F1 Fanatic round-up: 16/2/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 testing resumes at Jerez tomorrow but the weather reports make for grim reading – the teams could face yet more wet weather setbacks. Here’s today’s round-up:


Lotus F1 to stay in Norfolk (Autocar)

“The involvement of Group Lotus is likely to see the team remain in Norfolk, according to Lotus‘«÷s Gino Rosato, who moved to the road car side of Lotus from Ferrari‘«÷s F1 team last year.”

Michelin could make 2011 return (ITV-F1)

“However, a comeback for the French firm as the next sole tyre supplier could be on the cards after one of its managing partners Jean-Dominique Senard told Bloomberg that it was holding ‘formal discussions’ with the FIA.”

Comment of the day

Becken dug up some extra and very useful data from the Jerez test.

Site updates

I’ve created a new page for Virgin Racing.

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

Ten years ago today Jenson Button’s preparations for his first F1 season were disrupted when he hit a bird while testing at Kyalami in South Africa. Fortunately Button was unhurt. The bird didn’t fare so well…