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David Coulthard keeps Red Bull deal

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David Coulthard will keep his ??4million Red Bull deal despite his new role as BBC pundit.

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BBC let F1 commentator David Coulthard keep his ??4m Red Bull deal (Daily Record)

??Racing legend David Coulthard has been allowed to keep a lucrative contract with Formula 1 team Red Bull – despite starting a new job as a BBC pundit.??

F1 organizer Chung to sue over his dismissal (The Korea Herald)

??The chief organizer of Korean F1 Grand Prix is planning to sue over his dismissal, a source close to him said Sunday. Chung Young-cho, the head of the Korea Auto Valley Operation, the operating body of F1 Korean Grand Prix, was dismissed from his post following a board meeting on Friday.??

Hill climber: third generation on starting line (The Sydney Morning Herald)

??British racing car driver Josh Hill is used to the weight of expectation. As the son of 1996 formula one world champion Damon Hill and the grandson of motor racing great Graham Hill, the 20-year-old is carrying on a rich family tradition.??

Female kart racer receives joint award (FIA)

??Female Kart Racer Receives Joint CIK-FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission Award Beitske Visser, from the Netherlands, has been honoured at the CIK-FIA Awards Ceremony in Paris last night. The 16 year old female kart racer was deemed by the members of the Women & Motor Sport Commission to be the most deserving recipient of this new award, and was presented with her trophy by Commission President Mich??le Mouton for her achievements in the 2010 CIK-FIA Karting Championships.??

Why adjustable wings needn?t affect gear ratios (Steve Hopkinson’s Formula 1 Blog)

??It?s a frequent sight in modern Formula 1 ?ǣ a driver gets close enough to the car infront to slipstream him down the straight, but just before he?s built enough speed to pass, he hears the all-too-familiar sound of a V8 engine bouncing off its rev limiter at 18,000rpm.??

Symonds keen to do more in F1 (Autosport)

??Pat Symonds says he is keen to get more involved in Formula 1 in the future, after admitting that he still has huge passion for the sport.??

Ferrari Drivers Concerned Cars Too Complicated (Speed)

??Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are worried they’ll have too many buttons to press on their steering wheels following the latest Formula One rule changes.??

Jenson Button competes in a duathlon (Jenson Button via Twitter)

??Very windy but fun Duathlon here on Guernsey this morning. Came home fifth after a very tough bike. Guernsey has some good athletes!??

S??bastien Buemi in training (@Sebastien_buemi via Twitter)

??Back on the track for an intensive session of training: http://yfrog.com/h3badrj??

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On this day in F1

On this day in 2001, Eddie Irvine crashed the only Jaguar R2 while testing at Valencia.

The crash occurred during Irvine?s maiden run in the new car for the 2001 season. The track was damp and he crashed into a tyre wall, significantly damaging the front end of the car. The sole R2 was sent back to Milton Keynes to be repaired.

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