In the round-up: Germany’s two F1 title winners team up again for the Race of Champions.
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“Home heroes Michael and Sebastian Vettel have become the first drivers to sign up as they bid to win the ROC Nations Cup for a record 5th year in a row. The Race Of Champions will return to their home soil in 2011 at Frankfurt?óÔé¼Ôäós Commerzbank-Arena.”
?óÔé¼?ôSince I?óÔé¼Ôäóve been at McLaren no other guy has spent as much time as me in the wind tunnel. Every moment I get, every chance I get, on my way to or from the lunch canteen, or when I?óÔé¼Ôäóm going to the toilet, whenever I get a second, I have a quick look in.?óÔé¼?Ø
“Despite the addition of new races in Canada and South Korea, revenues stalled as sponsors cut spending on corporate hospitality. F1 is majority owned by private equity firm CVC and the accounts reveal that it has racked up a combined $200 million loss since it was acquired in 2006.”
“Williams has no points after three races and out of 12 teams it lies 10th in the standings. The best result scored by its two drivers this year has been 13th place in the Chinese Grand Prix on 17 April . Its shares fell 3.4% when they opened for trading the day after the race and over the past month they have lost 13.9% of their value.”
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Some extra tips of taking pictures at F1 races from Ol Peculier:
Just to point out there are places that will do equipment hire, as pointed out anything less than a 300 isn?óÔé¼Ôäót goint to get you close enough. The downside is by their very nature they are heavy, and cumbersome (I almost knocked somebody out with a Canon 600 F4 once?óÔé¼?ª) and best taken as carry on rather than in the hold if you are flying.
I?óÔé¼Ôäód also recommend practicing on your metering, I was taught ?óÔé¼?ôoff the grass and + 2/3rds of a stop?óÔé¼?Ø but depends on your gear and environment.
And when you are home, study the EXIF data for the images that worked, and those that didn?óÔé¼Ôäót to get an idea of what part of the triangle you miscalculated
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On this day in F1
Fernando Alonso won an exciting San Marino Grand Prix, resisting fierce pressure from Michael Schumacher in the closing stages.