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Renault team principal Eric Boullier has named Bruno Senna, Nick Heidfeld and Vitantonio Liuzzi as possible replacements for Robert Kubica.
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Eric Boullier says: “The names at stake are Senna, Liuzzi and Heidfeld.”
The ‘weltmeister’ is flogging shampoo. But who’s that pinned up in his locker? YouichiHophop worked it out:
“Seb’s pic is Rudolf Caracciola winning the 1936 Monaco GP at the wheel of a Mercedes Benz W25.”
Thanks to raymondu999 for the tip.
Another impression of what happened to Kubica.
“One-time Grand Prix starter Luiz Bueno passed away today at the age of 74. He started one world championship race – Brazil 1973 for Surtees.”
Here’s Ajokay’s plan for an F1 Fanatic-sponsored HRT. The photo on the side pod vane is a nice touch!:
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Comment of the day
GeeMac argues for Bruno Senna to get the Renault drive:
He?óÔé¼Ôäós the one with the contract that says he?óÔé¼Ôäóll step up if something happened to one of the race drivers. But we all know that driver contracts aren?óÔé¼Ôäót really worth the paper they are written on in F1.
Many people dismiss him because of a poor season with HRT, but he had the backing of Honda once upon a time and had Honda not pulled out would have been Button?óÔé¼Ôäós team mate in 2009.
Everyone says he was nuked by his team mates last year and that simply isn?óÔé¼Ôäót true, the figures were actually Bruno 7 – Team mate 8 in races where they both finished, and Bruno was often ahead when he retired. That aside he is a quality driver, and he deserves a fair crack at F1. Mind you, the same can be said of Grosjean, Hulkenberg and Di Grassi.
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Force India launched what turned out to be their most successful F1 car so far on this day last year: