Petrol heads like myself will be rather spoilt for choice this coming weekend as we prepare for one jam packed weekend of Motorsport and Events. Whether you’re a South African citizen or a gear-head from abroad, you best get your diary out and plan accordingly, because this one is going to be crazy!
So, 7 races completed…7 different winners; It’s difficult to describe and sum up the 2012 F1 season thus far. We’ve seen victors, we’ve seen losers…we’ve seen technical wizardry as well as freak fires…and more importantly, we’ve seen past champions defend their honour, and new ones begin to emerge. What else could possibly lie in store for us over the coming months?
So, just when we thought it was Hamilton setting the pace tbis weekend in his McLaren, Vettel has gone and shown the world exactly why he is a double world champion and master qualifier, placing his Red Bull Racing Renault on pole ahead of tomorrows Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.
This coming friday, 1 June 2012, Killarney Raceway Cape Town will be hosting yet another episode of their highly successful open drags event…Street 2 Strip. This edition promises to be one for the history books, as both The Gear Shift’s and Raceweb.co.za’s Mascots take to the Drag strip for some 400m action.
The 2012 Renault Simola Hillclimb proved to be quite a weekend for petrol heads as the little coastal town of Knysna opened its doors to some of the finest automotive machines South Africa has to offer.
Following on from his success in China, Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was quickest during the second practice session with a time of 1min32.816 ahead of the 2012 Bahrain f1 GP. With the all the confidence in the world, the German superstar is set to take the Gulf Kingdom by storm!
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt on New Jersey hosting a Grand Prix in June 2013 despite a 10-year agreement announced in 2011.