F1 blogs & more: At least two lawsuits

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

2007 Japanese Grand Prix, Fuji International Speedway, 2007, 570150

Disgruntled Japanese F1 fans are suing the Fuji International Speedway, home of the Japanese Grand Prix. And an even more disgruntled ex-F1 tester is suing his former team.

Read my selection of F1 highlights from around the web below including James Allen reacting to criticism of his comments about Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna, Jacques Villeneuve on why he wasnts to be in F1 and Audi on why they don’t.

Canadian Grand Prix photos – Milos shows off his excellent collection of pictures from Montreal.

Test driver sues Force India for $2m – Ex-Spyker tester Giedo van der Garde takes the team’s new owners to court.

Three cheers for the underdog – My latest article for F1-Pitlane looking at great moments for F1 underdogs – from Adrian Sutil’s excellent drive at Monaco, to Damon Hill’s near-win for Arrows in 1997, Jacky Ickx’s stunning debut at the Nurburgring, and Michele Alboreto interrupting a world title-decider to break a four-year victory drought for Tyrrell.

F1 fans push ahead with Fuji lawsuit – 109 spectators who were at the rain-soaked Japanese Grand prix at Fuji Speedway last year complain about poor spectating facilities. If you ask me what it really needs is a roof. Ollie has more reaction to the story.

I’ve never given up hope to re-enter F1 – Villeneuve – Jacques Villeneuve admits the new regulations for F1 in 2009 make him want to return to the sport. Villeneuve was by far the most vehement critic of grooved tyres among the drivers when they were introduced in 1998 and earned a censure from the FIA for it.

James Allen answers your questions – James Allen hits back at criticism of his Hamilton=Senna remarks: “Sorry if it bothers people, but like many old pros in the sport, I see that Hamilton has some qualities, which we have not seen since Senna.”

Standard engines in Formula 1 – Are the FIA really trying to harmonise engine power? Clive’s article from F1 Insight that inspired this post from me on F1’s engine regulations.

WBLG: Two years in – Nostalgia mixed with salient words of warning from Ed Gorman.

Professional fan for Alonso unveiled – Looks more like a full-time blogger to me. Hope the site will be in English as well, should make for interesting reading, especially if Alonso ever decides to explain his version of events from last year.

Reutemann: The most gifted driver ever? – Nigel Roebuck on Carlos Reutemann (requires registration).

Formula 1 diary 2008 June part 2 – Simon Arron’s always excellent F1 diary.

Go motorsport – Get involved in motor racing as a driver, fan or marshal. This new website, launched with support from Lewis Hamilton, shows you how.

Le Mans winner Audi again rules out F1Audi won the Le Mans 24 Hours for an eighth year (at a reported cost of ??200m this time) but are still not interested in F1. I still think Audi should enter Formula 1, but with the engine rules being what they are I understand why they won’t.

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