Here are our photos from Jenson's drive around the streets of Manchester in his Formula 1 car, as well as the MP4-12C super car.
Today was a circular route with no stops: Started: about 4:10pm, Mileage: 7.5miles
After the exciting F1 of this weekend, as well as the red button (not the driver) coverage we decided on a ride since the weather was good & we were both in great spirits after Lewis's win :-)
So McLaren have used the extra 100mil they have this year for not being fined to buy out Mercedes who jumped to Brawn as 75% owners.
The Silver Arrows are back !
But what of Button ?
In a statement just issued, the FIA have decided they don't know better than the Formula 1 fans they asked and all the teams they asked over the summer break, and scrapped the 'driver with the most wins gets the world championship' idea they had.
And it turns out, they couldn't introduce the change this close to the start of the season any way.
Well, what we've all suspected all along is now out in the open, the Ferrari Formula One team really are given special help over and above what any other team gets. As Bernnie says:
"[what] Ferrari get above all the other teams [is] the 'general help' they are considered to have had in Formula One".
Goes above and beyond the extra money they get and some way to explaning the bias in the stewards decisions last year that....
Nice job, but please, don't ever do that to my heart again :-)
Just heard on the radio that ITV didn't even bother trying to extend their contract to show Formula 1 in the UK, so the BBC (who actually, might, care) have got the rights back from next season.
All live. All uninterrupted. All online too. No more repeats of things like [node:1454, title="this"].
So, now the FIA have released the details (17844641__WMSC_Decision_130907.pdf) what do we know ?
De la Rosa and Alonso both had tech. details from Ferrai and swapped amongst themselves. Both new it was illegal, and came via Coughlan. Eek. And there was a lot more info than we thought: