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?óÔé¼?ôRacecar Engineering understands that while Renault and Mercedes interpreted 5.18.5 as meaning that the turbocharger needs an additional ballistic cover (which weighs around 3kg) Ferrari has not.?óÔé¼?Ø
Remi Taffin: “The fact is that obviously we are facing problems. There are many problems we can see when we’ve got new cars and also on our side new power units. But for sure we know on our side that we had one problem that we have clearly identified and we wanted to fix it.”
James Allison: ?óÔé¼?ôI haven’t seen it in the flesh. All I’ve seen are some blurry pictures, but I would like to know more about it because it does interest me.?óÔé¼?Ø
Wolff: ?óÔé¼?ôI think obviously the shitstorm we got afterwards was something not expected. Was it the right move or not? 99 per cent of our fans and spectators, and this is what counts, told us it was the wrong move so perhaps it is something to revisit.?óÔé¼?Ø
Tost: ?óÔé¼?ôWhat we?óÔé¼Ôäóve seen are teething problems – probably more than in ?óÔé¼?£normal?óÔé¼Ôäó years, but Formula One is always able to overcome them. To be honest, I expected troubles on day one.?óÔé¼?Ø
Dr Gary Hartstein: “It is extremely unlikely, and I’d honestly say virtually impossible, that the Michael we knew prior to this fall will ever be back.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôBernie Ecclestone?óÔé¼Ôäós ex-wife allegedly worked for Yugoslavian secret service (UDBA), and may have some information about Stjepan Djurekovic, Croatian media report.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôThe stunning car, which is still in exemplary condition, was bought for Senna by his manager and friend Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga, for the three-time World Champion to use when visiting his home in Portugal.?óÔé¼?Ø
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) January 29, 2014
— Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) January 29, 2014
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) January 29, 2014
— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) January 29, 2014
ERS lights, Green means safe, Red means its not. They used to be on top of the chassis, but are now more visible pic.twitter.com/df9hQ9dXZM
— Craig Scarborough (@ScarbsF1) January 29, 2014
— Darren Heath (@F1Photographer) January 29, 2014
Extinguishers blasting away on to the Force India pic.twitter.com/v7zOI5vf7H
— Lee McKenzie (@LeeMcKenzieTV) January 29, 2014
Reasonable 1st day on track, nice 2 get behind the wheel again. Pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the car is 2 drive under the new regs.
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) January 29, 2014
Who says you shouldn't read too much into testing times? Seems legit… ;) pic.twitter.com/7pSUTsg6Ra
— Caterham F1 Team (@CaterhamF1) January 29, 2014
— Tobias GrÃ¼ner F1 (@tgruener) January 29, 2014
Here's hoping for 10 cars on track tomorrow now that the Marussia is also here (even if the van bringing it to Jerez broke down on the way)
— Alan Baldwin (@alanbaldwinf1) January 29, 2014
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Comment of the day
With McLaren announcing that former Lotus Team Principal Eric Boullier is to become the team’s new Racing Director, reader Chris answers those who are critical of Ron Dennis’s approach to team management.
Look what he?óÔé¼Ôäós built McLaren into. The best British racing team in F1 history, the second most successful racing team ever in history (after only Ferrari themselves). And to top it all off, he?óÔé¼Ôäós made them the finest UK sportscar manufacturer that develops parts for the Auto industry, the motorsport industry and the aerospace industry.
And he?óÔé¼Ôäós done it all in the glory of another mans name, so don?óÔé¼Ôäót give me that about ego. He could have changed the team name to Project 4 when he bought Teddy Mayers shares out in 1981.
In my opinion, if you?óÔé¼Ôäóre not a fan of Dennis, you?óÔé¼Ôäóre no fan of McLaren. McLaren IS Ron Dennis.
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On this day in F1
Paul Frere was born on this day in 1917. Frere was a journalist first and a racing driver second, but often impressed at the wheel, particularly in his 11th and final start when he finished second to team mate Peter Collins for Ferrari at Spa-Francorchamps in 1956.
Part of the new Spa circuit was named after him following his death five years ago, at the age of 92.