F1 Fanatic round-up: 25/3/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

I’ll be in bed early tonight to get up to watch the Australian Grand Prix practice. Don’t forget to join us on the live blogs tomorrow!

Here’s today’s round-up:

Links

Lewis Hamilton puts ‘lie-gate’ behind him as he and Jenson Button gel (The Guardian)

Lewis Hamilton on last year’s Australian Grand Prix controversy: “I’ve always had great experiences here and so I don’t look at last year’s experience as a bad one. I look at it as a stepping stone in my life, something I learned a whole lot from.”

They’re off! Race for change becomes a sprint (The Times)

F1 is in a constant state of flux – but so are many other sports. Is this a strength or a weakness?

Sauber introduces its own duct system (Autosport)

“Sauber has not yet decided whether the system will be raced in the Australian Grand Prix, but it wants to give the ducts a proper test in practice to see how effective they are.”

Comment of the day

Chris Yu Rhee wants to know more about the Korean Grand Prix later this year. Do we have any readers over there who can help?

Does anyone have any info on this race in English? I live in Korea, understand and speak Korean pretty well, but have yet to see anything in English anywhere. Do they think that only the average Korean, who earns less than $20,000 a year, is going to plunk down close to a month?s salary to go to the whole weekend?

We?re going down to the site sometime in the next month, so I?ll post pics, etc., but I?m not encouraged by what I?ve seen so far. I?d love to hear from someone who?s had success even buying tickets..

Here’s our earlier coverage on the race:

Happy birthday!

It’s Marc’s birthday today so happy birthday to him.

On this day in F1

BBC F1 pundit Martin Brundle started his first F1 race on this day in 1984. He qualified 18th in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Jacarepagua.

He got his Tyrrell up to sixth place – the last of the points-paying positions in those days – when Patrick Tambay’s Renault ran out of fuel, promoting Brundle to fifth.

However he was stripped of that result and all the other points he scored when Tyrrell were disqualified from the championship for allegedly running with illegal ballast in their tanks.