F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Sauber reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez is disappointed to miss chance to race.
Today is the Le Mans 24 Hours which we’ll be covering on F1 Fanatic Live along with the Canadian Grand Prix final practice session and qualifying.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“It’s a shame to hear about Montreal, hope [Sergio Perez] gets better, but I never received indication to prevent this situation. I was ready..”
“Al’aa Shehadi, a British-born woman whose husband [an employee of the Bahrain International Circuit] has been arrested and is awaiting sentence, told James Naughtie how he was held in incommunicado detention for 48 days before being put on trail”.
“In fairness I think Ferrari didn’t express a view one way or the other in the [World Motor Sport Council] meeting, in the transcript I’ve read”.
“Beaver Ban! All the marmots have been captured and taken from the island to keep the track kill numbers down. Understandable, but a shame…”
“Michael Bailey speaks to the Norwich man Formula One legend Ayrton Senna hailed as his greatest racing adversary.”
“I hear Fullerton, the world karting champion in 1973, has now been invited by Jeremy Clarkson to drive on Top Gear”.
“The Lotus 101 Formula One car from 1989 is the latest product from the factory to be confirmed at the Lotus Festival, which takes place at Snetterton on June 25/26.”
Timo Glock: “It is the right move. We all want to move forward and the team wasn’t happy with the performance of the car so they made the decision”.
“A lot of support for Twitter/social media, although Adam Parr doesn’t get it and Ferrari is paranoid about info getting out. Ferrari drivers aren’t allowed to do it in case they say something they shouldn’t. Not that Alonso could be bothered…”
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Comment of the day
F1: Gasoline, oil, rubber, heat, sweat, noise, speed, danger, flash, umbrella girls, sex, money and excitement.
“Activation point” is not sitting well with me at this moment.
From the forum
Sixteen F1 Fanatics are participating in the GT5 24 Laps of Le Mans today.
Based purely on what they’re driving, I’m rooting for Damon Smedley (Sauber Mercedes C9) and ed24f1 (Mazda 787B). Have fun everyone!
On this day in F1
Fernando Alonso dominated the British Grand Prix five years ago today.
He won from pole position, set fastest lap and led all bar one of the 60 laps of Silverstone in his Renault.