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Here’s today’s round-up:
But most F1 Fanatic readers – 70% – say they want him to stick around.
“He needs no driving tips from me, but I would advise him to stick to what he is doing. We have seen already this year at Valencia, Silverstone and Monza that Lewis likes to get up close and personal. It comes off more often than not.”
Was Singapore a great race or just a popular event?
“Recent rumours have suggested that Sauber could be bought by Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, the richest man in the world. […] The magnate is more interested in other sports, but his son, also called Carlos, is a racing fan and has long funded Mexican drivers, notably Adrian Fernandez, who is now managing the rising Mexican stars Sergio Perez and Esteban Guti?â?®rrez. The latter has been contracted to Sauber, a leftover from the days when the team was owned by BMW.”
Eric Boullier: “I am very delighted that we have done such a move, because it is a success for FOTA and finally we could sign something, instead of the meetings just being a forum. The decision taken last year was maybe in a special context with manufacturers threatening to break away for another championship. The RRA in its old version could even have damaged the sport by being too radical and I was keen to change the slope and extending it ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ and why not? We know we have to enter into a transition period. Everyone has done a reasonable job and I am happy we have signed this agreement.”
“My dream has actually already come true. I always wanted to meet Nigel Mansell and I?óÔé¼Ôäóve already had the chance to meet him. Naturally one person I always wanted to meet was Ayrton Senna – unfortunately that never happened.” Remember to answer the same questions yourself in the forum.
“Pirelli, celebrating its 50th year in Turkey, has invested nearly ?óÔÇÜ?¼140m in its ?ä??zmit factory. The facility, which has been producing race tires since 2007, is scheduled to produce 50,000 tires for Formula 1 next year.” Thanks to Ronan for the tip.
Comment of the day
John H disagrees with my view that the Lewis Hamilton/Mark Webber accident was a racing incident and ?óÔé¼?ôonly invited different interpretations because two major title contenders were involved”:
I find that a little patronising to be honest. I?óÔé¼Ôäóm a Lewis supporter, but pretty objective in my views I think, and to me Mark should have lifted, he was the one making the decision whether or not to have an accident because Hamilton was already three quarters ahead. Kubica?óÔé¼Ôäós overtake later on was virtually identical and yet everyone seemed to praise it.
But it?óÔé¼Ôäós just opinion, but I find it a shame that lots of people who probably had unbiased opinions on it (like myself seem to be told it?óÔé¼Ôäós only because I?óÔé¼Ôäóm a Hamilton supporter. Shame.
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On this day in F1
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix three years ago today in an exciting, rain-hit session in Fuji.
He beat team mate Fernando Alonso to pole position by seven-hundredths of a second after threading his way past Sebastian Vettel’s Toro Rosso at maximum speed on Fuji’s enormous straight.
The Ferraris occupied the second row while Jenson Button qualified the troublesome Honda RA107 far higher than it was accustomed to with sixth.