F1 links: Red Bull expect Istanbul fightback

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Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today.

If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below.

Red Bull still bullish on title chances

Christian Horner: "It will be interesting when we go to Istanbul and Silverstone. Theoretically they are tracks that should come to the characteristics of our car."

BMW dismisses Heidfeld exit rumours

Mario Theissen: "As far as our present driver line-up is concerned I am not prepared to say anything negative."

Button to crash £10m club

"The deal Formula 1 fans would most like to see is Button partnering Lewis Hamilton at McLaren." Erm, I don't think so.

On the road

"The abiding feature of this year’s Monaco weekend was the fact that Monaco – F1’s jewel in the crown (so they say) – was short of people. Everyone had stories to illustrate this. One could drive through town when one should have been sitting in a traffic jam. People showed up with boats and were able to get berths; hotels were charging normal rates and even threw out the six-night minimums. The top hotels had to learn how to say “Sea view?” without wincing. The crowd figures are difficult to assess in Monaco, but the rumours said it was down 40%. I heard from the Paddock Club that the VIP hospitality was down 70%. The trackside advertising featured a lot of Casino and Societe des Bains de Mer (which is the casino), which indicates that no-one else wanted to buy it…"

Pointless pursuits: F1

"Some of my friends, who have allegedly watched the race in Monaco remember little beyond the boats and the hotels and the Champagne. Whither F1? Indeed, the pointlessness of F1 is sublimated in Monaco in incomparable ways."

Vettel buys farm in Switzerland

Thankfully the headline is not a euphemism.

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7 comments on “F1 links: Red Bull expect Istanbul fightback”

  1. I’m praying to god Red Bull are quick. Another Brawn win would be seriously depressing

  2. Is it a euphemism for joining Ferrari?

  3. StrFerrari4Ever
    27th May 2009, 3:07

    I’m expecting the Red Bull’s to be very quick and I hope they get their strategy spot on and I hope Ferrari can also split the Brawns so we dont see those white cars always at the front I’m expecting a good weekend from Toro Rosso Q3 could be a possibility

  4. Is that a pointless, unsubstantiated piece of tripe from the Mirror again? Shocker.

    I love their extensive quotes from “a source”. I wonder if I rang them up, told them I bumped into Lewis Hamilton and said that he told me he was teaming up with Alonso at Force India next season they would print it?

  5. StrFerrari4Ever
    27th May 2009, 11:59

    I agree with you Owen G when it comes to F1 The Mirror talk a load of twaddle I rarely take anything they post on F1 seriously.

  6. Vettel has just been named as the winner of the Bandini Trophy. Well deserved!

  7. I understand Red Bull was calling it an interim diffuser at Monaco. If that is so, I wonder when we should expect the final version on the cars…

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