F1 Fanatic round-up 9/7/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

After the surprising development yesterday evening, today we’re waiting to find out from HRT why they’ve replaced Bruno Senna with Sakon Yamamoto. Just don’t expect it to be along the lines of the Comment of the Day.

Here’s today’s round-up:


Safety car procedures revamped (Autosport)

“The FIA has also reacted to the problems drivers had of breaking the delta time in Valencia, after only finding out about the safety car towards the end of the lap, by making it clear that they will be exempt from the new safety car speed limit for the final 200 metres of the lap.” Oh good, now it’s even more complicated than it was before..

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team Unveils Hospitality App (Brand Republic)

Special app for those lucky enough to attend an F1 race with McLaren.

Didier Perrin: ??We want to keep providing a good show which is one of our trademarks now?? (GP2)

“The target was to design a car as close as possible as an F1 car, not only in terms of looks, but also in terms of behaviour. The aerodynamic is based on what is done today in F1. So everything started from that point and as a consequence, we had to design a smaller rear wing. And since we lost a lot of rear wing down force, we had to put the exhaust on top of the gearbox in order to make a bigger diffuser and regain what we lost with a smaller rear wing.”

Comment of the day

US_Peter says what most of us are thinking about Sakon Yamamoto:

Wow, he really must be bringing a lot of money.

From the forum

What do we make of Ferrari’s latest F1 logo?

Site updates

I hope you all like the changes to the site’s design which went live yesterday. These will be reflected on the forum eventually too but not until after this race weekend.

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

It’s a surprise birthday present for Sakon Yamamoto, who returns to F1 in place of Bruno Senna on the same day he turns 28.