Jenson Button, McLaren, Monza, 2010

F1 car to tackle Mount Panorama in Bathurst

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren are to set an F1 car loose on the famed Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, Autstralia.

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Lowndes to drive Button’s F1 car ahead of Melbourne Grand Prix (Adelaide Now)

“Moves are underway for V8 Supercars’ Team Vodafone star Lowndes and former Formula One champion Jenson Button to swap cars and race around the famous Mount Panorama street circuit in the lead-up to the Melbourne Grand Prix.”

Thanks to Mike for the tip

Max Mosley fights back (Financial Times)

“Maybe Max Mosley is unusually brave. Or maybe he?s just found that the best way to respond when you are cast as a depraved pervert is to reinvent yourself as a freedom fighter.”

Domenicali: ??Let?s keep our feet on the ground?? (Ferrari)

“On the reliability front, the first assessment can be seen as positive: the mishap that forced Felipe Massa to spend a long time in the garage yesterday is in no way the sign of some congenital defect in the car.”

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“Seen the new HRT F1 2011 livery. Big improvement on last year.”

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Comment of the day

Interesting point from Duchess on the McLaren MP4-26:

You know, I?ve just realized where I have seen similar sidepods before: the Renault R28!

Just the other way around really, but similar enough.
Duchess

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On this day in F1

Just a few weeks before the start of the 2009 season, Toro Rosso confirmed Sebastien Bourdais would race for them.

It was hardly a ringing endorsement of the driver who had made his debut for them the year before, and sure enough he was dropped halfway through the season for Jaime Alguersuari.

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