F1 Fanatic Round-up
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“Maybe you would have a catalogue of penalties that any judge can choose from. That’s like the real world out there. Sometimes people try to make Formula One look so complicated, but actually the situations are very similar to the real world.”
“We have seen already that our rivals are relentless in their efforts to close the gap. As a team, it is up to us to rise to that challenge: to take that relentless mentality to an even greater extent than those around us.”
“The judge back in 1971 described him as ‘altogether extraordinary’, which is one of the nicer things said about him in Panorama’s Bernie Ecclestone: Lies, Bribes and Formula One (BBC1, Monday).”
Can't wait to watch some wheel to wheel racing at Thruxton tomorrow supporting @marc_hynes in the BTCC! Spent 10 years watching my bro in it
— Max Chilton (@maxchilton) May 3, 2014
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) May 3, 2014
Beautiful day! pic.twitter.com/KiUKXL3Fss
— Eric Boullier (@eboullier) May 3, 2014
— Jules_Bianchi (@Jules_Bianchi) May 3, 2014
“Hello friends :) Voila, my toy of the day! Thanks ART GP Karting”
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Comment of the day
But I laughed most at this cheeky contribution from Jack (@Jackisthestig):
“Have you got a better pen? I struggle without the best equipment.”
From the forum
Happy birthday to Jack Sargeant, Martin Stanley, Three4Three, Skodarap and Vickyy!
On this day in F1
On this day 20 years ago a special FIA meeting was held to review the disastrous events of the San Marino Grand Prix in which Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger were killed and Rubens Barrichello had been injured along with several spectators and pit crew members.
Meanwhile the sport continued to come under fierce pressure from worldwide media to respond to the two fatalities. In Italy the possibility of a homicide investigation into Senna’s death was raised.
Italian defence minister Fabio Fabbri told a crowd in Venice: “I hope the murder of Imola is punished. The Formula One world is worse than the gladiator’s circus.”
- 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Friday: Barrichello survives horror crash as F1′s darkest weekend begins
- 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Saturday: Ratzenberger’s death stuns F1
- 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Sunday: The crash seen around the world
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