F1 links: Brawn’s exhausts under scrutiny

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Brawn GP bodywork legality questioned

"A small scandal is brewing about the legality of the winning Brawn GP cars at the Australian Grand Prix. It is claimed that the cars ran throughout the weekend with its exhaust pipes protruding from the bodywork by 10cm, which could be outside the regulations. The Brawn bodywork was changed for the Malaysian Grand Prix suggesting that the question of legality may have been raised during the weekend."

Weber: Schumacher criticism unfounded

Willi Weber: "The attack against Schumacher makes no sense. He knows everyone and was in Sepang just by chance. The decisions from the pit wall were taken by the team."

Sepang looks to change race start time

Sepang International Circuit CEO Razlan Razali: "The issue here is whether we have enough daylight, and on Sunday this was not the case."

Could Hamilton leave McLaren?

"I find it fascinating that the person in power to whom Hamilton appears to have turned for advice in recent days is Max Mosley. He’s clearly learned what Schumacher knew, that the best way to stay ahead of the others is to have a good relationship with the man who makes the rules. Brawn GP is important for Mosley because it is a blue print for his vision of the sport; a well engineered, lean team with customer engines. Low-cost, high quality F1. The Brawn model is important now, just as re-invigorating Ferrari was in 1996. If Hamilton were to join forces with Brawn, it would give the team huge commercial appeal, as Schumacher’s arrival gave Ferrari. Brawn says he is looking for ’strong partners’ for the future. He didn’t say those partners couldn’t be drivers…"

Liuzzi to race for A1 Team Italy

"Vitantonio Liuzzi has signed up to race in A1GP and will make his debut in the races at the Algarve this coming weekend." Bit of a coup for A1 Grand Prix this. Looking forward to seeing the cars in action on the Algarve circuit.

Is this thing on?

Red Bullog is back! :-)

Martin Brundle column

"In theory, the race could have run beyond the specific two-hour time limit. That is because clause 41 of the sporting regulations (which declares that the timing system does not stop when the Grand Prix is suspended) is supplemented by clause 5, which states that any suspended time is added on to the two-hour limit. In Malaysia on Sunday, though, because the race started at 5pm, nightfall would have intervened first."

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