In the round-up: Motor racing may be banned in Switzerland but it didn’t stop Sebastien Buemi showing up there with a Red Bull F1 car.
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“More than 25,000 saw Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi put the Red Bull Running Showcar in his home nation this afternoon.”
Little new footage from FOM, so still no idea what happened in the Felipe Massa/Jarno Trulli/Sebastien Buemi collision.
“In a nation that was just warming up to cable television, [Vicky] Chandhok and his associates wondered if going pay-per-view was the right way to take things forward. The safest bet, and the one with the widest reach, was showing it on the national network, Doordarshan.”
“It is not credible that [Kimi Raikkonen’s] visit to Williams was a private one.”
“The Spa thing was more a calculation on the Renault side really, measuring the amount of torque that was required and Sebastian [Vettel] was within just 100 revs of having exactly the same start as Mark.”
“I don’t give a damn about suggestions. There is no point to talk about my future right now.”
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Comment of the day
Great to hear from Handcart whose sixtieth birthday was on Friday and received tickets to next year’s Belgian Grand Prix:
For sure I am a very lucky and very happy sixty year old!
F1 Fanatic is my regular company for races as though I?óÔé¼Ôäóm not posting I?óÔé¼Ôäóm always reading the articles, comments and follow the live chat. Now I?óÔé¼Ôäóm excited about maybe meeting up with F1 Fanatics there. Bonus!
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On this day in F1
Jackie Stewart won the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport 40 years ago today.
The race was stopped after 64 of the scheduled 80 laps due to heavy rain. Ronnie Peterson was second for March in front of Mark Donohue’s McLaren.
It was the sixth win for Stewart, who had already won that year’s world championship title.