Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014

Hamilton doesn’t want a repeat of Bahrain

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton says he wants to have a more comfortable margin over team mate Nico Rosberg than he had during their close battle in Bahrain.

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Hamilton: I don’t want Rosberg battles (Autosport)

“I was determined to make sure that in China we were not close, like we were at the last race [in Bahrain]. It was definitely feeling a bit more like it was in Malaysia.”

Nico Rosberg selfie video: driving Fangio´s W196 silver arrow from 1954 (Nico Rosberg via YouTube)

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Mercedes C-Class AMG DTM, Hockenheimring, 2014

Mercedes’ DTM cars carry the same messages of tribute to Michael Schumacher that their F1 cars do.

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The FIA’s plan for a budget cap has been scrapped for the second time in four years. Here’s @TimothyKatz on one of the problems with the idea:

If a team overspends this year, their accounts will not be finalised until next year and presented even later than that.

So a team that has overspent will not necessarily be found to have overspent until late the following season or even later than that. Are the FIA to alter the results of previous seasons or would they impose sanctions (whatever they are) on the team this season or even next season? What if the team no longer exists in the Virgin-to-Marussia mode?

You would also have to consider how prior and post season spending would work. Team Haas are spending this year for next year. Is that expenditure to be counted in with next season, or is it to be ignored as it pertains to a year when Haas did not have not have a FIA entry?

I can foresee some very rich accountants at the end of this – and no benefit at all to to F1 racing.
@TimothyKatz

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On this day in F1

1994 F1 seasonAyrton Senna’s funeral was held 20 years ago today following his fatal accident during the San Marino Grand Prix.

Up to three million Brazilians are believed to have stood in the streets of Sao Paulo to watch as Senna’s body was taken to its final resting place.

Among the drivers in attendance were Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart, Emerson, Christian and Wilson Fittipaldi, Gerhard Berger, Derek Warwick, Johnny Herbert, Mauricio Gugelmin, Roberto Moreno, Raul Boesel, Michele Alboreto, Thierry Boutsen, Pedro Lamy and Hans Stuck Jnr.

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