Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2012

Red Bull admit rules changes have slowed them

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2012In the round-up: Adrian Newey admits the rules changes on exhausts and wings have held Red Bull back this year.


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Newey: Blown-diffuser ban hurt Red Bull (Autosport)

Adrian Newey: “Having explored exhaust blowing technology quite heavily for two seasons and then having that taken away together with other changes like the front wing flexibility [test rules], hurt us quite a lot.”

Attorney General?s office says it can?t resolve F1 state funds dispute (Austin-American Statesman)

“In an opinion issued today, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said his office cannot resolve a dispute between two officials over state funds going toward Formula One races planned near Austin because it involves a disagreement over facts, not interpretation of Texas law.”

Williams F1 Does Venezuela 2012 (Williams)

Williams’ write-up of their visit to Venezuela with Pastor Maldonado omits a certain significant detail:

Bruno Senna Receives the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy (Williams via YouTube)

A Spectator?s Photographic Guide to Spa (Pure F1)

“It is possible to criss-cross the circuit through various forest tracks but this guide takes a complete uninterrupted lap from start to finish.”

Comment of the day

Broom (@brum55) spotted a good stat on Fernando Alonso :

People may say Alonso has been lucky but he is the only driver to have won a race not starting on the front row. He won from eighth and eleventh whereas the lowest anyone else has won was from second. This underlines how impressive he has been this year.
Broom (@brum55)

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On this day in F1

Having already won the drivers’ championship, Michael Schumacher offered no resistance to Rubens Barrichello in the 2002 Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari claiming a formation ‘two-one’ win.

Ralf Schumacher joined his brother on the podium but neither he nor anyone else in the field could offer a realistic challenge to the Ferraris.

Here’s an onboard lap with Schumacher in the Ferrari. Keep an eye out for the advertising logo painted on the track on the approach to turn four, a short-lived innovation in adding yet more sponsors’ logos to a race track, one which thankfully did not last.

Image ?? Red Bull/Getty images

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