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“It looked like it could be difficult after the first day, but from that point onwards the car ran very reliably. In terms of mileage I would say we are ahead of schedule, while in terms of the bits and pieces we have struggled with and the challenges ahead of the first race, I think we are about where we expected to be.”
“Only Lotus would comment, a spokesman saying: ‘The best thing would be to make all the races double points.’”
GP2 racer Felipe Nasr is tipped to join Willimas as a test driver.
“There is a major new piece of technology coming which will allow a much fuller and less robotic understanding of what the driver is doing.”
“It follows the establishment last month of a new Honda motorsports base in Japan, with the move to the new location in Sakura City, Tochigi, designed to further strengthen the famed car manufacturer?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 development organization.”
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Comment of the day
Julien is pleased by the tie-up between Force India and GP2 team Hilmer:
This is a very good development for the GP2 championship.
Hilmer was a decent team last year, but they were financially in trouble. Adrian Quaiffe-Hobbs replaced Robin Frijns in the middle of the season, because Frijns had no money and Adrian was well financed.
Now that some of the GP2 teams have got support from a Formula 1 team (Caterham GP2 team, Marussia, Force India with Hilmer, McLaren/Honda with ART) the seats will be filled with real talents, instead of who has the most money to offer. Hopefully the GP2 teams will get more of these link-ups with Formula One teams. That will make the championship even more interesting as it already is.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Straightline and Sandlefish!
On this day in F1
Jean Alesi was the next of the Ferrari’s drivers to sample the new 412 for the upcoming 1994 season on this day 20 years ago.
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