Welcome to the Hooniverse Motorsport News Off-Season report. The “off-season” is nearly off, as this particular round even has some event results. I continue to look forward to the 2012 season, as it is nearly guaranteed to be a good one. Enjoy the offseason; it’s over in about two weeks. This particular round of Motorsport News will include massively reworked, redesigned, and improved design spoilers, so beware of that. This week:
Dakar cruises into Lima with a clear winner, and an unhappy american.
The 24 hours of Dubai has cranked up the competition for 2012
Felipe Massa’s future in F1
We preview Joey Hand’s busy 2012 season with BMW
A few for the road…
Dubai 24 hour
Will Massa survive in F1 beyond 2012? Domenicali comments.
At Ferrari and Ducati’s annual Wroooom winter press event, Domenicali was quoted as saying the following:
As you can imagine this year is an important year from Felipe,” said Domenicali during the Wrooom event. “We are expecting a lot from him and he is expecting a lot from himself. We need to be realistic, this is a crucial season for him and his future. We will do everything to help him. I am confident that Felipe will take out from himself the maximum he can deliver because the potential he has is very, very strong. I know what is around the subject from all over the world, but I know Felipe when he is under pressure is performing better and I am expecting from him a great season.
I can’t say much more than that… If I were Stefano, I’d say 2012 was “crucial” too. Felipe, I suggest you find where you misplaced 2008 Massa, and bring him back. You’re looking a bit old hat, chap.
Joey Hand’s 2012 Schedule