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“Toro Rosso is still our rookie team and its goals differ from those of Red Bull Racing. But that’s not to say we’re happy with the development of the car. Significant improvements need to be found and are being called for.”
“Immediately following the first Colombian GP, Frank Williams had hot-footed it back to England, carrying with him the two March chassis as hand baggage (!) and with an order list from other drivers as long as your arm.”
Yesterday I remember 1996, my 1st FIA awards, World Champ in Karting. I came back to pick up 5 more trophies but now in F1. #dreamsComeTrue
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) December 8, 2012
Hospital trip planned a while back, i needed further surgery from previous injury. All good and on the mend. #offseason
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Comment of the day
@Prisoner-Monkeys was surprised to see the Circuit of the Americas passed over for the Formula One promotional trophy in favour of last year’s winners India:
For the past four years, the promoter’s trophy has been awarded to the event that joined the calendar that year. In 2008, Singapore won it. In 2009, it was Abu Dhabi. South Korea won in 2010, and India in 2011. In light of this trend, I thought that Austin would have won it, especially considering that they were actually able to have the circuit ready before the deadline of ninety days before the race – unlike Korea and India – and the way the event was a runaway success.
It’s strange, then, that India would win it again. I suppose politics played its part again – I have a difficult time accepting the idea that Austin fell out of favour because of the stop-work order and legal wrangling over the rights to the race – with the sport trying to tie itself further into India.
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Happy birthday to Myles Woerner!
On this day in F1
Five years ago today Martin Brundle fired back at the FIA accusing them of “double standards” in their handling of spying cases involving McLaren and Renault and revealed they had complained about his commentary while he was at ITV:
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