Recap of stuff mentioned in the previous thread:
- Alonso’s missing the Australian GP, to avoid getting a second concussion after a crash in pre-season testing - a crash that McLaren claims didn’t give him a concussion.
- Marussia are back as Manor Marussia and will be running a slightly altered version of last season’s car.
Alonso’s manager is now dismissing the claim that Alonso suffered memory loss after his crash. But then, Alonso’s manager is Flavio Briatore and I wouldn’t trust him to accurately tell me the time.
Giedo Van Der Garde’s attempt to sue his way into a racing seat for the season has worked, it seems. A court has upheld his claim and told Sauber to give him a seat, which hasn’t pleased them at all. Even if he does get to drive, I can’t see this making him particularly popular.
Marussia’s two drivers for Australia (at least) are Brit Will Stevens and Spaniard Robert Mehri.
The first race is this weekend and should either be interesting or another Mercedes whitewash.