Button to do McLaren demo run in Budapest on Tuesday

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Jenson Button, McLaren, Manchester, 2011In the round-up: Jenson Button to do a demo run for McLaren in Hungary next week.

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Jenson Button and Vodafone bring Formula 1 to the streets of Budapest (McLaren)

“Throughout the weekend, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Fanzone will offer visitors a unique insight into the life of a Grand Prix team; they can try their luck at changing a wheel in a pit stop challenge, compete with their friends in a race simulator, and even try on a real Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing helmet.”

F1 flotation boosted by ??4.4bn ??guarantee? (The Telegraph)

“It will value the F1 Group at around $10bn and up to 30% of it will be listed, with CVC remaining the majority owner.”

The Inside Line – on McLaren?s Lewis Hamilton (F1)

“Q: If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?
LH: That it is slippery on the pit-lane entry in China!”

F1 test driver Susie Wolff: It’s incredibly physical driving at 280 kph (CNN)

“Many girls who are really interested in motorsport watch Formula One and see no females there, so maybe they don’t understand what they could do. I appreciate that I can have a positive influence in some kind of way. But I feel I still have a lot more to achieve before I can turn around and say I did something special, as a female in a man’s world.”

F1 Classic Video: The Scarab F1, 1962 (Formula One Update)

A brief look at one of F1’s less successful entrants.

America?s most influential athlete (MotorSport)

“For the second year in a row five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has been ranked by Forbes magazine as America?s most influential athlete.”

Comment of the day

Thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s Caption Competition. Among my favourites were those from Runforitscooby, Marcus Aurelius, Philonso, F1George and Prisoner Monkeys.

However I picked this one from Alexf1man as the best:

Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Sepang, 2012

You see Felipe, I am not only faster than you but I also have more followers!

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On this day in F1

The Zolder circuit in Belgium held its final Grand Prix today in 1984.

Michele Alboreto set the first pole position of his career and drove to victory for Ferrari, with Derek Warwick second for Renault.

Rene Arnoux took third in the other Ferrari.

Keke Rosberg rose through the field from 20th at the start to run third, only to slip to fourth when he ran out of fuel on the penultimate lap.

Here’s edited footage from the race showing Rosberg’s progress:

Image ?? McLaren/Hoch Zwei

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46 comments on Button to do McLaren demo run in Budapest on Tuesday

  1. The noise that Scarab makes….probably wasn’t a terribly efficient engine (as most American engines are) but god what a good noise.

  2. Funkyf1 (@funkyf1) said on 29th April 2012, 11:40

    Wahoo no Bahrain articles, objective… Move on, complete

  3. Dan Brown (@danbrown180) said on 29th April 2012, 14:25

    According to the EPG, IndyCar is on Sky Sports 2 at 5pm.

  4. GeorgeDaviesF1 (@georgedaviesf1) said on 29th April 2012, 20:27

    Why F1 teams continue to overlook Peterborough for a demo run I don’t know, particularly Santander sponsored teams :P

  5. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 29th April 2012, 22:20

    The demo should be good. I went to one in Manchester, the very one pictured and that was a good day, aside from the weather!

    There’s plenty to see and even if you can’t see the car, just watch the expressions of people who have never heard an F1 engine before in the flesh ;)

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