F1 Fanatic round-up
Felipe Massa expects Pirelli tyres suit his driving style better than the 2010 Bridgestones did.
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“If all goes according to plan I’ll be doing an interview with a multiple F1 world champion next week. Stay tuned for more details…”
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“The Spanish driver was in Maranello this afternoon to try the seat for the new car, arriving shortly after three in the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Car Assembly area. [...] The assembly is going to plan and next Monday it will be Felipe Massa’s turn to come to the factory for his seat fitting.”
Tom Kristensen: “With the other drivers who were there, it put in the knowledge and no [F1] driver could cheat about what was going on. It made things fair and it made things better for the decision makers.”
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Comment of the day
Stewart shares his memory of watching Jack Brabham race:
Jack Brabham has been a hero of mine since I was a kid when he was winning for Cooper. The first GP I attended was at Brands in 1966 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Jack won in his own car ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ brilliant! I was at Brands again four years later when, on the last lap Jack, coming into Clearways where I was spectating, ran out of fuel and was passed by Jochen Rindt ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ heartbreaking! It was my birthday too!
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Champion of Champions
The last part of round one of Champion of Champions will be on the site later today. If you’ve not voted on any of the earlier parts you can find them all here:
- Jack Brabham vs Phil Hill
- Graham Hill vs Jochen Rindt
- Ayrton Senna vs Damon Hill
- Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen vs Sebastian Vettel
- Jackie Stewart vs Mario Andretti
- Emerson Fittipaldi vs Denny Hulme
- Juan Manuel Fangio vs Mike Hawthorn
- Alberto Ascari vs James Hunt
- Niki Lauda vs Alan Jones
- Mika Hakkinen vs Jacques Villeneuve
- Alain Prost vs Keke Rosberg
- Jim Clark vs John Surtees
- Nigel Mansell vs Nelson Piquet
- Jody Scheckter vs Fernando Alonso
- Michael Schumacher vs Giuseppe Farina
On this day in F1
McLaren launched the MP4-24 on this day two years ago.
It started the 2009 season well off the pace but by the end of the year it was quick enough for Lewis Hamilton to win in Hungary and Singapore.
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