Countdown to 2013 Formula One season: 83 days
Young IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden, who this year competed in his first IndyCar season with Sarah Fisher Racing, is 22 today. In his only season of Indy Lights, in 2011, he won the series.
The BBC will again be hosting half of the 2013 races live on TV (and all of them live on the radio). Suzi Perry (former Gadget Show and Moto GP presenter) will be the new presenter following the departure of Jake Humphrey. Live BBC TV races are China, Spain, Canada, Britain, the potential 20th race, Belgium, Italy, Japan, India and Brazil. Monaco will be Sky and radio only.
Stoffel Vandoorne has been signed by Fortec’s Formula Renault 3.5 team, taking the place of 2012 champion Robin Frijns.