In the round-up: F1 teams face further talks over the Resource Restriction Agreement.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
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, 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.”
“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
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).
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On this day in F1
But it is Renault team principal Eric Boullier’s birthday today – he turns 38.