F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Williams CEO Alex Burns likens running an F1 team to “warfare”.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“The technology, high- performance engineering, use of carbon-fibre composites, that’s all like aerospace. What’s different is the speed we do things here, the intensity of the competition. Being focused on the end game of doing better at racing — that drives an incredible speed of decision making and innovation.”
“The demo drive was caught in a legal tangle after a social activist filed a PIL in a local court seeking cancellation of the demo, saying 40kph [24.8mph] was the maximum permissible speed limit on the road from Kowdiar Palace to Fine Arts College, where the drive was to be organised.”
“With just two months left for the F1 Indian Grand Prix, the organisers have sold 21,000 tickets, with the maximum sale coming from South India where more than 6000 fans have bought the entry tickets.”
Pictures of Valtteri Bottas competing in a triathlon-type event which appeared to include necking a large glass of beer! Thanks to @Nebulaf1ghter for the tip.
“The drivers on this list are the ones who all had their bell rung since that fateful day at Imola but can still talk about it today, even if some of them still don’t quite remember the fine details.”
Looks like Eliseo Salazar will be the drivers’ advisor to the stewards in Spa:
El próximo weekend Schumacher cumplirá su carrera numero 300 en Spa. Sera un honor ser el Comisario de los pilotos de F1, en esa ocasión
— Eliseo Salazar (@eliseosalazar) August 25, 2012
Comment of the day
There was no shortage of great suggestion in yesterday’s Michael Schumacher Caption Competition. Among the best were those from Verstappen, Thecollarboys, Cryptowillem, Myles Scullion, Matt and Max Jacobson.
But my favourite this week came from Sumedh:
I am still number one among the over-forty-years-old in F1. In your face, Pedro!
From the forum
- Excited F1 Fanatic readers are beginning to receive their tickets for the first United States Grand Prix in five years. If you’re one of them be sure to join in the discussion here.
- Video os a crazy crash in yesterday’s Formula Renault 3.5 race at Silverstone
No F1 Fanatic birthdays today.
On this day in F1
Felipe Massa won the Turkish Grand Prix five years ago today, leading home a Ferrari one-two ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Lewis Hamilton held third until suffering a puncture which dropped him behind team mate Fernando Alonso and Nick Heidfeld.