Formula 1 News: Nico Rosberg Wants To Stay With Mercedes, Ferrari Considers Engine Upgrade For Canada, & More
Nico Rosberg says he plans to stay with Mercedes. Amid rumors that the German driver may be considering another team, Rosberg has said that he plans to stay with Mercedes for “many more years.” In fact, Crash.net reports that the Mercedes driver is not even focused on his contract negotiations for the 2017 season. Until the Spanish Grand Prix, Rosberg has been winning several races in a row since the last part of the Formula 1 season last year.
Ferrari is looking to get an engine upgrade done in time for the Canada Grand Prix. Following a disappointing Monaco race, Scuderia Ferrari is now determining if it will introduce another engine upgrade to their cars ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. According to a report from Motorsport, team boss Maurizio Arrivabene also said they will look closely at addressing their qualifying issues.
Changes made at Red Bull following the mishap in Monaco. It doesn’t seem like anyone was fired after the incident in the pits that lost Daniel Ricciardo the Monaco race. However, Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has said that they have now made procedural changes to make sure that costly mistakes will not happen again.
According to a report from Speedcafe, Horner said that losing a race due to a mishap in the garage was “absolutely gutting.”
Felipe Massa might leave Williams after 2016 season. With his contract coming to an end, the 35-year-old has announced he might just decide to leave the team when the season is over. According to a report from Autoweek, Massa explained, “When your contract is ending, you have to see what is the right way to go. I have the chance to continue in Williams, yes, but also to negotiate with other teams.”
It is unclear yet as to which other teams Massa is considering to driver for in the next season. Massa had previously driven for Ferrari.
Ferrari says Kimi Raikkonen’s poor Monaco performance is simply due to track dislike. It seems Ferrari’s car this year is not so much into the track in Monaco. According to a report from Autosport, Arrivabene explained Monte Carlo track was simply a weak circuit for Raikkonen. “Every driver that I have known in the past has a track that he doesn’t like and Kimi doesn’t like Monaco, even if he won once here,” Arrivabene said.
Now, the team remains focused on one goal: to be “one-two every weekend.”