F1 Fanatic round-up
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will watch Pastor Maldonado drive a Williams in Caracas next week.
“The demonstration will be held just outside of Caracas around one of the country?óÔé¼Ôäós most renowned national monuments, Los Proceres, in front of an anticipated capacity crowd. President Chavez is also expected to attend the show.”
“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 ?óÔÇÜ?¼350 million-plus public money.”
“For me, it’s important that I have a better car next season and I am able to win races.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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?óÔé¼Ôäó 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.
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?óÔé¼Ôäót see them fielding two Indians.
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On this day in F1
But it is a happy birthday for Lewis Hamilton who is 26 today!
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