Why the shortcuts idea could boost F1

Why the shortcuts idea could boost F1

Bernie Ecclestone's idea to introduce shortcuts during grands prix has been laughed at by most people, but it might just be what Formula 1 needs. Tony Dodgins explains why

Just had a text from Mark Hughes which I've got to share with you. It's been pointed out more than once that my esteemed AUTOSPORT colleague bears more than a passing resemblance to John Lennon. I'm sure he can't sing or strum, it's the stringy build and round bins that do it.

For some years now Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been 'your gaffe' as far as Mark's concerned. As in, "Where are we flying from, Manchester or your gaffe?" Well, he was there this morning and reports that on the Lennon statue, on which is quoted a line from 'Imagine' saying "above us only sky," someone has added: "and below us only West Ham..." If you're not familiar with the current plight of Liverpool FC, I apologise, but if you're an Evertonian I'll gratefully accept payment!

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