Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today.
If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below.
"MSC Organization Ltd, the company that owns the N.Technology racing team and the International Formula Master championship, has submitted an application to join the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship."
Joan Villadelprat on Epsilon Euskadi's putative F1 entry: "We submitted our entry with the budget cap in mind, but we are waiting for the FIA to decide what the final rules will be. As of today, we are under the budget cap, but the budget cap is a bit misleading, because it's £45 millions plus drivers, plus marketing and a series of things. The budget I think is needed is around 70-75 million."
"By far the best and most exciting of Hermann Tilke's new circuits"
Can we have this for F1 tracks please?
Robert Kubica: "In our team everything is always planned step by step. But sometimes you have to deviate from your plans. When the opportunity for me to drive in Formula One came I could have said 'no, it's too early for me. I would rather wait for another year'. Instead you have to seize your chances, otherwise things could pass without you."
"In Barcelona we saw that in sector three – the slowest part of the track – our car was not performing as well as expected and this was magnified in Monaco, where the whole track is low speed. Basically our car is not particularly strong on slow-speed sections and we have to improve this."
"Compare that to a similar disaster – the United States Grand Prix in 2005 – when the FIA held firm and the race became a charade with a procession involving only six cars. It was a farce and did untold damage to F1 within the United States and across the world. Perhaps Mosley thought that day that he would win and the teams would back down and accept defeat. They did not. We can only hope that those involved in F1 do not make the same mistake again."
Funnily enough I wrote an article along similar lines with the same headline about a year ago: The worst-case scenario
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