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14th June 2013, 13:28 at 1:28 pm #141461
Everybody compared Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton when they were teammates, but, what 4 coincidences were there between the 2 drivers who became champions in 2008 and 2009? (I have 4 in my mind, if you mention other coincidences it will be nice to know)14th June 2013, 2:45 at 2:45 am #141459
Zandvoort, Netherlands @joeyzf1 for 30 times, according to wiki, cause other circuits have held more races but have also shared the race with other circuits12th June 2013, 18:34 at 6:34 pm #237622
DRS? Phuket!!!27th May 2013, 15:01 at 3:01 pm #237145
Perez on Button, especially if you consider that Perez on Alonso was not really a pass, and Perez on Raikkonen ended badly. But the one on Button was great!21st May 2013, 18:52 at 6:52 pm #225359
ONE VICE PRESIDENT BIO:
Mohammed Ben Sulayem is one of the Arab world’s most famous sportsmen,
having won a record 14 FIA Middle East Rally Championship titles, making
him one of the most successful FIA title holders in the world.
His motor sport career includes 61 international outings in the European,
African, Middle East and World Rally Championships (WRC). During his career
he drove for Opel, Toyota and Ford. Since the early 1990s, Ben Sulayem has
been heavily involved in the organisation of the UAE Desert Challenge Cross
Country Rally, of which he is the founder and Chairman.
He is Chairman of the Organising Committee for the FIA Middle East Rally
Championship and the Dubai International Rally. He is a founding member
of the Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs, which aims to unite the
FIA Clubs of Arabic-speaking territories. He is also heavily involved in the
organisation of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ben Sulayem is now President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE.
In 2007 he was appointed as a consultant to the Road Transport Authority of
the UAE. The same year he was appointed to the UAE Government
Consultative Committee for Road Safety and Environmental Affairs. In 2008
he was appointed a Vice President of the FIA and member of the World Motor
Link: http://summit.fiainstitute.com/MiddleEast-MSDW-2011/documents/Sulayem_bio.pdf21st May 2013, 17:39 at 5:39 pm #225358
About Surinder Thatthi :
“Surinder Thatthi began his motor sport career in 1982 when he became a
co-driver and logistics coordination manager for GM Euro Sport, Audi Sport
and the Nissan Rally Team at various WRC events.
Throughout the 1980s, he worked for a wide range of rally events including
Safari Rally Kenya and World Championship rallies in Brazil, Argentina, New
Zealand and the Ivory Coast. Thatthi won the ‘Kenya Motor Sportsman of the
Year’ award in 1988. He was named FIA African Rally Champion co-driver in
1989, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
In 1997, Thatthi was appointed head of the technical team for Safari Rally
Kenya, followed by his appointment as head of the safety team for the Safari
Rally Kenya in 1998. In the late nineties, he was elected President of the FIA
Confederation of African Countries in Motor Sport (CACMS) and was also
elected a member of the FIA Rally Commission.
Thatthi was appointed Secretary General and Director of the Kenya Motor
Sport Federation in 2002 and was elected a member of the FIA World
Motor Sport Council in 2004. He was made Chairman of the KCB Safari Rally
Kenya in 2005. Thatthi has worked for the last four years as an FIA Steward
in Formula One, WTCC, WRC and regional rally championships in Europe, the
Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.”
Link: http://summit.fiainstitute.com/CapeTown-MSDW-2011/documents/Tatthi_bio.pdf21st May 2013, 17:29 at 5:29 pm #225357
About Hugo Mersan:
“Hugo Mersan has been involved in motor sports for over 35 years; and
currently participates as a member of the WMSC, the ‘Decade of Action’
working group, and the FIA Custom Commission. Since 2001 he has been
President of CODASUR (Confederación Sudamericana de Automovilísmo
He is a member and legal counsel of the board of directors of the Touring y
Automovil Club Paraguayo (TACPy). Furthermore, he is President of the
International Documents Commission and the Sports and Tourism
Commissions. He is also a former member the Court of Appeals of the TACPy.
Mersan has attended a number of conferences and assemblies of the FIA,
CIK, AIT and FITAC on behalf of both TACPy and CODASUR.
He has worked as steward for GT1, an observer for both Formula One and
WTCC, and he has officiated on several Karting and Formula 3, Pan American
CIK-FIA Championships. In addition he has acted as rally steward in
numerous national and South American events.
Mersan is a former rally co-driver and regularity rally driver and has received
awards from the International Olympic Committee, Sports Clubs, and
Federations of South America.
In his non motor sport activities Mersan is director of a law firm. He is a
professor and doctor of law, specialised in intellectual property, sports, and
Link: http://summit.fiainstitute.com/Americas-MSDW-2011/documents/mersan_bio.pdf21st May 2013, 17:21 at 5:21 pm #225356
About Vincenzo Spano:
Although born in Italy, Vincenzo Spano grew up in Venezuela, where he went
on to study at the Universidad Central de Venezuela becoming an
attorney-at-law. He continued his graduate studies in criminal law at the
Instituto Universitario de Policía Científica.
Spano has far-reaching experience in the motor sport sector, on the national,
regional and international level. He has worked for the Touring Automovil
Club de Venezuela since 1991, having served as President of the Sporting
Commission since 2001. He also completed two terms as President and now
sits as Member of the Board of the NACAM -FIA Zone.
Since 1995, Spano has been a licenced Steward and obtained his Steward
Super Licence from the FIA in 2003. He has been involved with the FIA and
FIA Institute in a number of capacities since 2001, as a member of the World
Motor Sport Council, the FIA Committee, and the Executive Committee of the
Link: http://summit.fiainstitute.com/Americas-MSDW-2011/documents/Spano_bio.pdf17th May 2013, 20:55 at 8:55 pm #135033
A combination of Kimi Raikkonen’s face (left side) with Sebastian Vettel’s (right side) just using “paint” on my old laptop. (If you see the “big” version of the avatar, you can discover the “spray” to mix the photos)4th May 2013, 1:25 at 1:25 am #236263
I guess part of their debacle came when Senna died. He was not the whole team, but remember his death led to a trial investigating which parts of the cars had “fatigue”. So probably that also lead to a less aggressive development (for a couple of years). After Hill and Villeneuve, they failed to retain Villeneuve (any resemblance with Button / Brawn? and the consequent fallout of Mercedes?) and then they couldn’t find a good drivers pair until Ralf and Montoya, but again, they couldn’t build the environment to retain Montoya to McLaren and Ralf to Toyota (actually Ralf showed his peak in 2003 and started to decline). The post Schumacher era didn’t bring any great rookies into William’s crew.
I hope they can, the sooner the better, build up and keep momentum again. They deserve another historic chance. They must drop Maldonado and see if Bottas is worth it. Or start on the scratch with new drivers in 2014.10th April 2013, 16:07 at 4:07 pm #225348
About Lars Osterlind:
Lars Osterlind (born May 8, 1945) – Swedish administrator
After high school, before deciding he wanted to pursue a career in the field of management, worked as a language teacher. He studied economics at Stockholm University, where he graduated with a degree in the Judiciary. Then he began teaching management techniques. For five years he worked at the Swedish Federation of Workers.
From 1978 to 1982, Osterlind was in the Swedish Rally Committee.
Osterlind is a fan of racing and rallies, so he joined The Swedish Federation of Motorsport, in 1982 he became its president,
In 1985, he won a seat in the World Motor Sport Council, between 1985 and 1998 he was related to the main issues in the politics of international motorsport.
With increasing international commitments, he decided to start his own business and created a book and video, specializing in management.
Osterlind supported Max Mosley when he tried, in 1991, to overthrow the President of FIA at that time – Jean-Marie Balestre. When Mosley was elected president, Osterlind became the vicepresident and in that way became one of the biggest names of the FIA.
Osterlind has been a steward during many Formula 1 Grand Prix, and has appeared in more than 100 Grand Prix.
He was also a steward in the World Rally Championship over 90 times.24th March 2013, 16:53 at 4:53 pm #229283
The other day I saw on Twitter how the Italian F1 magazines have, one number after another (of issue) ONLY pictures of Alonso on the cover
Do you think they will sell the magazines with a cover of Lewis?
That’s just marketing19th January 2013, 20:20 at 8:20 pm #223951
I speak and write in Spanish, your call…7th January 2013, 14:21 at 2:21 pm #190721
not exactly what you say , ut in the early 90’s there was a F1 game where you could create your own tracks, and (ahead o its time I think) you could change the names of the team drivers, so actually you were able to create your own team as well. I don’t remember the name of that game (Schum was on a benneton and the mclarens were in the old white and red livery, any help with the name PLEASE!!!3rd January 2013, 16:24 at 4:24 pm #223848
I would consider Brazil (for the challenges it almost always brings), Spa (because it’s very very extense, hard, slopy and also praised by drivers) and Canada (which is a good race and a “fast Monaco” for the walls always close.