F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Red Bull offer fans the chance to put their pictures on Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s cars at the British Grand Prix as they did in 2007.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“On 6-8 July, both of Red Bull Racing’s Formula One cars will be covered in a collage of pictures in a campaign for the charity Wings for Life. Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber invite you to join them in their race by adding your photo to their cars.”
See pictures of the Red Bull Faces for Charity car that raced at Silverstone five years ago:
“Massa’s appearance at the Sao Paulo IndyCar event at the weekend prompted talk that he could follow Barrichello’s lead and move to the US-based category – something that has been denied.”
“At just over 1km, approximately five-eights of a mile, the back straight is long and has a nice slight right slant to it in addition to some mild elevation change. Cars entering turn 12 will be passing each other at 200mph, making the area around turn 12 an entertaining place to watch the race.”
“Paddock rumour suggests McLaren have a mechanic adjustable rear brake duct to alter heat going into the tyre via the wheel.”
“There are over 4,500 parts on each car, but constant enhancements mean this number rapidly increases throughout the season. Lee estimated around a third of the parts on the car change between the first and last race of the year.”
“Straight-talking BRDC president Derek Warwick on current Formula 1, his career, his work for the BRDC and trying to punch Michael Schumacher’s lights out.”
Yours for a cool £600,000 (£975,000).
Comment of the day
Silverkeg is enjoying the unpredictable season so far:
What is immediately obvious from the races alone though is the tightening of the field. The chasm between front-runners and midfield from last year has disappeared. The midfield is completely unpredictable itself and the front running group has become larger with each team throwing points away and taking advantage at individual races.
This is what has added that extra bit of enjoyment to the races this season for me, the unpredictability. I thought we had lost underdog performances last year, I blamed DRS, but we have rediscovered it. I know I for one am loving it!
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On this day in F1
Emerson Fittipaldi won the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama 40 years ago today for Lotus.
Jacky Ickx started from pole position for Ferrari but finished second, the only other driver on the lead lap. Team mate Clay Regazzoni was third.