Weekly Wrap Up [Week 5]

F1 pundit Dane Hansen, writes for The Formula 1 Issue giving you weekly breakdowns of exclusive, need to know facts about the exciting and dynamic world that is Formula One. Find out what happened here…

“My name is Fernando, I drive Go Karts and I want to be a Formula One driver.”

March 2nd – March 8th

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Test Three - Day 3 -  Barcelona, Spain


  • Photos emerge of Maurizio Arrivabene sitting amongst the crowd at Barcelona during testing. A clamp down of paddock passes confirmed by the FIA has frustrated the marketing brain of the Ferrari boss. He claims if the paddock is to be empty, he should begin getting involved elsewhere, thus he took to the grand stands in protest along with other Ferrari personnel such as Mexican reserve driver, Esteban Gutiérrez.
  • More rumours emerge that when Alonso was attended to after his Barcelona shunt, he was agitated and suffered memory loss, thinking he was still a Ferrari driver.
  • Schumacher’s son, Mick jnr. is accepted into F4


  • Susie Wolff will drive for Williams at the Spanish and Brazilian Friday practices this season.


  • Rumours suggest Alonso was in fact electrocuted – “Fernando took a 600 watt hit with serious consequences. Difficulty focusing and temporary obstruction of the veins.” The emphasis was on the Spaniards spine
  • Bernie Ecclestone has offered cash upfront to Lotus, Sauber and Force India in order to assist their cash flows.


  • Giedo Van der Garde is to sue Sauber and is demanding a race seat this season.
  • Teams are threatening to boycott the race in Australia in a demand to know the details of Fernando’s accident.
  • Rumours now say Alonso woke up thinking he was still karting in his 1995 season.
  • Manor is looking to recruit a young gun to partner Will Stevens.
  • Fernando Alonso’s career is in doubt after his accident…


  • Reports that Michael Schumacher’s medical documents have been stolen from his doctor’s office. If this is true and evidence is put in jeopardy, the extent of Schumacher’s injuries could very well be revealed.
  • More stories say that when Alonso came back to consciousness, he thought he was still a teen, racing go karts still with a dream of becoming an F1 driver.



  • McLaren Honda has braced themselves and has said they are prepared for a tough start to the season.
  • Hamilton claims he is feeling stronger and more prepared than ever.
  • Sebastien Vettel is excited he can finally buy a Ferrari now since he has left red bull behind. Ferrari bosses are salivating over the prospects of future success with the young quadruple world champion.
  • Bernie Eccelstone is still pushing for a two-tier system in F1.
  • Jenson Button has shared his thoughts on an interest in joining the 2016 Olympics during his doubt over having a drive in 2015.


  • Adrian Sutil is to join Van der Garde in suing his previous Swiss outfit, Sauber.

Dane Hansen


About dphansen24

I am an avid freelance Formula 1 writer and blogger. My writings are diverse and range from historical insights, to thorough and exciting analysis of the modern era and the topics that come with it. I am also able to take in requests from readers that wish to gain vision into particular stories. All are welcome. I encourage constructive criticism and conversation in comments or via email. My passion for the world’s fastest show consumes my daily efforts and I am always enthused to write about the sport I love most. Even as a pundit, I too have a curiosity and am always ready to learn more about an ever expanding sport.

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