F1 Fanatic round-up
In today’s round-up: Luca di Montezemolo says “If Formula 1 still wants Ferrari it must change”, saying they will not back down over technical regulations, testing rules and third cars.
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“Ferrari 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.”
“The 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 – New Chassis Name
Caterham F1 Team – From Lotus to Caterham
Lotus Renault GP – From Renault to Lotus
Marussia F1 Team – From Virgin to Marussia
“Williams shareholder Toto Wolff has confirmed that the team is negotiating with Kimi Raikkonen over a potential return to Formula One.”
Eric Boullier: “We 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’s announcement goes some way towards ensuring that.
“It is the start of another chapter for Enstone, but not a whole new beginning. The team’s history and experience will allow us to take up this challenge with a controlled and swift process. We’re very much looking forward to 2012.”
“Red Bull Technology is inviting candidates to apply for Industrial Placement positions within its Vehicle Design Department.”
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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′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’t 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’s 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.