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Here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round-up:
?óÔé¼?ôThe South Korean capital, Seoul, became the latest city to witness the sight and sound of an F1 car this afternoon as the Renault F1 Roadshow came to town.
?óÔé¼?ôWe rocked up in front of the City Hall and let the R29 loose on the streets of the city. J?â?®r?â??me D?óÔé¼ÔäóAmbrosio was the lucky man behind the wheel, deputising for Ho-Pin Tung who continues to recover from the back injury he picked up in GP2.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôRed Bull’s Mark Webber has admitted the momentum is with Fernando Alonso and Ferrari as the Formula 1 season nears its climax with four races remaining.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôMichael Schumacher will head to Japan next week with fond memories of the Suzuka circuit at the forefront of his mind.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôLewis Hamilton has been slated for being ?óÔé¼?£too aggressive?óÔé¼Ôäó in the Singapore night race.
?óÔé¼?ôRed Bull boss Christian Horner poured salt on the 2008 champion’s wounds over the clash with Mark Webber that saw him crash out of the last round and could spell the end of his championship hopes.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôWhat may be the world’s greatest auto racetrack engineering company began in 1986 with a tiny strip of concrete.?óÔé¼?Ø
Comment of the day
With team orders back in limelight, David BR says:
It?óÔé¼Ôäós a brave article Keith. At first, apart from being a bit taken aback, I just plain disagreed, mostly because I tend to agree with McLaren?óÔé¼Ôäós self-proclaimed policy of ?óÔé¼?£amicable competition?óÔé¼Ôäó between drivers, with the presumption that they?óÔé¼Ôäóll help each other when one of them is out of the reckoning. I?óÔé¼Ôäóm not saying I believe this is 100% true, just it seems a workable ideal. But?óÔé¼?ª it?óÔé¼Ôäós difficult to refute your essential point that the McLaren and Red Bull drivers are pushed to take more risks.
At the same time, do they realistically have an alternative? Button has already made his position clear, I think, that he wouldn?óÔé¼Ôäót accept basically working for Hamilton if McLaren decided to back only the latter while he still has a chance. And with Hamilton still ahead of him, how could they decide the opposite? The same for Red Bull. In fact it seems clear that they *did* want to back Vettel this year, but having Webber go awol wasn?óÔé¼Ôäót worth the bad publicity or the potential agro in the garage and on the track.
I think the point missing in your argument is Massa: he accepted being number two. Why, I don?óÔé¼Ôäót know. But Alonso?óÔé¼Ôäós advantage stems from that decision and nothing else. He didn?óÔé¼Ôäót get that in 2007 (from Hamilton, post Monaco), which was the real reason McLaren ?óÔé¼?£stuck?óÔé¼Ôäó by their principles. Had Lewis ceded, they?óÔé¼Ôäód have done the same as Ferrari this season, no question.
From the forum
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On this day in F1
Jochen Rindt won the world championship on this day in 1970 at the United States Grand Prix, despite having died almost a month earlier in an accident during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
At the time of his death, the Austrian driver had a 20-point lead in the world championship. As none of his rivals were able to exceed his total of 45 points by the end of the season, he became the sport?óÔé¼Ôäós first and only posthumous champion.