Raikkonen plays down Hulkenberg incident

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Sepang, 2013In the round-up: Kimi Raikkonen says his run-in with Nico Hulkenberg in the Malaysian Grand Prix was “pretty close” after complaining he “pushed me off” during the race.


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Kimi Raikkonen on the Chinese Grand Prix (Lotus)

“It was racing and that?s what we?re all here for. There were a few times where it got pretty close. There are things you should and shouldn?t do but this is racing and at the end of the day I don?t think it changed our result too much.”

Finance ministry orders probe against Mallya, others for ‘tax evasion’ (The Times of India)

“Rajya Sabha member and chief of ailing Kingfisher airline Vijay Mallya, top industrialists and Lok Sabha member Vivekananda Kadam and those who figure in the list of names exposed by a global media investigative operation are being probed for alleged tax evasion.”


Comment of the day

Yesterday was 45 years since Jim Clark passed away – here’s thoughts from @Bullmello:

Clark was best. Almost never do I utter or type such words, but Clark was best. On the race track and off there are seldom a better race car driver or gentleman. Jim Clark is the reason I became interested in Formula One.

As a young boy in America who followed the Indy 500 every year I became fascinated with Jim Clark and interested in what other races he drove in. Viewing F1 then was usually done some time after the race in the form of highlights.

Still became fascinated with F1 and over the years viewing got better. Would I be a fan of F1 had it not been for the accomplishments of the likes of Jim Clark, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney and others with their race anywhere anytime attitudes? Who knows. 45 years later I still thank you, Jim Clark. Clark was best.

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On this day in F1

Jackie Stewart won the non-championship BRDC International Trophy race at Silverstone on this day 40 years ago.

Ronnie Peterson finished ten seconds behind Stewart’s Tyrrell, with Clay Regazzoni third.