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“Bahrain circuit officials will test a new floodlight system this weekend as part of their plans to turn their 10th anniversary Formula One grand prix into a night race next year.”
“Mercedes are conducting a driver evaluation test with Malaysian driver Jazeman Jaafar at the UK?óÔé¼Ôäós Silverstone circuit on Friday. As permitted under testing regulations, Jaafar is running in a 2011-model W02 car using demonstration tyres.”
“We can all stick our heads in the sand and dance around the periphery, but until you address the fundamentals the rest of it is just window dressing.”
The Geeks/Nerds running the F1 show are ruining it by dumbing it up, not down. Absurdly overengineered racing needs back-to-basics overhaul.
— Gerald Donaldson (@f1speedreader) November 29, 2013
Current format of F1 has its problems, for sure, but solution is not to make all the races the same and force all teams to do the same race
— Andrew Benson (@andrewbensonf1) November 29, 2013
You never forget your first time… pic.twitter.com/OFfGv6XVf7
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) November 29, 2013
I'm very proud to reach @Lotus_F1Team and motivated for the next 2014 F1 season, lets push very hard!!!!
— Pastor Maldonado (@Pastormaldo) November 29, 2013
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) November 29, 2013
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 29, 2013
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Comment of the day
Should F1 drivers be forced to make two pit stops next year? Rob T says the new rules should be given time to bed in before making even more changes.
Aren?óÔé¼Ôäót there enough things changing for 2014 already? Surely we should wait and see how good the racing is with turbo engines, increased KERS etc. before introducing another rule to try to fix a problem that may no longer exist!
From the forum
Happy birthday to Anirudh, Daniel and Mark Stevenson!
On this day in F1
There are many drivers who could insist they should have won a grand prix but Mika Salo, who is 46 today, has a stronger claim than most. He handed a near-certain victory in the 1999 German Grand Prix to Ferrari team mate Eddie Irvine, who was in the hunt for the drivers’ championship. Irvine ultimately lost the title to Salo’s fellow Finn Mika Hakkinen.
Salo’s six-race stint as Michael Schumacher’s substitute marked the high point of his career and included two podium finishes. He scored a point for Toyota in their first race in 2002 but after they dropped him at the end of the season he never returned to F1.
Following a successful post-F1 career in GT racing he became part of Finland’s television F1 coverage team.
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