In today?σΤιΌΤδσs round-up: HRT boss Colin Kolles has threatened to launch a protest against the ?σΤιΌ?τillegal?σΤιΌ?Ψ use of off-throttle blown diffusers next weekend in Monaco.
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?σΤιΌ?τHRT have threatened to launch a protest in Monaco against Formula 1’s latest ‘must-have’ technology.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τWilliams technical director Sam Michael insists that the team is seeking clarity on whether or not ‘hot-blowing’ exhaust blown diffusers are legal, rather than pushing for the system to be banned.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
Stefano Domenicali: “There is no denying that being lapped hurts. It?σΤιΌΤδσs even more painful after seeing a driver of Fernando?σΤιΌΤδσs calibre putting on such a breathtaking display at the start and then fighting like a lion to keep drivers with clearly faster cars behind him for almost twenty laps. We need to provide him and Felipe with a car with which they can fight all the way to the end of a race and not just in the first part.”
?σΤιΌ?τBBC F1 reporter Ted Kravitz brings you the inside line from the paddock after Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel wins the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τBad race today, poor call on the first stop, was left out for too long losing lot of time, had to push to limit the damage, went off…?σΤιΌ?Ψ
The BBC has won a BAFTA for its coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
?σΤιΌ?τThe possible extension of the Formula 1 calendar into December to try and help accommodate the return of the Bahrain Grand Prix has been labelled as a step too far by Mercedes GP boss Ross Brawn.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τThe campaign supporting the return of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix to the 2011 Formula One World Championship continues this week at the loyalty festival, set to Monday at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τFernando Alonso has returned to live in his native Spain even though it will cost him a staggering ?ι?ϊ50million in tax.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τI think that people just point at a part. Last year we supposedly had fancy front dampers which changed the ride height between qualifying and race, or we had levers to do that, flexy wings. We had this, we had that. At the end of the day, a racing car is not about individual gadgets and features, it’s about how the whole package works and is integrated. How the aerodynamics of the front end affect the middle and rear of the car, how the suspension characteristics work with the aerodynamics.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
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Comment of the day
Are you going to the British Grand Prix? Mike has a few question ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ can anyone help?
Couple of questions for you Silverstone experts. For Whittlebury, what time is it best to arrive on Thursday? Is there any action on Thursday at all?
For leaving the circuit, for how long is it bedlam ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ is it worth/possible staying Sunday night to skip the rush?
What?σΤιΌΤδσs a reasonable time to get in on Sunday to get reasonable viewing positions? I see the gates open at 4am, but let?σΤιΌΤδσs say we didn?σΤιΌΤδσt want to get up at 4 and perhaps decided to enter the circuit at 6, would there be space available?
Any advice would be appreciated :-)
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On this day in F1
Jackie Stewart scored a perfect result in the Monaco Grand Prix 40 years ago today.
He started from pole position, set fastest lap and led all of the 80 laps on his way to victory.
Ronnie Peterson finished second, 25 seconds adrift.