Sebastian Vettel, Christian Horner, Shanghai, 2012

Horner says Vettel isn’t joining Ferrari

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Christian Horner, Shanghai, 2012In the round-up: Christian Horner says Sebastian Vettel is not in negotiations about joining Ferrari.

Links

Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Vettel will be staying put, says Red Bull boss (Reuters)

Christian Horner: “I have spoken with Sebastian about it and he’s made it quite clear that he hasn’t had any dialogue and hasn’t signed anything with Ferrari. The rumour mill always will continue.”

Haug: Young driver test row ‘ridiculous’ (Autosport)

“Plans were thrown into disarray when Silverstone informed teams that it could not make the circuit available as planned because of its British GP contract with Formula One Management.”

Smedley: “Our car is good in high speed corners” (Ferrari)

“In Valencia we didn?t have the quickest car, but compared to the start of the year, we had a much improved car, which is down to a great job from the whole team. However, our car has always been particularly suited to high speed corners and Silverstone is dominated by high speed turns for almost two thirds of the track.”

Charles Pic via Twitter

“I’m very affected by what happened to Maria [de Villota] today and I sincerely hope she will heal quickly. All my thoughts are for her and her family.”

F1 Fanatic on Twitter

Yesterday’s Tweets include dozens from the FOTA Fans Forum at the Williams Conference Centre.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 ?ǣ A Festival of Stopped (I Watch Too Much Racing)

“The traffic and the volume of people spoiled the day for me. I ended up missing the entire first run of cars (including F1) which is stupid if you?re only going for one day. Then when we went trackside the only available place was a quiet little clearing where the bales obscured most of the cars.”

Comment of the day

The most widely expressed sentiment on the site yesterday was concern for the condition of Maria de Villota. Celeste was just one of many to wish her a rapid recovery on hearing she’d regained consciousness after her testing crash:

That’s good news.

Best wishes and speed recovery…
Celeste

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On this day in F1

Mercedes returned to Grand Prix racing today in 1954 in the French Grand Prix at Reims.

Juan Manuel Fangio gave the W196 a debut victory, crossing the finishing line side-by-side with team mate Karl Kling having lapped the opposition.

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