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In the round-up: Timo Glock on his F1 departure.
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Glock says Marussia losing tenth place in the constructors’ championship – and the income that comes with it – cost him his place in F1.
Der Spiegel claims Bernie Ecclestone has told the Nurburgring they will not host the German Grand Prix this year.
“The highest earner in F1 this season will be [Lewis] Hamilton on $31m (£19.6m), some way ahead of [Fernando] Alonso on a reputed €15m (£12.7m).”
Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Charlie Kimball won the Daytona 24 Hours for Ganassi.
Are the growing signs of abandonment at Valencia’s F1 track an indication it’s held its last F1 race?
“‘Funny old world, isn’t it,’ was a favourite expression of the late, great journalist Denis Jenkinson. Were he alive today (he died in 1996) Jenks would surely find the current version of the F1 world funnier than ever.”
— Diego Merino (@DMerinoF1) January 27, 2013
— Henry Hope-Frost (@henryhopefrost) January 27, 2013
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Comment of the day
To me it read like two old guys remembering the glory days, and talking about “kids theses days””.
Good point about Mansell and the Williams.
The world turns and things change. As far as limiting telemetry data, I doubt it would ever happen, and why should they? The team still has to use it, it’s not cut and dry. They have to collect it with proper runs by the driver and figure out what it all means.
Plus why throw motor racing into the past? Isn’t that one of the whole points of motorsport… advancement?
I see both sides of the tyre issue. But I don’t think it’s anywhere near having the same chassis or engine.
I mean, there are drivers and constructors championships, for a reason that’s what counts. That is F1. There will never be a tyre manufactures’ championship. Multiple manufactures is a variable no one really really cares about and can have ill effects.
- ‘In our day we got paid to drive’ – Mansell and Piquet on modern F1
- “I should have won ’86, he should have won ’87″ – Piquet and Mansell on their rivalry
From the forum
Happy birthday to Hoshi!
On this day in F1
Emerson Fittipaldi got his world championship defence off to a good start with victory in the first race of the 1973 season in Argentina 40 years ago today.
Tyrrell team mates Francois Cevert and eventual champion Jackie Stewart joined him on the podium.
Image © Marussia