In the round-up: A Facebook campaign to cancel the Bahrain Grand Prix receives media attention.
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This ‘open letter’ on Facebook has been given some media coverage but at the time of writing it only appears to have just over one hundred supporters.
“In 1984 the work of Zanon and Enzo Ferrari was masterful. There was the resounding victory at Maranello and victory in the third race in Belgium, eighteen years after the previous Italian, Scarfiotti had won a Formula 1 race in the red car.”
“The slow left handers at Turns 13/14 will be made into one sweeping corner to try and improve the flow of the circuit near the end of the lap.”
“The organisers ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Jaypee Sports International ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ asserted that the track was almost ready and only the finishing touches are being given. Jaypee is one of India’s leading players in the field of real estate. They also unveiled the logo of the Buddh International circuit, which will host the race on October 30 this year.”
“Red Bull, I understand, use some MA Horne components (the programming boxes, for example) but in the main have remained loyal to KLS to the point that KLS even declares on its website that they ?óÔé¼?ôwon the 2010 World Championship with Sebastian Vettel?óÔé¼?Ø. Could it be that the set of Pirelli primes were insufficiently heated for Mark Webber?óÔé¼Ôäós final Q1 run in Shanghai due to problems with the carbon elements?”
Fernando Alonso: “I think we make up a good duo, respecting one another and working well together, in the knowledge that the interests of the team come before those of the individual.”
“These official posters are a brilliant example of how to turn the marvel of grand prix motor racing into something sanitised and watered-down.”
“I would like to see electric Formula 1 cars – with big power.”
“On Saturday at the end of the day, myself and the other ‘First Responders’ sat with the track safety guys running the lift trucks, and we planned out how we would handle any multiple car incident. Good thing we did!”
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Comment of the day
SeanG shares some of his handiwork with a camera:
I started shooting at Montreal back in 1993 and its been a lot of fun. Back then it was much more expensive too. Lots of film with bad images.
My favourite image is one I captured back in the days of film. I bring this up only to suggest that a lot of money (and expensive equipment) isn?óÔé¼Ôäót needed to have a good time with F1/motorsport photography.
From the forum
Here’s an interesting question from Driftin: Has any driver ever had a perfect weekend?
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