Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2012

Ferrari to revise front pull-rod suspension for new car

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2012In the round-up: Ferrari will retain their unusual front pull-rod suspension for their 2013 in an “evolved” form.


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“Das Auto war nicht fantastisch, aber okay” (Auto Motor und Sport, German)

Ferrari technical director Pat Fry confirms the team will continue to use front pull-rod suspension on their new car and says he would not be surprised if others adopt it.

Red faces at McLaren after Button’s birthday greeting features picture of Hamilton (Daily Mail)

“McLaren were left red-faced on Saturday after celebrating Jenson Button’s birthday by posting a picture of his former team mate Lewis Hamilton.”

Sky Sports F1???s pre-season coverage: What?s going on? (The F1 Broadcasting Blog)

“Formula One will be on Sky Sports News, yet their dedicated Formula One channel will still be in repeats mode? That sounds incredibly like backwards logic to me.”

Why motorsport should embrace Google+ (Motorsport Musings)

“While it’s all well and good hanging information out there and using social media to signpost fans to new content, going one step further and reaching out to them – and breaking through the exclusivity barrier – will ultimately bring them much closer to the sport.”


Comment of the day

Yesterday’s Caption Competition was definitely one of the hardest to judge – there were loads of suggestions that made me laugh out loud.

I especially liked those from Thecollaroyboys, Joolsy, Tyler, MahavirShah, Magnificent Geoffrey and Davros.

My favourite and this weekend’s winner was this one from Chris (@Tophercheese21) which got a good reaction from quite a few other readers:

Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, 2013

Alonso: “Ugh, even in the pre-season I have to carry the team.”

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On this day in F1

Jim Clark won the non-championship Lady Wigram Trophy at Christschurch in New Zealand on this day 45 years ago.

Clark, driving a Lotus 49, led home Chris Amon (Ferrari) and Denny Hulme (Brabham BT23).

Today is also Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost’s birthday. He is 57.

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