F1 Fanatic round-up: 15/2/2010

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

I’m putting the finishing touches to today’s round-up as NASCAR’s Daytona 500 comes to an end after the best part of seven hours. Glad I only tuned in for the last two laps…

The race was interrupted twice because of the track breaking up. You have to go back to 1985 to find an F1 race which was disrupted in the same way – that year’s Belgian Grand Prix had to be re-scheduled after the circuit disintegrated. There was some track break-up during qualifying for the last Canadian Grand Prix in 2008, but the problem was largely solved for race day.

Hopefully it won’t be a problem at the Montreal circuit when F1 returns there later this year. Here’s today’s round-up:

Links

Concerns for Malaysia‘«÷s Petronas after Marican (Financial Times)

Only just seen this story although it’s a few days old. A change at the top of a company with significant involvement in F1 via Mercedes and the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Comment of the day

SeattleChris rasies a question about US F1:

I find it hard to believe that they can‘«÷t find sponsors and cash in America of all places. We are pretty anxious to conquer foreign markets and this would be a great opportunity for any company to do that. IBM? Microsoft? Apple? Warren Buffet has money printed to go to the toilet, why wouldn‘«÷t he put something up? Or how about companies like Samsung, Sony, Dell, RCA?

Happy birthday!

A trio of F1 Fanatic birthdays today so happy birthday to Tom, Tim P and East Londoner!

On this day in F1

We’re still waiting to discover the complete line-up of F1 drivers and teams for 2010.

On this day four years ago the 2006 F1 grid was fixed with the confirmation that Super Aguri would run an all-Japanese squad of Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide.

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