Adrian Newey, Red Bull, Montreal, 2012

Double points makes F1 ‘like WWF’ – Newey

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Adrian Newey, Red Bull, Montreal, 2012In the round-up: Adrian Newey likens F1’s new double points rule to artificial wrestling.


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Newey: double points cheapen F1 (Autosport)

“[It] just seems to me to be cheapening the sport. It makes it just a little bit WWF [World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment] to me.”

F1 resumes pre-season testing with Bernie Ecclestone verdict pending (The Guardian)

“The verdict is expected on Thursday. But even if Ecclestone – who denies any wrongdoing – is cleared he will have to clear an even bigger hurdle in Germany during April.”

Cold rubber (a history) (ESPN)

“Duvets and blankets were requisitioned from the beds, kept warm, and wrapped around the still-toasty tyres on the grid.”

Tweets and pictures

And here's a sneak preview of something you'll see much more of tomorrow….

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Caterham: “And here’s a sneak preview of something you’ll see much more of tomorrow…”

Comment of the day

@Bounzze is pleased Robin Frijns will have another run for Caterham in testing today:

It’s nice to see that Frijns gets to do some actual miles and not only simwork (for which actual miles are very important of course)

Looks like Caterham really was a good option for him, and he can get some more exposure, not only from Caterham but also the other teams.

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On this day in F1

Happy birthday to Stephen South who turns 62 today.

Considered a bright prospect as an upcoming driver, South’s sole F1 race entry came at the 1980 United States Grand Prix West at Long Beach, in place of the injured Alain Prost at McLaren. However he was unable to get the uncompetitive M29 onto the grid – team mate John Watson only managed to qualify 21st.

Later that year South suffered a terrible crash in a Can Am race at Trois Rivieres. His Spyker NF11 struck a concrete wall and his injuries were so severe one of his legs had to be partially amputated.

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