Formula 1 News: Mercedes Signs Rosberg For Two More Years, Ferrari Boss Calls 2016 Car ‘Very Sensitive,’ & More
Mercedes signed Nico Rosberg for two more years, according to Niki Lauda. According to Mercedes’ non-executive chairman, “We are quite agreed on a new two-year contract. The details have yet to be worked out.”
According to a report from Autoweek, the brief meeting between Lauda and Rosberg took place when Rosberg and his wife walked into Vivi’s Creamery in Ibiza and was surprised when Lauda also came in the ice parlor later on.
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says the team’s 2016 car is “very sensitive.” Despite failing to score any race wins yet this season, Arrivabene is confident that his team can still achieve at least three wins before the season is over. According to a report from Examiner, Arrivabene explains their car this year is “difficult to set up.”
Nonetheless, he said, “I am sure that with the work we are doing we will demonstrate its full potential.”
Jenson Button admits he’s looking to score some points in Austria. It seems the world champion is looking to score some points during the upcoming race weekend in Austria. He told Somerset Live, “I’m hungry to score more points, our package is improving race-by-race and I look forward to getting the maximum from it.”
Fernando Alonso hopes he can be more competitive during the Austrian GP. Button’s teammate is also looking to race better during the upcoming race weekend. According to a report from Planet F1, the Spaniard explained that the Austria track is more conventional when compared to Baku.
“To be fast you need good traction and efficient aero, which we have,” Alonso said.
Toro Rosso test driver to make track debut in Silverstone. Eighteen-year-old Red Bull Junior team member and Brazilian racecar driver Sergio Sette Camara will be joining the team during the second day of the two-day test prior to the British Grand Prix in July.
Of his upcoming debut, Camara remarked, “This will be my first official Formula One test and I will make sure I do the best job possible as well as have fun – it’s not something that happens every day!”