I’ll be keeping an eye on the BTCC race from Rockingham today as suggested by Allan yesterday.
How are you spending your Sunday? Let us know in the comments. Here’s today’s round-up:
“It is understood the contract with Ecclestone, for 10 years with an option for a seven-year extension, will cost the BRDC ?ι?ϊ300m.”
Also Jeremy, who wrote about his visit to the Chinese Grand Prix for us, asked me to give a shout-out for a forum he visits which you can find here.
Comment of the day
Maciek thoroughly debunks the arguments for reverse grids:
I have to say I don?σΤιΌΤδσt understand the argument about having the fastest cars start at the front being detrimental to racing ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ hasn?σΤιΌΤδσt it always worked like that, even in the high-overtaking ’80s? Cars set up for qualifying pace aren?σΤιΌΤδσt necessarily quickest over a race distance ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ and this becomes all the more true without refueling when a car?σΤιΌΤδσs handling is subject to changes due to weight fluctuation. (Unless you figure out a not so clearly legal way to circumvent that, but I digress). Reverse grids are an even worse concept than Bernie?σΤιΌΤδσs shortcuts.
I had an email from Peter yesterday saying the RSS feed wasn’t working properly for him in Outlook 2007. Has anyone else got this problem and can shed some light on it? The feed is working fine for me.
On this day in F1
Two poignant anniversaries today: Gilles Villeneuve started his final Grand Prix at Imola on this day in 1982. He was killed in practice for the next round at Zolder.
And nine years ago today former F1 driver Michele Alboreto lost his life in a crash at the Lausitzring in Germany while testing Audi’s Le Mans car.