Max Chilton, Marussia, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013

Montreal seeking new ten-year race deal

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Will Wood

Max Chilton, Marussia, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013In the round-up: Canadian Grand Prix organisers are negotiating to keep the race in Montreal until 2024.


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Montreal eyeing new ten-year deal (ESPN)

Canadian Grand Prix promoter Francois Dumontier: “We are presently discussing an extension from 2015 to 2024, so ten years. That is the longest agreement that has ever been proposed to us. We had five years with options before.”

Mercedes to reveal FIA email that gave them ‘permission to test’ (Guardian)

“Mercedes are ready to play their trump card, in the form of an FIA email ?ǣ allegedly from their race director and safety delegate, Charlie Whiting ?ǣ granting them permission to test.”

Valtteri Bottas says Williams felt like a “different team” after he qualified third (Sky)

“It was great and as a team I think it reminds us why we are all there – it is because of those results. Once you get those results, it feels so good and it is very motivating so it felt like a bit of a different team after qualifying.”

F1 team gearing up for ??20m hit on supercar (Daily Express)

“The Williams Formula One team is expected to lose up to ??20 million in revenue this year after Jaguar put the brakes on a hybrid supercar which the two were developing.”

Abu Dhabi plans mammoth charm offensive at British Grand Prix (Middle East Online)

“Abu Dhabi will unleash a mammoth promotional charm offensive at this month?s British Grand Prix, running June 27-30 at Silverstone Circuit, to drive ticket sales for November?s FORMULA 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”


Comment of the day

After Christian Horner was awarded an OBE for services to motorsport, @yellowsapphire points out that Horner’s achievements cover more than just F1…

Previous to F1, he created and managed Arden, a team that he?s still principal of, and helped give many a driver a seat in the lower formulas. He then came into the paddock as the youngest team principal ever and took over RBR.

On the basis of that, I?d say he?s done quite a lot for motorsport. His work in the lower formulas shouldn?t be overlooked.

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On this day in F1

The first and last Swedish Grands Prix were held on this day 40 and 35 years ago respectively. Denny Hulme won the former for McLaren.

The last F1 race at Anderstorp saw victory for Niki Lauda in the controversial Brabham BT46B ‘fan car’.