F1 Fanatic round-up
Red Bull say they will continue to support both drivers in 2011.
Christian Horner: “I don’t think it changes anything for us. We will go into next year giving both drivers the same support as we always have.”
“I enjoy it. I feel I have the right to do what I enjoy. Whether I put in dispute my reputation… I just feel good about my decision and I have so much support from people.”
“Nelson Piquet Jnr is going NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing full time, and, after a taste of the Truck Series this season, he?óÔé¼Ôäós more than ready.”
“As 2010 comes to close and we get ready to relaunch the website with new colours for 2011, it?óÔé¼Ôäós the right moment to mark the end of an era and celebrate everything that Enstone achieved as the Renault F1 Team.”
“Richard Branson is set to serve as a flight attendant on an AirAsia X flight next year, all in the name of charity.”
Pastor Maldonado: “I have come here to give them as much encouragement as I can and do whatever is in my power to help those compatriots who lost their homes. As a Venezuelan I am concerned about the situation and it is with pride I have come to help them.”
“Brazilian driver Nicolas Costa will join the Ferrari Driver Academy, having won the first ever Formula Future Fiat championship, the new Brazilian series which is backed by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver Felipe Massa.”
Comment of the day
DaveW expects the new rules on driving standards will prevent drivers pushing each other off the track:
Currently, drivers are free to push a pursuer off the road in a corner. That particular move is never penalized now. This will also go a good way to dealing with some of the poor, and delayed stewards calls for passing off-track and gaining position or keeping it by means of going off track.
From the forum
Who will be Force India’s drivers in 2011?
Happy birthday to Dermot Farrelly!
On this day in F1
This time last year Lotus – that’s Team Lotus, not Renault-sponsored-by-Lotus – announced Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli would be driving for them in 2010.
Coincidentally it’s also three years to the day since McLaren named Kovalainen as Lewis Hamilton’s team mate for 2008. So who will he be driving for in one year’s time?
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