Daily: 28th July 2011

28 July, 2011 at 01:34 (GMT+01:00)

By Pat W


The big news on the site at the moment is the ongoing discussion about the future of these here Daily posts. Head over to the thread and let us know what you think. As you might expect there are well-reasoned arguments from each perspective.

I assume you've listened to the latest Debrief by now? You haven't? It has been out since Tuesday, what's wrong with you?

I loved the insight into the FIA stewards room from this weekend's guest steward Allan McNish, following his experiences in Monaco. It is an Autosport.com paywall article though, so sorry if you don't have a subscription. Worth getting a sub to the .com site even if the mag isn't your thing, the features section has had some really solid articles lately. I've just noticed Dieter Rencken has a new post arguing in favour of in-season testing, I'll note that here for some lunchtime reading at work!

Joe Saward has in the last couple of days posted three interesting articles on his blog. I liked the one debunking all the 'fluff' on most of the F1 news sites at the moment (and you have to assume he - rightly - includes the aforementioned Autosport in there). There are also stories on the future of Spa and some talk on movements within the teams. I'm sure you know by now to check Joe's site daily.

Racing Options

If the Hungaroring as a circuit isn't to your tastes there's a lot of other things going on this weekend. Rally Finland is a bit of a mad one, very fast and very narrow lanes. Leigh is at Spa this weekend so keep an eye on his tweets and blog.

  • F1 - Hungaroring (get your Race Info!)
  • GP2+GP3 - Hungaroring
  • WRC - Rally Finland
  • NASCAR Cup - Indianapolis
  • 24 Hours of Spa (for GT2, GT3, GT4) - Spa-Franchorchamps
  • F3 International Trophy - Spa-Franchorchamps
  • World Superbike - Silverstone
  • WTCC - Oschersleben
  • AutoGP - Oschersleben

However, I won't be doing many of those because it is my Dad's birthday on Saturday and we're going to the Thai restaurant, where hopefully we won't drink too much... ah who am I kidding?

Also my sister is on a brief visit from Spain and I've not seen her since New Year, so it would be silly to waste that watching racing although I do plan to watch the F1. On Monday we're taking our younger sister to Thorpe Park where I'll try and avoid going on the rides which have a big drop because I hate heights..

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