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“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.”
“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.”
“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 (?é?ú6.45bn).”
“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 hopes to come close to matching its biggest-ever turnout to the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend of 100,000 fans in 2010.”
“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.”
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) February 18, 2013
Hola! Guess where we are this morning? pic.twitter.com/vPu34u0y
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 18, 2013
Vuelta al cole.. First day at school.. pic.twitter.com/aollKp5N
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) February 18, 2013
Watching Grand Prix on TV right now. Love this film. Makes me so excited for Rush to come out.
— James Hinchcliffe (@Hinchtown) February 18, 2013
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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?óÔé¼Ôäót 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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Happy birthday to Phildick!
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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