McLaren M23, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Rush filming, 2011

Rush release date and first pictures revealed

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren M23, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Rush filming, 2011In the round-up: Rush, the film based on the 1976 F1 season, will be released in September 2013.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

First Look: Official Images Of Formula 1 Racing Drama ‘Rush’ Starring Chris Hemsworth (The Playlist)

“‘Rush’ just received its release date yesterday which is September 20th, 2013.”

Equivalency rules ‘unattractive’ for F1 (Autosport)

“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.”

Kovalainen coy on 2013 seat (ESPN)

“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].”

Formula One: HRT looks East for the future (The Jakarta Post)

“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.”

Formula One star visits Saunderton (Bucks Free Press)

Mark Webber, who is ranked number two in the Formula One drivers? championship, visited the charity who is celebrating their 30th year anniversary.”

Will the Olympic Park stage an F1 race? (The Telegraph)

“Exemption requires an Act of Parliament and there is presently only one closed-road event on the mainland ?ǣ the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders ?ǣ 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

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Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Hockenheim, 2012

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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.

Image ??, Daimler/Hoch Zwei