An article written by Keith on the drivers who defied team orders will be up on the site later.
Until then, here?σΤιΌΤδσs today?σΤιΌΤδσs round-up:
?σΤιΌ?τPirelli is upbeat about its prospects for its return to Formula 1 as it begins testing its tyres this week with Nick Heidfeld in charge of driving duties.
?σΤιΌ?τPirelli admitted it was very happy to have secured Heidfeld’s services.
?σΤιΌ?τ?σΤιΌ?£We’re delighted to welcome Nick into the Pirelli family, and we’re confident that he’ll do a great job for us,” said Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Paul Hembery.?σΤιΌΤδσ?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τNick and Patricia are really happy about the birth of their second son. Also Juni and Joda are excited about their new little baby brother.
?σΤιΌ?τ?σΤιΌ?£I am delighted to announce that my third child was born tonight. Our little son is called Justus. We are all well?σΤιΌΤδσ, said the happy father.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τGerhard Berger doubts that Sebastian Vettel is currently the best German driver on the Formula One grid.
?σΤιΌ?τAccording to the former McLaren and Ferrari driver, there is nothing now to separate the Red Bull man from his young compatriot at Mercedes, Nico Rosberg.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τRed Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner is concerned that the low downforce nature of the forthcoming rounds at Spa Francorchamps and Monza could play into the hands of title rivals McLaren.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τWhen the season reconvenes after the summer break at Spa at the end of the month five drivers from the grid?σΤιΌΤδσs leading trio of teams are poised to go toe-to-toe for the world championship spoils over the final seven rounds.
?σΤιΌ?τBut after Red Bull blitzed the field last time out in Hungary, what are the chances of Ferrari and McLaren?σΤιΌΤδσs respective challengers getting a realistic look-in? ITV.com/F1 columnist James Allen analyses how the balance of power is likely to swing from Belgium to Abu Dhabi.
?σΤιΌ?τReflecting that ?σΤιΌ?£a bit of humiliation is always good for the soul?σΤιΌΤδσ and that things should be kept in perspective, Peter Windsor has spoken publicly for the first time since USF1 bit the dust earlier this year, admitting that he has learned a lot from the failed venture and is ?σΤιΌ?£a better person?σΤιΌΤδσ for it ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ and confessing that were the right opportunity to present itself, he would do it all again.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
Comment of the day
Mc Phisto has come across the first pictures of the Pirelli tyre test:
Here are some pictures of Pirelli?σΤιΌΤδσs test:
From the forum
Happy birthday Pink Peril and Adam Smith!
On this day in F1
The Pescara Grand Prix was held on this day in 1957.
This is the only time a Formula One championship race has been held at the Pescara circuit in Italy. It was added to the calendar following the cancellation of the Belgian and Dutch Grands Prix earlier in the season.
It?σΤιΌΤδσs best remembered for being the longest circuit in F1 history, at 16 miles long. Juan Manuel Fangio qualified on pole but the race was won by Stirling Moss for Vanwall.