2011 FOTA Fans Forum Monza

FOTA set for crucial RRA meeting in Abu Dhabi

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: F1 teams face further talks over the Resource Restriction Agreement.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Teams back FOTA ahead of ‘key’ talks

Ross Brawn: “I would hate to see FOTA suffer because of disagreements over RRA. We need to try and separate those things.”

Renault Sport F1 appoints new president (F1 Technical)

“Renault Sport F1, the Formula 1 division of Renault, announces that Jean-Michel Jalinier will become its President from 1 January 2012. Mr Jalinier replaces Bernard Rey, who is leaving the company to pursue a new opportunity.”

Max Mosley wins privacy case in France (BBC)

“Mr Mosley has already won damages in the British courts, but sued in France where the paper was also distributed.”

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Comment of the day

Vickyy regrets trying to use last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to win over some friends to F1:

Last year, there was a huge build up for the race being a championship decider. I managed to gather my 12 non-F1-follower friends to witness the spectacle after forcing them to change their pre-decided plans. An hour into the race, 2 of my friends went to bed at 6pm here in India and others were cursing me for ruining their Sunday.

I feebly remember that it was one of the most watched race of the season, and obviously many were seeing it for the first time. And I say, these kind of races have/would really hurt the F1, potentially loosing the viewership at least for the medium term (as now I sit alone in front of TV for 19 weekends).

From the forum

Happy birthday!

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On this day in F1

But it is Renault team principal Eric Boullier’s birthday today – he turns 38.