In the round-up: the FIA is to restrict how teams use their exhaust-blown diffusers.
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“It is understood that the FIA is keen for the off-throttle usage to be stamped out as soon as it can be implemented without causing further complications for the teams.”
“Really worked my neck out on Sunday with over 400km testing in Red Bull Racing’s RBR7 F1 car! What a machine it is!”
“Ducati boys gave me a little bit of work today for a few laps.”
“Reuters correspondent Frederik Richter left Bahrain on Tuesday, a week after the government announced it was expelling him from the Gulf kingdom for his coverage of a crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.”
“Continuing with the car development, the 150?é?? Italia will be fitted with new floor configurations in Spain, along with modifications to the front and rear wings. Much of the development work has centred on improving the car?óÔé¼Ôäós performance over a single lap in qualifying, a phrase that maybe sounds like a mantra now, as it has been the case since the start of the season and actually during previous years too.”
“Former F1 privateer Pete Lovely has died at the age of 85. The American started seven Grands Prix between 1960 and ’71, mostly in his Lotus 49B.”
“Q: If you could choose one former world champion as your team mate, who would you choose and why?
JA: Sebastian Vettel. There is much to learn from him. At the moment he is the best driver on the grid – and if you could beat him you would be even better than him!”
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Comment of the day
I was nine, and the start-line incident horrified me, I didn?óÔé¼Ôäót watch F1 for about a year afterwards, having started watching when I was four.
Obviously as a fan of motor racing at that time, I?óÔé¼Ôäód seen plenty of crashes, but this was something different, really affected me.
From the forum
Damon Smedley is looking for an F1-related name for a kitten.
On this day in F1
Lotus started their first race on this day at Monaco in 1958.