F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/2/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Today we’re exactly five weeks away from the first race of 2010. Here’s the Sunday round-up:


Adrian Campos ‘working hard’ to secure F1 team’s future (BBC)

Adrian Campos: “Sometimes we pay the ??7m [installments] to Dallara and sometimes we don’t have the money. We are trying to solve the problem.”

These are testing times (Motorsport Musings)

“Testing has never and will never appeal to me. Absolutely nobody really knows just who is quick until it comes to the first qualifying session of the season, and for anyone to form any conclusions this early on in the year is just foolhardy.” I have a lot of sympathy for this point of view. Bring on the races…

Patrick finishes sixth in ARCA opener (NASCAR)

NASCAR ARCA debutants Nelson Piquet Jnr and Danica Patrick collided in their first race in the category at Daytona. Patrick finished sixth, Piquet was a lapped 27th after a bruising first race.

Comment of the day

Remember a month go we were trying to find out what happened to Arrows’ three-seat F1 car? We have an answer, thanks to Adam:

The Arrows AX3s was sold to Ascari who use both of them at there race resort. The one for sale on Racecardirect is the display car used for the Autosport show.

Also you may also be interested that I own the three-seater simulator version in which all three seats are used for racing in. View http://www.f1showcars.co.uk for photos.

Happy birthday!

Today we’re wishing a very happy birthday to Victor!

On this day in F1

Force India launched their first F1 car on this day two years ago. The VJM01 failed to score a point – the team being infamously thwarted when Adrian Sutil was taken out of fourth place at Monaco by an out-of-control Kimi Raikkonen.