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20th August 2014, 18:37 at 6:37 pm #27084018th August 2014, 18:52 at 6:52 pm #270609
Here are the race highlights. Rotten luck for Hunter-Reay who was making a great recovery:18th August 2014, 18:51 at 6:51 pm #270608
Classy win for Power. He surely has the championship in the bag.
I’ve heard that a few times before!
But with both the remaining rounds (Infineon and Fontana) being on tracks where he won last year, it’s looking good for him.17th August 2014, 10:41 at 10:41 am #270551
Looking forward to it – we’ll be on F1 Fanatic Live from 8:30pm BST tonight.15th August 2014, 8:44 at 8:44 am #27049714th August 2014, 9:00 at 9:00 am #270471
Silverstone will be properly miffed about this given it’s only four years since they reconfigured their circuit to make it more bike-friendly (though when they planned that they were at risk of losing the British Grand Prix to Donington Park).13th August 2014, 22:35 at 10:35 pm #270462
@jeff1s Thanks for that. If, as you say, it’s mostly speculation, it should be presented as such by the person who wrote it in the first place (which may be the case) and by those reporting it now. That hasn’t been the case in most of the reportage I’ve seen, and several more publications have run it today.
Some of the responses to this both here and on social media have been very revealing. A lot of people prefer to assume the list is accurate and not entertain the possibility that might not be the case. This is why “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”. When Mark Twain first said that it was hyperbole – in the age of the internet it’s an understatement.13th August 2014, 8:38 at 8:38 am #270348
a Santander top man said that their company hadn’t renewed their McLaren contract amidst the Hamilton departure because with Button alone they didn’t think they would reach the audience they want
I don’t remember seeing anything about that at the time – can you provide a reference?13th August 2014, 8:37 at 8:37 am #270347
@zimkazimka Using the figures for anything is a complete waste of time if they’re not accurate to begin with.12th August 2014, 22:41 at 10:41 pm #270332
Whether or not it’s ‘reliable’, what it definitely isn’t is ‘new’ – the list is at least three months old:12th August 2014, 19:12 at 7:12 pm #270324
Button is back with another Santander spot – quite a funny one too:12th August 2014, 16:47 at 4:47 pm #270313
@andae23 I know what you mean but if it really came down to a choice between being a Mercedes junior driver and being a Red Bull junior driver that’s basically a choice between wanting to be a DTM driver and wanting to be an F1 driver. I think he’s done the right thing.12th August 2014, 16:37 at 4:37 pm #270311
Looks like he’s heading to FR3.5 – which hopefully means I’ll get to talk about him!12th August 2014, 16:16 at 4:16 pm #270308
Max Verstappen joins Red Bull’s young driver programme:
He’s currently 2nd in European F3 in his first year out of karts. Also on Red Bull’s programme are Carlos Sainz Jnr (leading Formula Renault 3.5), Alex Lynn (leading GP3) and Pierre Gasly (3rd in Formula Renault 3.5).12th August 2014, 10:03 at 10:03 am #270293