I have just started a page for my journalism on Facebook. I will be doing Daily Round-Up's of the Motorsport news every evening. Here is today's one, the first ever!
"For many UK citizen's today has been completely white, but this didn't stop those more familiar with the 'black stuff' creating some news for people like me to report on!
In Formula One, Williams announced it's 2013 car, the FW35, will not appear at the first test of the season at the Spanish Jerez circuit. Instead, a 2012 FW34 bearing the 2013 livery will test, with some parts being tested for this year's car.
Force India were featured in a couple of stories today; The team denied their future was in Jeopardy, and also stated they would not confirm the identity of their second driver before or during the launch of their 2013 machine. They also said that they will 'probably' reveal who will partner Paul Di Resta before testing begins. Ferrari-backed driver Jules Bianchi and former Force India driver Adrian Sutil look to be the two most likely candidates.
Now to rallying, and Sebastian Loeb has dominated the WRC-opening Monte Carlo Rally thus far. His chances of winning were aided today as his former Citroen protégé Sebastian Ogier took a careful approach to the icy roads. The VW driver is not overly concerned about Loeb getting away though, since the Nine-Time Champion is not going for a 10th title and is only competing on a part-time schedule. Evgeny Novikov is the current holder of third place, after Dani Sordo lost time with a spin during the day; The gap between them is 1.7 seconds.
Jari-Matti Latvala is currently fifth position, having taken the place from former teammate Mikko Hirvonen.
Touring Cars; Turkington's back! The 2009 BTCC Champion Colin Turkington has returned to West Surrey Racing for a campaign in the new NGTC BMW 125i. His WSR teammate Rob Collard describes his return as a lift for the squad, and it will certainly lift the excitement to a new level for the new season. Over to the Aussie side of the tin-top spectrum, and the V8 Supercars. It's been announced that they have lost their slot on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix support bill this season. This could be considered a blow to the series, but it has been said that the FOM informed them of this in December, which means they have had enough time to plan the schedule knowing of this news.
Meanwhile in the WTCC, the weights of all 2013 cars has been levelled. All cars will run at a weight of 1150kg, including the driver.
Now to a somewhat quiet day in GT's. Today's stand out news was the addition of Rhino's Leipert Motorsport on a full season entry in British GT. The team competed in some races last season with their Beautiful Lamborghini Gallardo LP600, and this year they are planning a two car entry.
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