25th February 2013

Countdown to 2013 Formula One season: 18 days

Birthdays:
British F1 driver Tony Brooks, who won several races and finished 2nd for Ferrari in the 1959 world championship, is 81 today!
French F1 driver Francois Cevert, who had been tipped to be a world champion before his tragic deal in the 1973 US GP qualifying, would have been 69 today.
FIA president Jean Todt is 67 today.
French DTM driver Adrien Tambay, son of Patrick Tambay, is 22 today.
Swiss GP3 driver Nico Muller is 21 today.

News:
Jimmie Johnson has won the 2013 Daytona 500. Polesitter Danica Patrick finished 8th, though she was third at the start of the final lap.
Kimi Raikkonen and Charles Pic have participated in the Russian Race of Stars ice event. In a head-to-head race the Caterham driver came out on top. Raikkonen challenged the Russian stars, but in the end didn’t quite manage it.
The Formula Renault Eurocup cars were testing at Motorland Aragon, and Esteban Ocon was fastest in the new 2.0 cars.

Today:
Eurocup testing continues at Aragon.

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