F1 Fanatic round-up
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“‘Rush’ just received its release date yesterday which is September 20th, 2013.”
“It’s feasible. I don’t think it’s an attractive thing to do, personally. Equivalence formulas, we have had it before, we had it in ’88, we had turbos and normally aspirateds when we were coming the other way. It wasn’t such a bad memory for McLaren, but it wasn’t an attractive formula.”
“For me, being at McLaren was a dream come true. They are a great team, a top team – no question. I know exactly what happened at that time, and what would happen if I got the chance in the future. I would have no problem [rejoining McLaren].”
“HRT management have said that the team’s current budget is about US$50 million, less than a fifth of the biggest teams and probably half that of Caterham.”
“Mark Webber, who is ranked number two in the Formula One drivers’ championship, visited the charity who is celebrating their 30th year anniversary.”
“Exemption requires an Act of Parliament and there is presently only one closed-road event on the mainland – the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders – although central Birmingham hosted rounds of the FIA Formula 3000 Championship, grand prix racing’s former antechamber, from 1986 to 1990.”
Comment of the day
And here’s my favourite suggested by @MahavirShah:
Nico got the wrong idea when Ross Brawn said that they weren’t achieving their goals on a regular basis.
From the forum
- David Coulthard is driving the Red Bull Running Showcar in New York City
- British Touring Cars are racing at Snetterton today
Happy birthday to Pimbers4955!
On this day in F1
The non-championship Kanonloppet Grand Prix was held at Karlskoga in Sweden 50 years ago today and won by American Masten Gregory driving a Lotus-BRM.
Just ten cars started the the race, which was run over 30 laps of the 2.99km track. Roy Salvadori finished second ahead of Jo Bonnier with Graham Hill and John Surtees among the retirements.
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