Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
Pedro de la Rosa says he doesn’t think there will ever be a Spanish F1 team following the failure of HRT.
Pirelli chief technical officer Maurizio Boicchi: “What we would like to do in 2013 is to come back to be a little bit more aggressive in our compound choice in order to introduce more pit stops and strategy for the teams.”
“The Ferrari boss, who met [Italian president Mario] Monti before Thursday’s annual end-of-season address, acknowledged Thursday that it would be hard to combine the two roles, but said it’s possible. ‘I did it when I was president of Fiat and (Italian employers’ federation) Confindustria,’ he said. ‘The first three tears were really hard, I don’t know how I did it. But I managed to. For me, Ferrari remains fundamental.'”
The top four’s the same as mine but Felipe Massa at number ten?
Trailer for a new programme.
Training for 2013. From 700 meters to the top of the 2000 meter mountain with snow shoes… pic.twitter.com/jniceu32
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) December 23, 2012
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Comment of the day
@Younger-Hamii spotted an unfortunate trend for Hamilton’s British fans who don’t have Sky:
- Out of all the race winners this season, Hamilton is the only driver not to have won a race the BBC have shown live, coupled with this fact here are his results in the races the BBC have shown live:
- Who will be the Next new champion?
China ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 3rd
Spain ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 8th
Monaco ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 5th
Valencia ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
Silverstone ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 8th
Spa ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
Singapore ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
Korea ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 10th
Abu Dhabi ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
Brazil ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
From the forum
Happy birthday to Andrew, Richpeam WasiF1 and Willian Ceolin!
On this day in F1
Four years ago we debated whether any of the drivers on the grid at the time would beat Michael Schumacher’s tally of wins and world championships.
There were a lot of mentions for Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, but just a few for Germany’s emerging new star who had just won his first race:
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