Countdown to 2013 Formula One season: 60 days
Toro Rosso technical director James Key, who played an important role in the creation of Sauber’s 2012 car, is 41 today.
Former Ferrari, Force India and Renault driver Giancarlo Fisichella is 40 today.
Former Jordan and HRT driver Narain Karthikeyan, the first Indian in F1, is 36 today.
On This Day:
Mario Andretti took pole at the 1978 Argentine Grand Prix for Lotus.
Jules Bianchi finished fourth in heat 2 of the Desafio das Estrelas, which was won by GP2 driver Felipe Nasr. This was enough to secure the French driver – who hopes to get a Force India contract for 2013 – victory.
It was a rest day at Dakar, so there are no changes in the standings.