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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bourdais “has to find the accelerator pedal”

Sebastien Bourdais may need to find some speed if he hopes to keep his seat with Toro Rosso.

The Frenchman, who dominated Champ Car before finally getting his crack at F1, has struggled since the squad introduced its 2008 challenger ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

“He has a problem with the nervous rear when he's turning in,” F1-Live reports Team Principal Franz Tost told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. “Simply he has to find the accelerator pedal.”

More details emerge on F2

The FIA has released more information on the planned F2 series, a low-cost feeder series announced last month, opening the bidding process for a single manufacturer and announcing the inaugural schedule.

The series, which looks to be in direct competition with Bernie Ecclestone’s GP2, aims to limit race budgets to €200,000 per car per season. The series will be comprised of 10 two-day race weekends.

Gene tests A1GP car

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene tested the new A1GP car, based on the widely successful F2004.

“It's an interesting car and I had a lot of fun,” Gene told The Guardian. “It's not an F1 car but it's not intended to be one. It will produce exciting racing, allows overtaking, and is an extreme drive.”

The Guardian reports the car has nearly half a season's mileage under its belt with mainly Andrea Bertolini and Patrick Friesacher behind the wheel.

The new A1GP season begins September 21 at Mugello.


The next time someone complains to you about the “lack of passing” in Formula One, you remind them it’s all about quality, not quantity.

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Anonymous said...

Oh give it a rest, Franz. Re-wording Enzo Ferrari's comment to Phil Hill, in the early 60's? Please!

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