Christian Horner, Red Bull, Melbourne, 2013

Horner awarded OBE for services to motorsport

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Will Wood

Christian Horner, Red Bull, Melbourne, 2013In the round-up: Red Bull boss Christian Horner has received an OBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours list.


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Paul Lawrie & Christian Horner get OBEs in Birthday Honours list (BBC)

Christian Horner: “To be in the company of men and women who have achieved such great things for the country is something very, very special. This is right up there with what I have achieved in motorsport.”

Farewell Caberzon! (Ferrari)

Luca di Montezemelo: “The news of the death of Gonzalez saddened me greatly. Over all these years, he was always very attached to Ferrari and, as a driver and a man, he played an integral part in our history. His death means we have lost a true friend.”

Sam Michael admits the Canadian Grand Prix was a ‘brutal weekend’ for McLaren (Sky)

Sam Michael: “To be lapped by the top cars, that is probably the most important thing for us to concentrate on. We are still developing the car and it is responding, just not as fast as we had hoped.”

Derek Warwick open about challenges facing Silverstone this year (JAonF1)

“We?re struggling to keep up with our debt. We spent ??42m on the circuit and the wing ?ǣ so all we need now is for Lewis [Hamilton] and Jenson?s [Button] car to get quicker and that German driver [Sebastian Vettel] to go a bit slower ?ǣ along with that Spanish driver [Fernando Alonso].”

VIDEO: Ron Howard’s Formula 1 film ‘Rush’ – New featurette (GeekTyrant)

“Go behind the scenes of Ron Howard’s great looking Formula One film Rush in this new featurette.”


Comment of the day

News of the passing of Jose Froilan Gonzalez has been met with great sadness throughout the Formula 1 community. Reader @Fer-no65 remembers his own encounters with the Ferrari legend.

RIP Pepe?? :( such a sad day. A member of a golden era in our country?s motorsport history.

To think, also, that I met him plenty of times walking around his FIAT dealership near my dad?s shop. Always cheerful, willing to say hello to anyone.

You will be missed, Pepe.

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On this day in F1

Ron Flockhart was born 90 years ago today. He made sporadic appearances at races in the fifties and gave the Connaught team their only podium finish in a world championship race with third at Monza in 1956.

After F1 he turned his attention to setting aviation records but lost his life in an aeroplane crash in 1962.

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