F1 Fanatic round-up: 16/9/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It was great to meet several F1 Fanatics at the F1 photography exhibition in Camden yesterday – Sebastian (or is it Sebastien?), LewisC and Icthyes were among those who showed up. Apologies if you were there early and I missed you – blame the London Underground I’m afraid.

Also yesterday I had my first play of the retail version of “F1 2010” and interviewed two of the games’ designers. They had a lot of interesting things to say and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the article which should be up on the site later today.

Here’s the round-up:


Sauber: Ferrari loyalty no factor in letter (Autosport)

Monisha Kaltenborn: “We also did not write it in name or in favour of Ferrari. We wrote it as an interested party to the whole matter, because it is a matter that we feel concerns us all.”

Villeneuve still pursuing F1 (GrandPrix.com)

“It is now thought that Villeneuve could look at a buy-out or partnership with one of F1’s existing teams, with HRT the obvious target as rumours circulated Monza that the team may not be in a position to complete its debut season.”

Comment of the day

Lost of different views on who will be world champion yesterday. Steve makes the case for fifth-placed Sebastian Vettel:

If Vettel wins in Singapore, I think he will take it.

Monza was such a big race for him after recent events, and after his problem he handled it all superbly to go on and take a big gamble and go on such a stint to finish ahead of Webber which was vital.

His confidence will now be back to a degree, and he?s now also in a position which I think he is more comfortable in: no expectation upon him, the underdog.

He also has the experience of that last races of last year where he was the strongest driver in terms of results along with Hamilton, if I remember correctly, when he was in a similar position to now with Button having such a lead to lose.

From the forum

SLR wonders if the Singapore Grand Prix will have to be cut short.

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to Jo??o Pedro CQ and F1 Badger’s Adam Milleneuve, who I saw at the F1 2010 preview event yesterday!

On this day in F1

One year ago today Renault announced Pat Symonds and Flavio Briatore would be leaving the team – the first sign we had of the truth of the allegations over Singapore 2008:

Read more: Briatore and Symonds step down as Renault accepts Singapore crash charge