"Sources say Pirelli made a presentation to the teams in which it said its tyres, made to the planned 2017 dimensions, could not cope with more than a 10-15% increase in downforce without it needing to impose much higher tyre pressures."
"Whisper Films was set up in 2010 by former BBC Sport F1 producer Sunil Patel, former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard and BT Sport and former BBC F1 presenter, Jake Humphrey. Channel 4 took a minority stake in the production company in 2015 as part of its Indie Growth Fund."
"C4 is studiously avoiding any public commitment to audience levels, but privately it believes F1 will increase its monthly reach, help it rebalance its gender split (currently 52-53% female), and bring in young, male, upmarket, light viewers. These it will seek to build on by trailing C4 stars like Guy Martin and Bear Grylls in and around F1 coverage."
"This initial announcement has already recorded a large number of volunteers from various companies operating in Azerbaijan showing high interest in the program, resulting in a surge of early applications."
"Where TJ differed from many a man in his 60’s, as he was when I first encountered him, was that this incredibly fast moving, hi-tech world of F1 had far from passed him by and left him in a distant era."
"The first time I raced at Monza, Fangio took me around the circuit. We got to Parabolica, and he said 'you see the 300 sign? Do not brake. Do you see the 200 sign? Don't brake. When it comes to the 100 sign? Don't brake.' At this point I asked 'do you want me dead?' He laughed. 'You brake as you start to turn in,' he said."
"The family are clearly investing in the idea that round-the-clock treatment by as many as 15 medical professionals, monitoring, massaging, turning etc, might stimulate improved responses. After all, this kind of intense intervention, thought to cost £100,000 a week, is not available to your average trauma patient and therefore falls outside normal measurable reactions."