F1 links: Surtees on son Henry’s death

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John Surtees has spoken about the death of his son Henry in a Formula Two race last month.

‘Lessons’ from Surtees son death

John Surtess talks about his son Henry's death: "I reached down into the cockpit on the starting line at Brands Hatch, and we shook hands. We bid each other farewell, as it turned out."

Motor racing-Schumacher to give driving lessons, says Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone: "I think [Schumacher]'s going to give one or two of them a driving lesson,"

Michael thanks his fans

"I'm currently in the midst of my preparations for the upcoming race. I already lost three kilograms even if it is also important to me to build up muscles. So all in all, the practice works pretty well. I only have to admit that my neck pinches a bit. We have to get a grip on that as health has priority – that's the clear arrangement made with Ferrari and, by the way, with my wife, too."

Donington needs more than just money

"According to one harassed car park attendant I asked, Donington had ordered its security to send five fields of cars and one field of caravans out by one exit, and everyone hit it at once. There were initially no marshals at all in our field, so everyone just piled towards the exit and came to a halt. Then a driver in the VIP area got so angry he actually ran over a marshal and the police apparently shut the exit for an hour in response. It took over two hours to get out."

Donington recruits expert in struggling developments

"Donington Park is attempting to kickstart its redevelopment bid by engaging a consultant who worked on the Wembley Stadium building project and for sports entertainment firm AEG – but who has also specialised in buying up developments that have run into trouble."


"Guess who opposed the test with the F60? A team that hasn't won anything for years and yet didn't pass over the opportunity to demonstrate once more a lack of spirit of fair play."

Ecclestone verspricht: "2010 fahren wir in Kanada"

Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will return to Montreal in 2010 (German)

Global car sales dive hits Toyota

"Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, made a loss of 77.8bn yen ($818m; £483m) in the three months to the end of June as global car sales slumped."

750bhp F1 car takes over garage

"Style Your Garage provides bespoke tarpaulins with a range of images plastered over them to fit onto the front of your – you guessed it – garage door." Including an F1 Ferrari…

Massa deixa a Hungria e chega ao Brasil

Pictures of Massa's return to Brazil (Thanks to Eduardo Scoz)

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8 comments on “F1 links: Surtees on son Henry’s death”

  1. those garage doors are immense

    ..And there’s a sentence I thought I would never say

    1. I doubt they’d work as well when you actually stood in front of it though. It would be quite apparent that it’s 2D.

  2. Donington needs more than just money

    Indeed. As a regular attendee of the Download festival, held at Donington Park each June (and a former traffic marshal for the very company that runs the car parks there during that festival) I can say that this year in particular was one of the worst times we had getting out of the car park on Monday.

    If the 2010 British GP is going to be a ‘car-free’ event, I’m not sure that the ingress/egress of traffic will be much better organised than a, uh, ‘car-full’ one. (It’s late.)

  3. In response to John Surtees comment ” we bid each other farewell, as it turned out”
    Such dignity defines the word respect.

    1. These were beautiful words.
      It is so touching how the Surtess family have so bravely gone through such a devastating loss.
      John Surtess was from the generation that after the war, rebuilt the country and created the marvellous world of motorsport that we all enjoy. It is all thanks to giants like John Surtees.

    2. yes, couldn’t agree more

    3. HounslowBusGarage
      7th August 2009, 20:52

      Great respect.

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