More motor racing links of interest:
Jean-Eric Vergne's Journey To The Top (Formula E via YouTube)
"All my years in Formula 1 I had to eat like this, sleep like that, do this many hours of sport every day, say that, don't say this, be like this, be like that, don't laugh or smile this time. You're being like a robot. And when you go in the car, I wouldn't say you don't enjoy it any more but you're not really yourself and at some point I said 'whatever'."
Hadrien David signs with the Renault Sport Academy for 2020 (Renault)
"Hadrien joins the programme as part of the prize for winning the 2019 French Formula 4 Championship. Aged just 15, he become the youngest-ever victor of an FIA F4 series following seven wins and seven podiums across the 21-race campaign."
Marseille and Circuit Paul Ricard to host 2020 FIA Motorsport Games (FIA)
"The FIA Motorsport Games will return for its second edition later this year (23-25 October) with Marseille acting as host city and Circuit Paul Ricard providing the racing venue, subject to World Motor Sport Council approval."
Pirelli won't test new tyres on GP weekends again (Autosport)
"The comparison of a new compound during free practice is possible. If we have to test a completely new tyre it's probably the wrong way to do that."
How F1 teams come to dominate the grid — before their downfall (Motorsport magazine)
"That resource and integration make Ferrari always the team of the greatest potential. But it needs to be managed in a very particular way and staffed with the right people. Once the Todt/Brawn/Schumacher partnership was broken up, momentum carried the team for a season or two before the same old limitations began to creep back in."
Under the visor: Jessica Hawkins (W Series)
"There has also been a part for her in the production of a Chemical Brothers pop video, and, bigger and better still, she is one of the stunt drivers on the next James Bond movie, ‘No Time to Die’."
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