Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Maldonado to demonstrate Williams in Venezuela

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will watch Pastor Maldonado drive a Williams in Caracas next week.

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AT&T Williams to Fire Up Caracas (Williams)

“The demonstration will be held just outside of Caracas around one of the country?s most renowned national monuments, Los Proceres, in front of an anticipated capacity crowd. President Chavez is also expected to attend the show.”

Your Help is needed to “Save The Nurburgring” (GoPetition)

“From 2007-2009 the German government built a huge Leisure Park at the Nurburgring. It is based on fake visitor numbers, over sized and badly executed. Most of the time it is an empty ghost town. Once promised as private investment, it is now based on a debt of ??350 million-plus public money.”

Rosberg convinced he will win in 2011 (Autosport)

“For me, it’s important that I have a better car next season and I am able to win races.”

Lead Technician/Producer, Formula 1 (LinkedIn)

“Kangaroo TV is looking for an F1 Lead Technician that will be responsible for the success of the broadcast operations of the Kangaroo TV product within Formula 1.”

Banker held in $50m F1 pay probe (Financial Times)

“Gerhard Gribkowsky, the former chief risk officer at BayernLB, is suspected of receiving $50m in return for concessions made when the state-owned bank sold a stake in the Formula One holding company in 2006.”

Whitmarsh becomes F1 in Schools patron (F1)

“We met a number of the students after the 2009 World Finals in London, when the winning team was given a tour of the McLaren Technology Centre. The students? knowledge of the sport and their depth of engineering understanding were very impressive, so we know that F1 in Schools is playing an important role in preparing students for further education and, ultimately, careers in industry.”

Comment of the day

Narain Karthikeyan is expected to be confirmed as one of HRT’s drivers today and judging by yesterday’s comments not many readers were impressed by the news.

But who will get the second seat at the team?

In all seriousness though, does he bring enough sponsorship to leave the seat open for either Bruno Senna or Christian Klien? Or will they have to draft in Sakon Yamamoto?

I think this means the end of Karun Chandhok at HRT, can?t see them fielding two Indians.
Ben N

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