Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“‘We (object to) holding a sports race that belittles the sacrifices of our children and ignores our suffering and wounds,’ said a statement read by a youth dressed in a white death shroud and a black hood, according to a video posted online. ‘Do not tarnish the reputation of the respected auto sport with the blood of Bahrain victims.'”
“Mohammed bu Daniel said his cousin was taking pictures of a demonstration when what he described as “militia members” in an unmarked car opened fire on him. ‘They took him to Salmaniya hospital and he was martyred there at 4:30.'”
“Passengers will be taken on an almost one-minute ride to the top of a tower and hear a countdown before being released to free fall 36 metres and swing across Bahrain International Circuit (BIC)’s F1 Village at speeds of up to 120kph.”
“The role of team principal in Formula One is as varied as it is complicated: McLaren-Mercedes’s principal does not do the same job as Force India’s, nor do either men undertake the same duties as the man in charge of the Ferrari team.”
Comment of the day
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about Sergio Perez joining Ferrari. Bananarama makes the case for the switch:
I think Perez at Ferrari wouldn’t be a bad thing for either side. He is talented but inexperienced, he can learn extremely much in such a big team and especially from a driver like Alonso who is possibly the best out there (my opinion). Once Alonso decides it was enough for him, Perez will be the experienced one in the team and maybe get a new promising one by his side. Or Hamilton or Vettel.
From the forum
- A collection of yesterday’s April Fool’s Day stories
- The BTCC season got off to an exciting start at Brands Hatch
- A dramatic twist in the Rally of Portugal as winner Mikko Hirvonen is disqualified
Happy birthday to MajorMilou, Nico Savidge and Ripping Silk!
On this day in F1
Happy birthday to F1’s oldest surviving world champion, Sir Jack Brabham, who turns 86 today.