F1 Fanatic round-up: 1/1/10

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Happy new year and welcome to the first of our new-look daily round-ups. Also, did anyone else see the BBC F1 crew on Jools Holland’s “Hootenanny” last night? David Coulthard did not look impressed with being trodden on by Al Murray.

Anyway, on with the round-up:


His Brawn contract officially expired, Jenson Button has made his first appearance as a McLaren driver – donning a team cap for this New Year video.

In The Guardian Maurice Hamilton writes “The cars may be closer, but they can’t overtake.” He mustn’t have seen the nominations for our “Best pass of 2009” votes saw dozens of great moves named.

Also I see Crash have picked up on the article I wrote yesterday about Michael Schumacher but from their version of the story it seems they’ve overlooked the link I included back to the original quote, which was here.

Comment of the day

Lots of debate in yesterday’s post on Michael Schumacher – check out Icthyes’s comment for a strong counter-argument.

From the forum

Over on the forum thoughts are already turning to the upcoming season. Browny’s got a list of questions on F1 2010.

Site updates

Not much to report here apart from updated Virgin Racing pictures on Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi biographies:

Happy birthday!

We have at least one reader born on New Year’s Day – happy birthday to dsob!

On this day in F1

Back in the day the Grand Prix season used to start on the first day of the year. In 1968 the championship began at Kyalami where Jim Clark scored his final win. The next round of the championship wasn’t until May 12th!

Read more about that race here: 1968 South African Grand Prix flashback

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