Pirelli super-soft tyre, Hockenheimring, 2014

Pirelli can “live with” more than 20 races per year

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pirelli super-soft tyre, Hockenheimring, 2014In the round-up: Pirelli say they are content to supply tyres for more than 20 races per year.


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Open article Pirelli open to more races (Crash)

Motorsport director Paul Hembery: “At the end of the day the more races you have the more value you create – ultimately – because you get more visibility. So we’re not against doing more races, it just creates for everybody a practical human problem because people struggle with their natural lives so you might have to double up in some areas and create a duplication of roles, but you live with it.”

Mercedes denies F1 an engine formula (Autosport)

Paddy Lowe: “Our car is very quick. There are other cars running that power unit that aren’t as quick, so it’s a whole system.”

CBI trains guns on IDBI over king size loan to Vijay Mallya (India Today)

“[Vijay Mallya’s] Kingfisher Airlines already owes 7,500 crore [Rupees, £731m] to a consortium of 17 banks, (see accompanying story and box) with the State Bank of India topping the list.”


Comment of the day

Among the top suggestions for Saturday’s Caption Competition were those from RRRacer007, JayfreeseKnight, Andae23, Brownerboy and Magnificent Geoffrey.

However I selected this one from @Me4me as the winner:

Tony Fernandes, Robin Frijns, Marcus Ericsson, Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 2014

With one of his pockets already empty, Fernandes hold a firm hand on the other.

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