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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.
“McLaren were left red-faced on Saturday after celebrating Jenson Button’s birthday by posting a picture of his former team mate Lewis Hamilton.”
“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.”
“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.”
Big day with the team in Italy yesterday. Seat fit done. Cockpit is cute. Hopefully fast. Back in england with the snow now. #snowdrifting!
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) January 19, 2013
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) January 19, 2013
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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.
My favourite and this weekend’s winner was this one from Chris (@Tophercheese21) which got a good reaction from quite a few other readers:
Alonso: “Ugh, even in the pre-season I have to carry the team.”
From the forum
Happy birthday to Cathal, Explosiva, Qazuhb and The_Sigman!
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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