F1 Fanatic round-up
In today?óÔé¼Ôäós round-up: Mark Webber and Jaime Alguersuari take part in a demo run in front of 40,000 spectators.
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?óÔé¼?ôIn the second weekend of our spring break Showcar spectacular, Mark was joined by Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari on the streets of Turin.
?óÔé¼?ôMore than 40,000 spectators watched the Italian show which, as well as the Formula One runs, included a series of two-wheel tricks by world stunt riding champion Chris Pfeiffer.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ô[Sam] Michael is in danger of being made the scapegoat for a wider and deeper malaise. But his optimism before next Sunday’s race borders on rhetoric. ?óÔé¼?£I feel we can turn around our season over the next three or four races, through Turkey, Barcelona, Monaco and Canada,?óÔé¼Ôäó he said. ?óÔé¼?£Istanbul is a very good track, a drivers’ track, and we are going there with a new front wing, a new rear wing and a new rear brake duct and with a lot more to come. There is no shortage of ideas and there will be a big difference in the coming weeks.
?óÔé¼?ô?óÔé¼?£Some of the gaps between the teams look very big. But I think they will close over the next few races, as the teams gravitate towards the best designs.?óÔé¼Ôäó?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôLorries belonging to a team taking part in the Superbike World Championship were detained at Dover last month after arriving by road and ferry from Italy.
?óÔé¼?ôOn board the Kawasaki Racing Team trucks, officers allegedly discovered 18lbs (8kg) of cocaine, 157lbs (71kg) of amphetamine tablets and more than 220lbs (100kg) of cannabis ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ as well as a handgun and 35 rounds of ammunition, left lying on a table ins ide one vehicle.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôFormula One (F1) boss Bernie Ecclestone says News Corporation would effectively be blocked from buying his racing series due to an agreement he has made with the European Commission (EC).?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôThanks for all the good wishes! The most important thing is to keep the best Ayrton left for us always!! His best memories are what I keep.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôJust leaving DTM race. Spengler in Merc leading. Cool weekend and great race series. Especially next year with BMW joining.?óÔé¼?Ø
Two major crashes today: the first in the V8 Supercar race in Perth, the second in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia 2011 at Imola. The drivers involved were all unhurt.
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Comment of the day
Are you going to the Turkish Grand Prix? Jon S has some last minute questions:
If I buy tickets at the circuit do they accept cards or only cash? I am too late to order online as I catch my flight on Tuesday at 06.30.
Also does anyone know how long the bus takes from Istanbul to the circuit and how much it costs. The timetable says the cost is 3 tickets but that doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót help much. Thanks!
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On this day in F1
James Hunt won the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama 35 years ago today.
His McLaren was initially disqualified for having a rear wing that was deemed too wide, but was later reinstated on appeal.
Niki Lauda finished second for Ferrari in front of Gunnar Nilsson’s Lotus.