Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Barcelona, 2011

Williams to reveal definitive FW33 livery today

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Today we will get our first glimpse of the Williams FW33 in its definitive livery.

It’s being revealed at 11am GMT and you can watch it live online at

Here’s today’s round-up:


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

F1 to lose $100m from Bahrain Grand Prix cancellation (The Daily Telegraph)

“The revenue from advertising at F1 circuits is received by FOA, which also gets the race hosting fees. Bahrain’s royal family pays an estimated $34m annually but FOA’s chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, has waived the fee since the race will not be taking place.”

A Guide to KERS (Renault)

“Although the basis of the 2011 system comes from 2009, it has been completely re-engineered to ensure a much more competitive device. So every aspect has been optimised, including its integration with the vehicle. That has meant removing weight and significant repackaging to ensure it can be easily installed and removed from the car. This year?s system represents a weight saving of more than 10kg compared to 2009.”

Nick Heidfeld Q&A – An opportunity too good to miss 23 Feb 2011

“How much it is true that the car was built around Robert I cannot say as I simply don?t know how easy such a task would be. I am sure he gave a huge amount of feedback last season as the clear number one in the team so I assume his feedback was incorporated into this car. If this is a ??Robert-spec? car that is difficult for others to handle I could not say. I take it as it is.”

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Two videos showing the FIA’s recent Young Drivers Initiative training day featuring comments from Alexander Wurz:

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Comment of the day

Will the Bahrain Grand Prix be re-scheduled? sw6569 is doubtful:

The cynic inside suggests that Abu Dhabi are saying this because India won?t change its date as it isn?t built yet and Brazil has also shown a reluctance to change to a December 4th date (as it clashes with football – or have I made that up?)

I personally still think we?re not going to have a Bahrain race this season ?ǣ which is a shame as 20 races are better than 19 (to the viewer).

From the forum

McLarenFanJAmm asks what would you do if you were Bernie?

Happy birthday!

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On this day in F1

Happy 40th birthday Pedro de la Rosa!

Image ?? Williams/LAT