Mark Webber, Red Bull, Bangkok, 2010

Webber drives Red Bull in Bangkok

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Bangkok, 2010
Mark Webber, Red Bull, Bangkok, 2010

Mark Webber’s demonstration run for Red Bull in Thailand attracts 100,000 spectators.


Historic F1 show (Bangkok Post)

“More than 100,000 people watched Thailand’s first-ever exhibition of Formula One driving on Ratchadamnoen Avenue yesterday, organisers said.”

Christmas at the home of Santander for Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

“I really hope to deliver them a present by winning next year?s world championship.”

Palace honour for former race ace (Yorkshire Post)

Someone needs to explain to the Yorkshire Post that David Coulthard is still racing in the DTM.

Alonso: 2011 rule changes will succeed (Autosport)

“I’m confident that next year, finally, the rules will help overtaking and we will have a better show for everybody.”

Comment of the day

Here’s Robert’s thoughts on the outcome of our 2010 predictions:

I think it is interesting how many people, including me, thought Schumacher would win a couple of races. But, he ended the season as the only driver in the top four teams to not score a podium.

From the forum

Which drivers and celebrities were separated at birth? I think Dan Thorn’s suggestion of Vitaly Petrov and Will Self is inspired!

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On this day in F1

Fernando Alonso dropped a bombshell on this day five years ago: he would be driving for McLaren in 2007.

The shock news meant Alonso would drive his (successful) title defence for Renault in 2006 in the knowledge that he would be leaving them to drive for a different team at the end of the year.

More picture of Mark Webber in Thailand

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