F1 Fanatic round-up: 26/2/2010

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

We’ve now had 4,000 votes in the ‘three-car teams’ poll and I think it’s far to say there’s not much interest in Ferrari’s plan…

It’s the second of the Barcelona test today. I’ll be flying out there myself later so there might be a shortage of updates from me in the afternoon but look out for live coverage from the track for the final two days of the test on Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s today’s round-up:

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GPDA chairman vote set for Bahrain (Autosport)

Outgoing GPDA president Pedro de la Rosa on new FIA president Jean Todt:

“It can only go the right way in terms of where we were. We want to deal with Jean, not other people, and that’s the impression we’re getting. The first few meetings we’ve had with him ?ǣ at Singapore last year ?ǣ have been very positive. Jean had his finger on the pulse with a lot of things as you’d expect, and the GPDA are looking forward to working with him. If we don’t have much to do that’s a good sign.”

Scalextric tie up exclusive partnership with Mercedes GP Petronas

I had loads of Scalextric F1 cars when I was little – great to see they’re still making them.

Comment of the day

Ajokay spots the loneliest person at the pit stop:

Aww?? the poor refuelling guy. There?s nowhere for him to stick his hose any more. He doesn?t even have a hose!

He?s just standing where he used to, forlorn, watching everyone else do their work:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Julien_Leroy_Barcelona_Firstlap.be__JLE0187.jpg

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

Hard to believe it’s three year’s since Honda launched its sponsor-free ‘Earthcar’.

A genuine attempt at raising awareness of green issues or a result of the team’s inability to find any major sponsors for the 2007 season? Given they pulled out of F1 just two years later I’d say the latter. Let’s not forget that as well as looking strange the car was a complete dog.

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