F1 in the news 43: Ralf & Spa

Ralf Schumacher, Toyota, Silverstone, 2007, 2In the F1 news this week Pitpass catch out Ralf Schumacher, Honda signs new staff and we’re not going to be banned from using the phrase ‘F1′.

Which is a relief.

Motor racing-BMW chief designer Zander moving to Honda – Honda’s recruitment drive continues as they nabbed BMW’s Jorg Zander, formerly of Williams. BMW have since taken out a full page advert in Autosport looking for a new chief designer.

MSA use Hamilton factor – The Motor Sport Association has started a new initiative to get more young people into motor sport, off the back of Lewis Hamilton’s high-profile successes.

Carroll stays focused on Formula One goal – Adam Carroll returned to GP2 in place of ex-F1 racer Antonio Pizzonia. He won in his fourth race back and now has his sights set even higher.

Formula One and F1 – Formula One Licensing’s efforts to trademark the term ‘F1′ have failed. I have to say I’m quite glad about that one.

What was that about Spa, Ralf? – A sharp-eyes journalist at Pitpass spotted Ralf Schumacher lavishing praise on Spa-Francorchamps, a circuit he’d criticised a few years earlier.

RBS Grand Prix Challenge – A fun, free online F1 game – thanks to Andy Poulton for the tip.

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