Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2013

Vettel: “The usual teams” will be ahead in 2014

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2013In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel doesn’t expect the new rules for 2014 to lead to a major shake-up among the front-runners.

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Vettel: Top teams will still lead way (Autosport)

“Nobody really knows what is going to happen but I think it will help the big teams at the front again, so the usual teams.”

Adrian Sutil: Up Close & Personal (Sauber via YouTube)

V8 Supercars could race for championship points at Melbourne Grand Prix (SMH)

“F1 rules did not allow V8 Supercars to use the main pit lane, precluding the pit stops that are required at championship events.”

Comment of the day

Does Esteban Gutierrez deserve a second season at Sauber? Here’s @Andae23’s view:

I?m still a bit undecided about Gutierrez. Purely from a driving point of view: I was watching him at turns 10-11 of the Hungaroring in GP3 2012, and I noticed he was the only driver that could really nail those turns. But if you look at onboards from 2013, he just looks very nervous. So perhaps the car just didn?t suit him in 2013.

I think he deserves a second chance in 2014, hopefully to redeem himself.

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On this day in F1

Pierre Levegh was born on this day in 1905. The French driver piloted his own Lago-Talbot in half-a-dozen races in the first two years of the world championship.

But his real passion was the Le Mans 24 Hours, which he once came within an hour of completing single-handedly, in the days before rules required multiple drivers to share a car.

Tragically, Levegh was killed along with over 80 spectators in one of the worst accidents in motor racing history when his Mercedes was launched off the back of Lance Macklin’s car and landed in the crowd.

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