After back-to-back races we have a weekend off, so what will you be doing instead of watching F1?
I’ll have one suggestion soon as part of a new feature called “Why you should watch…”. If you want to make a case for why people should watch a particular form of motor racing, why not write a guest article? Find out more about how to do that here.
“Briatore – who has made much in recent years of the need to make F1 more entertaining and accessible to the fans – has now revealed in an interview with Italy’s Sky Sport 24: ‘I was thrown out as though a criminal. I will never come back to Formula 1 as team manager, but perhaps [I will return] after 2012 in another role.'”
“As part of this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which runs August 12-15, 38 historic F1 cars will roar around the undulating concrete strip, the track announced this week.”
Comment of the day
Enigma makes a good point about the strange logistics of the world championship, and where costs could be cut by putting the races in a different order:
The logistical problem can be easily reduced. Race calendar should be made the way that races are close to each other. Let’s say, start in Australia, then Malaysia and Singapore, Japan, Korea, China, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Spain (both races), Turkey, Italy, Monaco, Hungary, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Canada and Brazil. That would be much easier and cheaper for the teams, and also for journalists, TV crews, fans who go to many races etc…
It’s Roberttty’s birthday today so happy birthday to him.
On this day in F1
Four years ago today Bernie Ecclestone confirmed F1 would be racing at Valencia in the near future. Though at the time we didn’t know the race would be held in the city itself, rather than at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, which would probably be an even less suitable venue than the unloved street track.
Unloved? Very much so – it was one of the most popular choices for tracks to drop in yesterday’s poll.