F1 Fanatic round-up
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“[Alonso's] the toughest guy out there and he is also the cleverest. He knows what to do and after years at Ferrari he has settled in, knows how to be consistent and has kept the team going forward step by step.”
“The hosting fees suck every spare penny out of the circuit, in turn ensuring that CVC gets richer at every turn while severely jeopardising Silverstone’s facility development. Imagine how much hardcore could have been laid with just half the £16m; imagine how many car parks and bridges could be built over the full 17-year contract period.”
“Driving an F60, the car Scuderia Ferrari used in the 2009 world championship, will be Giancarlo Fisichella, who works for the Maranello team, as well as flying the flag for the Prancing Horse in GT races.”
Comment of the day
But my favourite was this from Alex Brown:
Bernie: “I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times – Tamara is off the market!”
From the forum
- I did my first TV race commentary yesterday and will be commentating again today. Here’s when and where you can watch
- Thoughts on the new Moscow Raceway when Formula Renault 3.5 are racing this weekend
- UK Sky and Virgin customers can watch German GP at no extra cost
Happy birthday to JV!
On this day in F1
Emerson Fittipaldi extended his championship lead with victory in the 1972 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.
Pole sitter Jacky Ickx led the first half of the race for Ferrari before retiring with a broken oil cooler. Jackie Stewart was second for Tyrrell ahead of Peter Revson.
Here’s the start of the race: