F1 Fanatic round-up
Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo is concerned about the new, cost-cutting engine rules for 2013.
Di Montezemolo has told Auto Motor und Sport: ?óÔé¼?£Four cylinders is not Formula One. We will not be building any for our street cars [and] for the top class of racing it sounds a bit pathetic.?óÔé¼Ôäó
?óÔé¼?£Why couldn’t we have a V6 turbo? We should not confuse affordable with cheap.?óÔé¼Ôäó
?óÔé¼?ôFerrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has admitted he is looking for allies in his aversion to Formula One’s new engine formula for 2013. When the four-cylinder turbo regulations were announced recently, di Montezemolo said the team was ?óÔé¼?£not happy?óÔé¼Ôäó but ?óÔé¼?£will not stand in the way?óÔé¼Ôäó.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôMercedes team principal Ross Brawn has looked to play down increasing speculation over his future amid a reported restructuring of the German team. ?óÔé¼?£I will not resign until this team is successful,?óÔé¼Ôäó he told Germany’s Auto Motor Und Sport.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôWork has begun in earnest on the new United States Grand Prix venue in Texas, as race organisers push ahead with preparations for Formula One racing?óÔé¼Ôäós return to the country in 2012.
?óÔé¼?ôGood 3km swim this morning, now we’re stuffing our faces! Hawaii rocks!
?óÔé¼?ôBig thanks to all my fans for your support over the years.. I’ve got a feeling 2011 is going to be a very special year! Bring it on ;-)?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôIt’s dangerous enough to border on the insane. A 6,000-mile dash around jagged terrain but with a unique appeal to professionals and amateurs determined to test the limits of driver and car to the utmost.
?óÔé¼?ôThe 33rd Dakar Rally started yesterday with 430 machines ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ some with two wheels, others with four or even six. Originally it went from Paris to Dakar, in Senegal, but the threat of terrorism has forced the event to move continent ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ drivers are now confronted by a daunting loop around Argentina and Chile.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôAfter a hard training day, there is a Lasagne waiting for me and for you the proof, that I don?é??t eat just soup and salad! Have a nice Sunday evening.?óÔé¼?Ø
Comment of the day
Sahajesh is going to the Belgian Grand Prix and has a few questions ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ can anybody help?
I?óÔé¼Ôäóm going to my first GP ever (Spa 2011) and I?óÔé¼Ôäóm undecided between Silver 1, Silver 2 and Gold 4. I?óÔé¼Ôäóm guessing Gold 4 would be a better location (higher up, great views of Eau Rouge etc) but I?óÔé¼Ôäód appreciate comments from the people here.
There will be 3 of us going (and a birthday weekend for one of us), this guy loves F1 and Spa as well!
What are the relative views from each stand and what would you choose?
From the forum
As we head into a mammoth long season, Zadak asks where does the future of the Spanish Grand Prix lie?
A big happy birthday to Ajokay ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ hope you have a great day!
On this day in F1
And happy birthday to Michael Schumacher, who is 42 years old today.
The seven-time world champion is the oldest F1 driver on the grid. His career history includes 91 victories, 1,441 championship points and 76 fastest laps, spanning 269 race entries.
After a difficult 2010, Schumacher remains with Mercedes this year.