F1 links: Kubica didn’t expect BMW to quit

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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.

Manager says Kubica now on the market

Robert Kubica's manager Daniele Morelli: "There was no sign inside the team that something like this could happen."

Massa already thinking of racing again

"Reacting to the news that seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher would take his seat in the Ferrari while he was not able to drive again, Massa reportedly joked: 'We have to see if I will let him drive!'"

Make a Wish and get yourself an F1 2008 Signed Annual

F1 Badger are running an auction for the Make a Wish charity back by Jenson Button.

Closed cockpits

David Coulthard: "Nevertheless, there is no getting away from the fact that the head is still exposed to oncoming debris, which begs the question: should there be some sort of screen to deflect flying objects? I heard Ross Brawn saying that any sort of shield would be shattered by a metal spring weighing a kilo and travelling at 170mph, but what do they use on planes?"

Michael Schumacher risks his reputation for a return to the adrenaline rush

"Michael Schumacher's decision to make a comeback as Felipe Massa's temporary replacement at Ferrari smacks of a 40-year-old superstar who has become bored."

On Any Sunday, These Days

F1 blog by American fan Victoria, definitely worth a read.

BMW – Bizarre Manufacturer Withdrawal

"It is highly unlike BMW, and especially Mario Theissen, to make positive statements if they cannot back it up with evidence. Yet that was what they appeared to do when they said they knew what their problems were, while still qualifying 16th and 19th in a grid of twenty cars."

Schumacher Fastest?

"Kubica recently hosted a charity karting competition for current and former F1 drivers. When asked in Hungary who was quickest in a kart his answer was – 'Michael'."

FIA sets date for Renault appeal hearing

"The FIA has announced that the International Court of Appeal will hear Renault's appeal against its suspension from the European Grand Prix on August 17." Added to the F1 Fanatic calendar.

Ralf hails Michael’s return as great

Ralf Schumacher: "Nothing better could have happened for Formula 1 than my brother coming back." And nothing worse could happen to F1 than… I'll let you finish that thought.

These are links I’ve bookmarked using Delicious. You can see my Delicious profile here.