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.
Adam Parr: "One thing I would like to make clear is that there is no agenda on the part of Williams. We are not trying to split the teams. We are not even trying to dissuade them." Interestingly, Williams put out a press release about their FOTA ‘suspension’, but FOTA did not. (Thanks to Persempre for the tip)
"American media reports suggested that George had essentially been fired by his three sisters, who were angry over excessive spending estimated at $600 million since he started the Indy Racing League in 1996. That report and others indicated the IMS board might be interested in hiring Humpy Wheeler to replace George." Conflicting reports over the future of Tony George, who played a pivotal role in the infamous and destructive CART-IRL split, and brought F1 to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 2000 to 2007.
The story implies the poster at Portier was taken down – it wasn't.
"Prior to his involvement with Donington, Mr Gillett fronted a plan to transform 400 acres of disused mining land in Wales into a motor sport centre complete with a 60-room hotel and conference facility. This is strikingly similar to the plans for Donington's redevelopment, which are also anticipate a hotel built on site. Mr Gillett was managing director and joint-owner of Innovate Motorsport which hoped to raise £20m to fund the project. However, its planning permission application was turned down in 2004. The financial mess that Innovate left behind is yet to be resolved."
"The Briton could be champion by the end of August or early September. This would leave up to four “dead rubbers” at the end of the season – the second night-time grand prix in Singapore and the races in Japan, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. This would be a huge turn-off for spectators around the world and a commercial disaster for the sport's sponsors."
Red Bull really does give you wings…
I find it hard to imagine not watching the races just because the championship's been settled… but then I'm an F1 fanatic!
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