F1 Fanatic round-up: 17/1/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

We’re eight weeks away from the first race of the year at Bahrain. Here’s today’s F1 Fanatic round-up:


No ??equalising?? of engines for 2010 (James Allen)

“After extensive discussions got nowhere, the FIA is believed to have ruled that the engines will stay as they are with no re-tuning.”

M I G BANK – Brawn GP – Partnership – TV Commercial – Mercedes Grand Prix ()

An advert from last season I hadn’t seen which aired on Swiss TV, featuring Ross Brawn and Jenson Button. Via ledug on Twitter.

Q&A with Paul di Resta

“Since the test for sure we have been in talks, and I would say we are about 90 per cent there [for a test driver role]. We are in the final stages of finishing off for the programme they have set and hopefully we can build a very long and strong relationship for me to try and race with Force India in the future.”

Ayrton Senna and a JPS Sinclair C5: Pic 1 Pic 2

Two surprising pictures posted by Dank on Twitter.

Comment of the day

MattM was not impressed with some of the cars on show at Autosport International:

Having gone on Thursday, the Lotus 72 is so stunning in the flesh. The Renault stand of the modern F1 cars was disgraceful. Instead of putting an ??09 or few years old F1 car there, they put up a World Series car with 09 F1 livery!! The cheek of them! Ferrari were no better, with an F2003-GA.

From the forum

You may have already seen this one, as it’s the most commented thread in the forum by a long way, but if not it’s time you caught up with the discussion on who will go where in 2010.

Happy birthday!

We’ve not had many F1 Fanatic reader birthdays recently. But today we’ve got four – the most we’ve had in a single day. Happy birthday to Gerdoner, Ads21, gabal and Bev.

On this day in F1

On this day seven years ago then-FIA president Max Mosley told the press: “We’ve never been partial to Ferrari.” An interesting comment given we learned last year Ferrari had been given the power to veto new F1 technical rules at one point…