News round-up: Montezemolo would choose Vettel, Ferrari to spilt design for 2013/14 and BBC announce Perry will present coverage

Montezemolo would choose Vettel over Hamilton

Luca di Montezemolo has said that if forced to choose a new team leader between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton he would choose Vettel to replace Fernando Alonso.

Vettel has been linked with a move to Ferrari for the 2014 season despite ruling himself out and Montezemolo ruling him out as long as Alonso is at the team.

However when asked about the future when Alonso has left the team Montezemolo said that both Vettel and Hamilton would be perfect for Ferrari but he would take Vettel first because of his youth and speed.

Ferrari will spilt design focus between 2013 and 2014

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has said that his team will be splitting its focus between both 2013 and 2014 when designing its cars.

Despite 2014 not seeing any new aerodynamic changes in 2014 after a FIA u-turn, the season will see new engine regulations that will mean changes being made to the cars design.

Ferrari will split design for its 2013 and 2014 cars

Ferrari will split design for its 2013 and 2014 cars

Domenicali announced on the Ferrari website that the team would have two different coordinators to ensure that both the 2013 car and 2014 car would be able to challenge for championships.

BBC announce races for 2013 and Perry as new presenter

The BBC has announced that Suzi Perry will front its Formula 1 coverage from the start of the 2013 season.

Perry who previously presented Moto GP for the BBC will replace departing presenter Jake Humphrey.

Humphrey presented coverage for the BBC since it gained the rights to Formula 1 coverage in 2009.

The BBC also announced the 10 races to be shown live on the channel including the British and Brazilian Grand Prix.

However Monaco will not be shown live on the BBC, instead being exclusive to Sky Sports.

The first two races of the season, Australia and Malaysia, will also be shown exclusively on Sky Sports.


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