F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/7/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Coming up on the site today is part two of the half-term driver rankings – and a fresh coat of paint for F1 Fanatic (if all goes according to plan!)

Here’s today’s round-up:


Wind Tunnel – Jean Todt, FIA President (Speed TV)

Jean Todt takes in his first NASCAR race and talks to Speed TV about it, F1 regulations and the return of the United States Grand Prix:Ecclestone still eyeing New York GP (Autosport)

“It’s happening. We are talking to them and trying to do our best. Let’s see what happens.”

Comment thread of the day

If you’re heading to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix make sure you join in the 2010 British Grand Prix discussion which is getting a lot of comments right now.

From the forum

Who wants to see A1 Grand Prix make a comeback?

Site updates

There was a brief period of down-time last night while a small problem on the site was fixed.

Later today the site should be getting a revised header and footer so don’t be surprised if it suddenly looks a little different!

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

Brabham’s 35th and last win came in the French Grand Prix 25 years ago today.

It was scored by Nelson Piquet, who credited the win to how his Pirelli tyres performed in a very hot race. The team had done much of their pre-season tyre testing in the high temperatures of Kyalami in South Africa.

After this Pirelli only won twice more in F1. Its last win was also courtesy of Piquet, when he drove for Benetton in 1991. The manufacturer returns as F1’s sole tyre supplier next year.