Jarno Trulli, Renault, A1-Ring, 2003

Ecclestone open to Austria return

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone visits the Red Bull Ring, former home of the Austrian Grand Prix.

Links

Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Ecclestone keen on Austrian track (Autosport)

“Although Red Bull and circuit chief Dietrich Mateschitz is not aiming to bring F1 back to the circuit at present, when asked if a grand prix would be possible at the refurbished venue, Eccletone replied ‘why not?'”

The FIA president visits WTCC (WTCC)

“The President of the FIA, Jean Todt, is paying a visit to the World Touring Car Championship in Monza.”

F1 Fanatic on Twitter

“Pitpass say Pirelli not bringing new tyre to Spain. Had confirmation from them again they are, as reported earlier: Pirelli to introduce ??super hard? tyre in Barcelona

Passing fad has F1 stars looking over shoulders (Sydney Morning Herald)

“Sure, we’ve got the promised overtaking in abundance. But as exciting as it sometimes is, it’s unnatural and contrived, and on the evidence so far it may be too easy now to pass the car ahead – witness the 79 moves in Turkey last Sunday.”

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Comment of the day

Would Robert Kubica be doing better than either of Renault’s current drivers? Here’s what SLR had to say:

I?m not sure Kubica would have done that much better than Heidfeld and Petrov, he?d possibly have more points but I doubt would have won or finished second.

Heidfeld hasn?t had the best luck, though it?s up to him to make his own luck, he can get it done in the race, but his qualifying pace needs to improve.
SLR

From the forum

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On this day in F1

Elio de Angelis lost his life in a crash in testing at Paul Ricard on this day in 1986. A tribute to de Angelis will be posted on F1 Fanatic later today.