F1 blogs & more: Rain again?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rain turned the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix into a thriller
Rain turned the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix into a thriller

Here’s a selection of F1-related highlights I’ve found on the web in the past week or so – could we be in for more wet weather action at the Hungaroring?

Plus Michael Schumacher has an altercation with a pedestrian, the strange reason behind Timo Glock’s huge crash in the German Grand Prix, Emerson Fittipaldi on Brazilian drivers in Formula 1 and more rumours about Alonso going to Ferrari.

Unsettled conditions forecast for Hungary – “Thunderstorms are forecast on Saturday and Sunday when it will be 32 degrees again.”

David Coulthard column – Coulthard on Toyota: “I didn’t hear of any investigation into the structural integrity of the Toyota – but presumably that will happen because when we had a suspension breakage in Malaysia we came under the spotlight of the FIA in a way that was publicly uncomfortable for the team.”

Damaged track road caused Glock’s accident – This is strange – I can’t remember the last time I heard damage from a previous incident had caused a failure in an F1 car in a later event after the car had been checked.

A chat with ‘Emmo’ – Emerson Fittipaldi on Brazilians in F1: “It’s time Brazil had more drivers at the top of the sport.” Is three not enough?

Michael Schumacher ran me over… in a van – Seven times champion ‘clipped’ a pedestrian while driving a Fiat Ducato.

FIA give Hamilton’s engine the all-clear – Lewis Hamilton had been the first driver to have his engine subject to new FIA inspections, and it passed.

In defence of the Hungaroring – My latest piece for F1-Pitlane.

Rumours about Alonso – More speculation Alonso could be at Ferrari in 2010 – or even 2009.

The wetter the better – Should every F1 race be held on a wet track?

Is it wheely true? – Bridgestone tyre rules aren’t working, says Alex.

F1 people – Juan Manuel Fangio – Sidepodcast’s latest series on major F1 figures has just finished – essential listening.

Horner fears KERS will halt RBR rise – Red Bull unhappy with cost and complexity of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems.

Mark Hughes unravels KERS – More KERS analysis.

Valencia granted FIA track licence – Valencia gets FIA approval. Also several GP2 driver used last weekend’s GT and F3 races to drive the circuit in preparation. Apparently none of the F1 drivers thought it was worth getting a few reconaissance laps in.

Hamilton expects Singapore to be tricky – Hamilton on Singapore: “what I’ll do is get there early and run around the circuit and walk around it with my engineers. Maybe the street will be open to the public and so we can drive around. Really just making sure I’ve covered everything, all the bumps and curves.”

Heikki faces up to Hamilton’s genius – Alan Henry on how Lewis Hamilton reminds him of Michael Schumacher

Dennis denies Kovalainen support role – Ron Dennis on having two equal-status drivers: “It’s the way everyone goes motor racing these days.”

McLaren confirm Kovalainen for 2009 – Just a one year extension for Kovalainen. See the updated 2009 F1 drivers and teams list.

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