F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: F1 in proper high definition at last and is A1 Grand Prix about to make a comeback?
Sky Germany will broadcast F1 in high definition in 2011. See here for an automatic translation.
Thanks to F1 Addict for the tip
Pointed out by James Roberts on Twitter. The clock seems to run out at 10:30am (GMT) tomorrow – shortly after the Autosport International show (which I will be at) opens.
Is this a resurrection of A1 Grand Prix? This site suggests an announcement about A1GP is due on the same day (thanks to Ed Marshall for that link).
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On BBC’s F1 team plans: “I really hope Martin Brundle has thought this through…”
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World champion Sebastian Vettel is among this year’s nominees.
“Hispania boss Colin Kolles revealed that Karun [Chandhok] was suspended from the team after the British GP last year ‘for not fulfilling the contract. When he signed an agreement with us for the 2010 season, Karun made a lot of promises on paper. But, he failed to fulfill his obligations. We waited for some time, but we didn?óÔé¼Ôäót have any other choice than suspending him at the German GP. We, however, did everything diplomatically. We didn?óÔé¼Ôäót make it public. Since then, Karun was never in the team?óÔé¼Ôäós radar.’”
An article by Max Mosley who is taking his privacy case to the European Court of Human Rights.
“The technology and studio base have been many months in the perfecting and the making and I think now represent the razor-sharp cutting edge of what is achievable on the Internet.”
On Bridgestone brand Firestone’s potential departure from IndyCar: “I see it as a group of marketing types wanting to get away from being involved in motor sports. The company dropped Formula One last year. Yes, it was expensive, but I think it was a sign for IndyCar. Some of my sources have said Firestone has been dropping hints for some time. I hope I?óÔé¼Ôäóm wrong.”
The Silverstone Wing takes shape.
“I get on with all the drivers and try to have a little chat with everyone at each race. But I always talk a lot with Kamui Kobayashi.”
“I?óÔé¼Ôäóm ?óÔé¼?£hopeful?óÔé¼Ôäó I?óÔé¼Ôäóll be ready for the flight to Malaysia but my knee may mean that wearing high heel shoes is now a step too far!”
Comment of the day
Ajokay welcomes Martin Brundle’s promotion in the BBC F1 commentary box:
2011 will be Martin?óÔé¼Ôäós 15th (believe it or not) year as a commentator. His commentating career has already outlived his Formula One career. An as much as we all loved him as an F1 driver, and he didn?óÔé¼Ôäót get the breaks he deserved, I believe he?óÔé¼Ôäós a better commentator than he was an F1 driver.
He started out at the driver expert?óÔé¼?ª the ex-competitor, the colour commentator. The Jerry Lawler to Murray Walker?óÔé¼Ôäós Jim Ross (if you?óÔé¼Ôäóll excuse the WWE comparison), but over the many years of his second-to-none time in the box, I believe he is more than capable of being the Jim Ross.
He is the expert of all, and he knows how to commentate. He is accurate, witty, and on-the-ball, and It?óÔé¼Ôäós about time he was made the number one in a team. And I?óÔé¼Ôäóm sure Coulthard will fit into the expert driver role just fine.
From the forum
Casanova wonders which drivers have driven for all the top teams?
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On this day in F1
Michael Schumacher warmed up for his F1 return by testing a GP2 car at Jerez in Spain on this day last year: