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“‘On Tuesday 18 November 2014, I received a commitment by a prospective investor to inject sufficient cash into MGPR to enable the team to race in Abu Dhabi,’ says Geoff Rowley, one of the joint administrators at FRP. ‘To enable this to happen, the race team had to be reformed and arrangements made to travel to the race. A significant amount of work was carried out over a 24 hour period by both MGPR’s staff and the joint administrators; however, ultimately the prospective investors were not able to provide sufficient funds.'”
Alan Permane: “Losing James [Allison] was a big hit. We lost Dirk [de Beer], our head of aerodynamics. We lost our head of CFD.”
— Craig Scarborough (@ScarbsF1) January 4, 2015
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However my favourite was this one from @Jethro:
After seeing Franck Montagny’s media profile rise, Hamilton admits to “trying grass” in his GP2 days.
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On this day in F1
Five years ago today the Tribunal de Grande Instance in France overturned Flavio Briatore’s lifetime ban from participating in motor sport which had been imposed on him by the FIA following his involvement in ‘Crashgate’.