Welcome to today’s round-up.
This morning I’m off to Goodwood to hear about their plans for the year ahead including the Festival of Speed.
I’m also going to be meeting Mika Hakkinen and being driven around Goodwood Circuit by him in a Caparo T1, which as you can imagine I’m really looking forward to!
(In case you missed it first time around, here’s an interview I did with him in January.)
Updates from Goodwood on the site later today and via Twitter.
In the meantime here’s the rest of the round-up:
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“Lewis Hamilton, Martin Brundle and MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer – have been honoured on the 2.99 mile 300 layout. Williams F1 founder Frank Williams and legendary commentator Murray Walker have also been included.”
“Yes I’m made up by Snetterton corner named after me in my beloved Norfolk. Hearing ‘He’s up the inside into Brundle’ will sound painful though.”
“Prosecutors looking into corrupt payments made during the sale of Formula One motor racing five years ago are expected to seek to question the sport?óÔé¼Ôäós supremo Bernie Ecclestone as part of their investigation.”
“Australia is as important to us as Monaco. It’s part of the world championship and has been for an awful long time. We’d hate to think that we’re going to lose Australia.”
“The old Becketts corner kerb at the back of the grandstand and now destroyed Why? This is real history at Silverstone: http://yfrog.com/hs5fxnfj”
“It is hoped redevelopment work could help re-ignite ambitions to bring Formula 1 racing back to the 80-year-old circuit. The last F1 event at Donington was the 1993 European Grand Prix.”
“It is a significant area and maybe more significant than the double diffuser in terms of performance and of course the teams are all working with their engine partners to work out how to get the most out of the exhaust energy so that is the new interesting area of development.”
“I just wanted to share my favourite photo of the day with you as Bruno reveals his new look for 2011.”
“In the end, the six-wheeler was banned after someone in a FOCA meeting said it would drive up costs and cause chaos during pit stops. The regulations were changed to say a car could only have four wheels, of which only two could be driven.”
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Comment of the day
I tip my hat to DeadManWoking who was bang on the money about the DRS rules. Here’s his opinion on them:
I thought back in January that this is how the regulations would be put into effect which just highlights how much of a video game arcade F1 is about to become.
From the forum
Polishboy808 on innovations that changed F1.
On this day in F1
Two years ago the FIA announced a last-minute rules change which would have seen the world championship go to the driver who won the most races.
But the rule change was scrapped just three days later.
- F1 to use ?óÔé¼?£medals?óÔé¼Ôäó system in 2009
- ?óÔé¼?£Most wins?óÔé¼Ôäó rule delayed to 2010 after F1 teams spot FIA rules blunder
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