F1 Fanatic Round-up
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“The double points is a fake fix. What’s better is to solve the issue and make the racing more compact.”
Cyruk Abiteboul: “Maybe we will have to address that as a collective issue of F1, because we need to be selling some dream.”
“Bernie Ecclestone succeeded in removing one of the legal threats hanging over him after the New York Supreme Court said it had no jurisdiction to consider a $650m lawsuit against the Formula One chief executive.” Read the full decision here (PDF).
“Max [Mosley] agreeing it was a good idea to grant those rights for such a valuably long time has caused the sport to be financially raped ever since. Without that, there?óÔé¼Ôäód have been no need for the technical sterilisation of the sport (engine freezes, spec tyres, etc), the phoney ways of trying to please the new, less hardcore audiences or the ever-increasing presence of pay drivers on the grid ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ and more than half of the teams would not be in a financially perilous state.”
“The Daily Mail has done it again. With today?óÔé¼Ôäós headline they?óÔé¼Ôäóve ‘forced’ me to take to my blog to help clarify some of what?óÔé¼Ôäós being said.” Referring to this article on Michael Schumacher’s condition.
“Once, humiliatingly, [Jackie] Stewart ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ pushing 60 at the time ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ took Jan for a driving lesson at Oulton Park and let it be known that he was the faster driver.”
Answer on McLaren’s thriving road car business.
“Off the back of a lacklustre four years in GP2, it?óÔé¼Ôäós debatable that Marcus Ericsson deserves his Formula One chance with Caterham on merit.”
— Craig Scarborough (@ScarbsF1) January 22, 2014
Amusing how some are saying 'hey the new noses look OK after all' when we haven't seen one properly yet! #F1
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) January 22, 2014
— Marussia F1 Team (@Marussia_F1Team) January 22, 2014
@Marussia_F1Team It's a pleasure to work with you!
— Scuderia Ferrari (@InsideFerrari) January 22, 2014
This is my home town. They made celebration for me! made this pic in one day! So quick but I don't like this design. http://t.co/tElcwBfIRu
— KAMUI KOBAYASHI (@kamui_kobayashi) January 22, 2014
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) January 22, 2014
Bernies contract termination as "Director" from all the companies has been filed with yesterdays date officially
— Dimi PAPADOPOULOS (@f1enigma) January 22, 2014
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Comment of the day
Only showing a profile view of the VJM07 was a cunning move by Force India but not everyone was fooled:
From the side it looks nice, but that nose cone it?óÔé¼Ôäós never going to be pretty… It?óÔé¼Ôäós such a shame, I loved the low nose cones of the late eighties, early nineties.
This shape, from the side, defines F1 cars. That?óÔé¼Ôäós how I used to draw them as a kid… kinda like the 1994 Williams or 1990 Ferrari. Sad the front will inevitably look hideous.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Brent Foster!
On this day in F1
Kimi Raikkonen prepared for his F1 comeback by testing a Renault R30 in Lotus colours in Valencia two years ago today.
Images ?é?® Caterham/LAT, Lotus/LAT