he hus deIeguLed
Lhe DTM sIde oI Merc`s moLorsporL busIness (you cun`L do
boLh). He reLuIns u sLuke In VuILLerI BoLLus, buL munugemenL
Is hundIed by MIku HukkInen und DIdIer CoLon. The suIe oI
hIs WIIIIums shures uwuILs Lhe rIghL buyer - You cun`L jusL
seII Lo somebody who wunLs u Lrophy InvesLmenL, he suys.
Once LhIs deck-cIeurIng Is compIeLe, who`d beL uguInsL
WoIII conLInuIng hIs uscenL Lo Lop-dog sLuLus InsIde Mercedes
- regurdIess oI how Iong, or how broud, LhuL Lop LubIe Is?
Is it broad, long or top heavy?
Well, heres who does what
Ross Brawn
- team principal
Paddy Lowe
- executive director (technical)
Toto Wolff
- executive director (business)
Niki Lauda
- non-executive chairman
Bob Bell
- technical director
Andy Cowell
- managing director Mercedes AMG
High Performance Powertrains
Aldo Costa
- engineering director
Geoff Willis
- technology director
Ron Meadows
- sporting director
F1 Racing December 2013 67
Hungry,
like a
Wolff
20 F1 Racing March 2010
YOU ASK THE QUESTIONS
68 F1 Racing December 2013
WORDS STUART CODLING PORTRAITS GLENN DUNBAR/LAT
Its not easy when you ght and win your
battles at the back of the grid where no one
can see you. But the arachnophobic Marussia
racer is sanguine about his prospects
Max
Chilton
<RX FRXOG KHDU u pIn drop In MurussIu`s Leum
buIIdIng uL Lhe Iur end oI Lhe Koreu nLernuLIonuI
CIrcuIL puddock. OnIy Lhe hurdIesL oI F1`s
LruveIIIng medIu huve Lhe sLumInu Lo schIep Lo
LhIs Iur corner oI SouLh Koreu, und ) 5DFLQJ
hnds ReIguLe`s IusLesL exporL sLreLched ouL In u
chuIr uILer compIeLIng hIs press commILmenLs In
whuL musL huve been record LIme.
OuLsIde, Lhe IuLe uILernoon sun reecLs
IuzIIy oII Lhe seu. OnIy Lhe cIInk oI Leuspoon
uguInsL coIIee cup dIsLurbs Lhe cuIm. Mux hus u
repuLuLIon Ior keepIng LhIngs sImpIe. There`s no
enLouruge, no rock-sLur LruppIngs. He`s Iunded
hIs hrsL yeur In F1 by, In eIIecL, seIIIng shures In
hImseII, und runs hIs cureer IIke u busIness: Ieun,
eIhcIenL, umbILIous. You`re more IIkeIy Lo hnd
hIm wuILIng In GuLwIck Ior un eusyJeL IghL Lhun
LumbIIng ouL oI u chumpugne bur.
WILh your quesLIons seL In IronL oI hIm
- Sorry! OCD. he suys, sLruIghLenIng Lhe
pIIe - und onIy hIs LruIner, Sum VIIIuge, In Lhe
uudIence, Mux dIves In.
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ThIs hus goL Lo be my mosL usked quesLIon oI uII
LIme. Tom`s very good uL LourIng curs becuuse
LhuL`s whuL he`s done Ior 1z yeurs. So he knows
how Lo munuge weIghL LrunsIer. `ve drIven more
curs LhuL ure uero-dependenL, so `m quIcker In
u sIngIe-seuLer, he`s quIcker In u cur, und `m
probubIy quIcker In u kurL becuuse `m IIghLer.
We`II Ieuve IL uL LhuL!
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NorLhern, IrIendIy und umusIng.
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The LhIng `ve enjoyed mosL Is drIvIng In grunds
prIx. L`s someLhIng `ve dreumed oI Ior yeurs,
und IL hnuIIy becume uvuIIubIe In AusLruIIu.
`II never IorgeL LhuL hrsL ruce. `ve hud some
umuzIng und enjoyubIe ruces - Monuco und
SIngupore were purLIcuIurIy good. My IeusL?
`m noL u neguLIve person, so IL`s dIIhcuIL Lo
LhInk ubouL LhuL. buL when you LhInk you`re
on Ior u reuIIy successIuI quuIIIyIng Iup und
Lhen someLhIng huppens ouLsIde your conLroI
- IIke u yeIIow ug - LhuL`s quILe IrusLruLIng.
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5DFKHO 2OLYHU 8.
Yes. LhInk `ve shown cun drIve u FormuIu 1
cur IusL und brIng IL home. do everyLhIng Lhe
Leum wunL me Lo do. There ure u Iew LhIngs Lo
work on buL LhuL`s Lo be expecLed oI u rookIe.
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DehnILeIy Lhe IuLLer, buL muybe one duy...
70 F1 Racing December 2013
Chiltons lid takes its three-stripe design from the
now-defunct company who rst sponsored him
Pink Iloyd, Led Zeppelin, Bluck Subbuth,
eI Leppurd or Stutus Quo. Which one is
'your` bund?
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WeII, sInce `m goIng Lo RIck PurhLL Jr`s weddIng
nexL week, `m goIng Lo suy SLuLus Quo.
With the eceptions oI Spu und Suzuku,
you nished in every ruce higher thun
your grid position. Thut is the best record
in the 2u1@ eld, but ure you sutised with
your seuson thus Iur?
$OHV 1RUVN\ 86$
ThuL`s dehnILeIy u posILIve. ObvIousIy IL`s sIIghLIy
eusIer Ior me Lo hnIsh uheud oI where sLurL
becuuse oI where we ure on Lhe grId - II u coupIe
oI curs uheud IuII Lo hnIsh Lhen LhuL mukes up u
coupIe oI posILIons. So IL`s noL mukIng me Iook
umuzIng, buL II IL`s someLhIng nobody eIse hus
done, `II Luke IL us u posILIve.
I wutched your greut quuliIying Irom the
grundstund ut the Belgiun Grund Pri.
id you think: 'Yes we cun!`?
%LOO\ (JHUWRQ ,UHODQG
dId! We knew LhuL In Lhose condILIons some
peopIe weren`L goIng Lo geL IL rIghL, so us Iong
us we mude Lhe rIghL cuII - whIch we dId - we
wouId huve u chunce. We jusL goL InLo Qz,
und IL doesn`L reuIIy muLLer II you 'jusL` geL In,
becuuse you`re eILher In or you`re ouL. L wus u
greuL uchIevemenL Ior MurussIu Lo geL boLh curs
Lhrough becuuse we`ve never done LhuL beIore.
Rumour hus it you were being considered
to drive the Ierruri @12 ut u clussic cur
event, but Ierruri reIused to let you drive
the cur. How does thut muke you Ieel?
9DLVKDOL 'LQDNDUDQ ,QGLD
L wusn`L quILe IIke LhuL! wus goIng Lo drIve
NIkI Luudu`s FerrurI Ior u Sky TV evenL buL Lhey
couIdn`L Insure Lhe geurbox. L wus dIsuppoInLIng,
buL hopeIuIIy `II geL unoLher chunce.
How Irustruting is it when you ure close
to overtuking the cur in Iront, then you get
blue-ugged to be lupped by u Irontrunner
- especiully iI you think you could huve
got pust in the net couple oI corners?
*HRIIUH\ )RVWHU 8.
Yeuh, IL does geL IrusLruLIng when you`re In u
cIose buLLIe, buL IL`s purL oI rucIng. L`s u bIL oI u
shock comIng Irom junIor IormuIue. When you
run uL Lhe IronL, you never worry ubouL bIue
ugs. L`s u shume becuuse you IeeI IIke you`re
huvIng Lhe bIggesL buLLIe on Lhe cIrcuIL, buL Ior
Lhe peopIe wuLchIng on TV, whuLever you`re
InvoIved In probubIy Isn`L even beIng uIred. You
don`L wunL Lo do unyLhIng LhuL mIghL chunge Lhe
The Mu Chilton uppreciution society wus
out in Iorce on the Kemmel Struight ut
this yeur`s Belgiun GP. id you heur us
during the drivers` purude, und whut does
thut support meun to you?
$DURQ 5RRN 8.
There were u IoL oI peopIe cheerIng und shouLIng
my nume Lhere uL Spu - und uL Monzu, Loo.
Thunks Ior your supporL: IL meuns u IoL Lo me.
Who is your idol in the history oI I1?
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When wus young IL wus MIchueI Schumucher.
He cume InLo F1 In Lhe yeur wus born so
`ve wuLched hIm uII my IIIe. He wus wInnIng
everyLhIng. As goL oIder und Ieurned more
ubouL Lhe hIsLory oI Lhe sporL dIscovered oLher
peopIe. John SurLees Is un ubsoIuLe Iegend - `ve
hud u Iew chuLs wILh hIm und jusL don`L know
how he dId whuL he dId. SIr JuckIe SLewurL und
SIr SLIrIIng Moss, Loo.
Hi Mu, I`m Irom Reigute - cun you
urrunge to do u run in your I1 cur down
the high street?
6FRWW +RXJKWRQ 8.
`ve uIwuys wunLed Lo do LhIs. Muybe we couId
urrunge IL one duy. LrIed once when wus
kurLIng buL Lhe councII wouIdn`L uIIow IL.
Whut would muke this rst yeur in I1
u success Irom your point oI view?
)UHGHULF %DQFHO )UDQFH
Success, Ior me, Is LhuL so Iur LhIs yeur huve
hnIshed every ruce. L`s u good sIgn when you cun
brIng Lhe cur home und sLIII be quIck. My puce
hus been ImprovIng us weII, so IL`s IookIng good
Ior Lhe hnuI ruces.
o you think the 2u1 rule chunges will
benet or hurt the smullest I1 teums?
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PersonuIIy LhInk IL`s greuL. When you Iook buck
uL Lhe pusL, when bIg chunges huve come In IL
Success, for me, is
that so far this year
I have nished every
race. Its a good sign
when you can bring
the car home and
still be quick
ouLcome oI Lhe ruce Ior Lhe IronLrunnners, so uII
cun reuIIy do Is Lry noL Lo Iose Loo much LIme
when `m IeLLIng Lhem pusL.
o you weur underpunts, boers or
Y-Ironts to ruce in?
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weur boxers. ThuL unswers LhuL one!
id you close your eyes the rst time you
went through Iuu Rouge in un I1 cur?
3DXO +D\WHU 8.
No, becuuse `m sLIII here now! L`s preLLy buIIsy,
LhuL corner. remember LukIng IL uL-ouL In u
FormuIu cur und LhInkIng, 'Wow, LhuL`s preLLy
IusL.` n u GPz cur IL Lukes you Lhree or Iour Iups
beIore you mun up und do IL. An F1 cur hus so
much downIorce LhuL IL`s preLLy comIorLubIe,
buL you don`L IorgeL how quIckIy you`re goIng.
wouIdn`L ever dure shuL my eyes Lhrough Lhere.
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F1 Racing December 2013 71
Hunts M23 of 1976. More successful
than Chiltons 2013 MR02 and top
of his must-drive list
Lends Lo sLIr LhIngs up Ior u whIIe. L muy onIy do
LhuL Ior u Iew ruces or huII u seuson, buL we`ve goL
u FerrurI powerLruIn Ior nexL yeur, so II we pIuy
our curds rIghL und huve u good wInLer`s LesLIng
we couId huve u reuIIy sLrong hrsL Iew ruces. For
Lhe smuIIer Leums, IL does heIp.
Whut euctly do the three lines on your
helmet denote?
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L`s un oId compuny LhuL doesn`L exIsL now, buL
Lhey sponsored me In kurLIng so hud Lhose IInes
on my very hrsL heImeL. LhoughL Lhey Iooked
cooI, so even Lhough Lhe compuny hus gone, `ve
kepL Lhem. L`s purL oI my IdenLILy, IIke Lhe dushes
on Dumon HIII`s heImeL - und hIs dud`s.
o you think you und Jules cun
beut Cuterhum in the constructors`
chumpionship this seuson?
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L`s IookIng good buL don`L wunL Lo LempL IuLe.
I Lhere`s bud weuLher uL u ruce or uccIdenLs we
couId be vuInerubIe. So won`L suy yes or no.
How do you relu beIore u ruce?
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Lry Lo Ieud u normuI IIIe - LruIn, see my muLes,
go ouL. uILhough `m noL InLo ELJ nIghLs ouL.
AL Lhe ruceLruck, Lend Lo jusL chIII ouL wILh my
IumIIy, my IrIends und my LruIner - IL`s preLLy
much Lhe sume rouLIne us every oLher drIver,
reuIIy. L muy seem borIng buL IL`s Lhe besL wuy
Ior me Lo sLuy Iocused.
Which other drivers on the grid would
you most like to go on u night out with?
/DXUHQ )XOOHU 8.
`ve been ouL wILh mosL oI Lhe oLher drIvers on
Lhe grId uL some poInL or oLher. NoL LhIs yeur,
Lhough. `ve known quILe u Iew oI Lhem Ior u
Iong LIme, huvIng ruced uguInsL Lhem In junIor
IormuIue. Dun RIccIurdo wus my Leum-muLe
In zooq und he`s u good Iuugh Lo go ouL wILh.
Everyone In F1 Is un enjoyubIe churucLer.
Reigute is widely recognised us the
centre oI the universe; which oI its muny
uttructions endeurs you most to this
idyllic und iconic town?
,DQ %XUURZV 8.
|Luughs| Agreed! IIke ReIguLe. L`s goL IoLs
oI resLuurunLs und euLIng ouL Is my LhIng.
IIke goII, und IL`s goL u very good goII cIub. L`s
neur London und uII Lhe uIrporLs, buL IL`s In Lhe
counLrysIde. And IL`s good cycIIng counLry
- Lhe Ioop do Lhrough my house goes up
LeILh HIII und Box HIII. L`s good Iun.
Who wus the rst I1 driver you ever met?
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|Tups curd uguInsL Lhe LubIe LhoughLIuIIy| ThuL Is
u JUHDW quesLIon. CurrenL or oId schooI? Hmm,
weII Lhe hrsL ones were JonuLhun PuImer und
MurLIn BrundIe becuuse ruced uguInsL LheIr
sons In T-Curs |u UK-bused one-muke serIes Ior
young drIvers|, so spenL u IoL oI LIme wILh Lhem.
How do you keep motivuted when
you know your cur will not mutch the
perIormunce oI the top teums?
0LWFK 9DXJKDQ 8.
L`s sImpIe. DrIvIng u rucIng cur Is moLIvuLIon
enough Ior me. When Lhere ure oLher curs
uround, Lry Lo vIsuuIIse us uII In IdenLIcuI curs
und Iocus on doIng Lhe besL job cun. You cun`L
sLurL chusIng LhIngs LhuL uren`L goIng Lo huppen.
Whut is the most surreul thing to huve
huppened to you in Iormulu 1?
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These quesLIons reuIIy do come Irom uII over Lhe
worId, don`L Lhey? SurreuI, hmm. WeII, IusL yeur
uL Lhe Jupunese Grund PrIx, wus goIng Lo swILch
my IIghL oII when suw LhIs huge spIder Lhe sIze
oI u Leu pIuLe |he produces hIs IPhone und scroIIs
Lhrough Lo u phoLo oI Lhe oIIendIng uruchnId,
u hunLsmun|. cuIIed recepLIon - don`L speuk
Jupunese, so wenL: SpIder! SpIder! SpIder!
Then Lhere wus u knock uL Lhe door und IL wus
u guy wILh u hshIng neL. L uII wenL u bIL PeLe
Tong Irom Lhere. There wus IoLs oI screumIng, IL
jumped on hIs buck Lhen dIsuppeured. n jusL u
Iew seconds IL wus huII wuy up Lhe corrIdor und
LhIs guy wus chusIng IL wILh hIs hshIng neL.
Iver go "Nuh nuh, my cur is Iuster thun
yours! to your brother?
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Huve ever done LhuL? No, buL wIII do II Lhe
need ever urIses.
I recently saw you at the Goodwood Revival
meeting. Which F1 car from the past would
you most like to drive?
$GDP 0RXOGHU 8.
DehnILeIy un oIder one. You cun reuIIy IeeI Lhem drIILIng. BuL IIke Lo huve seuLbeILs, so `d
go Ior Jumes HunL`s McLuren Mz or someLhIng IIke LhuL.
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)RUPXOD LV D VSRUW wILh u gIobuI uudIence
LhuL Is numbered In Lhe hundreds oI mIIIIons. YeL
despILe ILs huge reuch, IL Is conLroIIed by u mere
hundIuI oI kIngpIns who ruIe Lhe puddock.
More so Lhun In uny oLher sporL, LhIs power
Is Iocused on Lhose Iew seIecL IndIvIduuIs who cun
chunge ILs course wILh Lhe mere Ick oI u hund
or u nod oI Lhe heud. They ure ubIe Lo sLrIke
muILI-mIIIIon doIIur deuIs over u conversuLIon In
Lhe rIghL moLorhome, or uccompunIed by Lhe cIInk
oI chumpugne uLes on u prIvuLe yuchL somewhere
In Lhe Monuco hurbour.
So who DUH Lhese musLers oI LhIs unIverse? ThuL`s
u debuLe we uL ) 5DFLQJ huve Iong Iocked horns
over und onIy now cun we reveuI Lhe resuILs oI our
hurd-IoughL squubbIes.
Power In F1 cun be dehned by Inuence, weuILh,
IuLure prospecLs und LhuL eIusIve someLhIng eIse
we`ve Lermed 'Lhe x-IucLor`. These ure Lhe yurdsLIcks
by whIch we meusured Lhose we beIIeve Lo be Lhe
sporL`s mujor pIuyers. Some you`II huve heurd oI;
Lhe IncIusIon oI oLhers muy surprIse you. BuL uII
possess enough power Lo muke huge wuves In our
sporL. Reud on Lo dIscover who Lhey ure.
Who holds the biggest stakes in the worlds most
glamorous sport? F1 Racing analyses the inuence,
wealth and futures of Formula 1s movers and shakers
to compile a list of its 20 most powerful players
F1 T
H
E
POWER
LIST
PICTURES LAT; GETTY IMAGES; SUTTON IMAGES; REX FEATURES
F1 Racing December 2013 73
74 F1 Racing December 2013
DuvId Wurd
Is noL so weII
known In F1 buL
In FA cIrcIes, he
Is u mujor pIuyer.
He`s worked
Ior Lhe governIng body Ior zo
yeurs, us dIrecLor generuI, secreLury
generuI oI Lhe FA nLernuLIonuI
CourL oI AppeuI, udvIser Lo Iormer
presIdenL Mux MosIey und, Ior 1z
yeurs, us dIrecLor generuI oI Lhe FA
FounduLIon, Lhe roud suIeLy churILy.
n hIs eurIy cureer, Wurd wus
chIeI poIIcy udvIser Lo Lhe IuLe John
SmILh MP, Ieuder oI Lhe UK Lubour
PurLy. BuL SmILh`s sudden deuLh
Irom u heurL uLLuck chunged Wurd`s
cureer puLh drumuLIcuIIy.
He Lurned hIs uLLenLIon Lo hIs
oLher pussIon - curs. Now, uILer
zo yeurs workIng Ior Lhe FA, he`s
Lhrown hIs huL InLo Lhe rIng Lo Ieud
IL. I hIs combuLIve cumpuIgn sLyIe
Is unyLhIng Lo go by, Lhere`s IILLIe
doubL he`d brIng hIs decIsIveness
Lo beur on F1 us FA presIdenL.
Power play: political heavyweight Power play: quiet but deadly Power play: pushing the button Power play: smoke and mirrors
THE F1 POWER LIST
20 DAVID
WARD
FIA presidential contender

19 SACHA
WOODWARD
HILL
Chief legal ofcer,
Formula One Holdings
17= CHARLIE
WHITING
FIA race director
17= MAURIZIO
ARRIVABENE
Vice president of marketing,
Philip Morris International
INFLUENCE 5
WEALTH 5
FUTURE 0-10
X-FACTOR 5
TOTAL 15-25
You don`L wunL
Lo receIve u IeLLer
Irom Woodwurd
HIII. As BernIe`s
Iuwyer she hus
Lhe power Lo
ceuse Lhe duy-Lo-duy IuncLIonIng oI
uny person or Leum In F1. And she Is
noL uverse Lo usIng LhuL power.
Woodwurd HIII hus been
EccIesLone`s In-house counseI
sInce zooo. DespILe keepIng u Iow
prohIe, she hus become u cenLruI
hgure uL PrInces GuLe, Lhe London
heudquurLers oI FOM. No conLrucL
Is sIgned wILhouL her suy so.
She Is uIso u dIrecLor oI muny F1-
owned compunIes. She sILs on Lhe
bourd oI DeILu Topco, F1`s hoIdIng
compuny, und hus u one per cenL
sLuke In Lhe busIness worLh om.
EurIIer LhIs yeur, In un InLervIew
on hIs own F1 websILe, EccIesLone
suId he envIsuged F1 couId huve u
IemuIe CEO probubIy In Lhree Lo
hve yeurs Irom now. There Is no
doubL he meunL Woodwurd HIII.
INFLUENCE 9
WEALTH 4
FUTURE 6
X-FACTOR 6
TOTAL 25
From hIs Ruce
ConLroI Lower,
FA F1 ruce
dIrecLor ChurIIe
WhILIng oversees
uII LhuL huppens
uL u GP. WILh u Louch oI u buLLon he
cun Lurn on Lhe sLurL procedure or
cuII ouL u SuIeLy Cur. He Is cenLruI
Lo Lhe smooLh runnIng oI u ruce.
WhILIng Is hIghIy respecLed
LhroughouL Lhe puddock - no meun
IeuL gIven Lhe conLroversIes he hus
deuIL wILh over Lhe pusL 1 yeurs.
Few wIII IorgeL Lhe zoo US GP
where MIcheIIn broughL unsuIe
Lyres, so usked WhILIng Lo InsLuII
u chIcune In Turn 1. He reIused,
suyIng LhIs wus unIuIr Lo Leums who
couId ruce suIeIy on Lhe Lruck.
LookIng buck now, LhuL seems
u sensIbIe decIsIon. BuL u Iesser
mun wouId huve cuved under Lhe
pressure. YeL WhILIng Is uIwuys
cooI, cuIm und coIIecLed. WhIch Is
essenLIuI when you huve so much
power uL your hngerLIps.
INFLUENCE 8
WEALTH 5
FUTURE 8
X-FACTOR 5
TOTAL 26
F1`s bIggesL
sponsor hus
no brundIng
on uny curs or
uL uny Lruck.
PhIIIp MorrIs`s
MurIboro hus been FerrurI`s LILIe
sponsor sInce 1qq;, buL LheIr Iogo
IusL uppeured uL Lhe `o; ChInese GP.
PhIIIIp MorrIs ure LhoughL Lo
huve spenL over $1.bIIIIon on
FerrurI - und LheIr currenL conLrucL
runs Lo Lhe end oI zo1. L`s Lhe
kInd oI conLrIbuLIon LhuL wIns you
u seuL uL Lhe FerrurI LubIe - one
currenLIy occupIed by MurkeLIng
VP, MuurIzIo ArrIvubene.
So whuL GR PhIIIIp MorrIs geL
Ior LheIr money? L`s beIIeved LhuL
Lhey own Lhe skIn oI Lhe FerrurI cur.
They buy Lhe sponsorshIp Lhen sub-
IeL spuce Lo oLher sponsors.
ArrIvubene Is such u cenLruI
hgure uL FerrurI LhuL he`s even
consuILed on Lhe sIgnIng oI new
drIvers. I money buys Inuence,
ArrIvubene hus u IoL oI IL.
INFLUENCE 6
WEALTH 10
FUTURE 5
X-FACTOR 5
TOTAL 26
F1 Racing December 2013 75
Monuco Is F1`s
mosL ImporLunL
ruce und PrInce
AIberL Is Lhe
mosL ImporLunL
person In Lhe
PrIncIpuIILy. WILhouL LhIs GP, F1
wouId Iose much oI ILs gIumour.
BernIe EccIesLone knows LhIs, so
Monuco geLs specIuI LreuLmenL
compured Lo oLher venues.
Monuco Is Lhe onIy ruce LhuL seIIs
ILs own udverLIsIng und IL puys onIy
u nomInuI ruce Iee compured Lo
Lhe mIIIIons puId by oLher Lrucks.
Even Lhe scheduIe Is dIIIerenL, wILh
prucLIce on u Thursduy so FrIduy
cun be u duy oI resL. ThIs uIIows Ior
un exLru nIghL oI purLyIng Ior uII Lhe
VP guesLs who uLLend Lhe weekend.
There Is no podIum, so Lhe Lop
Lhree wuIk Lo Lhe royuI box where
LrophIes ure hunded ouL by PrInce
AIberL. ThIs Is beIore Lhe nuLIonuI
unLhems (us opposed Lo oLher GPs
where Lhe unLhems pIuy hrsL). n
Monuco, AIberL comes hrsL.
Power play: rising son Power play: union boss Power play: racing royalty Power play: money, money, money
15= NICOLAS
TODT
Driver-manager, GP2 team
owner and son of Jean
15= MARTIN
WHITMARSH
McLaren team principal
11= PRINCE
ALBERT OF
MONACO
Monaco GP patron
11= CARLOS
SLIM JR
Multi-billionaire, FIA Senate
member and head of Mexicos
young driver programme
NIcoIus TodL, son
oI FA presIdenL
Jeun, hus hngers
In u IoL oI pIes.
He`s u drIver-
munuger, u GPz
Leum owner und u wunnube F1 Leum
prIncIpuI. HIs umbILIons know no
bounds, und Iew wouId beL uguInsL
hIs rIse Lo Lhe Lop.
Through hIs drIver munugemenL
ugency, AII Roud MunugemenL,
he hus umussed LuIenL IncIudIng
FeIIpe Mussu, PusLor MuIdonudo,
JuIes BIunchI und rIsIng sLur Jumes
CuIudo. HIs GPz Leum ART oIIers
Lhe perIecL vehIcIe Ior youngsLers
Lo demonsLruLe LheIr LuIenLs.
As u youLh, TodL wouId be
Luken uround Lhe puddock by
hIs IuLher, who wus Lhen FerrurI
Leum prIncIpuI. He husn`L sLopped
neLworkIng sInce und Lhere ure Iew
In F1 he couId noL geL u meeLIng
wILh. ThuL Is power In ILseII.
ExpecL Lhe younger TodL Lo huve
u Iong cureer In FormuIu 1.
INFLUENCE 6
WEALTH 4
FUTURE 10
X-FACTOR 8
TOTAL 28
As weII us beIng
Leum prIncIpuI oI
McLuren, MurLIn
WhILmursh
hus been Lhe
ChuIrmun oI Lhe
FormuIu One Teums` AssocIuLIon
Ior Lhe pusL Iour yeurs. So when he
speuks, IL Is wILh Lhe voIce oI Lhe
mujorILy oI Leums In Lhe pILIune.
He Is IIke Lhe unIon boss
knockIng on Lhe doors oI EccIesLone
und TodL Lo demund beLLer puy und
workIng condILIons. BuL LhIs Is noL
bIusLer. He speuks wILh convIcLIon
on muLLers oI ImporLunce und Is
purLIcuIurIy medIu-suvvy wILh u
sLrong comms Leum behInd hIm Lo
heIp geL hIs poInL ucross.
FOTA IosL mosL oI LheIr power
when FerrurI und Red BuII IeIL In
zo11. WhILmursh suys he wIII noL
sLund Ior re-eIecLIon und wIII wunL
Lo reIocus hIs uLLenLIon on reLurnIng
McLuren Lo wInnIng wuys. Even so,
he remuIns u senIor member oI Lhe
puddock hIerurchy.
INFLUENCE 8
WEALTH 5
FUTURE 8
X-FACTOR 7
TOTAL 28
INFLUENCE 6
WEALTH 10
FUTURE 5
X-FACTOR 8
TOTAL 29
CurIos SIIm Jr
Is purL oI one
oI Lhe worId`s
rIchesL IumIIIes,
wILh u $;zbIIIIon
IorLune uL hIs
dIsposuI. ThIs buys greuL Inuence
- especIuIIy In F1.
ThuL Inuence Is uppurenL LhIs
yeur wILh Lwo MexIcun drIvers -
SergIo Prez und EsLebun GuLIrrez
- In Lhe sporL. TheIr progress hus
been ucceIeruLed Lhrough SIIm Jr`s
own EscuderIu TeImex young drIver
progrumme.
SIIm`s F1 Inuence grew uILer
he wus mude u member oI Lhe
FA SenuLe. SInce Lhen, he`s been
ucLIve In LryIng Lo brIng F1 buck Lo
MexIco. ThuL deuI hus now been
done, und uII LhuL remuIns Is Ior
work Lo be hnIshed uL MexIco CILy`s
AuLdromo Hermunos Rodriguez.
HIs IuLher`s TeImex compuny
uIreudy sponsors Suuber und
IurLher InvesLmenL Is IorLhcomIng
Lhunks Lo SIIms Jr und Sr.
INFLUENCE 5
WEALTH 10
FUTURE 6
X-FACTOR 8
TOTAL 29
THE F1 POWER LIST
AII new ruces now come wILh
u personuI recommenduLIon
Irom BernIe EccIesLone LhuL
TIIke und WuhI desIgn Lhe
Lruck. And Lhere ure Iew who
ure bruve enough Lo Ignore
u recommenduLIon Irom BernIe.
TIIke und hIs purLner PeLer WuhI huve
desIgned uII F1`s mosL recenL cIrcuILs, IncIudIng
BuhruIn, ShunghuI, sLunbuI, SIngupore, Abu
DhubI, Koreu, ndIu und AusLIn. They ure now
workIng on Lhe OIympIc Purk CIrcuIL In SochI
und redeveIopmenL oI MexIco`s AuLdromo
Hermunos Rodriguez.
Some huve uccused TIIke oI creuLIng borIng
Lrucks wILh Iew pussIng opporLunILIes, buL
Lhere Is no doubL LhuL hIs desIgns huve hugeIy
Improved suIeLy
As EccIesLone seeks Lo udd more ruces Lo Lhe
cuIendur, IL seems TIIke und WuhI wIII pIuy u
cenLruI roIe In F1 Ior yeurs Lo come.
TheoreLIcuIIy, ChrIsLIun
Horner shouId be hIgher up
on LhIs IIsL. n zo1o, uged
6, he becume Lhe youngesL
Leum prIncIpuI Lo wIn un F1
consLrucLors` chumpIonshIp -
und he hus noL sLopped wInnIng sInce.
Even so, hIs power Is Lempered by Lhose
uround hIm, especIuIIy HeImuL Murko. L Is
wIdeIy known LhuL Murko hus Lhe eur oI Red
BuII boss DIeLrIch MuLeschILz und Is noL uIruId
Lo whIsper InLo IL Lo geL hIs own wuy. L Is uIso
Murko who oversees Red BuII`s young drIver
progrumme, choosIng who mukes IL Lo Toro
Rosso und Lhen Red BuII.
BuL Horner Is Lhe mun who keeps Lhe show on
Lhe roud. He muy noL hoId ouLrIghL power, buL
he does hoId swuy over Lhe duy-Lo-duy ucLIons
oI F1`s besL Leum. And he knows Lhe secreL oI
keepIng AdrIun Newey huppy. Anyone who cun
do LhuL deserves LheIr pIuce uL Lhe Lop IeveI oI F1.
SebusLIun VeLLeI Is Lhe
youngesL drIver ever Lo huve
won Lhe chumpIonshIp - und
he`s now won Iour oI Lhem In u
row. YeL he`s jusL z6 yeurs oId.
AL LhIs ruLe, he`II ecIIpse
MIchueI Schumucher`s seven worId LILIes Lo
become Lhe mosL successIuI drIver ever. BuL he`s
uIso sLruggIIng wILh popuIurILy, us Iuns become
dIsenchunLed wILh Lhe predIcLubIe nuLure oI
every ruce - VeLLeI on poIe und sLuyIng Lhere
Irom ug Lo hnIsh. L`s hurdIy hIs IuuIL: you cun`L
bIume hIm Ior huvIng Lhe besL cur und Ior beIng
so good uL drIvIng IL. BuL everyone Ioves un
underdog In F1, und VeLLeI Is no Ionger LhuL.
L muy heIp hIm Lo move Leums, und he hus
InLImuLed u desIre Lo move Lo FerrurI uL some
poInL. By Lhe LIme hIs Red BuII conLrucL expIres
uL Lhe end oI zo1, he`II be z8 und uL Lhe peuk oI
hIs gume. The power Lo decIde hIs nexL move wIII
be In hIs own hunds.
Alex Wurz
Driver and entrepreneur
future team principal
They didnt quite make it into the top
twenty, but here are other big-hitters
who are making their mark on Formula 1
Close but no cigar
11= HERMANN TILKE
& PETER WAHL
Managing partners,
Tilke Engineers & Architects
11= CHRISTIAN
HORNER
Red Bull team principal
10 SEBASTIAN
VETTEL
Red Bull racer
Power play: track monopoly Power play: team player Power play: winning races
INFLUENCE 8
WEALTH 6
FUTURE 7
X-FACTOR 8
TOTAL 29
INFLUENCE 6
WEALTH 5
FUTURE 10
X-FACTOR 8
TOTAL 29
INFLUENCE 6
WEALTH 6
FUTURE 9
X-FACTOR 9
TOTAL 30
76 F1 Racing December 2013
ToLo WoIII hus moved swIILIy
Irom reIuLIve obscurILy Lo
beIng u mujor pIuyer In F1.
There uren`L muny execuLIves
who couId own Iurge sLukes
In Lwo rIvuI F1 Leums und geL
uwuy wILh IL, buL WoIII wuIks LhuL hnesL oI IInes.
The q1-yeur oId AusLrIun InvesLor und Iormer
rucIng drIver Is un execuLIve dIrecLor oI Mercedes
GP, wILh u o per cenL sLuke In Lhe Leum, und u
shurehoIder In WIIIIums F1 wILh 16 per cenL. BuL
hIs rucIng InvesLmenLs don`L end Lhere.
He owns qq per cenL oI HWA, whIch runs
Lhe DTM ruce progrumme Ior Mercedes und
deveIops F engInes. OLher InvesLmenLs IncIude
BRR RuIIye RucIng, und Aces MunugemenL, u
sporLs munugemenL compuny he co-owns wILh
MIku HukkInen, whIch Iooks uILer Lhe IIkes oI
AIexundre PrmuL und VuILLerI BoLLus.
He Is one Lo wuLch und Is seL Lo become un
IncreusIngIy InuenLIuI hgure In Lhe puddock.
Jeun TodL`s hrsL Lerm us FA
presIdenL Is comIng Lo un end,
buL over Lhe pusL Iour yeurs he
hus noL exucLIy sLumped hIs
uuLhorILy on F1. GrunLed, hIs
sLyIe Is dIIIerenL Irom LhuL oI
hIs conIronLuLIonuI predecessor Mux MosIey, buL
TodL hus shIrked some mujor decIsIons, such us
wheLher Lo ruce In BuhruIn. He uIso IuIIed In hIs
eIecLIon promIse Lo brIng In un F1 commIssIoner
Lo oversee reguIuLIons In Lhe sporL.
ThuL suId, he hus broughL In u number oI
successIuI chunges. The sLewurdIng sysLem
hus been overhuuIed und TodL hus successIuIIy
negoLIuLed u new Concorde AgreemenL LhuL
couId neL Lhe FA uround $z;omIIIIon over
Lhe nexL eIghL yeurs. On Lop oI LhuL, he hus
kepL Lhe F1 medIu cenLre under FA conLroI,
someLhIng EccIesLone wus LryIng Lo wresL Irom
hIm. I wInnIng u buLLIe uguInsL BernIe Is uny
demonsLruLIon oI power Lhen TodL`s sLIII goL IL.
Fernundo AIonso Is urguubIy
WKH besL drIver In FormuIu 1.
He wus our choIce Ior Mun oI
Lhe Yeur In zo1z despILe noL
wInnIng Lhe chumpIonshIp
und Lhere Is every good reuson
LhuL he wIII be u conLender LhIs yeur. PuL sImpIy,
he geLs Lhe muxImum ouL oI every cur he drIves.
AIonso Is un uncompromIsIng compeLILor. L
wus embIemuLIc LhuL he wus Lhe mun Lo breuk
MIchueI Schumucher`s sLrungIehoId on Lhe sporL
when he cIuImed Lhe zoo und zoo6 LILIes wILh
RenuuIL. ThIngs Look u Lurn Ior Lhe worse when
he joIned McLuren und cIushed horns wILh LewIs
HumIILon. NeILher dId IL heIp reIuLIons wILh hIs
Leum when he guve evIdence LhuL Ied Lo u $1oom
hne In Lhe uILermuLh oI Lhe 'SpyguLe` Iurore.
So Lhe Irony wus noL IosL when AIonso joIned
FerrurI. He husn`L won u LILIe wILh Lhem yeL buL
he enjoys IIIe Lhere. And hIs skIII Is such LhuL he
couId choose Irom uny oLher Leum In Lhe pILIune.
Paul Hembery
Pirelli motorsport director
tyre chief
Gerard Lopez,
Lotus F1 chairman
owner or seller?
08= TOTO
WOLFF
Mercedes GP executive director
08= JEAN
TODT
President of the FIA

06= FERNANDO
ALONSO
Ferrari racer
Power play: future prospects Power play: the regulator Power play: pure driving skill
Ian Holmes
FOM head of media rights
controls the televising of F1
INFLUENCE 5
WEALTH 8
FUTURE 9
X-FACTOR 9
TOTAL 31
INFLUENCE 9
WEALTH 7
FUTURE 7
X-FACTOR 8
TOTAL 31
INFLUENCE 8
WEALTH 7
FUTURE 7
X-FACTOR 10
TOTAL 32
F1 Racing December 2013 77
THE F1 POWER LIST
SebusLIun VeLLeI mIghL wIn
uII Lhe ruces, buL HumIILon Is
sLIII Lhe sLur oI Lhe show. WILh
hIs penchunL Ior ceIebrILy, IL
Is HumIILon who demunds Lhe
uLLenLIon oI Lhe worId`s press.
The IucL LhuL hIs ugenL, SImon FuIIer, uIso
Iooks uILer Lhe uIIuIrs oI DuvId Beckhum speuks
voIumes. HumIILon Is Lhe F1 sLur FuIIer pursued
wILh promIses oI huge endorsemenLs und movIe
deuIs, und he seems seL Lo deIIver. FuIIer`s hrsL
job wus negoLIuLIng HumIILon`s Iour-yeur deuI
wILh Mercedes, worLh un esLImuLed 6om. A
greuLer uchIevemenL wus IreeIng LewIs Irom Lhe
commercIuI shuckIes oI McLuren, so he cun now
sLrIke u sLrIng oI personuI endorsemenL deuIs.
Muke no mIsLuke ubouL Lhe move - Lhe
decIsIon wus HumIILon`s. So Iur he`s been proved
rIghL. WILh Mercedes one oI onIy Lwo Leums
producIng LheIr own engIne Ior zo1q, expecL LhIs
mun Lo be hghLIng Ior LILIes uguIn soon.
DIeLrIch MuLeschILz owns Lwo
F1 Leums und one grund prIx
cIrcuIL. There uren`L Loo muny
peopIe who cun cIuIm Lo huve
Lhose In LheIr Loy cupbourd.
He boughL Lhe Iormer
A1-RIng In zooq, renumIng IL Lhe Red BuII RIng,
buL IL Iuy dormunL Ior Lhe nexL seven yeurs. The
cIrcuIL Is cIose Lo hIs bIrLhpIuce, SunkL MureIn Im
MrzLuI, und rumour hus IL LhuL he goL LIred oI
compIuInLs Irom vIIIugers ubouL Ioss oI LourIsm
sInce F1 deserLed Lhe cIrcuIL. So whuL does he do?
Buys Lhe ruce conLrucL hImseII, oI course.
The $zomIIIIon u yeur needed Lo puy Lhe
rIghLs Iee Is smuII chunge Lo MuLeschILz, who hus
umussed u neL worLh oI $. bIIIIon. UsuuIIy IL Is
governmenLs who sLep In Lo bunkroII grunds prIx
buL us MuLeschILz`s weuILh Is more Lhun Lhe GDP
oI u smuII counLry, he hud no quuIms ubouL doIng
LhIs hImseII - especIuIIy II IL keeps Lhe IocuIs
quIeL Ior u Iew yeurs.
You geL Newey und you wIn
Lhe chumpIonshIp. ThuL wus
Red BuII`s sLruLegy when Lhey
enLered Lhe sporL - und IL`s
cerLuInIy puId oII.
Newey Is Lhe mosL
successIuI desIgner In F1 hIsLory wILh nIne
consLrucLors` LILIes und over 8o grund prIx wIns
Lo hIs nume. He`s uIso Lhe onIy desIgner Lo huve
won consLrucLors` LILIes wILh Lhree dIIIerenL F1
Leums - WIIIIums, McLuren und Red BuII.
WILh Lhe weuILh und resources oI Red BuII
uL hIs hngerprInLs, Newey`s power hus proved
expIosIve. WhuLever he wunLs Irom Red BuII,
he geLs. I he wunLs Lo uvoId gIvIng medIu
InLervIews LhuL Is no probIem. Cun you ImugIne
Lhe promoLIon-seekIng Red BuII uIIowIng unyone
eIse LhuL Iuxury? BuL he geLs whuL he wunLs Ior
good reuson. And In Lurn Red BuII geL whuL Lhey
wunL: gIobuI exposure uL Lhe Lop oI Lhe bIggesL
unnuuI sporLIng chumpIonshIp In Lhe worId.
06= LEWIS
HAMILTON
Mercedes GP racer
03= DIETRICH
MATESCHITZ
Red Bull founder and CEO
03= ADRIAN
NEWEY
Red Bull chief technical ofcer
Power play: star status Power play: successive success Power play: technical genius
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed
IPIC chairman and UAE deputy PM
owns a major share in Toro Rosso
Emilio Botn
Santander president
McLaren/Ferrari sponsor
INFLUENCE 7
WEALTH 7
FUTURE 8
X-FACTOR 10
TOTAL 32
INFLUENCE 6
WEALTH 10
FUTURE 7
X-FACTOR 10
TOTAL 33
INFLUENCE 10
WEALTH 5
FUTURE 8
X-FACTOR 10
TOTAL 33
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DonuId MuckenzIe owns F1, buL he doesn`L conLroI
IL. He doesn`L even conLroI hIs empIoyee, BernIe
EccIesLone. n Lhe ongoIng brIbery cuse uguInsL
EccIesLone In MunIch, MuckenzIe descrIbed hIm
us very powerIuI und dIIhcuIL Lo munuge.
BuL LhuL doesn`L meun MuckenzIe Iucks power.
He Is, uILer uII, Lhe owner oI Lhe worId`s mosL IucruLIve chumpIonshIp,
wILh CVC ownIng Lhe IurgesL sIngIe shure In Lhe busIness. BuL he`s uIso
smurL enough Lo IeL BernIe do whuL BernIe does. And whIIe CVC rukes In
$6oom u yeur Irom F1, MuckenzIe wIII IeL LhuL curry on.
For now, MuckenzIe wIII wuIL In Lhe shudows coIIecLIng Lhe LukIngs
und prepurIng Lo ouL F1 on Lhe sLock murkeL. BuL when BernIe
evenLuuIIy hungs up hIs puddock puss, MuckenzIe wIII be LhrusL Lo Lhe
Iore. He Is, uILer uII, Lhe mun who chooses Lhe mun who wIII be kIng.
FerrurI uren`L currenLIy wInnIng LILIes, buL Lhey ure
Lhe crown jeweI oI F1 - und dI MonLezemoIo Is Lhe
guurdIun oI LhuL Lreusure. He Is uIso one oI Lhe Iew
peopIe In Lhe sporL who BernIe EccIesLone respecLs,
und LhuL Is u powerIuI proposILIon In ILseII. Under
Lhe new Concorde AgreemenL, FerrurI`s posILIon
Is LesLumenL Lo LheIr number-one sLuLus -und Lo dI MonLezemoIo`s
burguInIng skIII. They wIII reporLedIy receIve u guurunLeed bonus oI $o
mIIIIon u yeur - LwIce us much us Lhe FA munuged Lo negoLIuLe Ior ILseII.
As moLorsporL`s bIggesL brund, FerrurI uLLrucL Lhe besL sponsors und
drIvers. BuL even Lhe sLur numes ure overshudowed by dI MonLezemoIo.
HIs reprImund eurIIer LhIs summer oI Lhe sporL`s besL drIver, Fernundo
AIonso, demonsLruLed hIs conhdence. And Lo prove hIs poInL he re-hIred
KImI RuIkknen Lo keep hIs sLur drIver on hIs Loes. Now WKDWV power.
03= DONALD
MACKENZIE
CVC co-founder and co-chairman

02 LUCA
DI MONTEZEMOLO
Ferrari chairman

Power play: Bernies boss
Power play: brand dominance
Niki Lauda
Mercedes non-executive chairman
wise old man of the paddock
Ross Brawn
Mercedes technical director,
tech guru but where next?
Gian Riccardo Marini
Rolex CEO
F1s biggest non-team sponsor
INFLUENCE 9
WEALTH 8
FUTURE 7
X-FACTOR 10
TOTAL 34
INFLUENCE 8
WEALTH 10
FUTURE 7
X-FACTOR 8
TOTAL 33
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You couId urgue LhuL BernIe
EccIesLone shouId noL be on LhIs
IIsL. n Lhe pusL yeur, Lhe 8-yeur-
oId hus been IndIcLed on brIbery
churges, hus IuIIed In hIs pIun Lo
ouL FormuIu 1 on Lhe SIngupore
sLock murkeL, und hus Iuced consLunL rumours ubouL
hIs repIucemenL us Lhe sporL`s heud honcho.
YeL Lhrough u serIes oI muverIck munoeuvres,
BernIe hus cemenLed hIs posILIon uL Lhe Lop. He hus
uguIn IoughL oII u chuIIenge Irom Lhe Leums over
LheIr chumpIonshIp eurnIngs, by usIng hIs LrIed und
LesLed 'dIvIde und ruIe` sLruLegy (FerrurI hrsL und
Lhe oLhers wIII IoIIow). AL Lhe sume LIme, he hus
munuged Lo uppeuse Lhe FA wILh u smuII Increuse
In LheIr LukIngs (u Iurge purL oI LhuL comIng Irom
Increused Iees Lo Lhe Leums), whIIe sImuILuneousIy
01 BERNIE ECCLESTONE
THE F1 POWER LIST
CEO of Formula One Management
Power play: invincibility
IInIng hIs coIIers by securIng IucruLIve new ruce
conLrucLs In MexIco, New Jersey und AusLrIu.
NegoLIuLIons over Lhe new Concorde AgreemenL
huve resuILed In personuI LrIumph Ior EccIesLone,
und ure cIeur evIdence oI Lhe power he reLuIns.
WhIIe some huve snIped uL Lhe Lerms on oIIer, Lhey
huve IILLIe choIce buL Lo uccepL EccIesLone`s Lerms.
EccIesLone reLuIns u . per cenL sLuke In Lhe
FormuIu One Group, whIIe u LrusL Ior hIs duughLers,
Tumuru und PeLru, hus unoLher 8.z per cenL. Even
u ruLher Iurge dIvorce seLLIemenL und hIs duughLers`
Iree-spendIng wuys huve IuIIed Lo puL u denL In hIs
hnunces, und EccIesLone Is sLIII eusIIy worLh z.bn.
The onIy quesLIon murk over hIs power Is hIs uge.
BuL sInce he wus wrILLen oII us pusL hIs prIme Len
yeurs ugo, you`d be IooIIsh Lo beL uguInsL hIm uguIn.
INFLUENCE 10
WEALTH 10
FUTURE 6
X-FACTOR 10
TOTAL 36
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In 19u6, the rst ever grund prIx Look pIuce
uIong Lhe dusLy rouds on Lhe ouLskIrLs oI Le Muns.
L wus won by Ferenc SzIsz uL un uveruge speed
oI jusL under 6mph. A modesL puce, buL Lhe
EdwurdIun pIoneers who produced power hgures
oI 11obhp uL z,ooorpm were heruIdIng Lhe
begInnIng oI u reIenLIess eru oI speed.
Over Lhe nexL 1oo yeurs, Lhe quesL Lo buIId
ever IusLer muchInes Look grund prIx rucIng
Lo prevIousIy unImugInubIe hIghs. By Lhe end
oI zoo, .o-IILre V1os were screumIng Lo
1q,oorpm und producIng u Ieursome qobhp.
L wusn`L Lo IusL. For zoo6, Lhe hrsL oI u
number oI sIgnIhcunL ruIe chunges were
InLroduced. SmuIIer z.q-IILre V8s coIncIded
wILh u moruLorIum on engIne deveIopmenL. WILh
ruIes Irozen, cups on rev IImILs were InLroduced;
hrsL 1q,ooorpm und now 18,ooorpm.
The new engIne IormuIu Ior zo1q (1.6-IILre
V6 Lurbos) wIII noL reecL Lhe sume gouIs oI
Lhose eurIy pIoneers, us Lhe emphusIs wIII be on
IueI eIhcIency over ouLrIghL perIormunce. The
power unILs used beLween zoo6-1 ure Lhe IusL
oI u goIden generuLIon. The normuIIy uspIruLed
z.q-IILre CosworLh CA V8 oI zoo6 (derIvuLIves oI
whIch ure sLIII used In Lhe buck oI Lhe MurussIu
LhIs yeur) wus Lhe hrsL F1 engIne Lo uLLuIn
zo,ooorpm on Lruck. No oLher munuIucLurer
munuged Lo reuch Lhe sume dIzzyIng heIghLs unLII
Lhe cup on rev IImILs wus Imposed. WILh Lhe new
IormuIu Ior zo1q, none wIII.
ThuL engIne wIII be moLhbuIIed on Lhe Sunduy
nIghL oI Lhe BruzIIIun Grund PrIx, brIngIng Lhe
ug down on u gIorIous cenLury oI speed.
We murk Lhe end oI LhIs eru wILh u deLuIIed
Iook uL Lhe IusL specIhcuLIon engIne used In grund
prIx rucIng, where ouLrIghL perIormunce ZDV Lhe
uILImuLe gouI und exumIne jusL how LhuL mugIc
zo,ooorpm speed wus uLLuIned.
Engine speed
OperuLIng speed und horsepower sLeudIIy
cIImbed durIng Lhe .o-IILre V1o eru precedIng
Lhe swILch Lo V8s In zoo6. BMW were Lhe hrsL
Lo reuch 1q,ooorpm In zooz prIor Lo mIIeuge
resLrIcLIons LhuL IengLhened usuge und pegged
Lhe ongoIng rIse In crunkshuIL speed. n zoo, uII
Lhe V1os In FormuIu 1 exceeded qoobhp, und by
Lhe end oI Lhe yeur Hondu hud reuched qobhp.
CosworLh Look Lhe uncompromIsIng upprouch
oI LurgeLIng zo,ooorpm Irom Lhe ouLseL wILh
LheIr z.q-IILre V8 Ior zoo6. The CA hud Lhe mosL
exLreme sLroke-Lo-bore ruLIo LhuL CosworLh
WORDS JAMES ROBERTS
PICTURES RACE ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
Speed metal
These exquisite components
make up the Cosworth CA F1 V8
engine a motor that can top 20,000rpm.
Ahead of its nal race, we explore its inner workings
The ability
to phase
fuel delivery
has aided
combustion
hud ever used, wILh u sIx per cenL bIgger bore
Lhun ILs predecessor, Lhe TJ, und u pIsLon speed
oI z6.q meLres per second uL zo,ooorpm. The
CA`s muxImum pIsLon ucceIeruLIon wus q,81g
uL u peuk power speed oI 1q,ooorpm, rIsIng Lo
1o,616g uL zo,ooorpm.
The CA`s Increuse In bore sIze wus un
udvunLuge, buL Lhe chuIIenge Ior Lhe engIneers
wus Lo burn Lhe IueI und uIr mIxLure eIIecLIveIy.
As Lhe sLroke-Lo-bore ruLIo
decreuses, IL becomes hurder Lo
obLuIn un udequuLe compressIon
ruLIo. FIume LruveI Is IengLhened,
pIus Lhe combusLIon LIme
shorLens us rpm rIses, so
CosworLh needed Lo expIoIL
ever-IncreusIng IueI pressure.
The ubIIILy Lo phuse IueI
deIIvery hus uIded combusLIon,
suys CosworLh`s LechnIcuI dIrecLor Bruce Wood.
BuL when we hrsL LrIed bIgger bores In Lhe
V1o duys, we couIdn`L muke Lhem work weII
becuuse we couIdn`L geL Lhe combusLIon rIghL.
The requIred mIxLure prepuruLIon wus enubIed
by runnIng hIgher und hIgher IueI pressures. By
reguIuLIon we run uL 1oo bur now, buL Ior u whIIe
Lhe CA run uL zoo bur on Lhe dyno.
As engIne speeds rIse, so do vIbruLIons und
when Lhe V8s repIuced Lhe V1os mosL F1 engIne
munuIucLurers sLruggIed wILh reIIubIIILy us Lhe
V8 wusn`L so weII buIunced. HeIp cume Lhunks
Lo some oI Lhe worId`s sLrongesL boILs.
When we hrsL sLurLed runnIng Lhe CA, Lhe
scuvenge pumps, whIch ure heId onLo Lhe sump
wILh horIzonLuI boILs, wouId IuII oII. Those ure
8mm cup screws, Lhe heuds oI whIch snupped
oII becuuse oI Lhe unbuIunced Iorce, suys Wood.
They ure now secured by MuILIphuse boILs.
CosworLh number LheIr V8 engIne cyIInders
one Lhrough Iour down Lhe rIghL hund bunk,
Lhen hve Lhrough Lo eIghL down Lhe IeIL-hund
bunk. On LhIs busIs, Lhey used Lo use Lhe hrIng
order 1-8--6-q--z-;, whIch goes buck Lo Lhe
duys oI LheIr pIoneerIng .o-IILre F1 V8, Lhe
DFV, InLroduced In 1q6;. Then, In Lhe IuLe
1qqos, Lhey swILched Lo 1--z-6-q-8--;. ThuL
wus Iound benehcIuI In Lerms oI perIormunce
uL Lhe cosL oI more severe
crunkshuIL LorsIonuIs.
n uddILIon, Lhe desIgn oI Lhe
CA`s pIsLon wus InsLrumenLuI
In IeLLIng IL uLLuIn zo,ooorpm
Irom Lhe ouLseL. RIvuI
munuIucLurers dIscovered
IL wusn`L vuIve conLroI,
combusLIon or mechunIcuI
sLress LhuL were Lhe bIggesL
obsLucIes Lo uchIevIng LhuL IeveI oI engIne
speed; IL wus Lhe heuvIIy Iouded q8mm bore
pIsLon, whIch under Lhe new zoo6 reguIuLIons
hud Lo be uIumInIum uIIoy.
ThuL wus un ureu our rIvuIs sLruggIed wILh,
noLes Wood. We wouId run un engIne Lhen
muchIne Lhe Lop oII u pIsLon Lo unuIyse IL.
UsIng sophIsLIcuLed unuIysIs we couId esLubIIsh
how hoL euch purL oI Lhe pIsLon hud been.
L wus LhIs deLuIIed undersLundIng und
reseurch InLo Lhe LhermuI condILIons Lo whIch
pIsLons were subjecLed LhuL uIIowed CosworLh
Lo uchIeve LhuL mugIc LurgeL oI zo,ooorpm.
Architecture
The CA hus u surprIsIngIy LrudILIonuI
urchILecLure, wILh u convenLIonuI monobIoc
(combIned bIock und upper crunkcuse) LhuL
runs Irom Lhe decks Lo crunkshuIL uxIs heIghL,
Marussia are the only
team to use Cosworth
engines in 2013 and
will switch to a Ferrari
power unit under the
new 2014 regulations
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We thought hot blowing would be banned for 2013,
but the rules stayed the same so we had to do it
und u combIned Iower crunkcuse und sump
LhuL Iorms Lhe muIn beurIng cups. Ls heuds even
huve deLuchubIe cum currIers, remInIscenL oI
Lhe DFV`s sepuruLe LuppeL bIocks.
L`s worLh noLIng LhuL under Lhe zoo6 ruIes,
Lhe CA hud mInImum weIghL und cenLre-oI-
gruvILy heIghL consLruInLs, whIch eurIIer engInes
hudn`L. ThuL does sLeer you Lowurds more robusL
desIgn, udds Wood. The CA wus uII ubouL Lhe
speed, so we Look Lhe exLru weIghL und mude
everyLhIng sLIII. GIven our zo,ooorpm LurgeL, uII
Lhe dynumIc purLs und Lhe beurIngs needed Lo be
us sLIII us possIbIe, oLherwIse when you run very
IusL you end up wILh LhIngs exIng und movIng
unexpecLedIy. You cun`L uIwuys predIcL LhuL
behuvIour und LhuL Is when LhIngs breuk.
The TJ weIghed In uL qkg whereus despILe
huvIng Lwo Iewer cyIInders, Lhe CA cume In uL Lhe
mInImum permILLed qkg. WILhouL LhuL zoo6
ruIIng, IL mIghL huve weIghed Iess Lhun 8kg.
Engine operation
n zoo6, we couId do jusL ubouL unyLhIng we
wunLed becuuse we hud LoLuI conLroI oI Lhe
EngIne ConLroI UnIL (ECU), suys Wood. SInce
Lhe CA reLurned In zo1o, we huve been much
more IImILed by huvIng Lo use Lhe SLundurd ECU
|whIch wus broughL In by Lhe FA wILh Lhe uIm oI
eIImInuLIng drIver uIds|. The ruIes now ure such
LhuL Lhe drIver cun`L jusL puL hIs IooL down und
expecL IL Lo sorL ILseII ouL.
n zoo6, CosworLh rouLIneIy hred Lhe CA
on uII eIghL cyIInders on Lhe overrun Lo ussIsL
wILh bruke buIunce, buL In-ruce reIueIIIng wus
bunned Ior zo1o, whIch puL puId Lo LhuL pIoy. YeL
CosworLh conLInued Lo run Iour cyIInders on Lhe
overrun, uILernuLIng Irom one bunk Lo Lhe oLher
euch LIme Lhe drIver IIILed oII Lhe LhroLLIe.
Then Lhe bIown dIIIuser becume u IeuLure oI
zo1o. ThuL seuson und zo11, WIIIIums used 'coId
bIowIng` whereby Lhe LhroLLIe wus IeIL open on
Lhe overrun buL Lhere wus no ussocIuLed IgnILIon.
So-cuIIed 'hoL bIowIng`, Lhe sLruLegy Lo creuLe
IgnILed exhuusL gus on Lhe overrun, wILhouL
creuLIng engIne Lorque Lhrough munIpuIuLIon
oI IgnILIon LImIng, wus noL InLroduced on Lhe
CosworLh unLII zo1, when IL wus expIoILed In
conjuncLIon wILh u revIsed SECU.
CoId bIowIng heIped us In Lerms oI runnIng
LemperuLures, udds Wood. We LhoughL Lhe new
ruIes on exhuusL IocuLIon Ior zo1z wouId end
bIowIng Lhe dIIIuser, so LhuL seuson we weren`L
coId or hoL bIowIng Lo uny sIgnIhcunL degree.
BuL Leums sLIII Iound wuys Lo conLInue Lo use Lhe
exhuusL dIschurge Lo guIn uero. Then we LhoughL
hoL bIowIng wouId be bunned Ior zo1, buL Lhe
ruIes sLuyed Lhe sume - so we hud Lo do IL.
The emphusIs on uero perIormunce oILen hus
u compromIsIng eIIecL on engIne operuLIon. The
boIIIng poInL oI engIne cooIunL Is u IuncLIon oI
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ILs pressure - IncreusIng pressure pushes IL up,
so Lhe cooIunL cun run hoLLer, reducIng Lhe cur`s
rudIuLor requIremenL Lo ussIsL uero perIormunce.
ThIs Ied Lo u sILuuLIon In Lhe V1o duys whereby
some sysLems were pushed Lowurds sIx bur,
uIIowIng Lhe cooIunL Lo run uL up Lo 1qoC
wILhouL boIIIng. The FA Lhen munduLed u IImIL
oI q.; bur uL Lhe heud Lunk pressure reIIeI vuIve.
The CA sLurLed ILs IIIe runnIng 1zoC, buL by
zo1 IL wus copIng wILh 1oC.
HRT In zo1z were u good LesL bed, us Lhey
oILen couIdn`L geL down Lo 1zoC, suys Wood.
We LoId Lhem Lhey mIghL huve Lo puy us Ior
exLru engInes, buL LheIr engInes survIved -
whIch proved we couId run 1oC. You do Iose
perIormunce Irom runnIng Lhe engIne hoLLer, buL
Lhe Leums IIke Lhe uero guIn. I you run Lhe wuLer
hoLLer wILhouL chungIng Lhe oII Lhen you chunge
Lhe umounL oI heuL ux InLo Lhe dIIIerenL uIds.
HuvIng hoLLer wuLer Isn`L good Ior perIormunce;
huvIng hoLLer oII Is, uILhough noL Ior durubIIILy.
You do huve sILuuLIons such us Cunudu LhIs
yeur when LemperuLures wenL up by 1zC on ruce
duy, so Lhe curs run hoL Ior Lhe enLIre ruce. The
Tech spec
Engine Cosworth CA
Layout 90 V8
Induction Naturally aspirated
Displacement 2.4-litres (2399.875cc)
Bore 3.858in (98.00mm)
Stroke 1.566in (39.77mm)
Maximum rpm 18,000 (by regulation)

Bottom end Five main bearings, plain
steel crankshaft, four pins, titanium conrods,
light-alloy pistons
Casting Linerless aluminium block
and cylinder heads
Cylinder head Gear-driven double overhead
camshafts, four valves per cylinder, 41.3mm intake
valve, 35mm exhaust
Compression ratio 13:3:1
Engine management (SECU)
Fuel Unleaded gasoline
RON 102/5.75% bio element
Fuel delivery Sequential injection
Power/displacement (314.6bhp/l)
CA Is noL so sensILIve LhuL such un Increuse wIII
cuuse IL Lo IuII, buL IL wIII cuuse more weur - Lhe
uIr-vuIve seuIs probubIy won`L IusL Ior so Iong.
Development
MosL power ouLpuL guIn sInce zo1o hus come
Irom udvunces In IueI und oII LechnoIogy. Buck
In zoo6, WIIIIums hud u deuI wILh PeLrobrus,
buL sInce zo1o Lhe CA hus run excIusIveIy on BP
IueI und BPJCusLroI oII. DurIng zo11, uround
bhp wus Iound Lhrough IueI deveIopmenL und
unoLher z.bhp Lhrough work on Lhe oII.
The IueI und oII work LogeLher LhroughouL
Lhe IIIe oI Lhe engIne Lo prevenL Lhe buIId up
oI deposILs LhuL degrude engIne perIormunce.
L Is someLhIng we huve worked on quILe u bIL
Lhrough Lhe IIIe oI Lhe CA, suys Wood.
A CA Ioses qbhp Lhrough ILs IIIe oI 1,6
mIIes. Much Is down Lo keepIng Lhe combusLIon
chumber und pIsLon cIeun. Once Lhe pIsLon
wouId be brown uL Lhe end oI ILs IIIe; now IL`s us
shIny us when IL hrsL wenL In. DeLergenLs In Lhe
IueI und componenLs In Lhe oII heIp, whIch Is un
udvunLuge oI huvIng Lhe sume suppIIer Ior boLh.
I we hud Lhe IundIng Lo run u dyno zq hours
u duy, us some oI our rIvuIs do, we couId huve
Iound unoLher -1obhp sInce zo1o. There Is uIso
sLIII poLenLIuI In Lhe uIrbox und exhuusL sysLems.
CosworLh huve Iound un uddILIonuI qobhp
sInce zo1o. ThIs wus down Lo IurLher work on
Lhe InLuke snorkeI oI Lhe uIrbox und Lhe exhuusL,
whIch ure ouLsIde Lhe homoIoguLed zone.
The moruLorIum on engIne deveIopmenL
hus meunL power ouLpuL Is noL Lhe mujor
dIIIerenLIuLIng IucLor beLween rIvuIs. The Leums
wIII compromIse on engIne perIormunce by
runnIng hoLLer cooIunL or by expIoILIng Lhe
exhuusL gus dIschurge Ior uerodynumIc guIn. The
engIne wur hus been dormunL Lhese pusL seven
yeurs us uero Is becomIng Lhe new kIng oI F1.
EngIne deveIopmenL couId be WKH key
dIIIerenLIuLor In F1 nexL yeur, buL Lhe new unILs
wIII LurgeL energy eIhcIency hrsL. So we`re
unIIkeIy ever Lo see Lhe engIne wurs LhuL
churucLerIsed Lhe hrsL cenLury oI GP rucIng. The
zo,ooorpm CosworLh CA wIII IIve on us Lhe
uILImuLe - Lhe Ireedom oI speed unchuIned und
expIoILed Lo Luke engInes Lo u new IronLIer.
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Giedo van der Garde takes F1 Racing for a night-time spin around the busy
WORDS STUART CODLING PICTURES ANDREW FERRARO/LAT
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streets of Japans capital city in Caterhams 50s-inspired Seven Superlight
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Is IumousIy busy. TonIghL IL`s
IIIumInuLed by u gIunL vIdeo screen
endIessIy roLuLIng promos Ior
Jupun`s hoLLesL new boy bund, coId coIIee und
perIume - buL Lhe shoppers und commuLers
uren`L Lhe onIy ones mukIng u beeIIne ucross
IL. There`s u CuLerhum Seven SuperIIghL Roo,
u FormuIu 1 drIver und. u horde oI poIIce.
For u Iew seconds IL seems us II we`re desLIned
Ior u nIghL In Lhe ceIIs. Perhups Lhey LhInk we`re
LryIng Lo re-enucL u sequence Irom 7KH )DVW
DQG WKH )XULRXV 7RN\R 'ULIW. Any excuses we
mIghL proIIer couId jusL be /RVW LQ 7UDQVODWLRQ
(unoLher movIe seL uround LhIs IocuIe). BuL Lhen,
wILhouL u second gIunce uL Lhe Incongruous
yeIIow cur und ILs pIIoL, Lhey churge on pusL.
GIedo vun der Gurde Is LILLerIng Lo hImseII.
DId you see LhuL guy?
Turns ouL we hud our bucks Lurned Lo Lhe reuI
ucLIon. Here, In one oI Tokyo`s mosL denseIy
popuIous wurds, uL rush hour, some IeIIow hud
Luken IL upon hImseII Lo perIorm un ucL besL noL
descrIbed In ) 5DFLQJ. GIedo hud LIme Lo Luke
u pIcLure on hIs phone (WeII, he wus doIng IL
Ior uges.) beIore Lhe chup meILed buck InLo Lhe
crowd Lo evude Lhe pursuIng consLubuIury.
We`re In Lhe cIeur. The mujorILy oI peopIe -
und Lhere ure Lhousunds pussIng Lhrough every
Iew mInuLes - hurry ucross Lhe IconIc juncLIon
wILh onIy u eeLIng gIImpse uL Lhe Seven und ILs
drIver. Yes, LrudILIonuI Jupunese reserve Is beIng
eroded Lhrough exposure Lo WesLern cuILure
und medIu, buL IL`s sLIII consIdered ImpoIILe Lo
sLure. BesIdes, IL`s rush hour und peopIe huve
goL pIuces Lo go. ) 5DFLQJ gesLures In GIedo`s
dIrecLIon und suys conspIruLorIuIIy Lo one oI Lhe
Iew rubberneckers, L`s MIchueI Schumucher.
Auuuuuh! He whIps ouL hIs smurLphone - un
XXL-sIze 'phubIeL`, IuLesL modeI oI course - Lo
cupLure Lhe scene beIore hurryIng uwuy.
The SuperIIghL Roo Isn`L CuLerhum`s mosL
hre-breuLhIng roud-goIng Seven - LhuL honour
IuIIs Lo Lhe IrunkIy Insune zobhp-per-Lon Roo
- buL IL`s CuLerhum`s bIggesL seIIer In Lhe Iund
oI Lhe rIsIng sun und roud-IeguI here. Even so,
wILh u 'mere` 1;bhp under Lhe commund oI your
rIghL IooL, un InjudIcIous sLub oI LhroLLIe couId
huve you IucIng Lhe wrong wuy us eusIIy us II Lhe
sLreeLs hud been greused wILh oIIve oII.
L muy Iook IIke u reIIc oI Lhe 1qos (IL mude
ILs debuL us Lhe LoLus Seven uL Lhe 1q; EurIs
CourL MoLor Show) buL ILs power-Lo-weIghL
ruLIo Is In BMW M und Porsche q11 LerrILory,
und LhuL power squIrLs Lhrough Lhe drIveLruIn
wILhouL Lhe InLerIerence oI modern nIceLIes such
us eIecLronIc sLubIIILy conLroI. BuL IL wouId be
wrong Lo suy Lhe underpInnIngs huven`L moved
on - Lhe dIII, Ior InsLunce, Is now BMW-sourced
ruLher Lhun donuLed by u Ford SIerru.
You cun see Lhe LechnoIogy LrunsIer Irom
F1 uL Lhe LIme, suy GIedo, The Iow cenLre
oI gruvILy, Lhe wuy Lhe mechunIcuI IuyouL Is
desIgned Lo gIve Lhe besL buIunce, Lhe Iocus on
mukIng IL weIgh us IILLIe us possIbIe. The sLeerIng
Isn`L power-ussIsLed, IL`s very dIrecL, und Lhe
cockpIL Is LIghL. L`s uII ubouL Lhe drIver. The onIy
downsIde Is LhuL IL geLs u IILLIe hoL uround Lown
us you don`L geL much uIr on you - you`re noL
goIng IusL enough. L`s noL u cur Lo drIve sIowIy.
CoIIn Chupmun`s orIgInuI Seven wus buIIL up
uround u spuceIrume chussIs he`d InLended Lo
Lurn InLo u rucIng cur, und when you sIIde InLo
Lhe modern-duy versIon you see why Chupmun
wus Lhe AdrIun Newey oI hIs duy: IeeL on Lhe seuL,
you drop yourseII InLo u pussenger encIosure LhuL
IeeIs IIke u Lorpedo Lube. There`s jusL enough
room Ior u puIr oI Iegs LermInuLIng In sIze eIghL
IeeL Lo ubuL one unoLher. Once In repose, secureIy
beILed In vIu u muILI-poInL hurness, you Luke In
Lhe vIew uheud over u bIuck hbregIuss yscreen
- Lhere`s no wIndscreen. Loo heuvy - und your
eye IeveI Is roughIy In IIne wILh Lhe chrome sLrIps
on Lhe booLIIds oI Lhe NIssun CedrIcs Iuvoured
by Tokyo`s uILru-conservuLIve whILe-gIoved LuxI
drIvers. Or, Lo puL IL unoLher wuy, you`re uL rIsk
oI beIng kneed In Lhe Iuce by pussIng cycIIsLs.
When you huve Lhe roud Lo yourseII, or you
puL IL on u Lruck, you couId huve greuL Iun, suys
GIedo, hookIng IL uround Ior unoLher puss oI Lhe
juncLIon. Iove LhIs LIny sLeerIng wheeI.
To compIy wILh Jupun`s sLrIcL emIssIons
reguIuLIons, Lhe cuLuIyLIc converLer Is rIghL on Lhe
exhuusL munIIoId oI Lhe CuLerhum-Luned z-IILre
Ford DuruLec engIne. ThuL und Lhe exhuusL sIung
jusL beIow Lhe drIver`s eIbow muke Ior hoL IeeL In
Lhe hrsL InsLunce und hoL everyLhIng eIse unIess
you`re pressIng on. There`s pIenLy oI demund In
Jupun, Lhough, muInIy Ior Lruck-duy purposes.
n Lhe UK Lhere`s u one-muke chumpIonshIp.
CuLerhum`s IucLory - noL ucLuuIIy In CuLerhum,
buL Iess weII-Lo-do DurLIord - hus hud Lo expund
Lo meeL demund Irom AsIu.
WunL IL Lo muke some noIse? usks GIedo,
bIIppIng Lhe LhroLLIe us he brIngs Lhe cur
ROAD CAR VS RACE CAR
Caterham R300 Caterham CT03
2.0-litre Duratec Engine 2.4-litre Renault RS27
20v four cylinder 32v 90 V8
175bhp Power 750bhp
7,800rpm Max revs 18,000rpm
6-speed manual Gearbox 7-speed semi-automatic
515kg Weight 642kg
4.9secs 0-60mph 1.6secs
138mph Top speed 220mph
Lo u huIL opposILe Lhe sLuLue oI
HuchIk, Lhe IuILhIuI dog who
uIwuys wuILed Ior hIs musLer uL
ShIbuyu sLuLIon und kepL u duIIy
vIgII Lhere Ior nIne yeurs uILer Lhe
oId mun`s deuLh. LIke Lhe 'uLLrucL
mode` oI un urcude gume, LhIs
bombusLIc suIvo oI hurd-edge rorL
brIngs Lhe Seven Lo Lhe uLLenLIon
oI some oI ShIbuyu`s younger
resIdenLs, who guLher Lo record
proceedIngs on LheIr phones. F1`s
mosL chIIIed drIver Lukes IL In hIs
sLrIde. You know, In AmsLerdum
don`L even huve u cur.
As cupILuI cILIes go, IuIdbuck
AmsLerdum und puIsuLIng-neon Tokyo ure poIes
upurL, buL LhIs, Ior GIedo, Is one oI Lhe pIeusures
oI u sporL he`s been LryIng Lo breuk InLo sInce Lhe
zoo; seuson, when he wus brIey nomInuLed us
LesL drIver Ior Lhe Super AgurI und Spyker Leums.
LusL yeur`s Jupunese Grund PrIx wus my
hrsL LIme In Jupun, he suys, buL onIy wenL
Lo Suzuku und LhuL Is In Lhe mIddIe oI Lhe
counLrysIde reuIIy. ThIs Is my hrsL LIme In Tokyo.
L`s un umuzIng pIuce, very. busy. AIIve. L`s IIke
nowhere eIse In Lhe worId.
One oI Lhe greuL LhIngs ubouL LhIs job Is Lhe
LruveI. You geL Lo experIence so muny dIIIerenL
pIuces. `m u converL Lo Jupunese Iood. Iove Lhe
cure und Lhe uLLenLIon Lo deLuII LhuL goes InLo
IL - Lhe quuIILy oI Lhe beeI, Lhe Ireshness oI Lhe
hsh und Lhe precIsIon wILh whIch IL`s cuL. There`s
u reuI pussIon Lo IL. don`L beIIeve In goIng Lo
pIuces und jusL IIvIng In u bubbIe. You`ve goL Lo
experIence Lhe cuILure oI Lhe dIIIerenL counLrIes
you vIsIL und reuIIy enjoy LhuL.
I IL seems Incongruous Ior u compuny Lo
operuLe In F1 whIIe ILs voIume-seIIIng roud cur
Is u Lhrowbuck Lo Lhe 1qos (uIbeIL u hIghIy
deveIoped one), chunge Is comIng. CuLerhum
recenLIy reveuIed Imuges oI u hurd-Lop Lwo-seuLer
co-deveIoped wILh AIpIne, Lo be Iuunched In
zo16, und u IuLurIsLIc Luke on Lhe Seven - Lhe
'AeroSeven` - In concepL Iorm, uheud oI u zo1q
Iuunch. And Lhere`s u MoLoz Leum comIng nexL
yeur, poInLIng Lowurds u IuLure sIdeIIne In Lwo-
wheeIers. JusL goes Lo show LhuL Tony Fernundes
husn`L jusL been LhrowIng uII hIs money uL QPR.
Yeuh, IL`s quILe un excILIng LIme, ugrees
GIedo. Tony hus IoLs oI Ideus und he`s Lhe kInd
oI guy who mukes LhIngs huppen.
For GIedo, Loo, LhIngs ure huppenIng. PIreIII`s
mId-seuson swup buck Lo Lhe underIyIng
consLrucLIon oI Lhe zo1z Lyres hus Iuvoured curs
oLher Lhun Lhe Red BuIIs, und Lhe shurp chunge
In churucLerIsLIcs oI Lhe IronL Lyres hus Iuvoured
drIvers who cun IIve wILh undersLeer. GIedo
hus begun Lo consIsLenLIy ouLquuIIIy hIs more
F1-experIenced Leum-muLe ChurIes PIc, und
(uL Lhe LIme oI wrILIng) hus cIuImed CuLerhum`s
besL ever grId sIoL - 1qLh uL Lhe BeIgIun GP.
ThIs yeur hus been preLLy good, he suys.
EurIIer on hud probIems wILh Lhe Lyres, buL
when LhuL sorL oI LhIng huppens, you jusL huve
Lo pIck yourseII up und geL IL LogeLher. SInce Lhe
Lyres chunged, LhIngs huve dehnILeIy Improved.
LeuvIng Lhe engIne IdIIng In LruIhc hus mude
Lhe cockpIL hoL, so GIedo usks permIssIon Lo cuL
Lhe engIne und jump ouL Ior u whIIe.
couId Luke my jeuns oII Lo drIve, he suys,
buL `ve goL some cruzy underweur.
An unsoIIcILed ush oI purL oI Lhe gurb In
quesLIon reveuIs LhuL Lhey ure, Indeed, cruzy. ThIs
evenIng hus LruIy opened ) 5DFLQJV eyes.
GIedo hus unoLher uppoInLmenL uL 8pm so we
purL wuys - hIm In u cub, us In Lhe Seven - und
enjoy u ground-IeveI rIde buck Lo Lhe hoLeI. ThIs
Is Lrue wInd-In-huIr moLorIng - und, Ior Lhose
noL weurIng gIusses or goggIes, grIL In Lhe eyes.
Somewhere uround RoppongI u poIIce cur IuIIs
In behInd us, IIghLs IIIumInuLed. Uh-oh.
F1 Racing December 2013 93
nILed by our NorLhern rIsh rooLs
und u Iove oI moLorsporL, Gury
Anderson und huve been IrIends
Ior Ionger Lhun we`d cure Lo menLIon.
BuL our puLhs dIverge where F1 LechnIcuIILIes ure
concerned. WhIch Is why knowIng Gury Is such u
boon when need F1 compIexILIes expIuIned In
u Iunguuge mIghL ucLuuIIy undersLund.
Now Gury hus Luken LhuL Lo u proIessIonuI IeveI
In hIs hIghIy regurded work wILh Lhe BBC. 'The
BIg FeIIu` (Lo use un UIsLerIsm) hus u mussIve
cuche oI experIence Lo druw Irom: he desIgned
und buIIL hIs own LILIe-wInnIng F cur; worked
us un F1 mechunIc; und wus LechnIcuI dIrecLor uL
Jordun und SLewurL.
L wouId Luke severuI Iunches Lo cover u CV IIke
LhuL. BuL we`II see where LhIs chuL Lukes us us we
meeL In Lhe gurden oI The Fox uL FurLhInghoe
In NorLhumpLonshIre. L`s upproprIuLe Ior u
reIuLIonshIp LhuL begun neurIy qo yeurs beIore
us we sLood cIuLchIng beers In u bur.
Gary Anderson: `ve broughL some phoLogruphs
Lo geL us sLurLed. D`you remember LhIs one?
Maurice Hamilton: do. L wus uL Lhe
NrburgrIng In 1q;q - LhuL`II be Lhe proper
NrburgrIng, oI course. wus LryIng Lo sLurL ouL
us u journuIIsL und you were u mechunIc wILh
Brubhum. We`d hrsL meL u Iew monLhs beIore uL
Lhe Monuco GP. wus hungIng uround Lhe TIp
Top bur, LryIng Lo muke one beer IusL uII evenIng.
A IoL oI mechunIcs were In Lhere. recognIsed
your NorLhern reIund uccenL InsLunLIy und
LhoughL: 'He`s my mun!` expIuIned wunLed Lo
do u sLory on mechunIcs becuuse IL wus u subjecL
LhuL hudn`L be covered In Lhose duys.
GA: ThuL`s Lrue. There wus noLhIng IIke Lhe
deLuIIed coveruge you geL now.
MH: You InLroduced me Lo 'The VIcur` (Bob
Dunce, Brubhum`s chIeI mechunIc) und he suId
shouId LuIk Lo hIm uguIn uL Brunds HuLch.
WhIch dId. We ugreed `d be wILh you uL Lhe
NrburgrIng. wus u bIL concerned ubouL BernIe
|EccIesLone, Lhen owner oI Brubhum| buL you
suId: Don`L worry, IL`II be uII rIghL. `II speuk Lo
hIm. You hud u good reIuLIonshIp wILh BernIe
- LeII me ubouL Lhe unusuuI InLervIew you hud
wILh hIm Lo geL onLo Lhe F1 Leum.
GA: wus buIIdIng F curs Ior Brubhum und
BernIe cume In und usked II wunLed Lo be on Lhe
F1 Leum. OI course dId! He poInLed Lo u Ford
DFV V8 und sorL oI jokIngIy suId: Cun you pIck
LhuL up und puL IL In Lhe vun? So, dId.
MH: You pIcked up un F1 engIne uII by yourseII?
GA: Yep. And now wus on Lhe F1 Leum.
MH: WhIch brIngs us buck Lo 1q;q In Germuny.
You InLroduced me Lo BernIe In Lhe puddock uL
Lhe NrburgrIng. He Iooked me up und down
und suId IL wouId be okuy; hud 'The BIessIng`,
us IL were. L wus Lo be u IunLusLIc weekend Ior
me; sLuyed wILh you guys uII Lhe wuy Lhrough.
GA: The Leum LruveIIed Lhere In u TrunsIL vun.
L wus u horrendous LhIng. And Lhen Lhere wus
Lhe bIg sIIver LrunsporLer, Lhe hrsL urLIcuIuLed
Lruck In F1 - my hrsL job wus workIng wILh Bob
Lo converL IL InLo u rucIng-cur LrunsporLer. L Look
Lhree monLhs. The chussIs wusn`L LhuL sLIII,
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From xing tractors to tech roles at Brabham and Jordan, Gary Anderson is
now the BBCs go-to man for translating big ideas into everyday language
PORTRAITS SAM BLOXHAM/LAT
I left school at 15 and didnt get
involved in big words. It works
because I explain it as a layman.
A layman wont understand the
technical explanation so why
not go the simple route?
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mIddIe oI LhIs press, beLween Lhese rums. You
hud Lo weur un usbesLos suIL becuuse IL wus ubouL
1ooC In Lhere - you couId onIy sLuy In Ior Len
mInuLes or so beIore comIng ouL Ior uIr.
You`d be on your eIbows, pushIng yourseII
down beLween Lhe rums und you`d huve u muLe
workIng wILh you. You hud u rope LIed uround
your unkIes, und hIs job wus Lo puII you ouL,
becuuse you couIdn`L do IL yourseII; you couIdn`L
go Lhe opposILe wuy wILh your eIbows.
MH: ThIs Is IIke someLhIng ouL oI Lhe durk uges.
GA: WeII IL wus u Iong LIme ugo. wus LryIng Lo
hx LhIs rum when IeIL someLhIng sLrunge. The
nexL LhIng, IeIL Lhe heud oI Lhe press goIng up
- jusL IILLIe jerks, muybe huII un Inch uL u LIme
- buL goIng up. And Lhere wusn`L much room.
shouLed Lo my muLe Lo geL me ouL. NoLhIng. He`d
gone oII Lo huve u cIgureLLe. sLurLed screumIng
und shouLIng. Somebody eIse cume, grubbed Lhe
rope und puIIed me ouL. There wusn`L much LIme
IeIL. ThuL`s when decIded wus goIng Lo go
Lo EngIund. ThIs wus u Wednesduy. wenL home
und LoId my mum und IeIL on Lhe SuLurduy.
MH: n your eurIy zos und no specIhc pIun?
GA: Aged zo. And no pIun whuLsoever. A muLe oI
u IrIend goL me u job drIvIng u dump Lruck on u
buIIdIng sILe. LhoughL: ' couId do LhIs uL home.`
wenL Lo un empIoymenL ugency und goL u job uL
BIuebIrd MoLors In Sevenouks. There wus u guy
Lhere whose IuLher run MoLor RucIng SLubIes uL
Brunds HuLch. ThIs guy suId he wus oII Lo Brunds
uL Lhe weekend und dId wunL Lo come? wenL
Lhere und suw Lhey were IookIng Ior u mechunIc
Ior FormuIu Fords. ThuL wus IL. worked Lhere
unLII heurd Brubhum were IookIng Ior peopIe
Lo buIId LheIr FormuIu curs Ior suIe.
MH: ThIs Is 1q;z?
GA: The IuLLer purL oI `;z; ubouL sIx monLhs
uILer urrIved In EngIund. To seL Lhe prIce, Lhey
needed somebody Lo buIId Lhe new cur Ior 1q;
und see how Iong IL Look. L Look me ubouL qo
hours. They seL Lhe prIce oI Lhe roIIIng chussIs uL
uround q,ooo, buL nobody eIse couId muLch Lhe
qo-hour LurgeL `d seL.
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THE MAURCE
HAMLTON
NTERVEW
Gary Anderson
und II you Iouded Lhe curs beIore you cIosed
Lhe sIde door, Lhe door wouIdn`L shuL. We hud
sLrIpped IL ouL und puL u kILchen In Lhe IronL; u
pIuce Ior Lhe whoIe Leum - ubouL eIghL oI us - Lo
euL. ThuL wus un unheurd oI Iuxury In F1 Lhen.
MH: You worked on CurIos Puce`s cur und seem
Lo remember IL wus jusL Lhe Lwo oI you?
GA: Me und John SuImon. One wouId work on
Lhe IronL oI Lhe cur und Lhe oLher on Lhe buck.
DerrIck WuIker und Terry Duy worked on CurIos
ReuLemunn`s cur. The VIcur wouId be ouLIng
und RIchIe BuLIer, who drove Lhe Lruck, wouId
do Lhe odds und sods - Lyres und sLuII.
There weren`L muny oI us. n Lhose duys, II
you hud u drumu you heIped euch oLher. You
heIped oLher Leums us weII II someone goL sLuck.
heIped Lhe Murch Leum hx VILLorIo BrumbIIIu`s
crushed cur In WuLkIns GIen; und heIped LoLus
chunge un engIne on LheIr ;z uL Lhe NrburgrIng.
NexL week, you mIghL be Lhe one needIng heIp.
They were good LImes.
MH: And II someLhIng wus broken, you`d uIwuys
hx IL ruLher Lhun repIucIng IL.
GA: You`d huve Lo hx IL becuuse you wouIdn`L
huve spures. You`d huve Lo muke u new one, or
reInvenL IL, or boLch IL up, whuLever.
MH: BuL LhuL wus rIghL up your sLreeL, becuuse
you`re very much oI LhuL wuy oI LhInkIng.
GA: PerIecL Ior me becuuse wunLed Lo Ieurn.
suL down wILh |Brubhum desIgner| Gordon
Murruy one nIghL. dIdn`L know ubouL seLLIng up
suspensIon or unyLhIng IIke LhuL und wus uskIng
Gordon whuL does LhIs meun, why ure we doIng
LhuL? L wus u nIce wuy Lo Ieurn, purLIcuIurIy Irom
such u cIever bIoke, who expIuIned LhIngs so weII.
He wus u IunLusLIc menLor.
MH: So how much dId you know when you
urrIved In moLor rucIng?
GA: Um. noLhIng In rucIng Lerms. When IeIL
schooI, sLurLed hxIng wushIng muchInes. My
second job wus Lhe besL job ever hud: IL wus
workIng In u shIrL IucLory In CoIeruIne. There
were Iour bIokes und ubouL qo women. AL 16
yeurs oId, LhuL wus u greuL job Lo huve. wus
doIng muInLenunce on sewIng muchInes und
cuLLers. The women mude Lhe shIrLs.
MH: beL you Ieurned u IoL ubouL IIIe Irom LhuL.
GA: DehnILeIy! Then wenL Lo work Ior u
deuIershIp seIIIng HIIImun curs und Mussey
Ferguson LrucLors. served mosL oI my
upprenLIceshIp Lhere, whIch wus greuL becuuse
LrucLors ure IunLusLIcuIIy In-depLh LechnIcuIIy; Lhe
hydruuIIc sysLems und sLuII on
LrucLors ure second Lo none.
They`re jusL megu pIeces oI kIL.
MH: So where dId you go
Irom Lhere?
GA: wenL Lo work Ior u
chIpbourd compuny. They
hud u muchIne LhuL puL IeIL
onLo chIpbourd Lo use Ior
shed rooIs. They hud huge
presses wILh Lwo seLs oI rums
Lo puL pressure on und muke
u huge bourd. The rums were
Lwo IeeL In dIumeLer und Lhe
whoIe LhIng wus heuLed by
sLeum. Euch rum hud u bIg seuI
uround IL und, II Lhere wus u
Ieuk, you hud Lo go InLo Lhe
If you had a drama, you helped
each other. I helped Lotus change an
engine on their 72 at the Nrburgring
With Eddie Jordan before
the teams rst race
the 1991 US GP
Andersons rst F1 job: mechanic on Brabhams third car in 1973
Michael Schumacher makes his F1
debut in the Anderson-designed
Jordan 191. He retired with a clutch
failure on the rst lap
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Loo Impressed by LhuL.
GA: He wusn`L becuuse IL wus
LukIng everyone eIse 6o hours,
so he wus IosIng money becuuse
`d buIIL Lhe cur Loo quIckIy.
MH: BuL he musL huve been
Impressed enough Lo LesL you
wILh Lhe DFV-IIILIng exercIse
und suddenIy you`re InLo F1.
GA: And oII Lo Lhe 1q; SpunIsh
Grund PrIx, workIng on u LhIrd
cur, u Brubhum BT; Ior Andreu
de AdumIch. SLeve Roby wus
number one mechunIc; wus
number Lwo. We Lowed Lhe
BT; on u LruIIer Lo Lhe ruces.
We urrIved In Monuco und
removed some poIIce sIgns Lo
purk ouLsIde our IILLIe hoLeI. We
woke Lhe nexL mornIng Lo hnd
Lhey`d seL up u vegeLubIe murkeL
uII uround und over our LruIIer.
They were seIIIng cubbuges ouL
oI u BT; F1 cur!
MH: Around Lhen, you decIded Lo
buIId your own F cur, Lhe Anson.
How dId LhuL come ubouL?
GA: When wus uL Brunds HuLch,
worked wILh u guy cuIIed Bob
SImpson. wus sIeepIng In u TrunsIL
vun, becuuse hud nowhere Lo sLuy.
Then hud u heud-on uccIdenL wILh
u VuuxhuII 1o1, whIch knocked Lhe
IronL uxIe ouL oI Lhe TrunsIL. ThuL
wus my sIeepIng quurLers gone. phoned Bob
uL hIs IumIIy buLcher`s shop In SwunIey - und
moved In. NexL LhIng, Bob`s sIsLer JennIe und
ure LogeLher. Much IuLer, we`re LuIkIng ubouL
buIIdIng Lhe Anson - u mIx oI our numes.
MH: DoIng your own cur Is quILe un underLukIng.
Wus IL more duunLIng Lhun you expecLed?
GA: We were Iucky In LhuL Bob wus workIng uL
TyrreII by LhIs sLuge und he wouId geL some oI hIs
muLes Lo work wILh us; couId do Lhe sume wILh
Lhe guys uL Brubhum. ThuL sorL oI LhIng never
IrIghLened me; IL`s uII ubouL mukIng sure you
LhInk ubouL IL beIorehund ruLher Lhun uILerwurds.
The bIggesL shock wus how much IL cosL Lo run
uL u compeLILIve IeveI; LhuL wus Lhe bIL we dIdn`L
Iook uL properIy. We seL up Lhe compuny Lo muke
purLs Ior F1 curs. We dId quILe u bIL Ior AIIu
Romeo, buIIdIng Lhe curbon chussIs und uII LheIr
sIIdIng skIrLs und suspensIon bILs. Then we goL
Lhe Ideu Lo buIId un F cur Ior suIe, becuuse we
hud enjoyed F wILh our hrsL cur. BuL Lhe eurIy
`8os were Lhe worsL LIme Lo sLurL up u compuny.
The bunk InLeresL ruLe wus uround 1 Lo 18 per
cenL und you needed u Ioun Lo buIId und Lhen seII
Lhe curs. BuL we munuged IL.
MH: How muny curs dId you buIId In Lhe end?
GA: AbouL o In LoLuI. 1q8 wus our bIggesL yeur;
we soId ubouL zo - und IL wus dIIhcuIL buIIdIng
Lhem. ReguIuLIons hud chunged, whIch meunL we
hud Lo desIgn u new cur. We hud no orders unLII
November, Lhen goL one uILer Lhe oLher. BuIIdIng
Lhem wus hurd becuuse borrowIng money wus
very expensIve - und wus never u greuL one Ior
borrowIng. BuL IL wus worLh IL becuuse we won
u coupIe oI chumpIonshIps In Europe.
MH: n Lhe mIddIe oI LhIs, or muybe some LIme
beIore, remember you workIng Ior McLuren.
ThuL musL huve been u bIL dIIIerenL Lo Brubhum?
GA: Yes, LhuL wus uILer whuL you mIghL cuII
Lhe hrsL Anson perIod. Ieurned u IoL Irom
Gordon Coppuck |McLuren desIgner|. He hud
u compIeLeIy dIIIerenL wuy oI IookIng uL LhIngs
Irom Gordon Murruy. Gordon Coppuck wus u
very soIId engIneer, uIwuys LhInkIng oI Loduy.
Gordon Murruy wus more udvenLurous.
MH: You hud u speII wILh Lhe EnsIgn F1 Leum
und Lhen won Lhe Fooo chumpIonshIp runnIng
RoberLo Moreno wILh BromIey MoLorsporL. How
dId Lhe IInk wILh EddIe Jordun come ubouL?
GA: wus wILh Reynurd, desIgnIng Lhe 1qqo
Fooo cur und EddIe wus runnIng Reynurds
In Fooo. He usked me Lo desIgn und buIId un F1
cur und suId: You`re mud! And don`L wunL Lo.
`ve goL u good job uL Reynurd und `m huppy.
He cuIIed buck, spoke Lo JennIe, und Lhe Lwo oI
Lhem convInced me. Never In my wIIdesL dreums
dId LhInk IL wouId be buIIL - never mInd ruced.
sLurLed wILh EJ In Februury. He suId Lhere
wus u druwIng oIhce und uII LhuL sorL oI LhIng.
wenL uIong - und Lhere wus noLhIng. broughL
Andrew Green und Murk SmILh wILh me Irom
Reynurd. wus Lhere on my own Ior ubouL u
monLh und my hrsL job wus Lo buIId un oIhce Ior
us Lo work In. We hud Lo sLurL Irom scruLch.
MH: Wus LhIs In Lhe very eurIy duys oI CAD?
GA: Yeuh, z-D CA; IL wus jusL IIke u druwIng
bourd buL you dIdn`L huve u rubber; you couIdn`L
deIeLe IL. We goL Lhree LermInuIs seL up und
sLurLed Lo desIgn Lhe cur. dId Lhe chussIs,
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Just the three of us made the
Jordan 191. You can only do what
you can do with what youve got
wIndLunneI sLuII und bodywork; Andrew dId Lhe
suspensIon und Murk dId Lhe geurbox und engIne
InsLuIIuLIon. We meL up wILh uII Lhe oLher bILs.
JusL Lhe Lhree oI us. Then EddIe wuIked In one
duy und suId he`d goL Lhe money Lo buIId IL.
MH: The Jordun 1q1 wus u sLunnIng-IookIng cur
becuuse oI ILs sImpIIcILy. ThuL wus whuL you were
uILer becuuse you weren`L InLo LrIck sLuII?
GA: We weren`L cIever enough Lo muke IL LrIck,
so we hud Lo muke IL busIc und muke IL work. We
hud u hIgher chussIs Lhun mosL. We hud push-rod
und curbon suspensIon; nobody eIse hud LhuL.
Wus IL LrIck? don`L know whuL 'LrIck` Is. We hud
u cur LhuL IuncLIoned uround uII ILs requIremenLs
und LhIs cume Irom u Iew duys u monLh In Lhe
wIndLunneI us opposed Lo oLher Leums doIng hve
duys u week In Lhe LunneI. You cun onIy do whuL
you cun do wILh whuL you`ve goL.
The 1q1 wus good; everybody who drove IL,
IIked IL. The hrsL mujor LesL we dId wus PuuI
RIcurd uL Lhe begInnIng oI 1qq1 wILh uII Lhe oLher
Leums Lhere. One nIghL we hud AIuIn ProsL und
Cesure FIorIo |FerrurI Leum munuger| sLundIng
ouLsIde our guruge und uskIng how we couId do
LhIs wILh whuL we hud. ThuL wus u nIce momenL.
The LruLh Is, Lhe cur wus probubIy beLLer Lhun
we were cIever. We weren`L good enough Lo geL
Lhe besL ouL oI IL uL uII LImes. L wus u good yeur,
buL IL couId huve been subsLunLIuIIy beLLer.
MH: The Jordun perIod wus quILe drumuLIc: how
do you Iook buck on IL us u whoIe?
GA: As u huge IeurnIng experIence. L wus very
suLIsIyIng Lo sLurL Irom noLhIng. The `q1, `qq und
`q; Jorduns were Lhe curs um mosL proud oI.
MH: So, how does Lhe perIod wILh SLewurL
compure? `m LhInkIng oI Lhe LIme wILh JuckIe
ruLher Lhun Lhe FordJJuguur eru LhuL IoIIowed.
GA: When IeIL Jordun, hud oIIers oI u coupIe
oI jobs. JuckIe cuIIed und everyLhIng IeIL rIghL.
We meL In u hoLeI und he suId he wunLed me us
LechnIcuI dIrecLor. He hud u soIIcILor Lhere Ior
me, uIong wILh hIs own. L wus done und dusLed.
No second-guessIng; no under-Lhe-counLer deuIs.
ThuL`s how IIke Lo work. JuckIe knew whuL he
wunLed; he undersLood moLor rucIng; he knew
when you were buIIshILLIng hIm; he knew when
you were LryIng even II you were noL succeedIng.
L wus very dIIIerenL Lo workIng wILh EJ.
WILh Jordun, II we hud u bud weekend, EddIe
wouId hIde; II we hud u good weekend, he wouId
be Lhere. You`d go round Lhe IucLory wILh EddIe
Lo Lry und keep everyone moLIvuLed und show
hIm whuL wus goIng on. EddIe wouIdn`L know
one person Irom Lhe nexL. JuckIe, wILh ubouL
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zoo peopIe, wouId know LheIr numes, LheIr
wIves` numes, II Lhe kIds hud u coId IusL week;
everyLhIng. `m noL crILIcIsIng EddIe; Lhey were
jusL very dIIIerenL peopIe. JuckIe wus u IunLusLIc
bIoke Lo work Ior. Then he soId ouL Lo Ford. AL
Lhe LIme LhoughL IL wus u good Ideu, buL jusL
couIdn`L cope wILh Lhe peopIe LhuL cume In.
MH: We dIdn`L see you Ior u whIIe und Lhen you
Lurned up us one oI us; u member oI Lhe medIu.
Hud you done uny commenLury oLher Lhun beIng
cuIIed In Lo do InLervIews on rudIo or TV?
GA: sLurLed oII wILh RT |rIsh nuLIonuI
LeIevIsIon|. `d done InLervIews wILh Lhem und
Lhey IeIL expIuIned LhIngs weII. They cuIIed und
usked II `d be InLeresLed becuuse LheIr numbers
were droppIng und Lhey dIdn`L know whuL Lo do.
They suId Lo more or Iess do whuL wunLed In
Lerms oI coverIng Lhe LechnIcuI uspecLs, us IL wus
someLhIng Lhey dIdn`L know enough ubouL.
moIu wus Lhe hrsL ruce. dId some sLuII down
Lhe pILIune; expIuIned u Iew LhIngs. L wus more
IIke rudIo becuuse we dIdn`L huve Lhe cumeru
down Lhere. `d wuLch Lhe muIn Ieed, und II IL wus
u pIcLure oI u cur, `d expIuIn whuL wus on screen.
dId ubouL Iour or hve ruces. The IoIIowIng yeur,
SeLunLu boughL Lhe rIghLs und currIed on wILh
Lhem. ThuL wus nIce; wenL Lo uII Lhe Europeun
ruces, some yuwuys - und Lhen Lhey begun Lo
run InLo hnuncIuI probIems uILer buyIng u huge
chunk oI IooLbuII LhuL Lhey couIdn`L reuIIy uIIord.
AL Lhe end oI zooq, SLur SporLs cuIIed Lo see II
wus InLeresLed In doIng someLhIng wILh Lhem.
ThIs suILed me becuuse wus sLurLIng u buIIdIng
projecL Ior my duughLer und, Ior SeLunLu, hud
been goIng Lo DubIIn every weekend und Lhe
projecL wouId suIIer II conLInued. SLur SporLs,
on Lhe oLher hund, wus Irom London on SuLurduy
und Sunduy; Lhe onIy ruce we`d do IIve on
IocuLIon wus SIngupore. ThuL worked weII.
MH: You seemed Lo Luke Lo IL eusIIy.
GA: enjoyed IL Irom Lhe sLurL becuuse we goL
u huge umounL oI pubIIc supporL. A guy cuIIed
Gary Anderson
Anderson with
team boss
Jackie Stewart
in the Jaguar
days: Jackie
knew when
you were trying,
even if you were
not succeeding
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MIchueI O`CurroII wus Lhe producer uL RT.
MIchueI`s u good oId boy und hIs Lheory wus II
you cun keep Lhe mIssus huppy wuLchIng u ruce,
Lhen she`II IeL Lhe husbund wuLch IL. BuL II she
geLs bored, he`s goIng ouL wheLher he wunLs
Lo or noL. AL Lhe uIrporL, on Lhe wuy buck Irom
Lhe BeIgIun Grund PrIx one yeur, u womun In
her os cume up Lo me und suId: jusL wunL Lo
Lhunk you Ior everyLhIng you do, becuuse used
Lo huLe moLor rucIng buL now IeeI us Lhough
undersLund enough Lo keep me InLeresLed. `m
u bIgger Iun Lhun my husbund!
MH: L`s reuIIy nIce Lo geL Ieedbuck IIke LhuL.
GA: L Is. So, uILer Lwo yeurs wILh SLur SporLs, Lhe
BBC usked II `d do someLhIng wILh Lhem. `ve
uIwuys IeIL LhuL II you`re InvoIved In Lhe medIu,
you wunL Lo work Ior someone IIke Lhe BBC uL
some poInL becuuse LhuL Lo me Is Lhe uILImuLe us
Iur us Lhe UK Is concerned. SuyIng LhuL, LhInk
Lhe BBC muybe underesLImuLes how much Lhe
pubIIc IIke Lhe LechnIcuI uspecLs.
MH: I Lhey`re IIke me, Lhey wunL IL expIuIned In
eusIIy undersLood Iunguuge.
GA: ThuL`s rIghL. IeIL schooI uL 1 und dIdn`L
geL InvoIved In whuL you mIghL cuII 'bIg words`.
ThuL works In my Iuvour becuuse expIuIn IL us u
Iuymun. TechnIcuI peopIe undersLund u Iuymun`s
expIunuLIon, whereus u Iuymun won`L undersLund
Lhe LechnIcuI - so why noL go Lhe sImpIe rouLe?
MH: WhuL reuIIy needs expIuInIng Is
uerodynumIcs. The Iuymun obvIousIy knows uIr
pusses over und under Lhe cur - und LhuL`s ubouL
IL. Where you come In Is LeIIIng us ubouL Lhe
eIIecL II you do LhIs or you Lry LhuL.
GA: ThuL`s Lhe poInL. AIr hus uIwuys been
uround, so IL`s up Lo you Lo use IL or noL use IL.
Some curs use IL beLLer Lhun oLhers. There`s
noLhIng new; IL`s jusL LhuL we`ve goL u beLLer
grusp oI IL. BeIng ubIe Lo puL LhuL undersLundIng
ucross In un eusIIy dIgesLed munner Is very
ImporLunL Lo me.
MH: ExpIuIn whuL you do wILh your puper und
pen. L`s noL sophIsLIcuLed, buL IL works very weII.
GA: ThuL`s becuuse IL`s very cIeur. n muguzInes
IL cun be u IILLIe bIL more sophIsLIcuLed becuuse
peopIe who buy Lhe muguzIne do so becuuse oI
LheIr InLeresL In moLor rucIng.
MH: ThuL`s how we sLurLed ouL In 1q;q. Me
LryIng Lo be u journuIIsL und LhInkIng IL wouId be
ImpossIbIe Lo LruveI Lo u ruce wILh un F1 Leum Lo
wrILe ubouL IL. And you heIpIng muke IL sImpIe.
GA: You huve Lo suy IL seems Lo huve worked ouL
weII Ior boLh us.
MH: L hus. Thunks, Gury.
Maurice Hamilton and Gary Anderson
reminisce about the old days (main
picture); Mercedes boss Ross Brawn
gets a grilling from BBC technical
analyst Anderson at the 2012
Malaysian GP (below)
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TOM CLARKSON
From the rened elegance of the
RAC in London, to the colourful
chaos of the Indian Grand Prix
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OPINION
Reports Previews Analysis Opinion Stats
FINISHING STRAIGHT
Theres no stopping him
REPORTS PREVIEWS
112
ABU DHABI GP REPORT
Webber nabs pole, but the win goes
to his rather successful team-mate
116
US GP PREVIEW
A newer track with a great
atmosphere and exciting racing
118
BRAZILIAN GP PREVIEW
F1 returns to a classic venue for
the close of the 2013 championship
Not content with collecting a fourth consecutive world championship in India,
Sebastian Vettel cruises to his eleventh grand prix victory of 2013 in Abu Dhabi
108
INDIAN GP REPORT
Seb does it again: his tenth win of
the year becomes his fourth title
104
JAPANESE GP REPORT
Strategy at its nest helps Vettel
another step closer to the title
122
MURRAY WALKER
In which Murray is pursued by very
tall women on roller-skates. And
muses on the turbo era
FINISHING STRAIGHT
<RXYH KDG WKH FOXQNLQJ VW Iour LImes In u
row, now meeL Lhe veIveL gIove - buL, sudIy Ior
Lhose who cruve vurIeLy, noL u hngerIess one.
For Lhe hrsL q Iups oI Lhe Jupunese Grund PrIx
IL seemed LhuL RomuIn Grosjeun mIghL cIuIm
u worLhy muIden vIcLory, onIy Ior LhuL IoILy
umbILIon Lo be crushed by u sLeuILhy LucLIcuI pIuy
LhuL Iuvoured Lhe worId-chumpIon-In-wuILIng.
ThIs wus u ruce mude rIveLIng by Lhe rIch
possIbIIILIes oI ILs unIoIdIng sLruLegIc pIcLure
ruLher Lhun wheeI-Lo-wheeI ucLIon Irom IIghLs
Lo ug, Lhough Lhere wus pIenLy oI Lhe IuLLer Lo
suvour. n un oILen scruppy grund prIx - one
LhuL IeuLured more drIve-Lhroughs Lhun u busy
brunch oI McDonuId`s - even Seb VeLLeI mude
occusIonuIIy heuvy weuLher oI keepIng hIs cur on
Lruck und In u sLruIghL IIne.
Murk Webber sLurLed Lhe ruce Irom poIe
buL dId noL geL Lo enjoy Lhe Ieud Ior Iong, Ior
when Lhe IIghLs wenL ouL Lhe denIzens oI Lhe
second row mude u smurLer geLuwuy Lhun Lhose
In IronL. As Grosjeun jInked rIghL Lo cIeur VeLLeI
RACE DEBRIEF
Romain gladiator loses Bull fight
Despite Grosjeans valiant efforts, a perfectly planned Vettel/Red Bull effort brings the title ever closer
und move InLo Lhe Ieud Irom IourLh on Lhe
grId, LewIs HumIILon LrIed Lo punch Lhrough
Lhe nurrowIng gup beLween Lhe Lwo Red BuIIs,
und VeLLeI`s IronL wIng snugged hIs rIghL-reur
Lyre. The resuILIng puncLure wouId dumuge Lhe
perIormunce oI HumIILon`s cur Lo Lhe poInL where
IL wusn`L suIe Lo conLInue.
Thus beIore Lhe ruce wus u Iup oId we hud IosL
one oI ILs poLenLIuI key pIuyers. Some Iess crucIuI
ones, Loo: uL Lhe opposILe end oI Lhe grId, JuIes
BIunchI und GIedo vun der Gurde conLrIved Lo
enucL un uIurmIng reprIse oI Lhe hrsL-corner
shunL here beLween ProsL und Sennu In 1qqo.
WILh LewIs HumIILon LruIIIng InLo Lhe pILs
und uILImuLeIy InLo reLIremenL, hIs Mercedes
Leum-muLe NIco Rosberg IuppIng some wuy oII
Lhe puce oI Lhe IeudIng LrIo, und FeIIpe Mussu
occupyIng hILh pIuce und showIng no IncIInuLIon
Lo move ouL oI Lhe wuy Ior Fernundo AIonso
(In spILe oI u very cIeur Leum order), VeLLeI wus
sILLIng preLLy reIuLIve Lo hIs chumpIonshIp rIvuIs
even us he run In LhIrd pIuce. Drop buck Lo
suve your Lyres, suId ruce engIneer GuIIIuume
'Rocky` RoqueIIn sooLhIngIy over Lhe rudIo.
A Lwo-second gup |Lo Webber| Is good.
Red BuII LrIed und IuIIed Lo muke Lhe
'undercuL` uL Lhe hrsL LIme oI uskIng, brIngIng
Webber In on Iup 11. LoLus duIy covered LhuL
move by brIngIng In Grosjeun u Iup IuLer,
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13.10.2013 / Suzuka
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swuppIng Lyres In z.6secs, whIch enubIed hIm Lo
reLuIn Lhe neL Ieud once VeLLeI pILLed on Iup 1q.
The IeudIng LrIo guIned IurLher ground on Lhe
chusIng puck Lhunks Lo DunIeI RIccIurdo, sLurLIng
Irom 16Lh on Lhe grId und one oI jusL Lwo drIvers
(Lhe oLher beIng ChurIes PIc) Lo begIn on Lhe
hurder prIme Lyres. By sLuyIng ouL unLII Iup 1q,
RIccIurdo wus LemporurIIy eIevuLed Lo IourLh und
soon Iound hImseII uL Lhe heud oI u IrusLruLed
LruIn oI IusLer curs on Iresher rubber.
Red BuII roIIed Lhe dIce uguIn on Iup z, LhIs
LIme orderIng Webber Lo Lurn up Lhe wIck und
cIose In on Grosjeun beIore mukIng u second
sLop. ThIs, u cIeur IndIcuLIon oI u swup Lo u
Lhree-sLop sLruLegy, wus guurunLeed Lo seL Lhe
LInIoII huLs oI conspIrucy LheorIsLs worIdwIde
u-crInkIIng. Were Lhe Leum sucrIhcIng hIs
prospecLs In order Lo Iure LoLus InLo mukIng u
sLruLegIc error? Hud Lhere been Lwo LoLus curs
In Lhe gume, Grosjeun`s Leum mIghL huve been
uIIorded some LucLIcuI exIbIIILy uL LhIs poInL.
BuL KImI RuIkknen hud quuIIhed poorIy In
nInLh, Lhen sIIpped ouL oI Lhe Lop Len on Lhe
openIng Iup. LoLus couIdn`L hghL u wur on Lwo
IronLs. They opLed Lo keep Grosjeun ouL unLII
Iup zq, by whIch LIme he hud shIpped severuI
seconds Lo Webber und uIso hud VeLLeI
In cIose proxImILy.
The worId chumpIon-eIecL wus huvIng u
somewhuL scruppy ruce, IockIng wheeIs here
und Lhere, buL he munuged Lo do enough Lo keep
hIs Lyres uIIve unLII Iup ;, emergIng jusL u Iew
seconds udrIIL oI Grosjeun. Towurds Lhe end
oI Lhe ruce you`II come under pressure Irom
Murk, udvIsed Rocky, so muke sure you`ve goL
some Lyres IeIL. WhIch LrunsIuLed us: you musL
puss Grosjeun QRZ. VeLLeI needed no second
InvILuLIon und breezed pusL on Lhe muIn sLruIghL
us Lhe qoLh Iup LIcked round.
AII LhuL remuIned now wus Lhe endgume.
Webber`s Lurn In Lhe Ieud oI Lhe ruce ended wILh
hIs hnuI pILsLop Ior medIum-compound Lyres on
Iup qz, und on Iresher rubber he cume sLormIng
up Lo Grosjeun`s reur wIng. And Lhen, IL seemed,
Lhe kIIIer InsLIncL deserLed hIm, uILhough In-cur
IooLuge IndIcuLed poor LrucLIon ouL oI Lhe hnuI
corner - LhuL, und on hIs besL run he pressed Lhe
DRS buLLon Loo eurIy und IuIIed Lo ucLIvuLe IL.
Webber hnuIIy demoLed Lhe LoLus InLo LhIrd
pIuce wILh Lwo Iups Lo run - Loo IuLe Lo chuIIenge
hIs Leum-muLe Ior Lhe Ieud. On Lhe sIowIng-down
Iup, Red BuII Leum prIncIpuI ChrIsLIun Horner
congruLuIuLed VeLLeI on hIs munugemenL oI
Lhe ruce - un upL noun gIven Lhe cIrcumsLunces,
Ior here wus u grund prIx won Lhrough cIInIcuI
pILwuII sLruLegy.
L wus uIso u ruce LhuL conhrmed Grosjeun`s
growIng sLuLure us u IronLrunner. We`re noL here
Lo bIow smoke up hIs urse, suId Webber, buL
he`s doIng u very good job LhIs yeur.
The
story
of the
race
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Running P5, ahead of
team-mate Alonso,
Massa is told Multi-
function strategy A.
Now, please
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Red Bull make the
decision to swap
Webber to a three-
stop strategy
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Vettel wins the
Japanese Grand Prix
from Webber and
Grosjean, with Alonso
a distant fourth
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Webber pits from the
lead, drops to third,
and takes another
nine laps to pass
Grosjean for second
Vettel makes his
final pitstop and soon
passes Grosjean,
whose tyres are
eight laps older
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Romain Grosjean
takes the lead as
Lewis Hamilton and
Sebastian Vettel
make contact
T8
T9
T10
T11
T12
T13 T14
T16
T17
T15
T18
T1
T2
T3
T4
T5 T6
T7
SUZUKA
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A puncture resulting
from that contact
forces Lewis Hamilton
to retire his Mercedes
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Long-stopping
Ricciardo finally loses
fourth place to Nico
Hlkenberg in a great
move at 130R
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Rosberg drops
away after pitting
for new tyres, then
incurring a penalty
for unsafe release
FINISHING STRAIGHT
THE RESULTS (53 LAPS)
CLIMATE TRACK TEMP
THE RACE THE GRID
FASTEST PITSTOP
THROUGH SPEED TRAP
Fastest: Mark Webber
191.73mph
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1h26m49.301s
2nd Mark Webber Red Bull +7.129s
3rd Romain Grosjean Lotus +9.910s
4th Fernando Alonso Ferrari +45.605s
5th Kimi Rikknen Lotus +47.325s
6th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber +51.615s
7th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber +71.630s
8th Nico Rosberg Mercedes +72.023s
9th Jenson Button McLaren +80.821s
10th Felipe Massa Ferrari +89.263s
11th Paul Di Resta Force India +98.572s
12th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso +1 lap
13th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso +1 lap
14th Adrian Sutil Force India +1 lap
15th Sergio Prez McLaren +1 lap
16th Pastor Maldonado Williams +1 lap
17th Valtteri Bottas Williams +1 lap
18th Charles Pic Caterham +1 lap
19th Max Chilton Marussia +1 lap
Retirements
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 7 laps damage
Giedo van der Garde Caterham 0 laps accident
Jules Bianchi Marussia 0 laps accident
Nico Rosberg 22.551secs (entry to exit)
Mark Webber, lap 44, 1min 34.587secs
FASTEST LAP
Slowest: Lewis
Hamilton, 176.95mph
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Medium
TYRE COMPOUNDS USED
Intermediate Hard Wet
For comprehensive
F1 statistics visit
www.forix.com
1st Red Bull 445pts
2nd Ferrari 297pts
3rd Mercedes 287pts
4th Lotus 264pts
5th McLaren 83pts
6th Force India 62pts
7th Sauber 45pts
8th Toro Rosso 31pts
9th Williams 1pt
10th Marussia 0pts
11th Caterham 0pts
CONSTRUCTORS STANDINGS
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 297pts
2nd Fernando Alonso Ferrari 207pts
3rd Kimi Rikknen Lotus 177pts
4th Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 161pts
5th Mark Webber Red Bull 148pts
6th Nico Rosberg Mercedes 126pts
7th Felipe Massa Ferrari 90pts
8th Romain Grosjean Lotus 87pts
9th Jenson Button McLaren 60pts
10th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber 39pts
11th Paul Di Resta Force India 36pts
12th Adrian Sutil Force India 26pts
13th Sergio Prez McLaren 23pts
14th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 18pts
15th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 13pts
16th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber 6pts
17th Pastor Maldonado Williams 1pt
18th Valtteri Bottas Williams 0pts
19th Jules Bianchi Marussia 0pts
20th Charles Pic Caterham 0pts
21st Giedo van der Garde Caterham 0pts
22nd Max Chilton Marussia 0pts
DRIVERS STANDINGS
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The lowdown on everything you need to know from the weekend at Suzuka
1. WEBBER
RED BULL
1min 30.915secs Q3
20. PIC*
CATERHAM
1min 34.556secs Q1
18. CHILTON
MARUSSIA
1min 34.320secs Q1
13. BOTTAS
WILLIAMS
1min 32.013secs Q2
8. ALONSO
FERRARI
1min 31.665secs Q3
4. GROSJEAN
LOTUS
1min 31.365secs Q3
7. HLKENBERG
SAUBER
1min 31.644secs Q3
12. DI RESTA
FORCE INDIA
1min 31.992secs Q2
10. BUTTON
MCLAREN
1min 31.827secs Q3
2. VETTEL
RED BULL
1min 31.089secs Q3
9. RIKKNEN
LOTUS
1min 31.684secs Q3
15. MALDONADO
WILLIAMS
1min 32.093secs Q2
3. HAMILTON
MERCEDES
1min 31.253secs Q3
14. GUTIRREZ
SAUBER
1min 32.063secs Q2
11. PREZ
MCLAREN
1min 31.989secs Q2
5. MASSA
FERRARI
1min 31.378secs Q3
17. VERGNE
TORO ROSSO
1min 33.357secs Q1
6. ROSBERG
MERCEDES
1min 31.397secs Q3
21. BIANCHI*
MARUSSIA
1min 34.958secs Q1
16. RICCIARDO
TORO ROSSO
1min 32.485secs Q2
22. SUTIL**
FORCE INDIA
1min 32.890secs Q1
19. VAN DER GARDE
CATERHAM
1min 34.879secs Q1
106 F1 Racing December 2013
* Ten-place penalty for three reprimands
** Five-place penalty for replacement gearbox
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0apLon. The bg whee
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EffecL. SxLes
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FINISHING STRAIGHT
At the uge oI 26, MIchueI Schumucher hud one
chumpIonshIp Lo hIs nume. When AIuIn ProsL
scored hIs hrsL grund prIx vIcLory Ior RenuuIL, he
Loo hud onIy jusL Lurned z6. Juun MunueI FungIo
sLurLed rucIng when he wus z, buL IL wus unoLher
18 yeurs beIore he won hIs hrsL drIvers` LILIe.
AL Lhe Buddh nLernuLIonuI CIrcuIL uL Lhe end
oI OcLober, SebusLIun VeLLeI crossed Lhe hnIsh
IIne Lo wIn hIs sIxLh vIcLory In u row und joIn Lhe
cusL oI Iegends menLIoned ubove. ThIs quurLeL Is
mude up oI Lhe onIy drIvers Lo huve euch cIuImed
Iour drIvers` LILIes (or more) und VeLLeI - who
Lurned z6 In JuIy - sLIII hus LIme
Lo become, sLuLIsLIcuIIy, Lhe greuLesL oI uII.
As VeLLeI Is u sLudenL oI Lhe sporL`s hIsLory, he
wus suILubIy overuwed by hIs uchIevemenLs us
he swIgged Irom hIs Jeroboum-sIzed chumpugne
boLLIe (hIdden under Lhe press-conIerence desk)
und LhoughLIuIIy dIscussed hIs uchIevemenLs, u
Iew mInuLes uILer Lhe podIum ceremony ended.
To joIn peopIe IIke LhuL - MIchueI, FungIo,
ProsL - Is very dIIhcuIL Lo puL InLo perspecLIve,
RACE DEBRIEF
All hail the inevitable
Sebastian Vettel matches Alain Prosts record, becoming F1 world champion for the fourth time
suId Lhe zo1 worId chumpIon. `m wuy Loo
young Lo undersLund whuL IL meuns. mIghL be
6o one duy - muybe Lhen wIII undersLund, buL
Lhen nobody wIII cure uny more.
Perhups hIs uchIevemenLs expIuIn why more
F1 Leums ure eyeIng up ever younger drIvers
buL, crucIuIIy, SebusLIun VeLLeI hus u muLurILy
LhuL beIIes hIs uge. n IucL, he hus Iew (II uny)
weuknesses In hIs urmoury. And hIs rIvuIs shouId
be IeurIuI - he`s geLLIng beLLer wILh uge.
UnIIke hIs oLher wIns here, VeLLeI dIdn`L
Ieud every Iup In zo1. The reuson wus u Iegucy
oI unchurucLerIsLIcuIIy hIgh bIIsLerIng on Lhe
PIreIIIs, u combInuLIon oI Lhe Lyre`s chemIcuI
compounds und Lhe uILru-smooLh usphuIL oI
Lhe hoL New DeIhI cIrcuIL. RunnIng In second
prucLIce, bIIsLers uppeured LhuL were Lhe worsL
ever seen uccordIng Lo some engIneers. BuL on
ruce duy, Lruck LemperuLures IeII by uround Len
degrees Irom u hIgh oI qC on FrIduy.
DespILe LhuL, Red BuII weren`L LukIng uny
chunces und pILLed VeLLeI Irom Lhe Ieud us eurIy
us Iup z Lo swILch Lo Lhe medIum-compound Lyre.
He Lhen sunk IIke u sLone Lo 1;Lh pIuce behInd
Mux ChIILon`s MurussIu. From Lhere he seL ubouL
curvIng Lhrough Lhe LruIhc. buL Lhere wus jusL
one mun he needed Lo cuLch.
HIs Leum-muLe Murk Webber decIded Lo
quuIIIy und sLurL Lhe ruce on Lhe medIum (prIme)
Lyre, Lhe InLenLIon beIng Lo buIId u Ieud once he
wus uL Lhe heud oI Lhe puck, whIIe he knew LhuL
SebusLIun wouId be buLLIIng Lhrough Lhe heId
(poLenLIuIIy IosIng LIme In Lhe process).
BuL Lhe InLenLIon dIdn`L pIuy ouL In reuIILy.
Webber`s poor sLurL cosL hIm LIme und pIuces,
und he Lhen suL behInd Lhe oLher soIL-runnIng
sLurLers. On Iup q, FeIIpe Mussu Ied (uILer he hud
bIusLed pusL boLh oI Lhe shorLer-geured Mercs
on Lhe openIng Iup) Irom Rosberg, HumIILon,
HIkenberg, RuIkknen - Lhen Webber. When
Lhe AusLruIIun hnuIIy InherILed Lhe Ieud on Iup
nIne, us Lhose uheud oI hIm pILLed, IL wus Loo IuLe.
VeLLeI hud been usIng Lhe exLru sLruIghLIIne
speed oI DRS Lo hIs udvunLuge, und by Iup 1z he
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108 F1 Racing December 2013
wus IourLh - uround 1q seconds behInd hIs ruce-
IeudIng Leum-muLe. Webber needed z1 seconds II
he wus Lo pIL und emerge uheud oI VeLLeI und he`d
IuIIed Lo open ouL u sIgnIhcunL enough gup: Lhe
ruce wus eIIecLIveIy over. Muke LhuL 'dehnILeIy
over` on Iup q when Webber wus Iorced Lo reLIre
hIs Red BuII wILh un uILernuLor IuIIure.
Soon uILer, he ed Lhe Lruck, noL sLuyIng Ior
Lhe posL-ruce vIcLory ceIebruLIons. n IucL, you`d
be hurd-pressed Lo hnd Webber In uny Leum
ceIebruLIon phoLocuII sInce MuIuysIu.
One mun weurIng Lhe obIIguLory LILIe-wInnIng
bespoke T-shIrL uILer Lhe ruce wus u euphorIc -
und reIIeved - ChrIsLIun Horner, who reveuIed
Lhere wus un exLru source oI LensIon keepIng hIs
IeIL IooL LuppIng on Lhe pILwuII. AILer Lhe IuIIure
on Murk`s cur, whIch wus sudden, Lhere wus no
reuson Lo expecL LhuL IL wouId noL huppen on
Lhe oLher cur, udmILLed Horner. mmedIuLeIy
we LrIed Lo reduce Lhe umounL oI druw on Lhe
uILernuLor us much us possIbIe, whIch even
IncIuded LurnIng oII KERS In Lhe end. There wus
Lhen u probIem wILh Lhe sensor on Lhe uILernuLor.
n Lhe meunLIme, SebusLIun Is IIghLIng up Lhe
LImIng screen wILh purpIe secLors.
Red BuII huve rouLIneIy sLreLched Lhe
operuLIng IImIL oI Lhe PIreIII Lyres, In purL due Lo
Lhe exLru downIorce Lhe RBq generuLes compured
Lo Lhe opposILIon. Hence Lhe upswIng In Iorm
wILh Lhe reLurn Lo Lhe zo1z sLrucLure oI Lyre Irom
mId-seuson onwurds. So IL wus In ndIu LhuL
bIIsLerIng wus more exLreme on Lhe Red BuII
Lhun some oI Lhe oLher Leums. As u resuIL, PIreIII
udvIsed u muxImum -Iup sLInL Ior Lhe medIum
Lyre (und 1 Ior Lhe soILs). BuL LoLus IeIL Lhey
couId do u IurLher 18 Iups on LheIr medIum Lyres
und so RomuIn Grosjeun (sLurLIng 1;Lh uILer u
mIsjudgmenL In Q1) pIuyed Lhe one-sLop-sLruLegy
curd. ThuL resuILed In u brIIIIunL LhIrd pIuce, buL
noL beIore some InLru-Leum hIsLrIonIcs.
RuIkknen hud sIx Iups more weur on hIs
medIums und wunLed Lo hoId on unLII Lhe end.
ThuL meunL repeIIIng hIs Leum-muLe us he LrIed
Lo puss on Iup 6. There IoIIowed u IurIous
InLervenLIon Irom AIun Permune on Lhe pILwuII
Lo KImI: GeL ouL oI Lhe IuckIng wuy! he shouLed.
ThuL swILch Lo FerrurI cun`L come soon enough.
The hnuI LhoughL IIes wILh SebusLIun VeLLeI.
Yes, IL wus sud LhuL hIs LheuLrIcuI smoke-
wreuLhed donuLs Ied Lo u reprImund und u
Cz,ooo hne. BuL Lhe one round oI uppIuuse he
receIved In Lhe oLherwIse subdued medIu cenLre
wus when he kneIL In IronL oI hIs RBq. AguInsL
Lhe buckdrop oI LhIs spIrILuuI nuLIon, Lhe smuII
momenL oI worshIp Look on greuL sIgnIhcunce.
The mujorILy oI peopIe huve u very dIIhcuIL IIIe
In LhIs counLry, udded Lhe chumpugne-souked
VeLLeI. They ure very poor, buL Lhey ure very
huppy. ThIs Is u specIuI pIuce Lo wIn. n cuse
you hud IorgoLLen. He`s onIy z6.
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Ricciardo and Sutil
are third and fourth
behind the Red Bulls
as they run long stints
on their tyres
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is duly crowned
world champion
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leads from pole,
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Massa leads as Vettel
pits. The Brazilian
made a great start,
passing both Mercs
on the opening lap
Webber inherits the
lead after both the
Mercs and Massa pit
for fresh rubber
Mark Webber pulls
to the side of the
track to retire with
alternator failure
Lotus drivers Romain
Grosjean and Kimi
Rikknen fight over
third place
Alonso struggles
with handling
problems and finds
himself fighting with
Gutirrez in 13th place
T8
T9
T10
T11
T12
T13
T14
T16
T15
T1
T2
T3
T4
T5
T6
T7
NEW DELHI
FINISHING STRAIGHT
THE RESULTS (60 LAPS)
CLIMATE TRACK TEMP
THE RACE THE GRID
FASTEST PITSTOP
THROUGH SPEED TRAP
Fastest: Esteban
Gutierrz 199.94mph
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1h31m12.187s
2nd Nico Rosberg Mercedes +29.823s
3rd Romain Grosjean Lotus +39.892s
4th Felipe Massa Ferrari +41.692s
5th Sergio Prez McLaren +43.829s
6th Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +52.475s
7th Kimi Rikknen Lotus +67.988s
8th Paul Di Resta Force India +72.868s
9th Adrian Sutil Force India +74.734s
10th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso +76.237s
11th Fernando Alonso Ferrari +78.297s
12th Pastor Maldonado Williams +78.951s
13th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso +1 lap
14th Jenson Button McLaren +1 lap
15th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber +1 lap
16th Valtteri Bottas Williams +1 lap
17th Max Chilton Marussia +2 laps
18th Jules Bianchi Marussia +2 laps
19th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber +6 laps brakes
Retirements
Mark Webber Red Bull 39 laps alternator
Charles Pic Caterham 35 laps hydraulics
Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1 lap accident damage
Felipe Massa 23.332secs (entry to exit)
Kimi Rikknen, lap 60, 1min 27.679secs
FASTEST LAP
Slowest: Giedo van der
Garde, 117.36mph
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Soft
TYRE COMPOUNDS USED
Intermediate Medium Wet
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1st Red Bull 470pts
2nd Mercedes 313pts
3rd Ferrari 309pts
4th Lotus 285pts
5th McLaren 93pts
6th Force India 68pts
7th Sauber 45pts
8th Toro Rosso 32pts
9th Williams 1pt
10th Marussia 0pts
11th Caterham 0pts
CONSTRUCTORS STANDINGS
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 322pts
2nd Fernando Alonso Ferrari 207pts
3rd Kimi Rikknen Lotus 183pts
4th Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 169pts
5th Mark Webber Red Bull 148pts
6th Nico Rosberg Mercedes 144pts
7th Romain Grosjean Lotus 102pts
8th Felipe Massa Ferrari 102pts
9th Jenson Button McLaren 60pts
10th Paul Di Resta Force India 40pts
11th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber 39pts
12th Sergio Prez McLaren 33pts
13th Adrian Sutil Force India 28pts
14th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 19pts
15th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 13pts
16th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber 6pts
17th Pastor Maldonado Williams 1pt
18th Valtteri Bottas Williams 0pts
19th Jules Bianchi Marussia 0pts
20th Charles Pic Caterham 0pts
21st Giedo van der Garde Caterham 0pts
22nd Max Chilton Marussia 0pts
DRIVERS STANDINGS
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The lowdown on everything you need to know from the weekend at New Delhi
4. WEBBER
RED BULL
1min 25.047secs Q3
21. PIC
CATERHAM
1min 27.487secs Q1
22. CHILTON
MARUSSIA
1min 28.138secs Q1
15. BOTTAS
WILLIAMS
1min 26.134secs Q2
8. ALONSO
FERRARI
1min 25.826secs Q3
17. GROSJEAN
LOTUS
1min 26.577secs Q1
7. HLKENBERG
SAUBER
1min 25.334secs Q3
12. DI RESTA
FORCE INDIA
1min 25.711secs Q2
10. BUTTON
MCLAREN
1min 26.487secs Q3
1. VETTEL
RED BULL
1min 24.119secs Q3
6. RIKKNEN
LOTUS
1min 25.248secs Q3
18. MALDONADO
WILLIAMS
1min 26.842secs Q1
3. HAMILTON
MERCEDES
1min 24.941secs Q3
16. GUTIRREZ
SAUBER
1min 26.336secs Q2
9. PREZ
MCLAREN
1min 26.153secs Q3
5. MASSA
FERRARI
1min 25.201secs Q3
14. VERGNE
TORO ROSSO
1min 25.798secs Q2
2. ROSBERG
MERCEDES
1min 24.871secs Q3
19. BIANCHI
MARUSSIA
1min 26.970secs Q1
11. RICCIARDO
TORO ROSSO
1min 25.519secs Q2
13. SUTIL
FORCE INDIA
1min 25.740secs Q2
20. VAN DER GARDE
CATERHAM
1min 27.105secs Q1
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FINISHING STRAIGHT
%\ ODS oI Lhe zo1 Abu DhubI Grund PrIx,
wILh Seb VeLLeI IeudIng RomuIn Grosjeun
by uImosL qo seconds und Leum-muLe Murk
Webber by z, LhoughLs sLurLed Lo drIIL uwuy
Lo u cusuuI puddock chuL eurIIer In Lhe weekend
wILh JonuLhun WheuLIey, Red BuII`s uIIubIe und
proIessIonuIIy puncLIIIous Leum munuger.
L Look pIuce uround qpm on FrIduy nIghL.
WheuLIey hud jusL IeIL hIs hurd-workIng crew
In LheIr Lop-oI-Lhe-pILIune guruge Lo reLurn Lo
Lhe Leum`s puddock 'pod` where unoLher oI Lhe
weekend`s endIess 'Lo do`s` hud Lo be LIcked oII.
He Iooked weury, buL puused Lo chuL. PeopIe
LhInk IL`s eusy now we`ve won Lhe LILIes, he
suId, buL IL`s hurder. We huve Lo keep Lhe boys
moLIvuLed und muke sure we`re uIwuys uchIevIng
everyLhIng we cun. Some oI Lhem huven`L been
uround us Iong us me, und Lhey LhInk IL`s uIwuys
IIke LhIs. Anyone who`s been In Lhe sporL u whIIe
knows how hurd IL Is Lo uchIeve success, so LeII
Lhem Lo muke Lhe mosL oI every VHFRQG.
RACE DEBRIEF
You cant touch this
Nothing in F1 can hold a candle to a Vettel-driven Red Bull. And neither team nor driver are easing up
HIs commenLs echoed Lhe senLImenLs oI
ChrIsLIun Horner eurIIer on, who`d conhded Lhere
wus un uwIuI IoL more Lo do und uchIeve wILh
Red BuII und LhuL he hud no LhoughLs beyond
uchIevIng more success wILh Lhe Leum.
ThIs mIndseL, LhIs InsuLIubIe desIre Lo wIn,
wIn und wIn uguIn Is us much u key Lo LhIs Leum`s
domInuLIon oI FormuIu 1 us Is uny musLersLroke
Irom u Newey pencII, or uny subIImeIy deIL Louch
oI Seb VeLLeI wheeIcruIL.
Hunger, drIve und umbILIon, uIIIed Lo LechnIcuI
genIus und benevoIenL IundIng. Lhese ure Lhe
bedrocks oI repeuLed brIIIIunL perIormunces LhuL
ure Lhe equuI oI unyLhIng F1 hus ever seen.
VeLLeI, who uguIn squeezed Lhe very IIIe ouL
oI hIs 'rIvuIs` (wInnIng by more Lhun o seconds
Irom Webber) LhunkIuIIy hus Lhe good gruce Lo
ucknowIedge he IeeIs humbIed Lo be regIsLerIng
uchIevemenLs LhuL beur sLuLIsLIcuI compurIson
wILh Lhe IIkes oI MIchueI Schumucher und
AIberLo AscurI. ndeed, one oI Lhe Iew LhIngs wILh
whIch Seb hus uny uppurenL dIIhcuILy Is hndIng
Lhe words Lo express hIs IeeIIngs uL wInnIng
DJDLQ und cemenLIng hIs posILIon us un uII-LIme
greuL. HIs posL-ruce deIIvery In Abu DhubI wus
remInIscenL oI MIchueI Schumucher`s uILer
wInnIng Lhe zooo LuIIun GP und In Lhe process
druwIng IeveI wILh AyrLon Sennu`s q1-wIn LuIIy.
The emoLIon oI Lhe momenL LhuL duy cuused
MIchueI Lo breuk down In IronL oI Lhe ussembIed
F1 medIu corps, whereupon urch-Ioe MIku
HukkInen oIIered u consoIIng mun-hug.
ThIrLeen yeurs on, reuchIng Ior vocubuIury In
Lhe EmIruLI LwIIIghL, VeLLeI oIIered LhIs: PeopIe
don`L see Lhe chuIIenge every sIngIe ruce Lo nuII
IL. Numbers ure noL LhuL ImporLunL Lo me buL
equuIIy Lhey muke me very, very proud und yes,
LhIs wus u very emoLIonuI duy.
The VeLLeI cuuse Is beIng heIped, IL musL be
noLed, by hIs eerIe ubIIILy Lo mussuge Lhese oh-so-
IrugIIe PIreIII Lyres LhroughouL u IIIe cycIe. SuId
LrIck Is beyond Webber, by hIs own udmIssIon
by Anthony Rowlinson
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
03.11.2013 / Yas Marina
112 F1 Racing December 2013
- You cun`L Leuch un oId dog new LrIcks, muLe -
und ILs ImporLunce cunnoL be underesLImuLed In
expIuInIng Seb`s conLInued superIorILy.
L`s uIso why NIco Rosberg, u poIIshed LhIrd,
wus once uguIn ubIe Lo ouLperIorm Lhe more
LIger-Ish LewIs HumIILon, who hnIshed sevenLh
uILer beIng heId up by EsLebun GuLIrrez.
ConLemporury F1 rewurds meLhod us much us
muchIsmo, und when u drIver cun uccess eILher
(or boLh) uL wIII - us VeLLeI cun - InvIncIbIIILy
resuILs. No oLher drIver seems ubIe Lo combIne
such InnuLe speed wILh such hIIgree precIsIon.
And cerLuInIy no oLher drIver suve Webber cun
cuII on u muchIne so eIIecLIve us Lhe RBq.
The devusLuLIng compeLILIve udvunLuge
Red BuII huve enjoyed sInce Lhe summer breuk
(yes, Lhey reuIIy huve won seven ruces on Lhe
LroL) Is hIdIng Lhe Iesser, Lhough sLIII noLubIe,
uchIevemenLs beIng recorded In LheIr wuke.
Mercedes ure edgIng Lowurds second In
Lhe consLrucLors` chumpIonshIp, Lhough LheIr
11-poInL murgIn over FerrurI wILh Lwo ruces Lo go,
Is, In Lhe words oI execuLIve dIrecLor (LechnIcuI)
Puddy Lowe dehnILeIy noL comIorLubIe.
ReecLIng on Lhe Red BuII sLrungIehoId, he
noLed: We were ubIe Lo muLch Lhem unLII
AugusL, buL sInce Lhen LheIr perIormunce hus
jusL been phenomenuI. There`s no sImpIe unswer
Lo cuLchIng Lhem. OveruII Lhey huve been ubIe Lo
Increuse LheIr perIormunce In u wuy we huven`L
been ubIe Lo muLch.
ConsoIuLIon In u sporL LhuL oIIers coId comIorL
Ior non-wInners, comes Irom muxImIsIng
chunces und mukIng Lhe mosL oI whuL you`ve
goL. n Abu DhubI, Lhose non-wInnIng 'wInners`
IncIuded PuuI DI ResLu, u sIngIe-sLoppIng sIxLh,
und RomuIn Grosjeun In IourLh.
DI ResLu`s resuIL wus sIgnIhcunL Ior u mun
who couId sLumbIe In Lhe gume oI F1 musIcuI
chuIrs currenLIy beIng pIuyed ouL In Lhe mIdheId,
und he mude no uLLempL Lo hIde ILs ImporLunce:
ThIs Is whuL we cun do when we execuLe Lhe
ruce perIecLIy, even when our cur muybe Isn`L
quILe us quIck us Lhose uround us. We hud reuIIy
good ruce puce und we seL Lhe cur up Lo muxImIse
LhuL. und we goL Lhe resuIL. Now we huve Lo
curry LhuL momenLum Iorwurd Lo AusLIn.
Grosjeun wus once uguIn uenL und ussured,
pussIng Lwo curs on Lhe openIng Iup und nuIIIng
Mussu when he hud Lo, us LoLus dIrecLor oI
LrucksIde operuLIons AIun Permune puL IL.
The chuos und comedy down LoLus wuy Lhese
duys comes Irom KImI RuIkknen, who Lurned
up u duy IuLe umId urgumenLs over non-puymenL,
quuIIhed In P onIy Lo be GLVquuIIhed (u LechnIcuI
InIrIngemenL, no IuuIL oI hIs own) Lhen reLIred
on Iup 1 uILer u bIII wILh u CuLerhum. He wus
IusL seen heudIng Ior Lhe uIrporL uL hIgh speed
- possIbIy Lhe onIy LhIng In Abu DhubI quIcker
Lhun u Seb VeLLeI Red BuII.
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celebratory donuts
after winning the
race but escapes
penalty this time
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Vergne doesnt see
Alonso leaving the
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Vettel holds out until
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By virtue of not
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second place
On lap 38 Vettel
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final stop, resuming
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FINISHING STRAIGHT
THE RESULTS (55 LAPS)
CLIMATE TRACK TEMP
THE RACE THE GRID
FASTEST PITSTOP
THROUGH SPEED TRAP
Fastest: Felipe Massa
199.06mph
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1h38m 06.106s
2nd Mark Webber Red Bull +30.829s
3rd Nico Rosberg Mercedes +33.650s
4th Romain Grosjean Lotus +34.802s
5th Fernando Alonso Ferrari +67.181s
6th Paul Di Resta Force India +78.174s
7th Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +79.267s
8th Felipe Massa Ferrari +82.886s
9th Sergio Prez McLaren +91.198s
10th Adrian Sutil Force India +93.257s
11th Pastor Maldonado Williams +95.989s
12th Jenson Button McLaren +103.767s
13th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber +104.295s
14th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber +1 lap
15th Valtteri Bottas Williams +1 lap
16th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso +1 lap
17th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso +1 lap
18th Giedo van der Garde Caterham +1 lap
19th Charles Pic Caterham +1 lap
20th Jules Bianchi Marussia +2 laps
21st Max Chilton Marussia +2 laps
Retirements
Kimi Rikknen Lotus 0 laps damage
Mark Webber 21.175secs (entry to exit)
Fernando Alonso, lap 55, 1min 43.434secs
FASTEST LAP
Slowest: Sebastian
Vettel, 192.29mph
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1st Red Bull 513pts
2nd Mercedes 334pts
3rd Ferrari 323pts
4th Lotus 297pts
5th McLaren 95pts
6th Force India 77pts
7th Sauber 45pts
8th Toro Rosso 32pts
9th Williams 1pt
10th Marussia 0pts
11th Caterham 0pts
CONSTRUCTORS STANDINGS
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 347pts
2nd Fernando Alonso Ferrari 217pts
3rd Kimi Rikknen Lotus 183pts
4th Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 169pts
5th Mark Webber Red Bull 166pts
6th Nico Rosberg Mercedes 159pts
7th Romain Grosjean Lotus 114pts
8th Felipe Massa Ferrari 106pts
9th Jenson Button McLaren 60pts
10th Paul Di Resta Force India 48pts
11th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber 39pts
12th Sergio Prez McLaren 35pts
13th Adrian Sutil Force India 29pts
14th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 19pts
15th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 13pts
16th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber 6pts
17th Pastor Maldonado Williams 1pt
18th Valtteri Bottas Williams 0pts
19th Jules Bianchi Marussia 0pts
20th Charles Pic Caterham 0pts
21st Giedo van der Garde Caterham 0pts
22nd Max Chilton Marussia 0pts
DRIVERS STANDINGS
Sunny 44

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The lowdown on everything you need to know from the weekend at Yas Marina
19. PIC
CATERHAM
1min 43.528secs Q1
15. BOTTAS
WILLIAMS
1min 41.447secs Q2
6. GROSJEAN
LOTUS
1min 40.997secs Q3
5. HLKENBERG
SAUBER
1min 40.576secs Q3
2. VETTEL
RED BULL
1min 40.075secs Q3
4. HAMILTON
MERCEDES
1min 40.501secs Q3
8. PREZ
MCLAREN
1min 41.068secs Q3
7. MASSA
FERRARI
1min 41.015secs Q3
21. BIANCHI*
MARUSSIA
1min 43.398secs Q1
9. RICCIARDO
TORO ROSSO
1min 41.111secs Q3
17. SUTIL
FORCE INDIA
1min 42.051secs Q1
1. WEBBER
RED BULL
1min 39.957secs Q3
20. CHILTON
MARUSSIA
1min 44.198secs Q1
10. ALONSO
FERRARI
1min 41.093secs Q2
11. DI RESTA
FORCE INDIA
1min 41.133secs Q2
12. BUTTON
MCLAREN
1min 41.200secs Q2
22. RIKKNEN**
LOTUS
DSQ
14. MALDONADO
WILLIAMS
1min 41.395secs Q2
16. GUTIRREZ
SAUBER
1min 41.999secs Q1
13. VERGNE
TORO ROSSO
1min 41.279secs Q2
3. ROSBERG
MERCEDES
1min 40.419secs Q3
18. VAN DER GARDE
CATERHAM
1min 43.252secs Q1
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qualifying for technical infringement, but permitted to start race
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Drawing inspiration from the best bits of other venues, the Circuit of The
Americas is rare among newer tracks in the enthusiasm it has generated
The US GP preview
FINISHING STRAIGHT
116 F1 Racing December 2013
0RVW SHRSOH LQ FormuIu 1 ure reuIIy IookIng
Iorwurd Lo reLurnIng Lo AusLIn LhIs yeur. OI uII
Lhe newer ruces, LhIs one seems Lo huve goL Lhe
buIunce exucLIy rIghL: Lhe cIrcuIL Is reuIIy good;
Lhere wus u bIg, enLhusIusLIc crowd IusL yeur,
whIch udded Lo Lhe uLmosphere; und AusLIn ILseII
Is u IunLusLIc cILy. So IL`s u very weIcome uddILIon
Lo Lhe worId chumpIonshIp cuIendur.
THE
ENGINEERS
VIEW
Xevi Pujolar,
Williams chief race engineer
There wus u IoL oI LuIk ubouL Lhe Lruck beIore
we vIsILed IL Ior Lhe hrsL LIme In zo1z. We`d
heurd uII ubouL Lhe sLeep IncIIne uL Turn 1, buL
don`L LhInk uny oI us LhoughL IL wouId be WKDW
sLeep: IL wus u reuI surprIse. We were uII curIous
ubouL whuL wouId huppen on Lhe hrsL Iup uL Lhe
hrsL corner, us drIvers wouId usuuIIy be IncIIned
Lo bruke IuLer Lhere - buL LhunkIuIIy everyone
emerged unscuLhed.
Turn 1 Isn`L Lhe onIy unusuuI IeuLure uL AusLIn,
Lhough. When you sLurL Lhe Iong sLruIghL, you
cun`L see Lhe end oI IL becuuse oI Lhe unduIuLIons.
These eIevuLIon chunges ucross Lhe whoIe venue
muke Ior u reuIIy InLeresLIng IuyouL.
PurLs oI LhIs Lruck beur sLrIkIng sImIIurILIes Lo
secLIons oI oLher Lrucks. For exumpIe, Turns 16-
15-17 November 2013 / Circuit of The Americas, Austin
AUSTIN STATS AND FACTS
18 ure InspIred by Turkey`s Iumous Turn 8, whIIe
Lhe IusL sweepIng secLIon uILer Turn Is sImIIur
Lo Lhe MuggoLLsJBeckeLLs compIex uL SIIversLone.
ThIs IuLLer sequence Is ucLuuIIy quILe u chuIIenge
Ior Lhe drIvers, us Lhey uLLuck uL hIgh speed Lhen
sIow Ior Lhe subsequenL corners. The Lurns ure u
good combInuLIon oI hIgh- und medIum-speed,
und In Lerms oI how shorL Lhey ure, AusLIn Is
behInd onIy MeIbourne, Monzu und MonLruI.
We`re uII curIous Lo see II Lhe Lruck surIuce
wIII huve chunged over Lhe course oI Lhe pusL 1z
monLhs. LusL yeur, becuuse IL wus IreshIy IuId, IL
wus very sIIppery, whIch mude IL hurd Lo exLrucL
uny grIp Irom Lhe Lyres. ConsequenLIy, Lhere wus
u very Iong wurm-up - hopeIuIIy LhuL`s chunged
now Lhe cIrcuIL hus been ucLIve Ior over u yeur.
spectators attended
last years race
117,429
40metres
The difference
in elevation
around the
circuit The height of the observation tower, which has 419 stairs
TEN
different venues have
hosted the US Grand Prix
77
metres
F1 Racing December 2013 117
TV TIMETABLE
(UK TIME)
Friday 15 November
Practice 1 15:00-16:30
Practice 2 19:00-20:30
Saturday 16 November
Practice 3 15:00-16:00
Qualifying 18:00
Sunday 17 November
Race 19:00
Live coverage Sky Sports F1 (available in HD)
Highlights BBC One (available in HD)
DO YOU REMEMBER
when F1 broke with tradition? At the inaugural GP at Austin last year,
podium protocol was broken when Pirelli chose not to hand out caps.
Instead, they chose to present each of the top-three nishers (Lewis
Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso) with Stetson-style hats.
US GP RACE DATA
Circuit Circuit of The Americas
F1 debut 2012
Length 3.426 miles
Distance 191.939 miles
Laps 56
Direction Anticlockwise
Lap record 1min 39.347secs,
S Vettel, 2012
Full throttle 63%
Gear changes per lap 59
Winners from pole 0
Tyre compounds
Medium/hard
LAST YEAR
Winner Lewis Hamilton
Retirements 2
Overtaking moves 51
DRS overtakes 23
Weather Sunny, 24C
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Consistent braking and accelerating is
needed around these three corners
Turn 20
This tricky left-hander
can catch drivers out
Turns 4 to 9
Demanding high-speed sweeps that
resemble Silverstones Becketts
AUSTIN TELEMETRY QUALIFYING RACE
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A naturally undulating track thats frequently deluged. And the introduction
of drainage channels hasnt stopped the build-up of surface water
The Brazilian GP preview
FINISHING STRAIGHT
118 F1 Racing December 2013
,QWHUODJRV LV D FLUFXLW RI FRQWUDVWV The hrsL
und LhIrd secLors requIre power und sLruIghLIIne
speed Lo uchIeve decenL Iup LImes, whereus
secLor z Is LIghL und LwIsLy und requIres u hIgh-
downIorce seLup. LIke AusLIn, LhIs Is u Lruck
wILh u IoL oI eIevuLIon, buL here IL`s nuLuruIIy
unduIuLIng ruLher Lhun huvIng been engIneered
InLo Lhe IuyouL.
THE
ENGINEERS
VIEW
Xevi Pujolar,
Williams chief race engineer
You`re hIgh up here - 8oom ubove seu IeveI -
und, us u resuIL, Lhere`s u 1 per cenL power Ioss
Irom Lhe engInes, Lhe hIghesL Ioss oI uny cIrcuIL
on Lhe cuIendur. L`s u mujor consIderuLIon, gIven
LhuL power Is so crucIuI Ior much oI Lhe Iup. L`s
mosL ImporLunL uL Lhe hnuI corner, Turn 1z,
where you need u perIecL exIL Lo geL on Lhe power
boLh Lo proLecL your posILIon or Lo Lry Lo overLuke
somebody under brukIng InLo Turn 1. ThIs Is
where we huve Lo uILer engIne mups Lo
uccommoduLe boLh Lhe power requIred up Lhe
Iong hIII oI Lhe sLurLJhnIsh sLruIghL und Lhe
uILILude-bused perIormunce Ioss.
As regurds Lhe Lruck surIuce, LhIs one Isn`L
hIgh energy, und LhereIore Isn`L Loo punIshIng
on eILher Lyres or brukes. The mosL ImporLunL
22-24 November 2013 / Interlagos, So Paulo
INTERLAGOS STATS AND FACTS
LhIng when consIderIng Lhe Lyres, Is Lhe sLrong
IIkeIIhood oI chungIng weuLher condILIons.
RuIn Is quILe u common occurrence here, so IL`s
uIwuys someLhIng we need Lo be prepured Ior.
ThuL mIghL even dIcLuLe Lhe seLup oI u cur or Lhe
umounL oI downIorce we choose Lo run.
Over Lhe pusL coupIe oI yeurs, LIny druInuge
chunneIs huve been udded Lo Lhe surIuce oI Lhe
Lruck uL nLerIugos, ruLher IIke Lhe grooves we see
on Lhe grId uL Spu. The uIm Is Lo Lry Lo prevenL
rIvers oI wuLer buIIdIng up ucross Lhe Lruck,
purLIcuIurIy uL Turn us remember one yeur
u IoL oI drIvers wenL uquupIunIng oII Lhe Lruck
Lhere. BuL despILe Lhe druInuge chunneIs, II IL
ruIns reuIIy heuvIIy, rIvers oI wuLer ure sLIII goIng
Lo Iorm on uccounL oI Lhe unduIuLIons.
16%
200
metres
3.3G of the lap
is spent on
the brakes
The distance
from the start
to Turn 1
Highest G-force experienced by drivers
for 3 seconds at Turn 11
800 metres
The height of the track above sea level
F1 Racing December 2013 119
TV TIMETABLE
(UK TIME)
Friday 22 November
Practice 1 12:00-13:30
Practice 2 16:00-17:30
Saturday 23 November
Practice 3 13:00-14:00
Qualifying 16:00
Sunday 24 November
Race 16:00
Live coverage Sky Sports F1 and BBC
One (available in HD on both channels)
DO YOU REMEMBER
Jaguars last race in Formula 1? The 2004 Brazilian GP was their nal
grand prix as Ford pulled the plug on their F1 operation. During the race,
Mark Webber was battling for tenth place with team-mate Christian Klien,
when they collided at the rst corner.
BRAZILIAN GP RACE DATA
Circuit Interlagos
F1 debut 1973
Length 2.677 miles
Distance 190.083 miles
Laps 71
Direction Anticlockwise
Lap record 1min 11.473secs,
J Montoya, 2004
Full throttle 74%
Gear changes per lap 40
Winners from pole 10
Tyre compounds
Medium/hard
LAST YEAR
Winner Jenson Button
Retirements 5
Overtaking moves 100
DRS overtakes 23
Weather Drizzle, 16C
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Sector 3
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Turn 10
Bico de Pato is the laps slowest turn
with the most right-hand steering lock
Turns 12 to 13
A good exit out of the nal corner is vital for
carrying speed across the start/nish line
Turns 1 to 2
Sensitive steering inputs are
required to negotiate the Senna S
INTERLAGOS TELEMETRY QUALIFYING RACE
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BOOKS
FOR THE COLLECTOR
Three new F1-themed
books two available
in strictly limited
numbers are a must
for fans of the sport
this festive season
Lunches With Legends (Volume 1)
By Maurice Hamilton
288pp, limited edition hardback numbered
and signed by author, 29.95
0DXULFH +DPLOWRQV JHQLDO yeL probIng
InLervIews wILh Iumous F1 personuIILIes, oILen
conducLed over Lhe course oI u reIuxed und
bIbuIous Iuncheon, ure umong ) 5DFLQJV
mosL popuIur reguIur IeuLures.
The combInuLIon oI personuI chemIsLry
- MuurIce hus u sLrong rupporL wILh hIs
InLervIewees, huvIng reporLed on F1 sInce Lhe
mId-1q;os - und Lhe pussIng oI LIme meuns LhuL
euch InLervIew Is IIIIed wILh unexpecLed und
reveuIIng responses, sheddIng new IIghL even on
weII-known momenLs In Lhe sporL`s hIsLory.
ThIs book coIIecLs zo Iundmurk InLervIews
wILh churucLers who huve pIuyed u crucIuI
roIe In Lhe sporL`s hIsLory - wheLher In Lhe
Iorm oI conLroversIuI uuLocruL Mux MosIey,
chumpIonshIp wInners IncIudIng JuckIe SLewurL,
MIku HukkInen und Dumon HIII, or poucher-
Lurned-gumekeeper ChurIIe WhILIng. AguInsL
u vurIeLy oI buckdrops, Irom Lhe LrudILIonuI
umbIence oI u Iegendury MIke HuwLhorn
hungouL (TIIIord`s BurIey Mow pub) Lo FIuvIo
BrIuLore`s chIc Monuco euLery, euch InLervIewee
spIns u IuscInuLIng und unIque yurn.
F1 Retro 1970
By Mark Hughes
256pp, limited edition hardback numbered
and signed by author, 49.99
:KHQ -RFKHQ 5LQGWV IULHQG und bIogrupher
HeInz PruIIer usked hIm In 1q6q, Why sLop uL
one LILIe? WouIdn`L you IIke Lhe Ideu oI becomIng
one oI Lhe uII-LIme greuLs, muybe equuIIIng JIm
CIurk`s record oI z grund prIx wIns? RIndL
repIIed: ReuIIy? Look where JImmy Is.
TrugIcuIIy, RIndL wouId noL uchIeve hIs
umbILIon oI wInnIng Lhe drIvers` LILIe und Lhen
quILLIng whIIe on Lop. n LhIs, Lhe IIrsL In u
serIes oI books Lo uppIy new, uccess-uII-ureus
journuIIsLIc vuIues Lo bygone erus, uwurd-wInnIng
uuLhor Murk Hughes LeIIs Lhe sLory oI Lhe 1q;o F1
seuson wILh u IeveI oI deLuII never seen beIore.
RIndL`s doomed journey Lowurds becomIng
F1`s onIy posLhumous chumpIon Is buL one
nurruLIve Lhreud; druwIng on conLemporury
uccounLs Irom survIvors oI Lhe eru, Hughes gIves
Lhe sLory oI Lhe seuson un emoLIonuI weIghL,
buL he uIso consuILs Lhe experLIse oI modern
LechnIcuI experLs Lo puL Lhe muchInery oI Lhe eru
InLo u deIInILIve perspecLIve.
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The Official Formula 1
Season Review
272pp, hardback, 35
1R VHULRXV IDQV ERRNVKHOI Is compIeLe
wILhouL Lhe unnuuI seuson round-up, Lhe mosL
uuLhorILuLIve record oI Lhe yeur`s on-Lruck evenLs.
OIIIcIuIIy IIcensed by FormuIu One MunugemenL
und IeuLurIng u Ioreword by F1 rIngmusLer
BernIe EccIesLone, LhIs book IeuLures IuII ruce
reporLs und uII Lhe oIIIcIuI sLuLIsLIcs Irom zo1`s
1q grunds prIx.
KeepIng Lo Lhe IormuL oI oIIIcIuI seuson
revIews pusL, LhIs unnuuI dIgs beIow Lhe surIuce
oI euch ruce In Lurn Lo provIde new perspecLIves
on SebusLIun VeLLeI`s IourLh worId chumpIonshIp
seuson, IeuLurIng excIusIve InsIghL Irom drIvers
und Leum prIncIpuIs uIong Lhe wuy. EvocuLIve
phoLogruphy Irom LAT brIngs Lhe yeur`s hIghs
und Iows buck Lo IIIe In remurkubIe deLuII.
120 F1 Racing December 2013
FINISHING STRAIGHT
New Delhi deserves to stay
TOM CLARKSON
Inside the paddock from our man on the road
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F1 hus embruced ndIu more In
zo1 Lhun prevIousIy, wILh some
drIvers LurnIng up us eurIy us Lhe
Monduy beIore Lhe ruce und sLuyIng
Ior u week. The sporL wIII never
rub uIong In hurmony wILh Lhe
muyhem oI ndIu, buL Lhe Leums uL
IeusL LhoughL ubouL IIIe ouLsIde Lhe
F1 bubbIe on Sunduy when Lhey
donuLed LheIr uneuLen Iood Lo IocuI churILIes. I ndIu never reLurns Lo F1,
IL wIII be u LruvesLy. A counLry wILh u mIddIe cIuss (reIerred Lo by sponsors
us 'F1 Iodder`) oI severuI hundred mIIIIon peopIe, pIus u hrsL-ruLe cIrcuIL so
cIose Lo ILs second IurgesL cILy, deserves u pIuce uL moLorsporL`s hIgh LubIe.
AILer Lhe mudness oI ndIu, Abu DhubI seems more sLerIIe Lhun ever. As
wrILe durIng Lhe buIId-up Lo Lhe ruce, my mInd Isn`L on muLLers F1 buL on
Lhe Porsche SuperCup. Seun Edwurds, who dIed In un uccIdenL In OcLober,
Ieuds Lhe chumpIonshIp by 18 poInLs goIng InLo Lhese hnuI Lwo ruces und
`m uwuILIng news us Lo wheLher or noL Lhey wIII become non-chumpIonshIp
Lo ensure he wIns Lhe LILIe posLhumousIy. Here`s hopIng.
Seun wus u greuL drIver und un even beLLer person. He und hrsL meL
In 1qq8 when we wenL wILh hIs IuLher, Iormer FormuIu 1 sLur Guy, Lo wuIk
Lhe buLLIeheIds oI Lhe Somme en rouLe Lo Lhe French Grund PrIx. L wus
someLhIng Seun und Guy dId LogeLher every yeur und boLh cume Lo huve
un encycIopuedIc knowIedge oI Lhe FIrsL WorId Wur. L`s noL u coIncIdence
LhuL hIs memorIuI servIce Is LukIng pIuce In London on 11 November,
ArmIsLIce Duy. RP Seun.
([LW WKH WXEH DW Green Purk, puss Lhe RILz HoLeI und heud
down SL Jumes`s SLreeL onLo PuII MuII. AILer u Iew hundred
yurds you`II see McLuren AuLomoLIve`s gIILzy new showroom
on your IeIL, opposILe whIch Is Lhe enLrunce Lo Lhe RoyuI
AuLomobIIe CIub - BrILuIn`s oIdesL moLorIng orgunIsuLIon.
GIve Lhe doormun u deIerenLIuI nod und heud Lhrough Lhe
roLuLIng doors. Don`L Lurn rIghL becuuse you`II hnd yourseII
InsIde BrILuIn`s poshesL PosL OIhce; Lurn IeIL und usk Lhe
concIerge Ior Lhe Segruve Room. And puL on your LIe, or you`II
go no IurLher. AdmIre Lhe NIssun GT-R sporLscur In recepLIon
und heud upsLuIrs, pussIng beneuLh u porLruIL oI Her MujesLy
(Lhe RAC wus uwurded RoyuI sLuLus In 1qo;). Turn rIghL uL Lhe
Lop, und you`ve urrIved. There`s u vusL muhoguny LubIe down
Lhe cenLre oI Lhe room, u hundIuI oI LrophIes uL one end und
Lhree puInLIngs oI noLe on Lhe wuIIs. The IurgesL Is u porLruIL oI
Henry Segruve, Lhe hrsL mun Lo LruveI uL zoomph on Iund.
As we move Lhe IurnILure In unLIcIpuLIon oI FA presIdenL-
eIecL DuvId Wurd`s urrIvuI, `m remInded oI u neur-mIss LhIs
muguzIne hud uL FIoruno yeurs ugo. We wunLed Lo shooL
MIchueI Schumucher In Enzo FerrurI`s oIhce und were poIsed
Lo begIn reurrungIng Lhe OId Mun`s
desk Lo heIp wILh Lhe composILIon oI Lhe
phoLogruph, when In wuIked MIchueI
uccompunIed by u PR mun - who LoId
us LhuL noLhIng hud been moved In Lhe
room sInce Enzo wus IusL Lhere!
ThIs LIme, we - Lhe BBC - huve hud
no such shocks. We move Lhe IurnILure
Lo uccommoduLe u coupIe oI cumerus und
some IIghLs, whIIe Iormer ) 5DFLQJ mun
Guy NIchoIIs - now Lhe RAC`s heud oI comms - LeIIs us ubouL Lhe puInLIngs
on Lhe wuII und Lhe hIsLory oI Lhe CIub, whIch, Ior Lhe record, Is oIder Lhun
Lhe FA. Then Lhe bIg mun urrIves.
DuvId Wurd Is u member oI Lhe RAC, so he knows Lhe dress code. He`s
uIIubIe und pussIonuLe In hIs urgumenLs ubouL whuL`s wrong wILh Lhe FA`s
governunce und, huvIng gIven up hIs roIe us dIrecLor generuI oI Lhe FA
FounduLIon, he cIuIms Lo huve no ugendu In Lhe December eIecLIon oLher
Lhun wunLIng Lo do whuL`s rIghL Ior Lhe FederuLIon. WhuL uIso comes ucross
durIng our zo-mInuLe dIscussIon Is Wurd`s pussIon Ior moLorsporL. He
hoIds u ruce IIcence - used Lo do u bIL oI kurLIng, buL In reuIILy wus Loo
LuII, und now huve un MG LhuL occusIonuIIy dusL down und Luke rucIng -
und he`s been u Iun oI F1 sInce he wus nIne. `m IeIL In no doubL LhuL he`s
u credIbIe chuIIenger Lo currenL IncumbenL Jeun TodL.
Then, In Lhe spuce oI zq hours, we LruveI Irom Lhe subIIme surroundIngs
oI Lhe RAC Lo Lhe chuos oI ndIu. Such exLremes ure hurd Lo hnd unywhere
In Lhe worId (unIess you venLure Lo Lhe BrILIsh HIgh CommIssIon In New
DeIhI), buL you grow Lo Iove Lhe subconLInenL once Lhe shock weurs oII.
A country with a rst-rate
circuit close to its second
largest city, deserves a place
at motorsports high table
Theres plenty of enthusiasm
for the Indian GP, so its a shame
its being dropped for 2014
So in 2u1 IL`s goodbye Lo Lhe normuIIy
uspIruLed engInes whose eurspIILLIng revs huve
enLhruIIed us Ior so Iong. L`s goodbye, Loo, Lo
KERS, whIch wIII be repIuced by un uILogeLher
more sophIsLIcuLed energy recovery sysLem. And
IL`s heIIo uguIn Lo IueI-IImILed Lurbo curs. suy
KHOOR DJDLQ, oI course, becuuse we`ve been Lhere
beIore - und whuL u greuL LIme IL wus!
RenuuIL sLurLed IL uII In 1q;; when F1 wus Ior
curs wILh Lhree-IILre normuIIy uspIruLed engInes
or 1.-IILre superchurged or Lurbochurged
moLors. Up unLII Lhen, everyone hud gone Lhe
Lhree-IILre rouLe, noLubIy wILh Lhe brIIIIunL V8
Ford CosworLh DFV engIne LhuL domInuLed F1
Irom 1q6;, when JIm CIurk Look IL Lo ILs IIrsL
vIcLory uL Lhe DuLch Grund PrIx, In Lhe Iegendury
LoLus qq. BuL In `;;, RenuuIL bruveIy uppeured uL
SIIversLone Ior Lhe BrILIsh GP wILh someLhIng
LhuL perIod (FerrurI dId so IIrsL In 1q8z) und
remember Lhe 1q8 SouLh AIrIcun GP when Lhey
Look u mussIve French medIu squud Lo KyuIumI,
conIIdenLIy expecLIng AIuIn ProsL Lo cIInch Lhe
drIvers` LILIe - onIy Ior hIs cur Lo expIre, uIIowIng
NeIson PIqueL In hIs Brubhum-BMW Lo become
Lhe IIrsL 'Lurbo` chumpIon.
RenuuIL`s proud pIoneerIng uchIevemenL wus
Lo become Lhe IIrsL consLrucLor Lo wIn u ruce wILh
Lurbo power und Lhey dId IL uL one oI Lhe mosL
excILIng ruces `ve seen - Lhe 1q;q French GP uL
DIjon. FILLIngIy IL wus Jeun-PIerre JubouIIIe who
reuped Lhe rewurd Ior hIs puLIenL deveIopmenL
work, buL IL wus Lhe buLLIe Ior second beLween
GIIIes VIIIeneuve In hIs FerrurI V1z und RenuuIL`s
Ren Arnoux LhuL hud everyone by Lhe LhrouL.
For Lhe IusL Iew Iups Lhey pussed und re-pussed
euch oLher, bungIng wheeIs und gIvIng no
quurLer, wILh VIIIeneuve IeudIng home Arnoux
uILer JubouIIIe Look Lhe hIsLorIc vIcLory.
GIIIes VIIIeneuve sLurred uguIn uL Lhe SpunIsh
GP In 1q81 when, In Lhe IumberIng FerrurI 1z6
Lurbo, he heId oII Lhe 'uLmospherIc` opposILIon,
heuded by Jucques LuIIILe`s LIgIer, Ior Iup uILer
Iup by puIIIng uwuy down Lhe sLruIghLs uILer
Lhey`d cIosed on Lhe corners. JusL 1.z seconds
covered Lhe IIrsL IIve home! couId go on ubouL
Lhe rIvuIrIes beLween NeIson PIqueL und NIgeI
MunseII In LheIr WIIIIums-Hondus, (remember
Lhe 1q8; BrILIsh GP?), AIuIn ProsL und NIkI
Luudu In LheIr McLuren-TAGs (PorLuguI `8q) und
ProsL und Sennu In LheIr McLurens (Monuco `88)
buL `II end on u IIghLer noLe.
n 1q8o, reuIIsIng Lhe gIory duys oI LheIr IubIed
IIuL-1z engInes were over, FerrurI uppeured uL
prucLIce Ior Lhe LuIIun GP (LhuL yeur heId uL
moIu) wILh u proLoLype Lurbo cur. ThIs nuLuruIIy
roused IrenzIed InLeresL - someLhIng LhuL Lwo
umuzonIun LuIIun women expIoILed. CIud In Lops
IeuLurIng VIIIeneuve`s sponsor, wIne producer
GIucobuzzI, Lhey roIIer-skuLed uround Lhe
puddock, IndusLrIousIy seekIng wuys Lo geL
LhemseIves on Lhe box. wus ubouL Lo sLurL u TV
InLervIew wILh Ken TyrreII when suddenIy, wILh
u whIr oI wheeIs, hud u breusL deposILed on
euch shouIder. 'GreuL ScoLL!` LhoughL. ' know
`m onIy IIve IooL sIx, buL LhIs gIrI musL be u
gIunL!` PeepIng cuuLIousIy uround reuIIsed IL
wusn`L one buL Lwo gIrIs, one on eILher sIde oI
me! LeII you - Lhose were dIIIerenL LImes.
very dIIIerenL - u sIngIe V6 1.-IILre Lurbochurged
cur Ior Jeun-PIerre JubouIIIe. He IusLed Ior 16
Iups beIore reLIrIng wILh u broken Lurbo, buL
RenuuIL persevered wILh whuL we uII cuIIed 'Lhe
yeIIow LeupoL`, becuuse oI ILs vIvId coIour
scheme, despILe Lhe IucL IL hud such u hIgh uIr
InLuke und kepL bIowIng up. BuL, evenLuuIIy, Lhe
vIcLorIes cume Ior AIuIn ProsL und Ren Arnoux
- vIcLorIes LhuL Iorced LheIr rIvuIs Lo IoIIow suIL
unLII, In 1q86, F1 becume uII-Lurbo.
n 1q8q, 1z yeurs uILer LheIr debuL, Lurbos were
IegIsIuLed ouL oI F1, buL whuL drumus we`d seen,
wILh engInes producIng un uImosL unbeIIevubIe
1,qoobhp. suw so muny greuL ruces us FerrurI,
McLuren-TAG, WIIIIums-Hondu, RenuuIL und
Brubhum-BMW sLruggIed Ior supremucy. BuL
whIIe RenuuIL hud InILIuLed Lhe Lurbo yeurs, Lhey
never won Lhe coveLed consLrucLors` LILIe durIng
Renault took the French media to the 1983 South African GP,
expecting Alain Prost to clinch the title only for his car to expire
Remember the last time
we had turbo engines in
Formula 1? Now that was
a very different era
UNLESS IM VERY MUCH MISTAKEN
MURRAY WALKER
122 F1 Racing December 2013
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