F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/10/2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the comments on a recent article on Twitter I was asked to do more withthe F1 Fanatic presence on Facebook.

I have been updating it more regularly for the last few days so if you’re a Facebook user and you’ve not had a look at the F1 Fanatic Facebook Group for a while, head over there now.

I still massively prefer Twitter, but maybe you can convince me otherwise!

Here’s today’s round-up:


Tycoon Vijay Mallya close to buying into QPR (Evening Standard)

“Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya is negotiating to buy a ??significant?? percentage of Queens Park Rangers in a deal which could see Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone leave the club.”

Red Bull chairman wants F1 circuit in Thailand (Bangkok Post)

“Red Bull Beverage managing director Saravoot Yoovidhya said that both of their F1 team racers – Mark Webber and Sebastien Vettel – will visit Thailand in the near future. The two failed to meet Thai fans as planned in Samui last week claiming that they needed to focus on the next event in Japan this week.”

Massa won’t settle for No.2 role after 2010 (ESPN)

“For sure I am not Ferrari’s second Rubens Barrichello.” If the cap fits…

Comment of the day

Luca di Montezemolo’s remark that “Felipe is and will always stay a number one driver for Ferrari” was just begging for a caveat to be stuck on the end. Fer no. 65 does the honours:

??except when we need him to be number two driver or when he performs like a number two driver?? so basically he?s a number two driver that could have been a number one driver, but we don?t need that any more, so he?s a number two driver full time now.

From the forum

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Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to Alexandre Carvalho!

On this day in F1

The wheels began to come off Lewis Hamilton’s championship bid at Shanghai three years ago today. Staying out too long on worn intermediate tyres on a drying track he got stuck in a gravel trap when he tried to come into the pits.

Kimi R??ikk??nen seized the initiative with the first of two victories which would ultimate see him win the championship.