Monday, 31 October 2011

F1 Drivers Thoughts On Raikkonen Comeback

F1 drivers, Adam Parr and Bernie Ecclestone are asked would they like to see Kimi Raikkonen back in Formula 1. In video below the BBC team put Adam Parr on the spot about the Raikkonen to Williams team rumours.

A Lap Of The New Jersey GP Of America

Someone has made a rough sketch to check how the 2013 Grand Prix of America would look like using Hermann Tilke's blueprints to position track and barriers.

Hamilton & Massa Crash Fest Part 6

Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa just keep finding the same piece of track in the race. The sixth time in 17 grands prix so far.

Bruno Already Looking Forward To Brazil

Renault driver Bruno Senna talks about his race where he had a KERS problem. Bruno also looks ahead to the next grand prix in Abu Dhabi where the car is not expected to be strong but is keener to get to the race after which is his home race in Brazil.

Nico Rosberg Video Blog Indian GP

Nico talks about his race were he started seventh and finished sixth with Mercedes team mate Michael Schumacher passing him on the second and final pit stop.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

F1 Drivers Give Indian GP Circuit Thumbs Up

Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel are more than happy with the new Buddh International Circuit.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Hamilton BBC Interview After Practice Indian GP

Despite BBC Sport's Ted Kravitz best efforts to get Lewis Hamilton to say something controversial about his penalty or the stewards it doesn't work. Lewis just responds with short answers and says it was totally his own fault and jokes at the end about the amount of penalties he has had this year.

Button: I Think Ferrari Is Very Fast

McLaren's Jenson Button interviewed by BBC after Indian Grand Prix practice. Button is concerned about the pace of the Ferrari's so far with Felipe Massa topping second practice. Jenson also says team mate Lewis Hamilton's three place grid penalty isn't much of a problem for the team.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Alonso Visits Kids In Indian Hospital

Fernando Alonso scores a home run in Indian public relations by visiting the polio affected kids ward at a city hospital. Great to see this side of Alonso.

Nigel Mansell On The Flying Lap

An interview for the many Mansell fans. Nigel is interviewed by Peter Windsor on The Flying Lap. See more great interviews from Peter at his website  

Schumacher: To Win The Championship, Still My Ambition

Michael Schumacher being interviewed by CNN-IBN is asked if the comeback was up to his expectations. Schumacher doesn't hold back in replying "Absolutely not, I mean I came back to win races and win the Championship.

"That's my ambition and still my ambition and certainly I'm not excited about what has happened so far, but then I know we are in this situation. There is only one way and it is patience, belief and concentrated work to go forward"

Doesn't sound like someone who is planning to retire at the end of his contract next year does it?!

Hamilton & Button Preview Indian GP

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton preview the Buddh International circuit with Vodafone Inside Track.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Neel Jani Laps Indian GP Circuit In Red Bull

Red Bull junior driver Neel Jani, Swiss but of Indian origin is the first driver to take an F1 car round the new Indian GP, Buddh International Circuit.

For the hardcore fan a longer uncut version including interview below.

Indian Grand Prix TV Coverage (BBC)

BBC Red Button Freeview
0525-0705 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.
0925-1105 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.

BBC Red Button Freeview
0625-0735 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
0830-1100 Live coverage of Qualifying.

BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
0830-1200 Live coverage of Race.

BBC Red Button Freeview
1200-1300 Post-race analysis and debate. 

Ferrari Preview Indian GP Video

Ferrari racing news focusing on the new Indian Grand Prix featuring interviews with Neil Martin, head of Racing Strategies Management and Development, and Gabriele Delli Colli, head of F1 Simulator Facilities. Also test driver Jules Bianchi puts the finishing touches on assembling a Formula 1 car before heading out for a few laps.

McLaren Laps Indian GP Circuit On Simulator

McLaren'd simulator development engineer Matt Daley guides a lap of the Buddh International Circuit.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Felipe Massa Interview Pre Indian GP On NDTV

Ferrari's Felipe Massa gives an interview to Indian news channel NDTV. The interviewer asks Felipe everything from his favourite road going Ferrari to what it was like having Michael Schumacher as a team mate.

Chandhok Reveals His Disappointment At Missing Indian GP

Team Lotus reserve driver talks about his disappointment at missing the Indian GP. Even though it is impossible to not like Karun and want to see him take part, Team Lotus badly need to get 10th place in the constructor standings for the end of the year.

The difference between 10th and 11th place is up to $23 million which is significant. Karun unfortunately is too much of a gamble with limited driving this year because even when he has had a practice session it has usually been raining.

Sutil "I Want A Podium Finish Since Two Years"

Force India driver Adrian Sutil being interviewed by CNN-IBN. Sutil is told probably the 100th time by an Indian reporter, Vijay Mallya is hoping for a dream podium. Adrian tells her how it is and also doesn't give such a PR friendly response when she starts asking about the Indian drivers!

If Sutil doesn't get on the podium in India which is fairytale world at least he will have learned to bang a bongo drum. Below Adrian reveals another skill. Reckon he will be on stage with Lady Gaga for the after party? Nah, neither do I.

Monday, 24 October 2011

A Closer Look At The Indian Grand Prix

A more in depth look around at the Buddh International Circuit which is the home for the inaugural Indian grand prix. Also a view into the process of making updates for a Formula 1 car back at Force India's headquarters in Silverstone, England.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Vettel Homecoming Event In Heppenheim

Sebastian Vettel's homecoming celebration in Heppenheim, Germany in front of 30,000 spectators.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Korean Grand Prix Official Highlights

The official race edit of the Korean grand prix.

Chandhok Laps Indian GP Circuit On Simulator

Team Lotus reserve driver Karun Chandhok previews the Buddh International Circuit for the Indian Grand Prix. Karun is joined by Renault Sport F1 engineer, David Mart.

It is still unknown whether Chandhok will get to race the circuit with Team Lotus.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Secrets Of The Red Bull RB7

Courtesy of Mark Webber crashing his Red Bull at Parabolica, Monza. Also courtesy of the Italian marshals leaving the car dangling in the air long enough for those interested to get a good look underneath. Last but not least courtesy of Auto Motor und Sport for the video. You can read the full article here though it is in German (good practice for those learning German and watching free-to-air RTL next year rather than giving their money to Sky!!).

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Nico Hulkenberg To Replace Sutil 2012 Force India

Force India's reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg is set to replace Adrian Sutil for 2012 reports Autosport.  The news will not be formalized before December, but Force India have made their driver choice for 2012 which are Hulkenberg and Paul Di Resta.

Adrian Sutil was at the Silverstone outfit since his arrival in Formula 1 in 2007 with the then called Spyker team. It is thought the evening of the Chinese Grand Prix, where he is alleged to have assaulted Eric Lux, co-owner of Lotus Renault GP, didn't do him any favours in keeping his 5 year race seat with Force India.

Sutil was spotted late summer visiting the Williams headquarters and is believed to be in talks to replace Rubens Barrichello in 2012, but Kimi Raikkonen who also visited the Williams headquarters would remain the first choice for the British team.

Hulkenberg had to settle for the Force India reserve driver role this year following his departure from Williams in 2010, who had preferred the big sponsorship of Pastor Maldonado.

Narain Karthikeyan Q & A With Indian Fans

Click video to play

Narain Karthikeyan answers questions from fans has he gets ready for his home race, the inaugural Indian grand prix.

Sorry about the advertisements but can't do anything about them! One on a video is annoying never mind two!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Adrian Sutil Previews Indian GP

Adrian Sutil previews Force India's home grand prix. Sutil realistically would love a top five finish but when prompted talks about podiums and the crowd going crazy!

Related: Nico Hulkenberg To Replace Sutil 2012 Force India 

Vettel Returns To Factory In Milton Keynes

New double world champion Sebastian Vettel makes his first return to the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes.

Apologies as the video is put together some weird way with the way they do the volume controls. I would especially liked to have heard what Murray Walker was going to say.

Di Resta Discusses His Highs & Lows Of Season

Force India driver Paul Di Resta looks forward to the Indian grand prix and talks about his rookie F1 season so far. Di Resta is up against current team mate Adrian Sutil and test driver Nico Hulkenberg for the two race seats available next year.

Scottish driver Di Resta is seen as favourite out of the three to be in the race line up next year after an impressive debut season so far. Force India team boss Vijay Mallya is set to make his decision on next year's drivers in December.

Related: Nico Hulkenberg To Replace Sutil 2012 Force India 

Chandhok On Why The Indian GP Circuit Is So Specail

Vicky Chandhok, president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, talks about why the Buddh International Circuit is among the best in Formula One.

First F1 Car Laps Indian GP Circuit

The Buddh International Circuit was unveiled to the world on Tuesday and Neel Jani was the first to drive a Formula One car their, lapping and doughnutting in a Red Bull.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Narain Karthikeyan: "My Aim To Win The Race"

The latest Inside Grand Prix News from the Formula One paddock presented by Allianz. Includes perhaps the single most crazy thing I ever heard a Formula One driver say. HRT's Narain Karthikeyan says his aim in his home race which is the Indian grand prix is to win it.

To put this in context Narain (5000/1 outsider) says without flinching and looking serious his aim in easily the slowest car on the grid which has never scored a point is to actually win the race. I reckon for Narain to achieve that aim his first aim must be to steal a Red Bull car first and preferably Vettel's.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Dan Wheldon Tribute [ESPN America]

A Dan Wheldon tribute on SportsCenter by ESPN America. A brief look at Wheldon's career and the horrific crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Dan was looking to win the Indy 500 a third time.

Formula One drivers who knew or raced against the British racing star earlier in their career have paid tribute via Twitter.

Jenson Button:  "Just woken up to the most horrific news. Dan Wheldon RIP,  I have so many good memories of racing with Dan in the early 90's, a true fighter. We've lost a legend in our sport but also a great guy. I can't begin to imagine what his family are going through and my thoughts are with them at this very difficult time."  

Lewis Hamilton: "This is an extremely sad day, Dan was a racer I'd followed throughout my career, as I often followed in his footsteps as we climbed the motorsport ladder in the UK. He was an extremely talented driver. As a British guy, who not only went over to the States but who twice won the Indy 500, he was an inspirational guy, and someone that every racing driver looked up to with respect and admiration. This is a tragic loss at such a young age. My heart goes out to his family and friends during this extremely difficult time."

Rubens Barrichello: "Just got out from the plane and got the terrible news about the death of our friend Dan Wheldon... Will always remember the great times we had at karting in Brazil my friend. Rest in peace."

Mark Webber: "Rest in Peace Dan. I remember our early days in the UK 95/96. Miss ya."

IndyCar Series Champion Dan Wheldon memorial website.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Rosberg Talks About His Exciting Race

Mercedes Nico Rosberg discusses his race which included a pit battle with Jenson Button, fighting with the Ferrari duo, severely flat-spotting his tyre, and near the end of the race trying to keep the Toro Rossa of Jamie Alguersuari behind before being overtaken on the last lap while on very worn tyres.

Alonso Explains "I Give Up" Comment

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso being interviewed by the BBC, explains what he meant by his bizarre "I give up" comment near the end of the Korean grand prix. 

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Japanese Grand Prix Official Highlights

The official race edit of the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka.

Vettel & Webber Lap New Indian GP On Simulator

Red Bull's Mark Webber laps the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel's turn to do a lap on the Red Bull simulator for the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi for the Indian Grand Prix.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Petrov Previews His Korean GP Weekend

Lotus Renault driver Vitaly Petrov talks about his plans for the Korean grand prix weekend.

Alonso To Be More Agressive Rest Of Season

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is ready to take more chances in the seasons remaining races with no championship on the line anymore.

Vettel Jokes "Bernie's Not To Pleased"

New double world champion Sebastian Vettel jokes about Bernie Ecclestone not being overly pleased the drivers championship is wrapped up so early.

Hamilton Pre Qualifying BBC Interview Korean GP

Lewis Hamilton must really be starting to hate these interviews!

Pirelli Experiments With "Adventurous" Approach For Korea

With the drivers championship wrapped up Pirelli's Paul Hembery talks about taking the opportunity to experiment with an "adventurous" approach for the Korean grand prix.

A lap of the Yeongam circuit by Pirelli below.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Hamilton & Button Preview Korean GP

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton preview the Yeongam circuit with Vodafone Inside Track.

Korean GP Preview Featuring A Young Sebastian Vettel

Action packed 25 minutes of F1 news and features. A look at the circuit for the Korean grand prix and singer Jamiroquai hangs out with Ferrari drivers Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. Also featured a very young looking Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg talks about helmet safety.

New Clarkson DVD "Powered Up" Clip With Karun Chandok

Extract from Jeremy Clarkson's new DVD Powered Up. Features Team Lotus reserve driver Karun Chandhok taking on Clarkson around the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France.

Korean Grand Prix TV Coverage (BBC)

BBC Red Button Freeview
0155-0335 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.
0555-0735 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.

BBC Red Button Freeview
0255-0405 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
0500-0730 Live coverage of Qualifying.

BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
0600-0915 Live coverage of Race.

BBC Red Button Freeview
0915-1015 Post-race analysis and debate. 

Red Bull F1 Car On World’s Highest Road

Swiss racer Neel Jani takes the Red Bull F1 car 5,600m up the world’s highest drivable road – the Khardung Pass in India.

Below a look at behind the scenes.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Ferrari Look Back At Suzuka & Forward To The Korean GP

Stefano Domenicali reviews how the Japanese weekend went for Ferrari. Also Fernando Alonso's race engineer, Andrea Stella previews the Korean GP circuit and discusses what happened there last year.

Red Bull Post Suzuka Press Conference Video

Post Suzuka Red Bull Racing Press Conference with Sebastian Vettel, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey hosted by David Coulthard.

Post Japanese GP: Vettel, Horner and Newey

Sebastian Vettel, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey discuss Red Bull's charge to the drivers championship this year.

Chandhok Laps Korea Circuit On Simulator

Team Lotus reserve driver Karun Chandhok previews the Korea International Circuit for the Korean Grand Prix. Karun is joined by Renault Sport F1 team leader, Thierry Salvi.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Petrov Talks About His Japanese GP Weekend

Lotus Renault's Vitaly Petrov discusses his qualifying and race and the enthusiastic Japanese fans. Petrov had a solid race starting 10th on the medium tyre and finishing 9th after passing Paul di Resta and Kamui Kobayashi on the soft tyres in the final stint.

Videos Of Vettel, The Two Time World Champ

A collection of celebration Vettel videos after he became the youngest two time world champion at Suzuka. Starting with a personal thank you from Sebastian and ending with the legendary Murray Walker.

Hamilton: "I can't See Anything Out Of My Mirrors"

If your a Formula One driver this is tried and tested best answer to any difficult question involving hitting anybody trying to overtake. "I can't See Anything Out Of My Mirrors" You can then back it up by saying "they are too small or vibrate too much to be effective"

3 things are a certainty now in grands prix.

(1) Vettel gets pole.
(2) Hamilton hits Massa.
(3) Ferrari compromise Massa's race in some way to help Alonso.

The video covers certainty (2). Lewis Hamilton is interviewed by Lee McKenzie on the BBC.

Rosberg Being Swamped By Japanese Fans

Mercedes Nico Rosberg talks about starting the race from the back and fighting his way to tenth place. After the diary blog a clip of what it is like to be a famous F1 driver in Japan as Nico is besieged by autograph hunters. One saying "your great!" Maybe not yet but give him a decent car and he will be.

It is a real shame drivers not as good as Rosberg and a rejuvenated Schumacher are in cars that can fight for wins and these two can't. Hopefully the Mercedes technical director recruitment campaign will change that sooner rather than latter.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Button: I'm The Happiest I've Ever Been

Jenson Button shares with the BBC crew in Suzuka about his victory and future prospects with McLaren.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Hamilton Pre Qualifying BBC Interview Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton talks to the BBC about avoiding reading the negative press and just looking to get back to winning ways.

Kobayashi and Pérez Happy To Be At Suzuka

Sauber F1 Team drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez give their usual extremely short Sauber interview before the Japanese grand prix which is Kamui's home race.

F1 Drivers React To Hamilton Driving

Heikki Kovalainen, Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna and Timo Glock discuss the media blow-up over Lewis Hamilton's driving.

Bruno Looking To Mixing It With The Top 10 At Suzuka

Bruno Senna previews the Japanese grand prix were Lotus Renault will be keen to forget about their last outing at Singapore. What a lovely bunch of flowers! lol

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Japanese Grand Prix TV Coverage (BBC)

BBC Red Button Freeview
0155-0335 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.
0555-0735 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.

BBC Red Button Freeview
0255-0405 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
0500-0730 Live coverage of Qualifying.

BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
0600-0910 Live coverage of Race.

BBC Red Button Freeview
0915-1015 Post-race analysis and debate. 

Button On New Multi-Year McLaren Contract

Jenson Button has ended months of speculation by signing a new multi-year contract with McLaren.

Jenson Button: "I've never felt more at home at a team than I do at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, I've won four of the greatest races of my life here, I'm currently lying second in the drivers' world championship, and I feel that I'm driving better than ever. You can only achieve that with the right level of support - and I truly believe that the passion and determination to win are stronger here at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes than anywhere else.

"As a grand prix driver, those are incredibly powerful feelings to share and be part of, and they've only reinforced my desire to commit my long-term future to this team. I've made no secret of my ambition to continue winning races and world championships, and I fully believe this is the place where I can achieve those aims.

"We at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes know how to win, and we're busy refining an organisation that will enable us to keep on doing that for years to come."

Martin Whitmarsh: "Jenson is a great driver and a great guy. In fact, I can safely say that he's one of the most capable and respected drivers we've ever had, and I'm therefore absolutely delighted that he'll continue to work with us into the future.

"He's a considerable credit to this organisation, and I'm proud to be his Team Principal. I feel sure that he'll now build on the considerable success he's already achieved with us, and will be even more successful with us in years to come.

"I think he and Lewis say it better than anyone. Their comments show just how much they respect and trust each other, and they once again continue to prove what we as a team have always known: that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has the very best driver line-up in all of Formula 1."

Lewis Hamilton: "It's great news that Jenson has chosen to stay with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Jenson has been a great person to work with, and a genuine team-player, from the moment we welcomed him on board.

"Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is a team with a unique and successful tradition in Formula 1, which I'm proud to be part of. It was the best moment of my career when I won the drivers' world championship with this team. Jenson and I are as hungry and as ambitious as ever to win races and world championships in the future."

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Button, Vettel & Kobayashi Look Forward To Japan

Formula 1 news round up with Inside Grand Prix News by Allianz.

Below is a full 25 minutes(some segments repeats) version which includes a look at the effect on overtaking by DRS and KERS. Also a piece on the legendary 5 time Formula 1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio.

Ferrari Going Aggressive For Next Year

Nikolas Tombazis, Ferrari's chief designer, talks about the plans for next years car. Felipe Massa's race engineer Rob Smedley previews the Japanese grand prix. Also included a double interview with Giuseppe Rizzo, chief mechanic of Alonso's car, and Filippo MiIiani, chief mechanic of Massa's car.

Webber Rides With Prost

Four times F1 champion Alain Prost joins Red Bull's Mark Webber for a section of the Tour de France.

Top 5 Massa & Smedley Radio Transmissions

Ferrari's Rob Smedley serves us up another classic radio transmission and not for the first time. Here are the top 5 with most light hearted but the most controversial one in particular turned this longtime Ferrari fan into someone who enjoys seeing them being beat by a drinks company.

Just a note first "destroy his race" was not meant to mean make Lewis Hamilton crash otherwise why would Rob have broadcast it to the world and why would the telemetry make the stewards give Hamilton a penalty and Massa none?

"Well done sunshine" after winning the 2007 Spanish GP

"Who is the Daddy of Brazil" after getting pole in the 2008 Brazilian GP

"Destroy his race as much as we can" before Hamilton runs into the back of him in the Singapore GP 2011. The message would mean nothing only for the fact Hamilton locked his front left break and collided into Massa's tyre about a lap later. Anybody who thinks Smedley's words were meant to make Hamilton crash rather than hold him up really need to consider. Firstly why would Smedley broadcast it when he knows everyone can hear it and secondly why after the stewards looked at the telemetry Hamilton got a drive through penalty and Massa no penalty.

"Felipe baby stay cool" when Massa was getting irritated with his visor and light conditions while waiting for the 2009 Malaysian GP to resume.

"OK, so, Fernando is faster than you" when Massa was leading Alonso in the 2010 German GP and heading for an emotional win exactly a year after nearly loosing his life. It later turned out Fernando was faster at that particular time because his engine settings were turned up for as Massa's weren't.

Red Bull's Record At Suzuka

Red Bull Racing who will be highly likely crowning their world champion Sebastian Vettel this weekend take a look at their previous record at the Japanese grand prix.

Vettel needs just one point to win the championship so the only way he won't do it at Suzuka is for him to finish out of the points with Jenson Button winning the race. With Red Bull having bullet proof reliability this year and usually Vettel and their car being the one to beat that scenario is unlikely.

Pirelli's Paul Hembery Looks Ahead to Japan

Pirelli's director of motorsport Paul Hembery looks back on the Singapore grand prix and forward to the logistics of the upcoming fly away races.

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Commericial Side Of The Indian GP

Bloomberg takes a look at the business side of the Indian grand prix. The segment in their program is just the first 6 minutes.

Button & Hamilton Preview Japanese Grand Prix

McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button talk about the Suzuka track and their chances of a good result.

Trulli Laps Suzuka Circuit On Simulator

Team Lotus driver Jarno Trulli previews the legendary circuit for the Japanese Grand Prix. Trulli is joined by David Mart who is a Renault Sport F1 engineer at Team Lotus.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Red Bull Delhi Demo With Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Riccardo in the Red Bull takes to the streets in Delhi to promote the upcoming Indian grand prix.

Below Riccardo talks about Formula 1 coming to India for the first time and about it being a 50/50 chance that he will race in the Indian grand prix. It is expected though that Daniel rather than Tonio Liuzzi will make way for India's Narain Karthikeyan to retake his HRT seat for the race.

When the woman below is asked what driver she finds really good looking and handsome what do you reckon she will say?

Smedley Tells Massa To Destroy Hamilton's Race

The official Singapore race edit is a revealing one. Rob Smedley tells Felipe Massa to "Hold Hamilton as much as we can, Destroy his race as much as we can" before Hamilton connects with Massa's rear tyre causing Massa a puncture and Hamilton a drive through penalty.

It still looks like it is Hamilton's fault if you really have to blame someone. It would be better though if the stewards would not feel the need to get involved in every single incident unless it is a really dangerous deliberate move by a driver which Hamilton's clearly was not.

We want racing not penalties and if they really must penalize every single thing then it is not too much to ask to get some consistency into it. You can't expect fairness in decisions every race if the stewards are changed for every race.

Having one former F1 driver is good but not when there is a history involved with any driver on the current grid. Damon Hill on the panel of stewards for a Schumacher incident is ridiculous as is Heinz Harold Frentzen. Not necessarily for the fact they would automatically be harsh but for the fact they might be too light because people would blame them for being harsh. It's an impossible situation for all involved and would be best not to happen.

The other thing is why with all the radio messages we are played during the grand prix, FOM would choose not to play the best until a week later when most fans will never find out it happened! Not great, is it?

Massa Confronts Hamilton After Race
Top 5 Massa & Smedley Radio Transmissions

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