F1 Fanatic round-up
F1 team bosses vote Fernando Alonso as the driver of the year.
“Alonso beat Vettel by nine points overall after the votes of all the team principals were added up – moving him up from fourth place overall where he was voted last season.”
“I’m hearing the 2013 engine rules are: mandated 1.6l I4 turbo, 88mm bores, direct injection, 100kg\h fuel flow rate.”
Adrian Newey: “If I had to choose one moment of the last season, perhaps I would pick the moment when I knew the RB6 was a fast car. Wind-tunnel testing is one thing, but you can never be sure. Not even pole position at the first race will guarantee you’ll still be competitive at the last race.”
“When we look at a possible Senna-IndyCar partnership, it’s not just the question of how would Senna fare against the IndyCar field, but rather if the massive public following and immense level of respect that followed him would have had any major impact on the IndyCar “civil war” that ripped the sport apart in 1995.”
Comment of the day
It’s interesting that they have have switched back to an unknown quantity again so quickly. I’m sure the sponsorship potential was very enticing, and actually I think Perez could do well in F1 given some time, I just hope it doesn’t hurt their chances next year.
On a more positive note, this move should hopefully ensure stability for the team in the long term. They provided some exciting on-track action this year, I wish them well for 2011 and beyond.
From the forum
Amazing pictures from a race at the Oscar Alfredo Galvez race track from Fer No. 65. See here: They copy us at Monza…
Read Fer’s excellent guest article on the Argentinean Touring Car Championship from earlier this year: Why you should watch… TC2000
We’ve got a double birthday today – all the best to RIISE and Speed Damon!
On this day in F1
One year ago today the FIA confirmed Sauber would race in F1 in 2010, giving it the space that had been vacated by Toyota:
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