Vitantontio Liuzzi, HRT, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Liuzzi: “Of course I miss Formula One”

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Vitantontio Liuzzi, HRT, Abu Dhabi, 2011In the round-up: Former HRT driver Vitantonio Liuzzi says he would like to return to the “pinnacle” of motor racing.

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Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Liuzzi does not rule out Formula One comeback (Touring Car Times)

“Of course I miss Formula One. Because it is the pinnacle of the sport and the ultimate goal in a racing driver’s career. For sure I would like to try to get back there in the future.”

On the Button (The Sun)

Damon Hill: “It is something that comes to you after a number of years in F1. All the things you have learned finally come together and that is what we are seeing with Jenson.”

Damon Hill ‘conflicted’ about Bahrain GP (BBC Radio 4)

Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly: “The authorities are desperate for Formula 1.”

Question marks still remain on the Bahrain Grand Prix (The National)

“The president of Bahrain’s automobile federation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Isa Al Khalifa, said he expected protests at the event and is ‘happy’ for people to do so as long as they remain peaceful and orderly.”

Bahrain Activist?s Hunger Strike Belies Image of Calm Ahead of Formula One Race (The New York Times)

“Protesters in Bahrain dressed like race-car drivers and held toy guns to convey the message: ‘Formula One Kills.'”

The Unforgettable Jim Clark (Peter Windsor)

A long read on Jim Clark that is definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

The future of Formula 1 electronics (Autosport – subscription required)

“After five years of off-the-shelf electronic systems, over the next 12 months F1’s engine companies face two completely different races against time: one to interface their V8s with the new ECUs; the other to fully integrate the black box’s myriad systems into their ‘green’ machines.”

Life At The Back Of The Pack (F1 Podcast)

“Another factor is where exactly are the lapped drivers supposed to go? If they stray off the racing line, their tyres will collect marbles, which will therefore affect their own personal race. If they remain on the racing line, forcing the lapping cars to stray off the line, then they also will collect marbles and have their race affected. It’s a vicious circle that the blue flags can’t always solve.”

Comment of the day

We had several great Caption Competition entries this week from Willinot, Bendanarama, WebberCANwin94 and Prisoner Monkeys.

But here’s the winner from Tom L:

Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Melbourne, 2012

“Tenner on Alonso leading after Malaysia?”
“Oh come on, don?t be ridiculous!”

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On this day in F1

Fernando Alonso scored his first F1 victory with McLaren five years ago today.

Team mate Lewis Hamilton, in his second Grand Prix start, made it a one-two for the silver teams after a race-long battle with the Ferrari drivers.

Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium after team mate Felipe Massa went off trying to pass Hamilton.

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