Pirelli, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Pirelli complete five-day test

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pirelli has completed a five-day test session at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, with help from former Formula 1 drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Romain Grosjean.

The tyre manufacturer has now notched up more than 10,000 kilometres of private testing, not counting the official test in Abu Dhabi in November.


Pirelli wraps up five-day Bahrain test (Autosport)

??Pirelli has completed the final test of the year following a five-day session at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain.

??In total, the Pirelli testing team completed nearly 3,000 kilometers, with Pedro de la Rosa and Romain Grosjean in charge of driving duties.??

BBC gamble ??200m F1 deal by promoting Martin Brundle to hot seat and dropping Jonathan Legard (The Daily Mail)

??Martin Brundle will become the voice of Formula One after BBC chiefs decided to take a massive gamble on the former driver.??

Newey: 2011 form impossible to predict (Autosport)

??Red Bull Racing’s technical chief Adrian Newey says it is impossible to say whether his team will continue to be the dominant force in 2011 following this year’s titles.??

Comment of the day

Ged is thinking of going to the Hungarian Grand Prix next year and has a few questions:

On the Thursday are you allowed access to the track? Is there a pit-lane walk for ticket holders to get drivers autographs?

On the Friday are you allowed access to all stands, regardless of your actual numbered ticket for the Saturday & Sunday?

I?ve been to Monza in 07 & 09 which was great for allowing both of the above, but Valencia in 08 on the other hand, was very restrictive.

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Happy birthday!

A big happy birthday to Scott Joslin ?ǣ hope you have a great day!

On this day in F1

And happy birthday to Jerome d?Ambrosio, who is 25 years old today.

D?Ambrosio was recently signed by Virgin to drive alongside Timo Glock in 2011. The Belgian driver, who appeared for Virgin in four practice sessions at the end of this year, will replace Lucas di Grassi.

D?Ambrosio finished 12th in this year?s GP2 championship behind Virgin?s reserve driver Luiz Razia.