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In the round-up: Kimi Raikkonen spent part of his break between F1 races rising a Motocross bike.
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Pictures of Kimi Raikkonen riding a Motocross bike recently.
“Even though it’s not official, there’s definitely a strong focus on Hamilton being their main challenge for the championship.”
“A resource restriction is an agreement that is fundamentally flawed because of the structures of different companies: Ferrari operates in a completely different way to McLaren or Mercedes or Red Bull. The best way to control costs is through stable regulations.”
“Are you ready for ‘Coffee, Tea or Me?’ Yes, the bet was not forgotten! Next month, you can enjoy the inflight services from our newest recruit, Sir Richard Branson.”
“From a tyre point of view, the drivers will have to find the best compromise between performance and degradation, which is exactly the way that it has always been in Formula One.”
“Mercedes were in a unique situation at the track last year and got everything right. The tyres are different this year so you have to anticipate that it’s going to be a little bit different there for us.”
The first forecast is in for China & it looks like it'll be fine & dry all weekend. Little breezy (or even windy apparently!) but warm.
— Caterham F1 Team (@MyCaterhamF1) April 8, 2013
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Comment of the day
Will Rush alienate F1 fans by being too commercial? @Bleeps_and_Tweaks doesn’t think so:
From what I can see it looks good, and Hemsworth and Bruhl look pretty convincing in their respective roles.
Rush is and always was going to be Hollywood, it’s a movie, not a documentary. Hardcore F1 fans would always argue the sport doesn’t need to be spiced up. But this is about attracting the F1 hardcore, moderate fans and ‘not normally interested in F1′ type of film fan, therefore it’s got to have added impact and visual appeal.
I’m not expecting anything as stylish as ‘Le Mans’, because I think this has cost too much money and they need to appeal to a wide audience to recoup that. Personally I can’t wait though, this trailer has made me more enthusiastic, not less.
From the forum
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Happy birthday to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve!
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