Jarno Trulli, Lotus, Barcelona, 2011

Trulli happy with Lotus progress

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Cari Jones

In today?s round up: Jarno Trulli on the new Lotus, Nick Heidfeld?s new helmet design and Mondini impresses during day three of testing in Barcelona.

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Trulli delighted with Lotus’ potential (Autosport)

??Jarno Trulli says he is delighted with the new Lotus, despite reliability worries, and reckons there is still plenty more to come from the car.??

Nick Heidfeld helmet, Lotus Renault GP 2011Nick Heidfeld?s new helmet design via Twitter

??Here’s the photo of Nick’s new helmet. I think you’ll agree it does look stunning. The golden Q is a nice touch.??

Kolles pleased by Mondini’s pace (Autosport)

??Hispania 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.??

Chandhok tests F3 car at Pembrey (Autosport)

??Karun Chandhok tested with frontrunning British Formula 3 team Double R Racing at Pembrey this week, in preparation for a return to Formula 1.??

Fans present flag for Robert Kubica to Eric BoullierLotus Renault GP via Twitter

??Some fans made a lovely flag for Robert, which has lots of messages for him. They just presented it to Eric.??

Mercedes GP via Twitter

??Nico said: ??We’ve made good progress in understanding the car and the tyres, and the reliability was solid once again. Two positive days.???

Hispania Racing Team, steering wheel 2011The new HispaniaRacing steering wheel (Hispania Racing F1 Team’s Photos via Facebook)

Vitaly Petrov Q&A: Renault can rely on me (Formula1.com)

??Q: Vitaly, how is the team without Robert?

??Vitaly 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?s put it this way: life is like that – sometimes very unpredictable and cruel.??

Senna film screening in New York (Steve Taylor on Twitter)

Have arrived in NYC to watch Senna after a 900 mile drive from Atlanta http://yfrog.com/h254fcdj

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Comment of the day

Linz is going to the Italian Grand Prix and has a few questions ?ǣ 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?ve 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?
Linz

Read more: 2011 Italian Grand Prix discussion

From the forum

F1 Fanatic LAK has written an insightful post on his thoughts regarding the Bahrain Grand Prix. It?s definitely worth a read: A Bahraini F1F, the Bahrain GP and how we see it..

Happy birthday!

A big happy birthday to Lou, Nirupam and Phiwe ?ǣ 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?

Read more: Video: Why is there no Dubai Grand Prix?