Jul.31 (GMM) The F1 drivers' football team, captained by Michael Schumacher and with opera tenor Placido Domingo as honorary coach, played a charity match against a Hungarian all-star team in Budapest on Wednesday. The final score was 6-6, watched by 10,000 spectators.
-F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella's race team, already operating in GP2 and Formula BMW, will also run the football squad AS Roma's entry in the forthcoming inaugural Superleague Formula series. Roman Fisichella, who drives for Force India, is a lifelong Roma fan and personal friend of captain Francesco Totti. The first race of the championship across Europe takes place at Donington on August 31.-The failed suspension piece that caused Timo Glock to crash heavily at Hockenheim was damaged in incidents that occurred at Silverstone two weeks earlier, Toyota confirmed this week. The Japanese team said it has "revised its inspection processes" as a result.-Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali insists the Italian team is not in crisis, despite the uncompetitive showing at Hockenheim two weeks ago. At the Jerez test last week, it is understood tyre-related issues were identified as the cause of the German grand prix slump. "I think we understand the problems we had," Brazilian driver Felipe Massa said.