Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Bahrain, 2012

Rosberg: Tyres “couldn’t be better for F1”

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Bahrain, 2012In the round-up: Nico Rosberg says F1 races have not become too much of a lottery in 2012 due to the tyres.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Rosberg: Tyre challenge great for F1 (Autosport)

“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.”

Rich List 2012 (The Times, subscription required)

Bernie Ecclestone remains 23rd, values at ??2.5bn.

F1 Heroes by Piotr Buczkowski (Design You Trust)

Some great illustrations.

Joyride: Fernando Alonso vs an ordinary bloke (Recombu)

“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.

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On this day in F1

McLaren tested an unusual new aerodynamic device on their car for the first time today in 2007: a ‘bridge’ front wing.

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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