F1 Fanatic round-up
“There’s a lot of work to do to fine tune the F2012 but, as both Fernando and I said last week, I think this car has plenty of potential. It will be important to do a lot of kilometres next week, because we have many ideas we want to try out and it’s essential we don’t have any problems.”
“Ferrari was able to report that it has increased its sales from 6,573 in 2010 to 7,195 in 2011, an increase of more than nine percent. This included a mammoth leap in the Greater China market of 62 percent, jumping from 478 sales in 2010 to 777 in 2011.”
“I feel pressure to deliver yes, but it’s not only pressure from Red Bull, it’s pressure from myself. And not only this year, but since I joined with Red Bull four or five years ago.”
“‘The FIA, like many in the diplomatic community in the kingdom, the main political opposition … believes the staging of a Grand Prix would be beneficial in bridging some of the difficulties Bahrain is experiencing,’ a spokesman for the FIA said on Wednesday. ‘The FIA is not in a position to influence political matters in a sovereign country such as Bahrain and we can only wish for a long-term peaceful solution.’”
Thanks LAK for the tip.
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Comment of the day
As ever there were lots of terrific suggestions for yesterday’s caption competition.
But my favourite gets to grace the caption (right) and that was the one submitted by Renner. Congratulations!
From the forum
- Still seeing a lot of posts from fans trying to find the cheapest deal for Sky’s F1 channel in 2012
Happy birthday to Phildick!
On this day in F1
A revealing quote from Michael Schumacher on the subject of retirement, which he gave on this day in 2002:
“As long as I can compete with them, that’s fine. But once I find out that I’m too slow then I will have to start thinking.”
Image © Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo