Talking heads

A rational take on driver helmet changesFormula 1 seems to be in a bit of a dodgy place right now. A lot of people are talking of crisis, the teams are looking to the future way ahead instead of trying to support those struggling in the current and the ongoing discussions of costs, changes and rules continues to jump back and forth as always. Yet what seems to have sparked quite a response as of late is the news that drivers will no longer be able to switch helmet designs from race to race during the season – a decision that is so supposedly minor for so many people yet has created a heck of a response.See more on Talking heads
Source: Sidepodcast

Grosjean fastest, Alonso crashes as Barcelona test concludes

Romain Grosjean went fastest for Lotus as Fernando Alonso crashed and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure on the final day of the second pre-season test at Barcelona.

Grosjean leapt to the top of the timesheets in the afternoon when he bolted on Pirelli’s supersoft compound and dropped down to a 1m 24.067s – the fastest time any driver managed over the four-day test in Spain

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