Fernando Alonso, Jarno Trulli, Renault, 2004

Alonso: Trulli was toughest team mate in qualifying

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Jarno Trulli, Renault, 2004In the round-up: Fernando Alonso says of all his team mates – which includes Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa – the quickest over a single lap was Jarno Trulli.

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‘The others’ (Ferrari)

Alonso: “Trulli’s qualifying ability was the best I’ve ever come across among all my team mates.”

Mallya finds a needed backer in Diageo (Business Standard)

“After investing as much as $36 million in Mallya’s personal sorghum beer company in South Africa and bringing on board Smirnoff (the vodka brand of Diageo) as one of the sponsors of Mallya’s Sahara Force India racing team, Diageo has extended its corporate guarantee by another six months on the $135-million loan Mallya has taken for one of his personal companies, Watson Ltd. The latter is also one of the vehicles used by Mallya for his Formula1 (F1) team.”

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Niki Lauda, Toto Wolff, Hungaroring, 2014

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On this day in F1

Carlos Reutemann’s Brabham led from lights to flag in the Austrian Grand Prix 40 years ago today. He was joined on the podium by Denny Hulme and James Hunt.

Here’s footage from the race:

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