One interesting rumor has Webber going to Ferrari for 2013 to replace the underperforming Massa, and his Red Bull seat being taken by Ricciardo from Toro Rosso. We shall see.
Back to the GP. Spain has a long history in GP racing, and the Catalunya circuit (aka Montmelo) was built just 20 km from Barcelona. It was actually the fourth circuit in, or near, Barcelona, which has some claim to being Spain’s capital of motor racing.
The 5 km Circuit Catalunya was opened in 1991. A temporary chicane was built at ‘Nissan’ (a very shallow curve) in 1994, but for 1995, ‘Nissan’ was straightened reducing the length of a lap to the 5 km length.
I will be watching the dedicated F1 channel in front of the new huge screen in Jameson’s Irish Pub (Soi AR, next to Nova Park). The race will start at 7 p.m. but I will get there early and have some dinner from the Jameson’s specials menu. Why not join me for dinner and a beer before the race?
Last year I posed the following questions, “…can Vettel grab another win before the others catch up? Will McLaren find more speed and challenge? Will Mercedes get Rosberg up on the podium and forget Schumacher? We will know by Sunday night.” Seems nothing at all has changed!