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"We have made it clear to the commercial rights holder that we have problems, as have Lotus and Sauber. It's not isolated to one team."
"Against all the odds it looks like they are going to be in Melbourne, which is fantastic."
"I heard that in Australia the will apply more restrictions in terms of passes and I think this is not acceptable. So I said to the guys if we are going to have a situation where the paddock is going to be empty it is better we start training by going with the people and sit in the grandstand."
— Dani Mansell (@red5isalive) March 1, 2015
— Xevi Pujolar (@xevipujolar) March 1, 2015
In two weeks' time the first race of 2015 will be done, yet we still don't know how many teams or races there will be this year. #F1
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) March 1, 2015
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Comment of the day
Jack witnessed Pastor Maldonado’s crash during yesterday’s test:
I was at the corner when it happened (first F1 crash I’ve seen in the flesh) and there was definitely a problem with the car, he didn’t brake at all late and never really attempted to turn in. I think it was on his out lap aswel, I don’t recall him coming past the lap previously.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Kaushal!
On this day in F1
Happy 53rd birthday to WTCC racer Gabriele Tarquini. Previously an F1 drivers, he who holds the unfortunate and virtually unbeatable record for most failures to pre-qualify for grands prix: