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“‘The people that were against it were some of the teams,’ said Ecclestone adding that the critics ‘don’t know why it’s a bad idea. They have no idea why.'”
“Brian Hart, the engineer whose eponymous company built Formula One engines for the likes of Toleman, Jordan and Minardi amongst others, has died at the age of 77 following an illness.”
“‘The clinical state of Michael Schumacher is stable as he’s under permanent care and treatment,’ Grenoble hospital said in a statement on Monday. ‘However, the medical team in charge stresses that it continues to assess his situation as critical.'”
“It’s just so expensive now to get out of Australia and to prove yourself. It’s always been tough, but now it’s very, very difficult, as we’re finding with Mitch and those guys.”
Tweets and pictures
Rubens Barrichello: “Two legends having a chat at my pit garage in ’94… Great guy Brian Hart.. RIP my friend.”
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Comment of the day
Chris draws an interesting comparison between F1 and football:
People will watch a 90 minute football match with three goals and rave about how great the game was.
Yet the same people will watch a 90 minute race with three overtakes and say it’s boring.
At what point between watching the two sports does the mindset change?
From the forum
Happy birthday to Raginginferno, Akshay.It and Mole!
On this day in F1
Happy birthday to Lewis Hamilton who is 29 today!
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