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I see that there's more doubt over Monza's future as a race venue. It will be a loss to the sport if another major track is cast by the wayside after the recent dropping of the German grand-prix, especially one as historic as Monza (I believe it has been on the F1 calendar since the inaugural championship). Whilst I appreciate the need to expand the market, I feel it is a loss to lose as many traditional tracks as we have, and I am particularly uneasy about new races in corrupt and autocratic regimes.
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Yep, Monza is one of the originals, been in F1 every time except 1980. Several of the classic tracks are at risk these days.
Oh well, some new ones have established their place in F1, like Sepang of Malaysia.
As for races under questionable governments... Monza was build and got started about the time Mussolini took power and Nürburgring was somewhat saved by nazis. Good track is good track anyway.
Of course it's nasty for FIA to do business with certain regimes, but I'd worry more about FIFA and IOC.
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FIA has big plans for F1. Refueling may return already next year and by 2017 there's supposed to be changes (engine/tires/car weight) that would make the cars 5 seconds per lap faster.
For those who aren't fans: simply put, it'd mean driving on greater speeds than ever in the history of the sport.

I mostly like the sound of all this, but have to wonder if big changes now is bad for the team(s?) starting next year and Honda whose engine making plan was based on current turbo V6.

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FIA is looking for more teams to F1 for next season or one after that. Month to send application.

Should we try? You think we could find $200 million funding for Kaunisto GP?
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Jules Bianchi is dead. He had been in coma since accident in Japanese GP in october 2014. He was couple weeks from 26.

He's the first F1 driver to die on race accident since Senna 1994.

Bianci is so far only driver to have achieved points in team Marussia or any Russian team.

His great-uncle Lucien Bianchi was also F1 driver. He died in testing accident in Le Mans 1969 at age of 34.

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Very sad.

I still get the shivers remembering Nikki Lauda's dreadful accident - how he actually survived that, I don't know.

And I know it wasn't on the race track but Michael Schumacher - how's he doing? Still comatose?

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Not much news, only comments of vague hopefulness...

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Jules Bianchi is dead. He had been in coma since accident in Japanese GP in october 2014. He was couple weeks from 26.

He's the first F1 driver to die on race accident since Senna 1994.

Bianci is so far only driver to have achieved points in team Marussia or any Russian team.

His great-uncle Lucien Bianchi was also F1 driver. He died in testing accident in Le Mans 1969 at age of 34.



Very sad indeed. First death in my conscious lifetime (I was 1 when Ratzenberger and Senna died, so I don't have any memory of their incidents). The fact that his turmoil has lasted so long has worsened the torment, especially for his family. His father was interviewed not long before his death and his mental anguish over the situation was clear..

There is to be a minute's silence during the upcoming Hungarian GP.
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Well that sucked for Finns. But certainly an eventful and interesting race.
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FIA has not approved new teams for season 2016 - besides previously approved Haas - so we can expect 11 teams next year. However Manor-Marussia is apparently not yet officially registered to compete again.

The project named Forza Rossa seem to have disappeared, despite having been year ago approved to compete this or next season like Haas.


Renault will soon decide if they will 2017 leave F1, continue as engine maker or return as team (likely buying Lotus).

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