F1 Fanatic round-up
In today?σΤιΌΤδσs round-up: Luca di Montezemolo says ?σΤιΌ?τIf Formula 1 still wants Ferrari it must change?σΤιΌ?Ψ, saying they will not back down over technical regulations, testing rules and third cars.
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?σΤιΌ?τFerrari president Luca di Montezemolo has warned that his team’s continued presence in Formula 1 is dependent on major changes to the rules – as he declared it would not back down over technical regulations, testing rules and third cars.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τThe FIA, on the basis of the support expressed by its F1 commission chaired by Bernie Ecclestone, which had a meeting in Geneva on November 3, has agreed the following team name changes as from 2012:
Team Name ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ New Chassis Name
Caterham F1 Team ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ From Lotus to Caterham
Lotus Renault GP ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ From Renault to Lotus
Marussia F1 Team ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ From Virgin to Marussia
?σΤιΌ?τWilliams shareholder Toto Wolff has confirmed that the team is negotiating with Kimi Raikkonen over a potential return to Formula One.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
Eric Boullier: ?σΤιΌ?τWe are very pleased that our chassis name change has been approved. We have said all along that, in the interests of the sport, it is important that we remove any ambiguity on this matter. It is also important that there are clearly identifiable teams on the grid, and today?σΤιΌΤδσs announcement goes some way towards ensuring that.
?σΤιΌ?τIt is the start of another chapter for Enstone, but not a whole new beginning. The team?σΤιΌΤδσs history and experience will allow us to take up this challenge with a controlled and swift process. We?σΤιΌΤδσre very much looking forward to 2012.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τRed Bull Technology is inviting candidates to apply for Industrial Placement positions within its Vehicle Design Department.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
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Comment of the day
Lots of great F1 memories have been shared on your favourite F1 drivers & teams. alan93rsa says:
I started watching F1 in the mid 60?σΤιΌ??s. I quickly developed a huge respect for the drivers of those small fragile cars with the skinny tires. Circuits with trees at the edges and fans separated by maybe a fence in the corners. There wasn?σΤιΌΤδσt a lot of room for error and I feel they raced one another with a level of respect that has somehow gone missing in today?σΤιΌΤδσs field.
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On this day in F1
Red Bull won their first constructors’ championship one year ago today in the Brazilian Grand Prix. They went on to seal their second within 12 months of the first.