F1 Fanatic round-up
After 4,000 suggestions from fans Silverstone has decided to name its new pit and paddock complex the “Silverstone Wing”.
The 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship winner Jimfaekillie will be sat opposite the Silverstone Wing at next year’s race.
Mike Gacoyne: “At the start of the year, KERS is not going to be the thing that gives us the step up. It’s all the other things, and we’ve taken the choice to concentrate on all those because if we don’t get them right, KERS isn’t going to make a difference.”
“An early sign springs were being removed was the I-Racing game, which accurately modeled the FW31 with the Williams teams assistance, the game provided no scope for rear springs. Equally comments made by Anthony Davidson over the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend suggested that McLaren’s extreme stiff front\soft rear was due to this set up.”
“Coming back from Korea was obviously one of the toughest races to pick ourselves up from. Having qualified on the front row and been in a commanding position for 90 per cent of the race, to lose that grand prix was particularly difficult and to couple that with Mark’s retirement earlier on – which resulted in him losing the lead of the drivers’ championship – made it a very, very tough day for the team.”
Comment of the day
It’s always great to hear from fans who saw memorable moments in the flesh. Here’s Maciek:
I was there and on the next lap when Sato drove past the stands there was huge roar from the crowd, including me. Still, Kobayashi’s move [on Alonso in Valencia] was much more impressive.
From the forum
Now the off-season is well and truly upon us lots of people are making progress with their “F1 2010″ careers. Update us on your progress here.
Happy birthday to Noel!
On this day in F1
The eighth Rand Grand Prix, a non-championship race, was held on this day 45 years ago at Kyalami in South Africa.
Jack Brabham won the race driving one of his own cars, finishing just a few seconds ahead of local driver Peter de Klerk.