Monisha Kaltenborn, Sauber, Buddh International Circuit, 2013

Kaltenborn still believes in cost cap

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Monisha Kaltenborn, Sauber, Buddh International Circuit, 2013In the round-up: Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn still believes a cost cap could work despite the FIA abandoning plans to introduce one.


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Policing a budget cap ‘not difficult’ (ESPN)

“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.”

Toto: As a team, it is up to us to rise to the challenge (Mercedes)

“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.”

Sport on TV: Race to keep up with Bernie Ecclestone’s money trail beats F1 for drama (The Independent)

“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).”


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Comment of the day

There were many great suggestions for this weekend’s Caption Competition including those from Steven, Ryan Petersen and Graham228221.

But I laughed most at this cheeky contribution from Jack (@Jackisthestig):

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 2014

“Have you got a better pen? I struggle without the best equipment.”

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On this day in F1

1994 F1 seasonOn 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.”

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