Nico Rosberg

Rosberg pulls out of ‘Ironman’ race with Button

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Welcome to a new week on F1 Fanatic. Later today I hope to be telling you all about my plans for testing and launch coverage this year. It all starts on Friday as the covers come off the new Ferrari.

See below for details on the changes to the server that took place yesterday as well as the usual round-up goodness.

Links

Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Jenson Button on Twitter

Jenson Button teases Nico Rosberg who’s dropped out of a running race in South Africa: “Oh just heard that Britney is not doing the Half Ironman because of knee problems! Shame, fella, hope to compete with you soon….”

Via the Live F1 Twitter app

Briatore: Webber wrong to hide injury (Autosport)

“It would have been better had he not revealed that. Otherwise he should have said that immediately.”

Karun Chandhok on Twitter

“Trying to find ways to make the domestic karting and racing bigger, better and more affordable for the next generation of Indian F1 drivers”

Via the Live F1 Twitter app

Proton Holdings confident of turning around Group Lotus (The Star)

“Proton Holdings Bhd is in talks with CIMB bank and several others to secure loans and investments totalling ??480m (RM2.35bil) needed to turn around Group Lotus.”

Follow F1 news as it breaks using the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app.

Comment of the day

Mike is worried about the latest doubts over the future of the Australian Grand Prix:

Next year, in 2012, I am attending the Australian Grand Prix.

I will be going all out in terms of expenses, to make it something I really can look back on. I want to get a package where I can walk through the pits on the Thursday. To see the teams setting up, I understand this is possible. I want to meet fellow F1 fanatics who are there.

And lastly, and for me the most special part is I want to see Schumacher race live in F1 once in my life.

Don?t ruin this Mr. Politician.
Mike

From the forum

I doubt the car colour schemes we’ll see unveiled over the coming days will be as inventive as some of those in the 2011 livery ideas thread.

Site updates

The site is now running on a new server. If you find you can’t see new comments or articles that means you’re still seeing the old site. Unfortunately the DNS record can take up to 24 hours to update. However if you’re confident running things in your command prompt you can use ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ to speed the process up.

If you’re signed up for an F1 Fanatic account since 5pm GMT yesterday you may not have received a confirmation email yet due to slowness in the email system caused by the move. This should also be remedied over the next 24 hours.

Thanks very much to Ed Marshall who’s worked very hard on configuring the new server set-up which will should prove a step forward over the previous arrangement.

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to Ling!

On this day in F1

Chris Amon never won a round of the world championship despite coming close on several occasions. But on this day 40 years ago he won a non-championship race at Buenos Aires in Argentina.

The event was run over two heats. Rolf Stommelen won the first but collided with Amon in the second heat and had to retire with gearbox trouble.

Ferrari had entered four cars for the race but withdrew when Ignazio Giunti was killed in a sportscar race at the track two weeks earlier.