As some of you will know from last week’s Hungarian Grand Prix live blog, I’ve got a very special event coming up soon – I’m going to be married next Saturday. After that I’ll be taking a week and a half off to go on honeymoon with my wife-to-be.
In the meantime the site will be looked after by Cari who’d been doing the Monday round-ups for the past few weeks and has already written some content for including this retrospective on Patrick Depailler.
The usual mix of news and features will continue including some content written by myself, and I’ll be back in time for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Here’s today’s round-up:
“We?óÔé¼Ôäóll see. If there is an opportunity at Renault, I don?óÔé¼Ôäót know at the moment. I?óÔé¼Ôäóm not that close talking to them.”
“Former world champion Formula One driver Jacques Villeneuve would have preferred to race on the old course at Watkins Glen on Saturday. That would be the 5.43-kilometre Grand Prix course where his father Gilles Villeneuve won his only U.S. Grand Prix back in 1979, and not the shortened 4.06-km course that NASCAR will race on Saturday for the Nationwide Zippo 200.”
New pictures of Ayrton Senna published.
“Following his victory in Spain, Mark threw his crash helmet into the crowd and the 17-year-old Barcelona student got to it first?óÔé¼?ª but not without a struggle. ‘I did have to fight to get the helmet,’ said Oriol. ‘A man who didn?óÔé¼Ôäót catch it tried to take it off me when I was on the floor. At that moment, my father helped me stop him and all the crowd shouted that it was mine!’?óÔé¼?Ø
Comment of the day
DK is planning a last-minute trip to the Belgian Grand Prix. Can anyone help him with his queries?
I decided that since my birthday is August 29th, I?óÔé¼Ôäód go see my first ever Formula 1 race in the flesh. I?óÔé¼Ôäóm coming over from the States and am staying in Brussels.
What is the best way to get from Brussels to the track by train/bus? How long does it usually take? I have Bronze tickets for Sunday because I?óÔé¼Ôäóm spending the other days in all different parts of Belgium. Also what are the usual costs for the buses? I?óÔé¼Ôäóm guessing I should prepare for some pretty heavy crowds?
I couldn?óÔé¼Ôäót be more excited for this race, if anybody has any tips or advice on where to stand or eat or any miscellaneous piece of advice I?óÔé¼Ôäód greatly appreciate it.
I apologize for being overly inquisitive as I am still new to Formula 1 and its excitement. Please help!
On this day in F1
Don your novelty moustaches and have a good whinge to celebrate Nigel Mansell’s 57th birthday!