Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today.
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"The word here in Monaco is that Ferrari, Toyota and Red Bull intend to use the meeting to try to persuade the other teams to join them in walking away from Formula 1 altogether and setting up their own championship."
"If they named GP2 Formula 1 and put it on the TV, how many people would know? Only the real hardcore enthusiasts."
Adrian Sutil: "The car felt OK, reasonably balanced under the high downforce configuration, but the biggest problem we have at the moment is the rear tyre graining. Both the soft and the supersofts seem to be really bad and after even a medium-length run the graining is so bad it really affects the balance of the car. I am confident we can find a solution for qualifying though – the extra day we have will help."
Nico Rosberg: "We also have massive graining problems, on longer runs the rears are destroyed totally."
Hirohide Hamashima: "The super soft tyre was faster than the soft tyre, as we expected. The difference between the two tyres today was around 0.4 seconds over the fastest lap. Both tyres delivered their fastest lap on the first or second flying lap, and neither tyre suffers greatly in terms of wear or degradation because of the low grip here." No graining, then?
"If I had to pick out just one supreme Monaco performance, it would be the sight of Keke Rosberg wrestling with an agricultural Theodore in qualifying for the 1978 race, holding the thing on opposite lock all the way through Casino Square with its Cosworth engine unwaveringly at maximum revs all the way."
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