F1 Fanatic round-up: 22/2/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Later this week we’ll be starting the F1 Fanatic 2010 season preview. If you’ve got an suggestions for articles please post them in the comments. Here’s today’s round-up:


Mansell and sons, open for racing business (The Sunday Times)

Nigel Mansell: “Greg is more like I was… am. Whereas Leo is more of a strategist; calmer. But we work very well together. And what we want out of this year?s race is simply a finish for the team. What really helps is that the boys are prepared to drive their hearts out, and they keep me honest and don?t fear taking me on.”

Villeneuve downplays Stefan GP comeback (Speed)

Jacques Villeneuve: “I had a chat some time ago with Stefanovich just to find out where everything was at. It was not about everything that has been written recently, it was prior to that. I?m not involved directly with anything.”

Comment of the day

MPJ1994 has been watching racing at Yas Island and wondered if F1 should try a change of circuit:

I saw the V8s at Abu Dhabi. I think that the circuit that they used, while great for the V8?s wouldn’t be so good for F1. Sure you would put in three-four good corners but you would be sacrificing an overtaking opportunity at the end of the straight as the corkscrew is single file, meaning they can?t get close at the end of the straight.

Also the different camera seemed to show the different camber of the corners better than the angles for the F1 race.

Happy birthday!

Today’s birthday shout-out goes to Rich!

On this day in F1

Two years ago today Champ Car and IRL ended their split which had lasted for more than a decade.

The series, which once attracted F1 drivers like Nigel Mansell, Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi, begins its third re-unified championship at a new street circuit in Sao Paolo on March 14th.