New Jersey F1 2013 street track plan

Ecclestone raises doubts over New Jersey race

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

New Jersey F1 2013 street track planIn the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone remains unconvinced about the planned 2013 New Jersey Grand Prix.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

European GP qualifying with Bernie Ecclestone (BBC)

Bernie Ecclestone: “I need to go and have another look because what I’ve seen up to now of what’s been going on I’m not quite as sure as they are. If they can get it completed and confirm to us it will be done, for sure it’ll be on the calendar.”

Formula 1 teams are considering a ban on tyre warmers for 2013 (Autosport)

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery: “What we have found in the past, when we have tried to discuss it, is that the drivers have tended to be worried about such a move, as they feel that it can create a safety issue. From our point of view, yes we can do it but we need time to do it – because it changes completely the compounds that you use.”

FIA confirms Glock can start if he?s fit (Adam Cooper)

“Despite not participating in that session he can still start, having been deemed to have met the 107% rule in practice by the stewards. However he has to be passed fit by the FIA?s Dr Gary Hartstein.”

Montezemolo: “Let’s reduce the costs” (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

“We need to get the Formula One back to the costs of the 1990s we cannot ignore what is happening in Europe and the rest of the world.”

Red Bull RB8 – updated rear suspension (F1)

“There are so many updates on Red Bull’s RB8 this weekend that it could almost be classed as a new car, with the first part of the package the rear suspension, introduced in Montreal.”

Button sorry for Valencia comments (Sporting Life)

“We’re in Valencia, and not a lot happens in a race here. It’s going to be difficult. It’s not a place famed for its fantastic overtaking manoeuvres.”

Jenson Button via Twitter

“Hey guys another tough day. Sorry for my negative comments about Valencia. Now I’ve calmed down I think there is still a lot to play for [on] Sunday!”

F1 Fanatic via Twitter

“Button’s comment were hardly controversial. He said not a lot happens in F1 races at Valencia, which happens to be true.”

Vijay Mallya via Twitter

“Formula 1 has become so very competitive, exciting and unpredictable. Not because of the genius engineers in teams but the Pirelli tyres!”


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Comment of the day

Guilherme is hoping Sauber don’t split their strategies in the race :

Dear Sauber,

Please make use of Kobayashi?s starting position and give him a strategy to move up the field, not backwards. I?m a Kamui fan but I?m not blind, I have to admit that Perez is beating him this year by quite a big margin, but sometimes I don?t get why Sauber split their strategies so much and why Kamui gets the short end of the deal.

I really hope Kobayashi has a strong race tomorrow, maybe a fifth or fourth!

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On this day in F1

The non-championship Aintree 100 was won by Horace Gould driving a Maserati 250F today in 1956.