F1 Fanatic round-up: 17/2/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 testing resumes at Jerez later today – we’ll have a live post up in time for the start of the session. Here’s today’s round-up:

Links

McLaren F1 Merchandise – Don’t Accept Imitations!

If anyone can find a shoddier excuse for F1 merchandise than this, I want to see it! Send pics in by email or upload them to the drop.io

Comment of the day

Bhavesh made a great point on F1 tyre technology:

The fixed size of side wall to wheel diameter mean that what ever is developed in f1 is not relevant to the real world. Not even buses or trucks have side walls in as large a ratio as f1 cars. […]

If we want tyre manufacturers to be interested in serving f1 make it relevant to the real world. Low profile tyres and performance benefits from tyres that save fuel hence weight.

Site updates

The Sauber team information page is up and running and there’s also a list of all the Sauber F1 drivers over the years.

Happy birthday!

We have two birthdays today – or possibly one if it’s the same person called Steve. Anyway, happy birthday to Steve and/or Steve_P83!

On this day in F1

This time a year ago Ferrari, BMW and Toyota were testing in Bahrain. All the cars logged over 100 laps of dry running.

The rain which hit last week’s Jerez test, which are expected to return this week, has led Ferrari to raise the possibility of returning to more reliably dry climates for testing next year.