F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Nico Rosberg says F1 races have not become too much of a lottery in 2012 due to the tyres.
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“It couldn’t be better for Formula 1. Also within the races, with the tyre degradation and with lots of overtaking, we’ve had lots of exciting races.”
Bernie Ecclestone remains 23rd, values at £2.5bn.
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“Obviously Fernando wasn’t there to hand me my backside in person – the man has bigger fish to fry – but seeing as we’ve both completed flying laps of the legendary track and recorded our laps, we can utilise the magic of technology to see just how quick a two-time world champion F1 driver is compared to myself – just an ordinary bloke who learned how to drive with a computer game.”
Comment of the day
Bag0 has doubts about the future of the Hungarian Grand Prix:
I really cant see the Hungaroring getting more money from the government, and their new projects wont be enough to pay off Bernie.
In 2008 they renewed the contract, with the condition, that the payment will raise 10% a year. In 2008 that was 18.200.000 dollar, so in 2017 they would have to pay about 43.000.000 bucks.
From the forum
- Who’s heading to round five? Join the discussion here: Going to the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya
- Will Power wins again in IndyCar
- And a thoroughly soaked BTCC weekend at Thruxton
Happy birthday to Ccolanto, Mike Weilding and Oliver!
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On this day in F1
A long element connected the two endplates, passing over the top of the car’s nose.
Since the aerodynamic rules change in 2009, such elements are no longer allowed.
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