In the round-up: Red Bull hit a revenue record in 2011 as they won the constructors’ championship for the second time.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“Energy drinks manufacturer Red Bull gave its championship-winning Formula 1 team a ?é?ú3.5m marketing boost last year, driving its revenue to a record ?é?ú108.5m, according to Christian Horner, the boss of the racing outfit.”
“If you would walk through the factory today, you would see a massive improvement compared to three years ago.”
[Local limousine and charter service George] Mery said that, because race traffic was handled so smoothly this year, there?óÔé¼Ôäós no reason why Circuit of the Americas couldn?óÔé¼Ôäót accommodate more fans next year.”
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Comment of the day
Mantresx picked up on an interesting claim form Ferrari yesterday’s round-up:
From the Ferrari article:
“By the time he had signed for McLaren, Mexico?óÔé¼Ôäós Sergio Perez had already left the Academy.”
I don?óÔé¼Ôäót believe that, at the time it was never mentioned he had “left” the Academy before signing and actually I remember Baldisserri saying that he was too aggressive, blah blah blah, so he must’ve been involved one way or another at the time.
From the forum
- What’s it like watching F1 in Australia?
- @Olliekart is doing a series of video track guides for Codemasters’ F1 2012
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On this day in F1
Happy birthday to former F1 driver Bertrand Gachot who is 50 today.
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