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Old 12th Jan 2012, 18:02
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I drove a London Routemaster fitted with hydraulic active ride suspension.

After driving the conventional Routemaster (which lurched as you took corners), to have a vehicle that remained upright however hard you cornered left me with the fear that, at some stage, it would fall onto its side . . .
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In addition to losing his seat with Force India, Sutil now faces court action because of injuries sustained by a Renault 'executive':-

Eric Lux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BBC News - F1 driver Sutil to stand trial over nightclub fracas

Lux required stitches following the alleged row between the pair in a private VIP room at the exclusive M1NT nightspot.
If Sutil is found guilty he could be banned by the FIA or sacked by Force India for bringing the sport into disrepute.
Adrian Sutil faces criminal action after 'glassing' Eric Lux | Mail Online
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 11:35
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Senna in, Barrichello out. No drive for Rubens next season.....

BBC: Bruno Senna signed by Williams for 2012 F1 season
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Just heard - poor Rubens.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 13:57
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Senna: "The evaluation process has been intense and methodical ... "

Translation: " I had to state exactly how much sponsorship money I could bring to the team and then I had to prove that"

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Old 17th Jan 2012, 14:15
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Or you could consider a blood debt which has been honoured.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 06:37
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Why would that be, ORAC?
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 12:27
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Some dark and macabre reasoning going on here.. dare I suggest that Sir Frank just thinks that as well as welcome sponsorship, young Senna has in a similar vein to Messers Hill, Villeneuve, Button and Rosberg - been given the drive on potential talent?? Naaaa.. boring!
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 14:57
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Ride height control banned.

BBC Sport - FIA ban new technical innovation developed by Lotus and Ferrari
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Ride height control banned.

BBC Sport - FIA ban new technical innovation developed by Lotus and Ferrari [quote]

If the " lets ban it " brigade were in force during the middle 1960's , F1 wouldn't have progressed past the Lotus 24 or similar........................no monocoques, wings, DVF's

F1 is degenerating into a " high budget " version of a " spec " class with wings.
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Meanwhile in Bahrain.

BBC News - Sacked Bahrain F1 staff stay out
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 14:34
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BBC Sport - HRT insist they will race despite 'critical delays'
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I must confess to a feeling of disappointment that Sebastian Loeb never ( for whatever the real reasons were ) took up the F1 option. The guy is special.

Sebastien Loeb claims sixth Monte Carlo Rally victory - WRC news - AUTOSPORT.com

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 22:44
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BBC Sport - Lewis Hamilton unavailable for date of Adrian Sutil trial
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If the incident happened in China why is the criminal prosecution happening in Germany? Civil action maybe but why would the Germans have jurisdiction?
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Maybe because Sutil is a German national?

Can you imagine holding it in China (with the attendant language problems)?
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BBC Sport - Kimi Raikkonen primed for Formula One comeback with Lotus

BBC Sport - Kimi Raikkonen's testing debut delights new Lotus team
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BBC Sport - Ferrari protege Jules Bianchi to be Force India reserve
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BBC News - F1 driver Adrian Sutil convicted over nightclub fracas
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 11:13
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