Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2016

Surtees: Hamilton shouldn’t dismiss Halo

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: F1 and motorcycle world champion John Surtees, whose son Henry was killed by a flying wheel in a Formula Two race seven years ago, says Lewis Hamilton should accept the halo device is necessary.

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Will this be a breakthrough year for Toro Rosso?

I can see both Red Bull and Toro Rosso having stronger seasons and even fighting for third and fourth in the constructors’ as the season goes on. Toro Rosso will perhaps have an edge on Red Bull in the early stages of the season with the ‘TAG Heuer’ engine still a bit down on power.

It looks to be a very impressive car and it has been praised by many. James Key was a huge signing for them. It would be great to see Verstappen and Sainz having a reliable car and fighting further up the field.

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Pierre Gasly, Prema, Circuit de Catalunya, GP2, 2016
Pierre Gasly, Prema, Circuit de Catalunya, GP2, 2016

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On this day in F1

On this day 20 years ago Damon Hill won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. It was the first world championship event held at Albert Park and gave Hill the rare distinction of winning two consecutive world championship races held in the same country, as he had also won the 1995 season finale in Adelaide.