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  • #295634

    Keith Collantine
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    It’s already April 1st in some parts of the world so keep an eye open for any false ‘news’ doing the rounds. Such as ‘Australian V8 Supercars to get Fanboost’:

    http://www.speedcafe.com/2015/04/01/fan-boost-set-to-spice-up-bathurst-1000/

    Spotted any others?

    #295636

    Nick
    Participant

    Haven’t seen any myself, but MotorsTV seems to not be in on the joke, or perhaps think it’d be funny to be outraged as a joke.

    #295637

    Bradley Downton
    Participant

    @keithcollantine – I haven’t seen any yet, but I’d imagine there will be some along the lines of:
    – Button/Alonso set to retire with immediate effect.
    – Red Bull to abandon Renault (and build their own engines?)
    – Renault to buy out Toro Rosso/Red Bull

    #295638

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Surely the biggest April Fool’s day story would along the lines of ‘Ecclestone to increase payments to smaller teams to protect health of F1’.

    Except no one would fall for it.

    #295642

    Bradley Downton
    Participant

    You’ve just given away your idea @keithcollantine ;)

    #295648

    celeste
    Participant

    Nah, it will be Bernie to retired from F1

    #295650

    PhilEReid
    Participant

    I’m waiting for someone to at least do a ‘Clarkson to take over after Ecclestone,’ story. It wouldn’t be a good story because everyone would instantly know it was a joke, but I still expect it.

    #295652

    Iestyn Davies
    Participant

    Maybe Bernie added his joke two days too early with that women’s championship idea… or the GP2 sprint grid.. or maybe not depending on what is in the next two round-ups!

    What about this one: “Bernie U-turns on Manor stance” :D

    #295654

    bull mello
    Participant

    Breaking news from Trumours.crazy/motorsports:

    Bernie Pulls Switcheroo With Raikkonen
    – Mr. Ecclestone, fed up with all the whining from rich teams and begging bowls from the poor teams turned his stake in F1 over to driver Kimi Raikkonen in order to take over his seat at Ferrari. Bernie claims he can do the job and that a friend once told him any taxi driver can drive in F1. He also went on to say that Raikkonen is almost as old as him anyway and that he weighs less than Kimi so the car is bound to go faster and he’ll beat that boring Vettel. When Kimi was approached regarding this astounding news, he said leave me alone, I know what I’m doing.

    #295658

    hunocsi
    Participant

    “Double points introduced for the last race of the season”
    Oh wait.

    #295659

    Sean
    Participant

    That v8 one is classic haha

    #295664

    andae23
    Participant

    This one made me laugh:

    View post on imgur.com

    #295665

    Girts
    Participant

    Jos Verstappen and Sainz Sr to do FP1 in China: http://www.grandprix247.com/2015/04/01/jos-verstappen-and-sainz-senior-to-do-fp1-in-china/

    The pair, who have been practicing to learn the Shanghai track on their son’s Playstations, are this weekend expected at the team’s Faenza HQ where they will go through a crash course on the nuances of the STR10 and also spend time on the simulator.

    #295667

    VMaxMuffin
    Participant

    @andae23 like they need any encouragement….

    #295669

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    @andae23 Where’s that one from?

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