Issuu on Google+

KOREAN GRAND PRIX, YEONGAM, OCTOBER 4-6


2

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Editorial

3

Korean questions

It was supposed to be the template for other Formula 1 venues to follow, but sadly the Korean Grand Prix has failed to capture the imagination of the nation and secure itself as a mainstay on the calendar.

KOREA GUEST EDITOR: Tom Howard ART DIRECTOR: Steven Neumann DESIGN: Kirstie Fuentes SALES/MARKETING: Leisa Emberson PARTNERS: Armor All Castrol Edge OzSpeedShop Dunlop Coates Hire Crimsafe Finance Ezi IRWIN Pirtek Proton

The Korean International Circuit at Yeongam has been beset by problems throughout its short history. The issues began initially with funding for the inaugural race which proved to be a struggle. Once this was secured ensuring the venue would be ready for the first race in 2010 was by no means a formality either. An FIA final inspection was only granted 13 days before its maiden race. However, the biggest stumbling block is that the sport has failed to spark an interest with the locals. Crowd numbers have been well below the target needed to make the race a success, ensuring that the event has racked up major losses in each of its three years. The other concern is the venue was constructed 400km south of capital city Seoul and the circuit was supposed to attract businesses in order for the venue to develop and become a city in its own right. This hasn’t happened, leaving a circuit with a five year contract to host F1 in the middle of nowhere with little infrastructure surrounding it. Unfortunately, it matters little that circuit itself has proven to be one of Herman Tilke’s best, with its mix of fast flowing sections and technical corners. This week the FIA unveiled its provisional draft calendar for next season featuring a staggering 22 races, of which Korea is one. If the full schedule goes ahead it would become the busiest season in F1 history and will certainly hurt the smaller teams financially. The new calendar sees the return of Mexico and Austria to Formula 1 for the first time in more than a decade. New Jersey also features but this is marked provisional and will depend on the race’s funding and circuits development rate. Korea meanwhile is seen to be the most uncertain of all, leaving the distinct possibility that this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix could be its last, despite the five year contract it possesses. Of the three Korean races held to date, the score sits at two wins to Sebastian Vettel and one to Fernando Alonso. Going by the recent form of Vettel’s Red Bull, it’s hard to see anything but a third successive Yeongam win for the German as he marches towards a fourth world title.

Our proud platinum partners ™

TOM HOWARD

Guest Editor

www.speedcafe.com

All-In-One Security


4

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Cover Story

5

Mark Webber’s ultimate F1 circuit T

here are only six races of Mark Webber’s Formula 1 career left and while its fair to say he won’t miss the political nature of sport, the Aussie will certainly miss the circuits he’s tried to conquer. In the lead-up to this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix, the Infiniti Red Bull Racing star reveals his ultimate F1 circuit, made up of his three favourite sectors from around the world.

force him into making a mistake. In those days we didn’t have DRS or KERS which would have been nice. “My fourth place for Williams in 2005 was also a very strong race for me in a car which probably didn’t deserve to be there. It is an awesome feeling to know you’ve got the maximum out of the car. “Obviously Spa has also got a pretty tasty first sector thanks to its famous long straights which give you an amazing sensation of speed but for me Suzuka just beats it.”

that my team-mate didn’t manage. Driving the Minardi round there was a bit of a handful without power steering but you could still appreciate then just how good the track was. “Obviously the sport has some very bad memories there. 1994 was absolutely tragic for motor sport so it isn’t full of great memories to say the least but without doubt it was a nice little circuit. More than anything I think it’s the atmosphere. The Italians are always so passionate about motor racing.”

First sector “I would start the lap with the famous first sector at Suzuka. What a lot of people don’t appreciate is the very steep downhill entrance to Turn 1 which makes the first right-hander very fast. Then you start to climb into Turn 2 and you are generally climbing all the way up to Turn 7, the long left-hander. I have to choose it because of the accuracy required, the sensational undulations and its very technical nature.

Second sector

“I have a few great memories from there especially the year I was going for the championship in 2010. It was a battle for pole between Sebastian and I, so we just kept ramping up the pace. It was a super rewarding session. I started second on the grid and finished a few tenths behind him in the race. I was just trying my hardest to

“I loved driving there and I actually finished on the podium there in Formula 3000, which was my first race back in single-seaters after two years out. In the 3000 car, it was a very physical race.

www.speedcafe.com

OurThird proud platinum partners sector

“Given I would be looking for a bit more topography, it would have to be Imola. After Tosa you’ve got a left, then you go downhill to Acqua Minerale and then you’ve got a double right before an uphill climb to the top chicane. There is nice elevation change and you’ve got to be really accurate.

“I also qualified the Minardi there which was quite an achievement. It’s something

“Although I’ve been lucky enough to drive at some phenomenal last sectors, the one that stands out for me is Malaysia with its long straights. ™

All-In-One Security

“The main reason is Turn 14, the penultimate corner. The reason I love this tight right-hander is that it’s wide on the way in, which allows for passing moves and it’s technically a very tough corner for car set-up and driver technique because the apex and the exit are very narrow. It is also a super important corner because you need good momentum for the long back straights. It is extremely rewarding and challenging.”


Round 14 - Korea I Cover Story

6

Felipe’s Future What will life after Ferrari bring for Felipe Massa?

L

ooking at his results over the past four seasons you can understand why Ferrari begrudgingly let Felipe Massa go in favour of Kimi Raikkonen. History, however, has proved that leaving Maranello could well trigger a resurgence from the Brazilian.

seconds of the 2008 title. That year he lost out by a single point as Lewis Hamilton’s last gasp overtake on Timo Glock secured the Brit his maiden crown. The stats from that season provide the bulk of Massa’s career highlights, with the Brazilian having recorded six wins to Hamilton’s five and beat then Ferrari team mate Raikkonen in the same machinery.

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

The last four years can easily cloud judgement on just how good a driver Massa is. Its fair to say the 32-year-old hasn’t been able to recapture the form he once possessed before his life threatening crash at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix. In fact, he is yet to record a race victory since that fateful day and has only chalked up eight podium finishes in four years, which ultimately made Ferrari’s decision for them.

So what’s next for Massa? The last four years has seen him forced to support Fernando Alonso as the Scuderia‘s number two, which cannot have been easy for a driver who has shown he can challenge the very best. His frustration was clear for everybody to see at Hockenheim in 2010 when he was leading the race comfortably only for the now famous ”Fernando is

But he has proved his talent on the world stage after famously coming within

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Cover Story

7

faster than you” notification to come over the airwaves. A disgruntled Massa was forced to sacrifice the victory and allow Alonso through with the Spaniard taking the win. The cynics will say Massa’s career is over now he has left one of Formula 1’s powerhouses. However, cast your mind back to 2009 and in the direction of fellow Brazilian and former Ferrari number two Rubens Barrichello. One of F1‘s friendliest faces enjoyed his best championship bid after leaving Ferrari and finding himself in the new Brawn GP squad. The former Honda team grasped new regulations better than the rest allowing Barrichello to record two wins and finish third in the championship. With new rules again coming into the sport for 2014, who’s to say Massa might find himself in a similar situation with the added bonus of being a ‘number one’ driver. Massa clearly has no plans to hang up his helmet just yet and it’s highly likely that the 11-time Grand Prix winner will remain in F1 next season. “I want more,” he told Sky Sports recently. “I want to win more races; I want to make more pole positions. So when you’re not happy you need to try and carry on and try to do more.” He has confirmed that talks are underway with Lotus and there are also rumours

linking him to seats at McLaren and Williams. A potential move to Williams could also see him join up again with engineer Rob Smedley, who too has also been linked to the Grove squad, following his decision to leave Ferrari in the wake of Massa’s departure. “We are negotiating,” Massa, who is represented by Nicolas Todt, added via Brazilian televison network Globo. “In my opinion Lotus has a very competitive car, which is what I want. It is a team with a very important story in Brazil as well. “We are having many conversations to try find a way for not only me but also Lotus to continue with a good car.”

It is also understood Massa has sufficient funding behind him which will certainly help his cause. Globo is rumoured to be one of his investors which would be lucrative for any midfield team, but he still faces a fight against German Nico Hulkenburg and potentially fellow Brazilian and GP2 runner Felipe Nasr for an F1 seat. Boosting Massa’s cause is Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who is working to keep the former Ferrari driver’s F1 career alive. Brazil has developed an affinity with F1 thanks to greats such as Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Rubens Barrichello. It is deemed important for the sport to have the nation represented on the grid. It would be foolish to say that Formula One has seen the last of Massa. Whether or not it has seen the best of him, though, remains to be seen.

Our proud platinum partners Felipe Massa Age: 32 F1 Races: 187 Championships: 0 Wins: 11 Podiums: 36 Career Points: 791 points

www.speedcafe.com

All-In-One Security


8

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Track Details

9

KOREA INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT Technical preview with the Lotus F1 team

THE CAR Rear wing Downforce levels here are similar to those of Suzuka, and although Korea does have very long straight, the corners are sufficient to justify carrying a touch more wing rather than focusing purely on speed when pointing in one direction. It’s closer to a Spa or Canada type track than a Monaco or Hungary set-up. Brakes This is not a circuit with extreme braking demands, however there are three significant areas of speed retardation – Turns 1, 3 and 4 – which are all at the end of long straights. Suspension Car set-up here is a compromise between reasonably good change of direction at high speed – necessitating a stiffer set-up – and the opposing demands of slower speed corners like Turns 1, 4, 6 – which need a softer set-up. One of the features of this track is that it is incredibly smooth, and there are no significant kerbs. This means the car can run very low and close to the ground, especially as there are no notable bumps in the surface. Tyres Pirelli’s medium and supersoft compound are allocated; a change from last year’s soft

www.speedcafe.com

and supersoft allocation. The fast corners give Korea the highest lateral energy loading of any circuit where the supersoft tyre is used. Front wing A reasonable amount of front wing is needed to balance the car through the medium and high speed corners; slightly more than at a lower speed circuit, but not as much as at Silverstone or Suzuka. Engine Korea sits in the middle of the powerdriveability ratio, with engine demands similar to those of Australia. A mix of good driveability through the medium to low speed corners, responsiveness out of the slower chicanes / hairpins and good top end power for the three long straights is required. Good traction is essential for the lower speed corners such as Turns 1 / 4 / 6 meaning smooth power delivery from the engine is an advantage here. Fuel consumption is very high over one lap due to the stop-start nature of the final sector.

Approaching Turn 3 Over 300kph is reached on the approach to Turn 3 before heavy braking into this tight right-hander. Higher speeds could be attained on this long straight, however wing levels required for the remainder of the lap mean that maximum velocity is constrained by drag and gearing. Turns 4 - 6 More heavy braking demands here after a significant straight leading into the slowest section of the track, where good low speed change of direction and mechanical grip are required. Turn 7 - 13 Turns 7-13 are quite long, sweeping corners, relying on good downforce and balance from the car. Turn 8 is the fastest point – taken at almost 300kph – before heading to the slower turns 9 and 10. Overall quite a satisfying section of race track for the drivers.

Our proud platinum partners

THE CIRCUIT Turn 1 High braking demands in the latter part of Turn 1 can potentially make life difficult for the drivers at the start of the race, when the cars are at their heaviest and tyres at their coolest.

All-In-One Security

Turns 14 - 18 Good change of direction is again required from the car through this sequence – which bears a striking resemblance to Valencia – with the walls being close enough to punish any mistake. Turn 17 is particularly important, with good exit speed required heading on to the start / finish straight. Turn 17 A surprisingly high speed curve heading on to the first straight.


Round 14 - Korea I Bagman

10

The Bagman says...

C

an anyone stop Sebastian Vettel recording his fourth victory on the bounce in Korea this weekend? The answer is yes, but it will take a herculean effort, unpredictable weather or a mistake from the usually unflappable German. Heading into this weekend’s race, the championship leader is arguably in the form of his life with three consecutive race wins and is clearly at peace in his Red Bull after destroying the field at Singapore two weeks ago. The stats make for grim reading for the rest of the F1 paddock and for Fernando Alonso, who’s hopes of winning this year’s world championship are hanging by a thread. Vettel has won two of the three Korean Grand Prix and he would have completed a clean sweep if his Renault had not of given up on him in 2010.

The odds seem stacked against anything other than a Vettel win but Formula 1 often can throw up a surprise. The driver who needs this more than anyone is Ferrari’s Alonso. The Spaniard has been let down in qualifying but there is no doubt surrounding his desire in races, storming to three second place finishes behind Vettel in the previous three rounds. He also has a victory in Korea to his name to draw upon. With races fast running out on Mark Webber’s F1 career, desperation to record at least one more victory before he hangs up his Red Bull helmet will be reaching boiling point. Vettel has proved the car is more than capable. A victory here could at least help banish the demons that beset him in Korea at the business end of 2010. Mercedes seemed to have thrown in the towel in recent weeks recording just one podium since Lewis Hamilton’s victory in Hungary. A mid-race Safety Car ended Hamilton and Rosberg’s hopes of a podium

in Singapore and you can trust the pair still have the desire to fight for glory in their own private battle. There is still plenty to play for further down the field with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa battling to secure his future. He has upped his game since the announcement he would be departing Maranello at the end of the year. The Brazilian will be trying to impress Lotus who in turn will be keen to show they are still a force in the sport. Romain Grosjean’s future is not entirely secure at the team too and with Kimi Raikkonen leaving they need to attract talent to begin their restructure for 2014. Like Lotus, Force India has lost competitiveness since the introduction of the new Pirelli tyre following the troubles at Silverstone, but they could still overhaul McLaren in the Constructors’ race, so the midfield battle could provide the best source of entertainment.

2013 Formula 1 World Championship Entry List #

Driver

Team

Chassis

Engine

1

Sebastian VETTEL (DEU)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

2

Mark WEBBER (AUS)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

3

Fernando ALONSO (ESP)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

4

Felipe MASSA (BRA)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

5

Jenson BUTTON (GBR)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

6

Sergio PEREZ MENDOZA (MEX)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

7

Kimi RAIKKONEN (FIN)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

8

Romain GROSJEAN (FRA)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

9

Nico ROSBERG (DEU)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

10

Lewis HAMILTON (GBR)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

11

Nico HULKENBERG (DEU)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

12

Esteban GUTIERREZ (MEX)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

14

Paul DI RESTA (GBR)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

15

Adrian SUTIL (DEU)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

16

Pastor MALDONADO (VEN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

17

Valtteri BOTTAS (FIN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

sre18ntrapJean-Eric munVERGNE italp(FRA) duorp ruO 19

Daniel RICCIARDO (AUS)

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

20

Charles PIC (FRA)

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

21 ytiruceS enO-nI-llA Giedo VAN DER GARDE (NDL)

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

22

Jules BIANCHI (FRA)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

23

Max CHILTON (GBR)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

11

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chassis: RB9 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Milton Keynes, UK Team principal: Christian Horner Chief technical officer: Adrian Newey Chief designer: Rob Marshall World Championships: 3

Sebastian Vettel

Mark Webber

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 03/07/1987 Debut: Indianapolis, 2007 Wins: 33 Best championship finish: 1st (2010-2012) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2009 Formula 1 World Championship, 2nd 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series, 2nd 2004 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 27/08/1976 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 9 Best championship finish: 3rd (2010 & 2011) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2001 International F3000, , 3rd 1998 FIA GT Championship, 1st 1996 British Formula Ford Festival

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

12

Scuderia Ferrari Chassis: F138 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Maranello, Italy Team principal: Stefano Domenicali Chassis director: Pat Fry Chief designer: Nikolas Tombazis World Championships: 16

Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa

Nationality: Spanish Date of Birth: 29/07/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Wins: 32 Best championship finish: 1st (2005 & 2006) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 & 2012 F1 World Championship, 3rd 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 1999 Euro Open by Nissan

Nationality: Brazilian Date of Birth: 25/04/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 11 Best championship finish: 2nd (2008) Other career highlights: 3rd 2006 F1 World Championship, 4th 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 2001 Euro Formula 3000, 1st 2000 Formula Renault Eurocup

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


13

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

14

Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes Chassis: MP4-28 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Woking, UK Team principal: Martin Whitmarsh Technical director: Tim Goss Chairman: Ron Dennis World Championships: 8

Jenson Button

Sergio Perez

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 19/01/1980 Debut: Albert Park, 2000 Wins: 15 Best championship finish: 1st (2009) Other career highlights: 1st 1998 British Formula Ford Festival, 1998 British Formula Ford Champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 26/01/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 10th (2012) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 GP2 Series, 4th 2007 British F3 Championship Class, 1st 2007 British Formula 3 National Class

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


15

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

16

Lotus F1 Team Chassis: E21 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Enstone, UK Team principal: Eric Boullier Technical chief: James Allison Gerard Lopez: Chairman World Championships: 4 (1994, 1995, 2005, 2006)

Kimi Raikkonen

Romain Grosjean

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: 17/10/1979 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Wins: 20 Best championship finish: 1st (2007) Other career highlights: 2nd 2003 & 2005 F1 World Championship,3rd 2008 & 2012 F1 World Championship, 2000 British Formula Renault champion

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 17/04/1986 Debut: Valencia, 2009 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 8th Other career highlights: 2011 GP2 and GP2 Asia Series champion, 2010 Auto GP champion, 2007 F3 Euro Series champion

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

17

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Chassis: F1 W04 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Brackley, UK Team principal: Ross Brawn Technical director: Bob Bell Head of motorsport: Toto Wolf World Championships: 0

Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 27/06/1985 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Wins: 2 Best championship finish: 7th (2009, 2010 & 2011) Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, 2005 GP2 Champion, 1st 2002 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 07/01/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 22 Best championship finish: 1st (2008) Other career highlights: 2nd 2007 F1 World Championship, 2006 GP2 champion, 2005 Formula 3 Euroseries champion

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


18

NOW IT’S EASIER THAN EVER TO BUY CASTROL... OR TO FIND A CASTROL SERVICE CENTRE

CASTROL LOCATOR

The Castrol Locator app is the easy to use tool that connects you to Castrol. The app is split into two sections: FOR YOUR TRUCK and FOR YOUR CAR. IT TELLS YOU: Where to find your nearest service centre that uses Castrol, and where to buy Castrol if you prefer DIY or top-up. You can search for the outlet nearest your current location, or in any specific suburb or area you nominate. You can view your info on a list, and get directions or choose the map option. It couldn’t be easier.

GET THE APP NOW AND GO DIRECTLY TO srentrap m unitalCASTROL p duorp ruO

WHICH OIL? The app contains a direct link to the Castrol lube selection guide so you’ll never be left wondering whether you’ve made the right choice for your vehicle. AVAILABLE FREE IN-STORE NOW

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

click for iTunes click for Google

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

19

Sauber F1 Team Chassis: C32 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Hinwil, Switzerland Team founder: Peter Sauber Team principal: Monisha Kaltenborn Chief designer: Matt Norris World Championships: 0

Nico Hulkenberg

Esteban Gutierrez

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 19/08/1987 Debut: Sakhir, 2010 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 11th (2012) Other career highlights: Pole Position for 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix, 2009 GP2 Series Champion, 2005 Formula BMW ADAC champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 05/08/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2010 GP3 Series champion, 3rd 2012 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula BMW Europe, 3rd 2008 Formula BMW World Final

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

20

Sahara Force India F1 Team Chassis: VJM06 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Silverstone, UK Team principal: Vijay Mallya Deputy team principal: Bob Fernley Technical director: Andrew Green World Championships: 0

Paul Di Resta

Adrian Sutil

Nationality: Scottish Date of Birth: 16/04/1986 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 13th (2011) Career Highlights: 2010 DTM Champion, 2006 Formula 3 Euroseries Champion, 1st 2006 Masters of Formula 3

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 11/01/1983 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 9th (2011) Other career highlights: 2006 All-Japan Formula 3 champion, 3rd 2006 Macau Grand Prix, 2nd 2003 Formula 3 Euro Series

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


21

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

22

Williams Chassis: FW35 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Grove, UK Team principal: Frank Williams Technical director: Mike Coughlan Chief engineer: Xevi Pujolar World Championships: 9

Pastor Maldonado

Valtteri Bottas

Nationality: Venezuelan Date of Birth: 09/03/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 1 Best championship finish: 15th (2012) Career Highlights: Pole position for 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, 2010 GP2 Champion, 3rd 2006 Formula Renault 3.5, 1st 2004 Formula Renault 2000 Italia

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: 28/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: - Career Highlights: 1st 2011 GP3 Series, 3rd 2009 & 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series, 1st 2009 & 2010 Masters of Formula 3

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


23

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

24

Scuderia Toro Rosso Chassis: STR8 Engine: Ferrari 056 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Base: Faenza, Italy Team principal: Franz Tost Technical director: James Key Chief designer: Luca Furbatto World Championships: 0

Jean-Eric Vergne

Daniel Ricciardo

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 25/04/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 17th (2012) Career Highlights: 2nd 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2010 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd European Formula Renault 2.0 series

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 01/07/1989 Debut: Silverstone, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 18th (2012) Career Highlights: 2009 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 series

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

25

Caterham F1 Team Chassis: CT03 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Hingham, UK Team principal: Cyril Abiteboul Technical director: Mark Smith Team owner: Tony Fernandes World Championships: 0

Charles Pic

Giedo Van Der Garde

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 15/02/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 21st (2012) Other career highlights: 4th 2011 GP2 Series, 3rd 2008 and 2009 Formula Renault 3.5

Nationality: Dutch Date of Birth: 25/04/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career highlights: 3rd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 5th 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2006 Masters of Formula 3

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


26

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Driver Profiles

27

Marussia F1 Team Chassis: MR02 Engine: Cosworth CA2012 Base: Banbury, UK Team principal: John Booth Technical director: Pat Symmonds Sporting director: Graeme Lowdon World Championships: 0

Jules Bianchi

Max Chilton

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 03/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2nd 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 3rd 2010 & 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula 3 Euro Series

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 21/04/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 4th 2012 GP2 Series, 4th 2009 British Formula 3 Championship, 10th 2008 British Formula 3 Championship

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Race Stats

28

PREVIOUS KOREAN GP WINNERS Year

Driver

Car

Location

2012

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

Yeongam

2011

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

Yeongam

2010

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

Yeongam

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO ™

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


29

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Race Stats

30

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS WORLD DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP NO

Driver

Nat

Car

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

German

Red Bull Racing-Renault

247

2

Fernando Alonso

Spanish

Ferrari

187

3

Lewis Hamilton

British

Mercedes

151

4

Kimi Räikkönen

Finnish

Lotus-Renault

149

5

Mark Webber

Australian

Red Bull Racing-Renault

130

6

Nico Rosberg

German

Mercedes

116

7

Felipe Massa

Brazilian

Ferrari

87

8

Romain Grosjean

French

Lotus-Renault

57

9

Jenson Button

British

McLaren-Mercedes

54

10

Paul di Resta

British

Force India-Mercedes

36

11

Adrian Sutil

German

Force India-Mercedes

26

12

Sergio Perez

Mexican

McLaren-Mercedes

22

13

Nico Hulkenberg

German

Sauber-Ferrari

19

14

Daniel Ricciardo

Australian

STR-Ferrari

18

15

Jean-Eric Vergne

French

STR-Ferrari

13

16

Pastor Maldonado

Venezuelan

Williams-Renault

1

17

Esteban Gutierrez

Mexican

Sauber-Ferrari

0

18

Valtteri Bottas

Finnish

Williams-Renault

0

19

Jules Bianchi

French

Marussia-Cosworth

0

20

Charles Pic

French

Caterham-Renault

0

21

Giedo van der Garde Dutch

Caterham-Renault

0

22

Max Chilton

Marussia-Cosworth

0

British

WORLD CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP Pos

Constructor

Points

1

Red Bull Racing-Renault

377

2

Ferrari

274

3

Mercedes

267

4

Lotus-Renault

206

5

McLaren-Mercedes

76

srentrap munitalp duorp ruO 6

Force India-Mercedes

62

7

STR-Ferrari

31

Sauber-Ferrari

19

Williams-Renault

1

Marussia-Cosworth

0

Caterham-Renault

0

8 9

10 11

ytiruceS enO-nI-llA

www.speedcafe.com


Round 14 - Korea I Race Stats

31

RECENT WORLD DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONS Year

Driver

Nat

Constructor

Wins

Poles

Points

2012

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

6

281

2011

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

11

15

392

2010

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

10

256

2009

Jenson Button

GBR

Brawn

6

4

95

2008

Lewis Hamilton

GBR

McLaren

5

7

98

2007

Kimi Räikkönen

FIN

Ferrari

6

3

110

2006

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

134

2005

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

133

2004

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

13

8

148

2003

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

6

5

93

2002

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

11

7

144

2001

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

11

123

2000

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

9

108

1999

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

5

11

76

1998

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

8

9

100

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

CAN

Williams

7

10

81

1996

Damon Hill

GBR

Williams

8

9

97

1995

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

9

4

102

1994

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

8

6

92

1993

Alain Prost

FRA

Williams

7

13

99

1992

Nigel Mansell

GBR

Williams

9

14

108

1991

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

7

8

96

1990

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

6

10

78

1989

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

2

76

1988

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

8

13

90

1987

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Williams

3

4

73

1986

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

1

72

1985

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

5

2

73

1984

Niki Lauda

AUT

McLaren

5

0

72

1983

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

1

59

1982

Keke Rosberg

FIN

Williams

1

1

44

1981

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

4

50

Our proud platinum partners ™

All-In-One Security

www.speedcafe.com



2013 Korean Grand Prix Race Guide