In today?óÔé¼Ôäós round up: Jarno Trulli on the new Lotus, Nick Heidfeld?óÔé¼Ôäós new helmet design and Mondini impresses during day three of testing in Barcelona.
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?óÔé¼?ôJarno Trulli says he is delighted with the new Lotus, despite reliability worries, and reckons there is still plenty more to come from the car.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôHere’s the photo of Nick’s new helmet. I think you’ll agree it does look stunning. The golden Q is a nice touch.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôHispania team boss Colin Kolles said he was impressed with how quick Giorgio Mondini was in Catalunya testing today considering his long absence from the Formula 1 cockpit.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôKarun Chandhok tested with frontrunning British Formula 3 team Double R Racing at Pembrey this week, in preparation for a return to Formula 1.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôSome fans made a lovely flag for Robert, which has lots of messages for him. They just presented it to Eric.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôNico said: ?óÔé¼?£We’ve made good progress in understanding the car and the tyres, and the reliability was solid once again. Two positive days.?óÔé¼Ôäó?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôQ: Vitaly, how is the team without Robert?
?óÔé¼?ôVitaly Petrov: It is difficult to say because Robert was an important part of the team, but I think the team should move forward because we cannot get frozen at one point. With Nick (Heidfeld), an experienced driver has joined us so that gives hope. Let?óÔé¼Ôäós put it this way: life is like that – sometimes very unpredictable and cruel.?óÔé¼?Ø
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Comment of the day
Linz is going to the Italian Grand Prix and has a few questions ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ can anyone help?
Hi everyone. Another Monza goer here! We are staying in Monza itself at the AS Hotel because I thought it would be easier that Milan. I?óÔé¼Ôäóve heard it can be a bit of nightmare to get to the circuit though, even staying in Monza.
Anyone got any experience actually staying in Monza?
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From the forum
F1 Fanatic LAK has written an insightful post on his thoughts regarding the Bahrain Grand Prix. It?óÔé¼Ôäós definitely worth a read: A Bahraini F1F, the Bahrain GP and how we see it..
A big happy birthday to Lou, Nirupam and Phiwe ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ hope you have a great day!
On this day in F1
In light of the situation in Bahrain, I thought it would be a good time to return to an article published on this day in 2008. Why is there no Dubai Grand Prix?
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