Sebastian Vettel, Mark Weber, Red Bull, Milton Keynes, 2011

Red Bull celebrate championship wins at home

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: 60,000 fans witness Red Bull’s celebration in Milton Keynes.

Links

Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Milton Keynes Speeding = Fine! (Red Bull)

“More than 60,000 F1 fans lined the streets of our home town to see world champion Sebastian Vettel, team-mate Mark Webber, David Coulthard, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey say thank you to our local support.”

Renault via Twitter

Response to Raikkonen falling off a snowmobile: “We just spoke to Kimi [Raikkonen]. There’s nothing to worry about, he only has a sore wrist. He might have it checked again on Monday, but that’s all.”

The Saturday interview: Bernie Ecclestone (The Guardian)

“‘The people I’ve met there are lovely people,’ Ecclestone says, prompting the response that jailing doctors for treating demonstrators doesn’t seem very lovely.”

Red Bull still committed to cost cutting (ESPN)

“It is a two-month notice period that both Ferrari and ourselves will serve and I think Sauber have joined that now. We have a meeting with some of the other FOTA members on Monday to talk about cost control, but we’ll see. Nothing is ever totally set in stone, but for the time being we feel that it is the right decision to take to step out of FOTA.”

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Comment of the day

Ollie Emery on the future of Adrian Sutil:

I don?t know about you chaps but I am waiting in anticipation for the outcome outcome of Adrian Sutil?s future.

The Brazilian Grand Prix was another example of what a great driver he is and I would hate to see him without a seat for next year. I?m happy we have a couple of old faces coming back to F1 (seems to be a developing trend?), especially with the return of Kimi, but get Sutil a seat in one of the big three and I think he could upset a few people.
Ollie Emery

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On this day in F1

Two years ago today the FIA agreed to introduce driver stewards into F1.

Since then 16 different drivers including five world champions have worked in that capacity. Here’s how many appearances each driver has made:

Driver Appearances
Johnny Herbert 5
Derek Warwick, Nigel Mansell 4
Alexander Wurz, Emerson Fittipaldi, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Emanuele Pirro 3
Tom Kristensen, Danny Sullivan, Alan Jones, Allan Mcnish 2
Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Mark Blundell, Derek Daly, Martin Donnelly 1