Frank in race bay this evening as the FW36 fires up for the first time! 2014 starts here……
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“There will be a special celebration of Brands Hatch?óÔé¼Ôäós links with Formula 1 later this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the first race in the series to be held at the track.”
“He was a runner-up in the 1976 British Rallycross Championships in a distinctive black and yellow Volkswagen Beetle, which he named the ‘Colorado Beetle’.”
“John Button, with his great efforts (often in very difficult financial circumstances), encouraged and supported his son to become a Formula 1 champion, thus putting the town of Frome, the county of Somerset and Great Britain very much on the world motor racing stage. Thank you, John, and sincere condolences to your family.”
“When he tried that tactic in the high court at the end of last year, his claims of senile vagueness provoked guffaws among observers who, noting an undiminished acuity as he heads towards his 84th birthday, are reluctant to bet against the chance of him still being around when that 100-year deal expires in 2111.”
“Regardless of the eventual outcome of this and all the legal issues Ecclestone and various associated parties ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ CVC included ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ are embroiled in, clearly the time has come for the FIA to step in and demand that CVC take decisive action before the Formula 1 brand, which is owned by the FIA and simply leased to Alpha Topco, is irretrievably tarnished. That is no illusion.”
“Formula One needs to stop hiding in the shadows as a faceless corporation and interact with it’s fans, after all they are the ones that fund the sport.”
Comment of the day
And this week’s winner was the offering from @CmckinleyF1:
Surtees: “I was motorcycling world champion, F1 world champion, I won on this legendary circuit and I even had my own team.”
Chilton: “Not bad but did you ever finish every race in a season?”
From the forum
Happy birthday to Markg!
On this day in F1
Special birthday wishes go to Jenson Button, who turns 34 today at a difficult time for him and his family following the recent loss of his father.
Happy birthday also to former HRT driver Karun Chandhok who turns 30 today.
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