F1 Fanatic round-up: 24/1/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A quiet day yesterday though for no obvious reason the discussion sprang back to life on a four year-old article on F1 vs NASCAR.

We’ve also had a new idea for a future F1 Fanatic article suggested on Skribit. If you’ve got an idea for a post, or would like to vote on the ideas other people have suggested, head over to the Community page for more.

The technical work on the site which began on Friday will carry on through today but will hopefully be done by Monday. Again, if you have any trouble getting on the site you can contact me via F1 Fanatic on Twitter or the F1 Fanatic Facebook Group.

Here’s the Sunday round-up:

Links

Hamilton e Rosberg a Lonato (Vroom)

Pictures of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at a karting event. The pair were team mates in the Mercedes and McLaren backed karting team in 2000. Via Kartlink

Rossi and a Russian

Will Buxton reckons 2009 GP2 runner-up Vitaly Petrov will make a big money move to Renault.

Comment of the day

And the Jose Maria Lopez backlash starts… now! Over to J Hutton:

What is [Peter] Windsor thinking?? look, a desperate financial picture should not dictate an incompetent driver who will surely be risking the lives of others on the track. Come on, touring cars for the last three years is not a proper training ground (refresher course) for F1.
J Hutton

From the forum

The F1 Fanatic support group is in session – Ned Flanders asks ‘When did you realise you were addicted to F1?’

Site updates

I’ve created the Lotus team page as well as the rather lengthy list of previous Lotus F1 drivers.

Interestingly, they had six different drivers in their final season, 1994. How many can you name without looking?

Happy birthday!

No F1 Fanatic birthdays today. If you want a birthday shout-out tell us when yours is by emailling me, using Twitter or adding to the list here.

On this day in F1

The last car Michael Schumacher raced in F1 was launched on this day four years ago. The Ferrari 248 won nine of the 18 races that year – but both the titles went to Renault.