Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 2011

Hamilton “happy with management” says father

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Anthony Hamilton tones down his comments about Lewis Hamilton’s management team.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

The gospel of the track according to Father Hamilton (The Independent)

Anthony Hamilton: “I spoke with Lewis during the week after the race. He told me that he’s happy with the job that his management and Simon Fuller are doing ?ǣ and as long as Lewis is happy, then I’m happy.”

F1 Roar: Red Bull Denies Brought Own Food to Japan (The Wall Street Journal)

“The Japanese online circuit went wild Tuesday when local media outlets reported the European racing team had arrived with enough food to feed the 80-strong team and staff members so they can avoid eating Japan-made products during their stay, and with it any conceivable risk of food contaminated by radiation from the disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.”

Steve Hood via Twitter

“As some of you may know, the first [F1 2011] update (patch) for PC users should be out tonight 10pm GMT. Xbox patch approved, out tomorrow I hope!”

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Williams F1 and Silatech Announce Partnership (Williams)

“Williams F1 and Silatech have entered into a broad partnership to help foster entrepreneurship among youth in Qatar and the wider Middle East region.”

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Comment of the day

Dizzy is unhappy with the spread of F1-style rules into junior categories:

The best thing about GP2 is the purity, no silly power boosts, no silly wings and all drivers on identical tyres. This means it’s the drivers which make the difference.

Now it will all be down to tyres, sure it adds strategy but it removes some of the purity which has made GP2 so brilliant since 2005.

Going back to Hamilton’s great drive at Istanbul in 2006, it was extra special because everyone had identical equipment, I don’t think it would have been so great if he was only doing it because he’d been on a softer/faster tyre compound.

The support championships should be pure without the silly gimmicks to force strategy etc…

Its bad enough the Renault World Series will run DRS next year.

From the forum

Nivek252 asks why 2010’s three new teams haven’t had better results yet.

Happy birthday!

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On this day in F1

Niki Lauda won the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on this day in 1975.

It was a dominant performance from the new world champion who started on pole position and led every lap.

Emerson Fittipaldi set fastest lap on his way to second ahead of McLaren team mate Jochen Mass.