Renault have announced their revised driver line-up for Jerez, with Vitaly Petrov, Bruno Senna and Nick Heidfeld all getting behind the wheel of the R31 before a decision is made on a replacement for Robert Kubica.
Keith is in Jerez and will be reporting on the test session as things unfold over the next couple of days.
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?óÔé¼?ôI’m going to test the Lotus Renault R31 next weekend in Jerez.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôLotus Renault GP has revised its driver line-up for this week?óÔé¼Ôäós test session in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
?óÔé¼?ôVitaly will drive the R31 on Thursday and Friday, as originally scheduled. For Saturday and Sunday, the team will give mileage to Bruno Senna and will also evaluate Nick Heidfeld, who is a potential replacement for Robert Kubica as a race driver. The exact running order for the weekend will be confirmed on Friday evening.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôKimi Raikkonen can pull out of the 2011 World Rally Championship to return to F1 if he wants to. That is the claim of Citroen’s rally chief Olivier Quesnel, amid reports the 2007 World Champion is now contractually committed to rallying for this season.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôFormula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Williams’s plans for a flotation on the stock market, as the Grove-based team revealed that its shares will be priced at 24-29 Euros.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôWilliams’ planned Frankfurt flotation is apparently timely, with reports claiming the famous British team has lost 43% of its sponsors.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôIn his first full season of Formula One racing last year, Sauber?óÔé¼Ôäós Kamui Kobayashi outshone two of F1?óÔé¼Ôäós most experienced drivers, Pedro de la Rosa and Nick Heidfeld, who both paled in comparison to the Japanese upstart.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôBack in Spain! Lots of new bits. Lots of boxes. Lots of work. Very excited about first run of MP4-26 tomorrow! http://twitpic.com/3y042o?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ô41hours and 18minutes before I head out of the pits in the new car! ;-)?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôThe Ford Motor Company has sued Ferrari in a US Federal court accusing the Italian firm of cybersquatting and trademark infringement for allegedly misappropriating the famous F-150 name.
?óÔé¼?ôFord claims that it has suffered irreparable harm to its F-150 trademark and wants the judge to block Ferrari from using the trademark in the US, which would include importing, manufacturing or selling any producing that uses the F-150 name.?óÔé¼?Ø
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