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“A plan to save every F1 team as much as £20 million a year has been passed over by the strategy group, the decision-making body made up of the leading teams, even though it would make little or no difference to the way teams operate at the track.”
Max Verstappen: “From go-kart to formula car it took a while to get used to, so I think that was a bigger jump than from F3 to F1.”
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) December 29, 2014
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) December 29, 2014
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Comment of the day
Can Formula One afford to take its position as the pinnacle of the motor racing for granted?
The points about Formula E is very interesting too. So far, I think the series has been a resounding success. The grid is made up of proper racing pedigree, and the wheel-to-wheel action has been great.
[Series promoter] Alejandro Agag recently mentioned many major manufacturers are interested in investing in the series over the next few years. Fanboost aside, I think Formula E has a great future ahead of it, and if the series is managed well, and if F1 doesn’t reprogram itself to operate in the 21st century, it could very well eclipse F1.
Could we end up in a world where the World Endurance Championship and Formula E being the two top racing series with F1 confined to the history books?
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On this day in F1
Happy birthday to former F1 driver Francois Hesnault, who is 58 today.
Following a season with Ligier, Hesnault landed a chance to drive for Brabham the following year, but it turned sour after a major testing accident. He made a final appearance at the Nurburgring in a third Renault – the last time an F1 team entered three cars at a race – which was fitted with an early example of an onboard camera: