Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

Red Bull considering Pirelli test

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011In the round-up: Christian Horner says Red Bull is considering doing a test for Pirelli.


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Red Bull explore tyre test (Sporting Life)

“Whatever happens it has to be done transparently. We don’t want people sneaking off behind closed doors – and wearing nondescript helmets.”

Red lightning at the green hell (Ferrari)

Fernando Alonso: “I see it looking good and I think we can give it an 8, a good score. We are definitely not the quickest car, however, it is a very complete car, so I am pleased with it I would say. As for myself, it?s not for me to give a number. I?ve definitely improved a lot since the early years, let?s say we are more complete, but there is always room for improvement race by race with experience, with everything.”

Honda to fire up new F1 engine this autumn (Autosport)

“Although the manufacturer is understood to have been conducting preliminary research into F1’s new engine rules for some time, it is only in recent months that the project has been given the green light.”

Race drivers must test first – Fernley (ESPN)

“The last thing you want to do is to put an untried tyre on to Silverstone with young drivers ?? I think that it’s important for your own peace of mind as a team, and each team has to make its own decision.”

The Finishing Line – with McLaren?s Jenson Button (F1)

“Overtaking is always a good feeling. A couple that have been mentioned recently aren’t necessarily the best moves, but were great moments – going past Sebastian (Vettel) on the last lap at Montreal in 2011 to win the race is one, and overtaking Michael Schumacher at my first ever British Grand Prix is another.”


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Historic events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are great but they do have one drawback:

Am I the only one around here who hates when they put current liveries on older cars? Thank god the e doesn?t show any Santander logos!

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