In the round-up: Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen tests for Peugeot’s Le Mans team at Motorland Aragon in Spain.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“35 laps for Kimi Raikkonen in the 908 today on the Aragon circuit.”
Fernando Alonso: “Tomorrow is the start of what is a very special weekend for one driver who has played his part in the history of Formula 1 and Ferrari in particular: Michael Schumacher. It?óÔé¼Ôäós not for me to say he is the greatest of all time as usually, it is the numbers that do the talking: seven world titles, 91 wins, these are incredible records. I hold Michael in very high esteem and I feel honoured to have raced alongside him.”
“He said that contrary to many fans’ expectations, and even though their driving styles differ, their set-up preferences for their McLarens ‘are actually a lot closer than people might think’.”
“It?óÔé¼Ôäós probably fair to say much of the technology we started out working with didn?óÔé¼Ôäót have the intricacies of Formula One in mind. It?óÔé¼Ôäós still a very flexible engine – 2010 is testament to that – but we?óÔé¼Ôäóre such Formula One nuts we started implementing features nobody could have previously envisaged needing so, if anything, we?óÔé¼Ôäóve just added to the capabilities of Ego.”
“Motor racing fan Russ Bost leaves motorists and shoppers open-mouthed when he ventures out in this 170mph custom-built kit vehicle.”
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Comment of the day
A question from raymondu999:
With HP (who I believe is still a partner/sponsor of Renault) acquiring Autonomy (who is a partner/sponsor of Mercedes) what will happen there? Does anyone know?
From the forum
Australian wonders if BMW will come back to F1?
Happy birthday to Hugh and Michael Williamson!
On this day in F1
Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut 20 years ago today in the Belgian Grand Prix.
A special feature on that race will appear on the site later today.