In the round-up: Jenson Button to do a demo run for McLaren in Hungary next week.
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A brief look at one of F1’s less successful entrants.
“For the second year in a row five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has been ranked by Forbes magazine as America?óÔé¼Ôäós most influential athlete.”
Comment of the day
However I picked this one from Alexf1man as the best:
You see Felipe, I am not only faster than you but I also have more followers!
From the forum
- Will Power on pole position ahead of Dario Franchitti for the Sao Paulo Indy 300
- The 2012 DTM seasons begins today at the Hockenheimring
- A great win for Tom Dillmann in GP2 yesterday
No F1 Fanatic birthdays today.
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 ?é?® McLaren/Hoch Zwei