F1 Fanatic round-up: 11/2/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Day two in Jerez. Internet connection out here is pretty patchy so I’m afraid the round-ups are going live a bit later than usual. Here’s today’s:

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Senna and Grosjean join the queue at Stefan GP? (Adam Cooper)

“Others in the mix include Romain Grosjean, Christian Klien and most interestingly, Bruno Senna. Grosjean apparently has some money, while the last named has a contract with Campos. However sources suggest that he has already been in touch, and if he has, it’s because he knows better than most which way the wind is blowing in Spain.”

Ecclestone confirms Serbian F1 ambitions (Autocar)

“Although US F1 are struggling to be ready in time, they are resolutely determined to be on the grid as promptly as possible. Campos may, on the other hand, be seriously faltering. If they fail to make it, then expect the Toyota TF110 to be on the grid at least in time for the fourth race in China on April 18.”

Comment of the day

Epi has an interesting thought on the unusual device being used by McLaren yesterday:

Fluid flow/aerodynamics is impossibly complex mathematically, so rather than being an exact science ‘models’ are made of what airflow does.

The only way to check/improve these models are with real life tests, if the airflow measured is slightly different to be expected then these models can be revised to better match what actually happens. Then using the improved model a closer simulation can be run.

I guess in a way that device is the antithesis of the Virgin design process.
epi

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

It’s John Surtees’ 76th birthday today. The great champion, the only man to win titles in the premier categories of bike and car racing, tragically lost his 18 year-old son Henry last year, who was killed in a Formula Two race at Brands Hatch.