CVC investigate 2006 F1 takeover after ‘bribe’ claim

F1 Fanatic round-up

This evening I’m going to be a guest on Peter Windsor’s show “The Flying Lap” and with McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale.

You can watch it live at http://smibs.tv/live at 6pm GMT and the show will be available to watch here afterwards.

Here’s today’s round-up:

Links

Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

F1 Owners Probe 2006 Takeover Deal, Receive Bid Approaches (Sky News)

“CVC Capital Partners (the private equity firm which owns F1) and the board of Delta Topco (F1?s holding company) have jointly appointed Ernst & Young, the accounting firm, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the law firm, to investigate the circumstances surrounding CVC?s takeover of F1 in 2006.”

Mark Webber on Twitter

“Yes I visited Robert yesterday and had a great chat about loads of stuff,he is receiving great care too.”

Via the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app

Blade Roll Structures ?ǣ Legality (Lotus & Force India) (ScarbsF1)

“When the new rules for 2011 were introduced, I immediately thought the regulation 15.2.4 intended to ban these structures, but the wording does not go as far as that. What the rule requires is that there is a minimum cross section for the structure. It transpires that the rules intent was not to outright ban these blades, but to ensure they had a reasonable cross section, to allay fears of a ??digging in? problem.”

Kubica reveals identity of his preferred replacement (Crash)

“Although former BMW-Sauber team-mate Nick Heidfeld seen as the hot favourite to occupy the cockpit ?ǣ particularly in the light of the experienced German’s outstanding testing debut for the team at Jerez on Saturday ?ǣ our source claims that Kubica has said he would prefer to be replaced by Force India F1 refugee Vitantonio Liuzzi, whom he considers to be a better racer out of the pair.”

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Comment of the day

A lot of people appreciated Hamish’s pithy view on overtaking in F1:

Overtaking should be an art. Not a science, nor a charity.
Hamish

From the forum

Some interesting responses in this thread: Why do you follow your favourite team?

Happy birthday!

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On this day in F1

Sebastien Buemi scored his only win in the GP2 Asia series on this day three years ago.

He inherited victory at the Sentul circuit after original winner Luca Filippi was penalised.

Image ?? Renault/LAT

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88 comments on CVC investigate 2006 F1 takeover after ‘bribe’ claim

  1. Did Kubica get a knock on the head in his crash? Heidfield can be the only option for his seat while he recovers – or is Kubica nervous that Heidfield is a threat to his future at Renault…?

  2. Keith’s online now :)

  3. Cool interview.

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