Whitmarsh and Horner argue over blown diffuser rule change
Whitmarsh claims the latest FIA ruling allowing Renault to run on 50% throttle gives them a "very substantial performance benefit", while Horner counters, saying that the Mercedes engine firing on over-run "generates a bigger effect".
9 July 2011 - Source
NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE Nigel Mansell
While I agree that Lewis' indiscretions of late have been rather unbecoming of a former world champion, and thus a de facto ambassador for our sport, I must vehemently protest your insinuation that any personal gripe between myself and a member of the driving community should have any effect at all on my deliberations and judgements for the coming weekend. I am truly honoured to have been asked to function as a steward for the grand prix at Silverstone, a place dear to my heart ever since my fastest lap as a mere test driver impressed Colin Chapman enough to give me a racing seat at the 1980 Austrian grand prix, a wonderful inaugral moment for a career which was to span well over a decade and present me, my family, friends and supporters with many highs and lows, successes and disappointments, and a debut which in hindsight was only slightly blighted by the second degree buttock burns I endured due to a pre-race fuel leak in my Lotus 81's cockpit.