F1 Fanatic round-up
In today’s round-up: Bernie Ecclestone’s comments on a Singapore floatation spark a market for sale of F1, as potential buyers are put on alert.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“There also remains the issue of the 2013 Concorde Agreement. It is hard to see how any sale, either public or private, could take place until a new one is agreed and put in place, binding in the governing body, commercial rights holder and teams for a fixed period of five years or more.”
“Controversial Brit Lewis Hamilton could be in line for a sensational switch to Ferrari.”
“Williams F1 and TRL (the UK Transport Research Laboratory) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on research regarding the application of advanced simulator-based vehicle training technologies. This will help to improve road safety, reduce vehicle emissions and increase passenger comfort and safety.”
“Force India has vowed not to become complacent over its current sixth place position in the constructors’ championship.”
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Comment of the day
There’s been a great response to Keith’s article on the drivers will make their last F1 start next week. petebaldwin says:
If Williams have decided that Barichello isn’t going to race for them next season, it should be announced before the race so he gets a final send off.
It would be a shame for his career to end quietly after the season.
From the forum
Happy birthday to polishboy808!
On this day in F1
Jacques Laffite turns 68 today. The French driver made his F1 debut in 1974 and scored his first victory in the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp in 1977.
Like all of his six victories, it was achieved at the wheel of a Ligier, the team he started 132 of his 176 races for.