In the round-up: Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says other teams are also facing “difficult conditions”.
Indianapolis 500 qualifying
I’m very proud to be part of BT Sport’s coverage team for its first ever live broadcast of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 this weekend.
Join me and Tom Gaymor for live coverage on BT Sport ESPN on Saturday and Sunday between 9pm and 11pm to see the 33-car grid decided for the 100th running of the great race. We will be supplementing the commentary from the host broadcasters in the USA by providing continuity during their advert breaks.
F1 Fanatic Live will also be running live during the sessions as well as for the two Formula V8 3.5 races, one on each day, and Formula E from Berlin on Saturday.
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"The original concepts didn’t please me, the idea of mixing the cars with, for example, as a curtain raiser to the Formula One Grands Prix, or to have other car racing disciplines in the middle of it. But when they came up with the concept of racing only in the cities, in a single day, and without mixing with it any other kind of car that makes noise, then I said, 'OK'"
"In Baghetti’s time, it would have killed him. It’s not hard to conclude that the ruthlessness of today’s young grand prix drivers, on and off the track, is somehow connected to that crucial difference."
Ferrari started its first world championship race – the second round of the world championship – on this day in 1950 in Monaco. Alberto Ascari brought the team’s leading car home in second place behind Juan Manuel Fangio’s Maserati.