Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today.
If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below.
Christian Horner: "It will be interesting when we go to Istanbul and Silverstone. Theoretically they are tracks that should come to the characteristics of our car."
Mario Theissen: "As far as our present driver line-up is concerned I am not prepared to say anything negative."
"The deal Formula 1 fans would most like to see is Button partnering Lewis Hamilton at McLaren." Erm, I don't think so.
"The abiding feature of this year’s Monaco weekend was the fact that Monaco – F1’s jewel in the crown (so they say) – was short of people. Everyone had stories to illustrate this. One could drive through town when one should have been sitting in a traffic jam. People showed up with boats and were able to get berths; hotels were charging normal rates and even threw out the six-night minimums. The top hotels had to learn how to say “Sea view?” without wincing. The crowd figures are difficult to assess in Monaco, but the rumours said it was down 40%. I heard from the Paddock Club that the VIP hospitality was down 70%. The trackside advertising featured a lot of Casino and Societe des Bains de Mer (which is the casino), which indicates that no-one else wanted to buy it…"
"Some of my friends, who have allegedly watched the race in Monaco remember little beyond the boats and the hotels and the Champagne. Whither F1? Indeed, the pointlessness of F1 is sublimated in Monaco in incomparable ways."
Thankfully the headline is not a euphemism.
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