Finally, the wait for a female Formula One driver could be over next season. According Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro, she is confident to break the male domination by racing in 2015, should the opportunity present itself.
Formula One`s cash-strapped smaller teams sounded a note of cautious optimism on Friday after a meeting with the sport`s powerbrokers to discuss how to slash costs in the face of opposition to a cap on spending.
Sahara Force India, on 22nd January, became the first team to reveal their challenger for the 2014 Formula One season. With the first pre-season test scheduled for 28-31 of this month at Jerez, Spain, the Indian team will surely look to take the initiative from the mid-table rivals in McLaren, Lotus and Sauber.
A day after his return to Sahara Force India, Nico Hulkenberg today insisted on doing a good `homework` before the 2014 season, which will mark beginning of a new era in Formula One due to change in regulations.
Sauber might be breathing down their neck but Sahara Force India Team Principal Vijay Mallya on Friday said he was optimistic about his team maintaining its current sixth position in the constructors championship at the end of the season.
India-born Monisha Kaltenborn, the first woman team principal, says the F1 world can cope with the administrative red-tapism in India but she is flummoxed by the lack of support the race is getting in this country.
Force India are looking to start afresh in the upcoming Indian Grand Prix this weekend, fully aware of the uphill task at hands of keeping rival Sauber behind in the Constructors` Championship standings, as the 2013 Formula One season draws to a conclusion with the final four races.
Sahara Force India driver Paul di Resta on Thursday said he is surprised by Nico Hulkenberg`s decision to join Sauber since the Indian team has been more consistent than their close rival, this season.