Adrian Sutil, Force India, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Sutil and Bianchi to test for Force India

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Adrian Sutil, Force India, Abu Dhabi, 2011In the round-up: Force India will run 2013 seat contenders Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi at this week’s test.


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Sutil and Bianchi in Force India test (Reuters)

“It’s not a shoot-out. It’s just two drivers helping the team with this week’s test. I don’t think it should be perceived as such, that’s not the intention.”

Red Bull assures Webber over equality (Autosport)

“Asked by Gazzetta dello Sport whether that meant Red Bull would put its full weight behind three-time champion Vettel, [Dietrich] Mateschitz insisted Webber would have a fair chance.”

CVC revs up for Formula One float (The Telegraph)

“Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is planning to float Formula One on the Singapore stock exchange in October and is targeting a valuation of more than $10bn (??6.45bn).”

Stoffel Vandoorne joins McLaren Young Driver Programme (McLaren)

“Having won the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship in 2012, he will step up to compete in the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship this year, driving for the successful Fortec motorsports team.”

BIC all set for 2013 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix (Bahrain International Circuit)

“BIC hopes to come close to matching its biggest-ever turnout to the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend of 100,000 fans in 2010.”

Ferrari: the world?s most powerful brand (Ferrari)

“Ferrari took the number one spot of the top five most powerful brands in 2013 ahead of the likes of Google, Coca-Cola, PwC and Hermes on a list that includes the 500 most famous companies in the world.”


Comment of the day

Has popular opinion in Melbourne turned against the Grand Prix?

People against the Australian Grand Prix will do anything. I love the Grand Prix but if the majority of people there didn?t want it, then I would think F1 should leave.

The problem comes when comes when people will say anything to get rid of it. It is ludicrous to suggest that it has a real effect on the water levels, and trying to pull on peoples heart strings by including people with disabilities into the argument is a bit of a desperate argument.

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On this day in F1

Eighties F1 hopeful Stephen South turns 63 today. South won the British F3 championship in 1977 and got his F1 break as a substitute for Alain Prost at Long Beach in 1980. But he failed to qualify and later that year was badly injured in a Can-Am crash at Trois-Rivieres.

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