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Friday, April 10, 2009

Hamilton apologized to Whiting

Charlie Whiting said Lewis Hamilton personally apologized to him for his role in the Melbourne affair.

Whiting said he had been uncomfortable with Hamilton’s answers in Australia, and by Sunday in Malaysia he had no doubt the McLaren driver had been “telling lies.”

British Formula One Grand Prix: Practice

The FIA race director told Autosport.com a visit by a remorseful Hamilton during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend pretty much summed it up.

“He came to me and wanted to talk to me privately, and just said he wanted to apologize for everything he'd done, and he wouldn't do it again, that sort of thing,” Whiting said.

US entry considering Cosworth power?

Cosworth is among the list of engine suppliers Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor are considering for their U.S.-based F1 team, slated to enter competition in 2010.

“The Cosworth engine is certainly an attractive proposition. It is homologated, those guys were doing a great job with Red Bull Racing when Red Bull suddenly switched to Renault,” Windsor told Autosport.com. “Apart from anything else, Cosworth is now owned by an American, Kevin Kalkhoven, and that is a nice little link for us as well.”

Windsor stopped short of saying Cosworth was the team’s preferred choice.

Don’t quit your day job

14-time Middle East rally champ, FIA official and Max Mosley ally Mohammad Bin Sulayem got a chance to get behind the wheel of the R28 this week as Renault took its road show to Dubai. The result was not something to write home about.

Rivals protesting Audi Le Mans car

F1 isn’t the only sport seeing protests. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest is about to make a ruling on the eligibility of Audi’s Sebring-winning R15 TDI prototype.

Peugeot, Aston Martin Racing and Oreca are seeking clarification on two key points of the design -- a flap below the car's raised nose, and an opening on the rear engine cover. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six


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