Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Bahrain, 2010

Williams were prepared to boycott Bahrain Grand Prix

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In today’s round-up: Adam Parr says Williams would have boycotted a race in Bahrain.


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Williams ‘would’ve boycotted’ Bahrain (Autosport)

“Had the Bahrain Grand Prix gone ahead, I don’t think we, and in fact I suspect even all the teams, would have gone.”

Up-and-comer Rossi hopes youth will be served on F1 circuit (Austin-American Statesman)

“I think young drivers are always looked at and regarded as the next thing to come onto the big stage, whether it’s sports cars or Formula cars or NASCAR. I think it has been the same for quite some time, and I think the young guys winning is a testament that the talent is there regardless of what the age is.”

Ross receives Honorary Degree from the University of Northampton (Mercedes)

“Ross [Brawn] joined over 1500 students graduating from the University of Northampton to receive an Honorary degree.”

Senna Film Review: The Life Of A Formula One Driver (Forbes)

“The added drama about the questionable circumstances of his death ? namely a car that was not safe enough to be on the road ?add a universal theme, about how power and money corrupt, and can destroy when left unchecked.”

2010 Australian Grand Prix start (YouTube)

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Christian Horner says Fernando Alonso is the biggest threat to Red Bull but Hare sees it differently:

The biggest rival to Red Bull last year was Red Bull.
The biggest threat to Red Bull last year was Red Bull?s drivers.

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On this day in F1

Sauber brought young Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez into their young driver programme on this day last year.

Gutierrez went on to win the inaugural GP3 championship and drives for top GP2 team ART this year.

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