DC turns 500
With all the crashes and after race investigations one thing that went unnoticed was David Coulthard scoring his 500th GP point. The circumstances under which the point was scored are bit dodgy, as Scott speed of STR finished race 8th , but was given 25 sec penalty for overtaking DC under yellow, and DC made it to the Solitary point. DC has something to celebrate after embarrassment, when his pitwall was yelling at him “You have to overtake the Toro Rosso David” while the whole world was listening to the team radio. Now that he has bagged the 500th point in pinnacle of motor sport, question remains “Is there enough left in the tank for another GP win?” DC
The likes have Midland & Super Aguri have raised concerns about the validity of STR contesting 2006 on rev limited V10 engines. The rival teams are attributing to good showing by STR cars on 2nd march
Jordan competes with Minardi for F1 spot
“Once F1 bug bites you can get your system out of F1 but cannot get F1 out of your system” This quote is true for Fans and Paddock fraternity alike. With his ex rivals Paul Stoddart and Dave Richards applying for the 12th spot on 2008 line-up , the playboy from Ireland ,Eddie Jordan has also applied for the F1 entry for his team , So lets wait and watch if its Minardi or Jordan fans who get to see their team on the grid. Personally for me more the field , better. But not sure what is the threshold from logistical point of view, as lots of variables come into picture, and many not in control of FOM, some points that come immediately to mind are track facilities (pitlane,garages for all teams),already FOM is raising hue and cry on older tracks like Silverstone,SPA for lack of facilities.
The More the Merrier
While we are discussing Jordan-Vs- Minardi clash to re-enter the F1 fraternity, we have two Spanish teams in contention for the coveted twelfth spot. I hope FIA does fair evaluation of the application before arriving at conclusion. What if scenario:The newer applicants show better preparedness and capacity ,from resources point, better factory, test facilities, wind tunnels, designers, work force than any of the existing teams like Midland, Super Aguri