Today I’m at Jerez for the first day of the second F1 test. More from me in the F1 testing live post.
Here’s today’s round-up:
“Making a definitive film about Formula One racing has eluded most who’ve tried, so perhaps a documentary is the way to go. At least Spitfire Documentary Films, Diamond Docs and Flat-Out Films hope so. The three producers are teaming on a Formula One feature doc to span the history and evolution of the dangerous and glamorous world of Formula One.” I asked only yesterday why there were so few films about motor racing and as if by magic this appeared!
Comment of the day
Rather than pick out a single comment today I’d like to thank everyone who responded to the Live from Jerez post with suggestions of what you’d like to see from the test this week.
Today I’m planning to get pictures from the Red Bull RB6 launch in the morning and then some pictures of the other cars to see what developments they’re sporting for this test. After that it’ll probably go quiet from me for a bit as I take some time to get around the paddock and see who I can meet.
Keep your eyes on the live testing post and, of course, my Twitter account for more.
Happy birthday to Aqeel!
On this day in F1
Four years ago today McLaren revealed their livery for the season ahead.
With title sponsor West leaving the year before and replacement Vodafone, poached from Ferrari, not coming on board until 2007, the team used a stopgap livery. It featured Emirates and Johnnie Walker as their major sponsors. They also used their reflective silver colour for the first time.