The Force India driver line-up looks set to be announced on Wedneday but the Lotus saga just drags on. Here’s today’s round-up:
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“The battle for over the use of the Lotus name in F1 is now set to go to trial in London?óÔé¼Ôäós High Court on March 21.”
“Very very happy over the judgement today. And extremely happy that full trial brought forward to march 21st. The good do always eventually win”
“Force India say they will announce their drivers at a news conference on Wednesday at the Glasgow headquarters of one of their sponsors.”
“Chassis 1 car build started yesterday, hoping to fire engine up tomorrow evening or Wednesday morning. Lots to do but exciting times.”
“Mark Hughes, a former number two at the Bahrain circuit, in charge of building the Indian facility for the past 12 months, quit last month ‘due to personal reasons’, the promoters said.”
“Within the expertly edited archival construct, Kapadia maintains a respectful but less-than-adulatory view of Senna himself, and a caustic assessment of Formula One and its then-president Jean-Marie Balestre.”
“Finland?óÔé¼Ôäós Ilta-Sanomat newspaper, one of the biggest in the country, is reporting that the police investigation into the accident that resulted in the death of a friend of former F1 driver JJ Lehto has concluded that Lehto was at the controls of the boat when it hit a bridge last summer, while travelling at high speed in a narrow canal.”
“Mr Walker said it was ‘business as usual’ after meeting Premier Ted Baillieu yesterday to discuss the race, a day after lord mayor Robert Doyle called for Melbourne to cut its losses and ditch the event when the contract expires in 2015.”
Thanks to Andrew G for the tip
Renault test driver Fairuz Fauzy will race in GP2 and GP2 Asia for Super Nova.
Not a new video but one I hadn’t seen before – some very nice high-definition F1 car footage:
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Comment of the day
Looks like he?óÔé¼Ôäós trying his best to shed the Britney image.
From the forum
Joey-Poey’s talking about the cars, not snobbery: Why are F1 noses raised?
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Champion of Champions
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On this day in F1
The 1976 season got started at Interlagos in Brazil – on the old, 7.96km (4.946 mile) circuit.
James Hunt started the race from pole position but Niki Lauda claimed the victory for Ferrari. The pair battled for the championship until the last race of the season.
See below for a video from the race.