Weekly Wrap Up [Week 8]

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…

23- 29 March



  • Should Fernando be unable to bring his McLaren home in the points, it will highlight just how far down in the pit McLaren really are.
  • Mercedes reveal they offered help to save the German GP by covering half the expenses.
  • Lauda is saddened by the loss of the German GP, this first time it has been off the calendar since 1955.
  • Kaltenoborn says she was too trusting over Van der Garde.
  • Alonso recalls “heavy steering” just seconds before his infamous shunt in preseason training.
  • Chinese state-owned China National Chemical is looking to buy out Pirelli Tyres at €7.1bn (£5.1bn)


  • Helmet Marko says F1 needs Max Mosely style leadership.
  • Sepang set to be a wet race this weekend.
  • McLaren say Alonso will be racing in Malaysia.
  • Rosberghas joked, saying he is looking forward to a meeting from “Mr. Vettel” on Friday.
  • Renault: “It’s hard to have a team that lies”. A subtle jab at Red Bull.
  • Adderly Fong joins Lotus as a development driver.


  • Barrichello says he fell asleep during the 2015 season opener in Melbourne. Zzz
  • Hamilton set for a $55 Million a year deal with Mercedes. Cha-ching !
  • *Other News* Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson has been dismissed from the BBC.
  • John Watson believes F1 teams should pull together to save F1.



  • Alonso confirms a steering problem was to blame for his accident.
  • Toet put on gardening leave by Sauber.
  • Sutil becomes Williams reserve driver.
  • Hamilton thinks Red Bull comments are “funny”.
  • Rosberg has revealed he deals with sweat problems by using women’s sanitary towels on his head during a race…..right.
  • Lotus has tweaked and improved their car since Australia
  • Button is confident Mclaren will be better this weekend, though he ensures that they will be on the back of the grid.
  • Vettel has declined Rosberg’s invitation to join Mercedes at their briefing.


  • Rosberg tops FP1 as Hamilton has car issues.
  • Hamilton has changed his Helmet for this weekend. What will the reputations for this be?
  • Hamilton is later told he cannot use this helmet this weekend.
  • Hamilton tops the time charts in FP2 after his engine issues are resolved.
  • Mercedes like how Ferrari have improved, and expect them to continue excelling.
  • Toyota has signed former Sauber and Caterham F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi as its official test and reserve driver in the 2015 World Endurance Championship.
  • Vettel thinks Red Bull and Toro Rosso could join the fight near the top.
  • Engine limit increased from four to five in the 2015 season.
  • Renault has considered leaving F1
  • Kevin Magnusses says he came very close to getting an Indy car drive for this year.


  • Ferrari have revealed the have upped their budget to 370 Million EURO from a previous 270 Million EURO
  • Sadly, a spectator has been killed today after Jann Mardenborough’s car tore through catch fencing and hit the viewer. Thoughts and prayers.
  • Former A1GP racer Sebastian Stahl took Germanwings flight from Barcelona the day before the tragic 9525 crashed in the Alps – and considered delaying his departure and rebooking on the doomed flight.


  • Frank Motagne banned for two years after drug use scandal. He was found guilty of using cocaine.
  • Bernie Ecclestone says he is frustrated and disappointed with F1 at the moment.

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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