WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR 2017? January
MN’S resident medium predicts what may be on the cards for 2017. By Chris Tylball
In an attempt to improve the sport’s standing amongst the younger generation, F1 tsar Bernie Ecclestone announces a series of public polls will run throughout the year, which will have real-life results on the grid. The first one concerns which driver should be retired from the grid. Esteban Gutierrez tops the results and #GUTIEXIT is enforced.
Sebastien Loeb wins the Dakar Rally after a superb event for the Peugeot Sport team. He immediately announces his retirement from racing as a result.
Under the new regulations for the World Rally Championship, Kris Meeke records a top speed of 215mph during a run over the Col de Turini in his Citroen.
Bull decides to drop Kvyat down from GP2 to GP3 for the remainder of the season. sees 300mph on his Hyundai’s speedometer during the runs through the panzerplatte. after a tempestuous American Grand Prix in Texas. On Rally Australia, Dani Sordo’s Hyundai goes faster than the speed of light and he meets himself on the podium before he has completed a single stage. M-sport’s Eric Camilli has yet to break the 50mph barrier.
Channel 4’s Only Fools and Horsepower soap is dropped as the plotlines were becoming more and more outrageous. “No one could believe that there were eight people in with a shout of the title at the final round. Just preposterous,” said a statement. throughout the 2017 season. He tells the judges he’s “******* delighted” with the recognition.
World land speed record holder Andy Green is signed up by Toyota for the 2018 World Rally Championship.
Trump GP announces it has secured funding to build a new circuit in the USA to make the most of F1 opportunities in the country. The track is planned to be the longest in the world, featuring a 1,989-mile straight running between Brownsville in Texas and Tijuana Beach in Florida. Trump GP’S boss states it will also be the safest section of the circuit, with extra high catch fencing installed all the way along the south-facing perimeter.
Sunshine Retirement Homes sponsor the FIA’S Prize Giving Ceremony. ■