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Ferrari want a third car. Good or bad?


For 20 euros you can buy a Michael Schumacher ‘Comeback’ cap from the official Formula One merchandise stands at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The longed-for return will not happen this season, with the retired seven times world champion thwarted by a neck injury from replacing injured Brazilian Felipe Massa at Ferrari, but his manager Willi Weber never misses a trick.

Some 10,000 caps were produced in expectation of the German’s comeback at Valencia this month and, if Ferrari are allowed to run a third car next season, Weber may have to order some more.

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has suggested that the 40-year-old could race a third car for the team next season.

Au revoir Sebastien, what next from America?


If the guy who was Champ Car champion for four years in a row cannot hack it in Formula One, what does that tell us about open-wheel racing in America?

Toro Rosso’s sacking of Sebastien Bourdais has revived an old, and perhaps unfair, debate about how the one stacks up against the other.

Danica Patrick may have to wait for Formula One bow


Danica PatrickFormula One has never let the truth get in the way of a good story and the recent, somewhat feverish, speculation about Danica Patrick is a case in point.

Lewis Hamilton delivered the goods as the sport’s first black world champion and the next big breakthrough has to be getting a woman back onto the starting grid as a driver rather than parading in a swimsuit while clutching a pole with some man’s racing number on it.