James Calado, Force India, Young Drivers' Test day one, Silverstone, 2013

Calado pursuing Force India race seat

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

James Calado, Force India, Young Drivers' Test day one, Silverstone, 2013In the round-up: GP2 driver James Calado confirms his management team are pursuing a seat for him at Force India next year.

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Calado ‘hopeful’ over talks (Sky)

“I can’t hide that we’re having discussions with Force India, my manager Nicolas Todt is talking to them now, and it’s hopefully likely that things will happen in the near future.”

Webber believes F1 quality dropping (Autosport)

“There are a lot of talented guys out there, but a lot are slipping through the net unfortunately. That’s a sad state. [Robin] Frijns for example is a phenomenal young talent, [but] has got no cash.”

Ton up for Sutil (ESPN)

“At the moment I’m 11th in the championship. I want to be probably ninth or eighth at the end of the season so still some things to improve.”

Could innovation in Formula One drive sustainable technology? (The Guardian)

“It used to take thousands of hours to build a chassis out of carbon fibre ?ǣ now it takes four and a half hours. It is not just about the transfer of technology but also transfer of expertise.”

Front-wing vortex breakdown (McCabism)

“Whilst Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations are the CFD workhorse of modern motorsport, RANS is known to be inadequate for representing separated flows, and in particular for representing large-scale vortical phenomena, such as vortex evolution and breakdown.”

Maurice Hamilton – I talked my way in (Mario Muth via YouTube)

Underwhelming sporting victories (The Telegraph)

“With the might of Ferrari up against two minnows of the sport, the six-car race became a procession for [Michael] Schumacher and his team-mate Rubens Barrichello who filled the top two positions.”


Comment of the day

@Firebee thinks race organisers shouldn’t stop fans taking essential supplies like water in with them:

The organisers of the group I was with told us that last year at the Hungaroring stewards threw the screw caps of bottles away at entry. So we were prepared for some funny business with bringing in bottles before hand. The organiser told us it is different each year at the Hungaroring.

A friend of mine had two or three one-and-a-half litre bottles with him in his bag, he had to leave two of them behind or give them away. Each day his bag did get checked. They also checked my messenger bag once. And I did see them checking bags of other people too. In that heat, a bit too much if you ask me, let people bring what they want and need I think is best in such conditions.

The 400 Forints (??1.16) for a bottle of water I thought was quite expensive too, by the way. The food in general left much to be desired in my opinion. Had some fries on Friday but that’s it. No big sausage etc… for me.

Weird that they uphold such rules at the more hotter Grands Prix. You?d think they would cool down on the rules and let people enjoy it to the max and mind their health too. Seriously irresponsible but there’s not much what we can do about that.

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On this day in F1

Stirling Moss scored his final world championship race victory at the Nurburgring Nordschelife on this day in 1961.

Moss mastered the tricky wet conditions at the track to win ahead of the Ferraris of Wolfgang von Trips and Phil Hill.

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