In the round-up: Renault believes it can still win races despite the engine manufacturer’s poor start to the 2015 season.
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"I think we can win and both Toro Rosso and Red Bull will help us just do that."
"With the ideal race, starting at the front, the gap wouldn't be that big but it is too big, much bigger than we expected."
"Renault are spending a lot of money on this power unit - not as much as Mercedes but a significant amount - and are confronted with the same issues that we have: their F1 involvement has to pay off!"
"There’s always a way around it. I heard a scenario in Australian rugby league that a player’s wife received all the proceeds of a hotel or restaurant which she didn’t own. But it just happened to be owned by one of the directors of the club that her husband played for."
"Bikes and cars, the only difference is it’s a bit harder to do anything too intentional on a bike because you’re going to take yourself out as well."
Pictures from the Korean International Circuit, former home of the Korean Grand Prix.
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Comment of the day
I moved from the UK to Florida just last summer. A lifelong F1 fan, I went to the F1 race in Spa in 2013 as I knew I was moving away from Europe soon and while the race was boring and processional (thank you Red Bull domination), the experience of attending was superb.
So I went to the IndyCar race in St Petersburg last weekend. As a spectator, it was an awesome weekend!
I bought grandstand tickets at turn ten for my family (two adults two kids) and paddock passes for the weekend for about half of the cost of F1 grandstand tickets for Spa. Food and drink prices were reasonable.
We had an awesome view of the track and the paddock passes were so cool. We got to see all the cars being prepared for the race, and being wheeled to and from the track. Most of the drivers were available too, signing autographs and talking to fans. Simona de Silvestro was an inspiration to my nine-year-old daughter.
Mario Andretti was there too and took time to talk to my family whilst he was signing autographs.
The support races were also good too. The Super Stadium trucks were wildly entertaining. Max Chilton in Indy Lights was disappointing, especially in the first race when we saw his damaged car coming back from the track on a flat bed truck.
For entertainment and value for attending a race weekend, I would vote Indycar first every time. It’s on it’s way back!
From the forum
- Curious goings-on in Auto GP where the first race of the season has been cancelled for “political” reasons, and a new team has appeared
Happy birthday to D_Omin!
On this day in F1
Five years ago today Sebastian Vettel scored the first victory of his first world championship-winning season in Malaysia. However the points lead after three races was held by Felipe Massa, who was yet to win a race.