Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Bahrain, 2010

Bahrain hopes to host F1 “in very near future”

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Today I’m going to Thruxton to watch the British Touring Car Championship.

I know a few F1 Fanatic readers are heading there so leave a note in the comments or via Twitter if you want to say hi in person.

Here’s today’s round-up:


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

2011 Gulf Air Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix Statement (Facebook)

“Bahrain?s Grand Prix is a time of celebration and hosting the race is a source of great pride for Bahrain and Bahrainis. It is a showcase to the world and we look forward to welcoming the teams and drivers and everyone involved in Formula One back to Bahrain in the very near future.”

Force India’s Paul di Resta takes debut season day by day as Mercedes rumours abound (Daily Telegraph)

“Obviously I am close to Mercedes. They have had a huge influence on my career and I?m very grateful to them. It is great that people are talking but at the same time I have got to keep progressing.”

S Korean tyremaker eyes front of the grid (FT)

“South Korea?s Hankook Tire […] will replace Dunlop as the official tyre supplier to DTM, a Europe-wide tour of 10 races, from next month. It sees this as a springboard for succeeding Pirelli as the F1 supplier from 2014, when the Italian company?s three-year contract ends.”

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Comment of the day

Spud has got his tickets for Silverstone:

Right, so literally just ten minutes ago I booked myself ticket for the Gold Weekend Uncovered seat at Village A. I had been threatening to do this for the longest time so I just decided to bite the bullet and go for it. I am travelling on my own and meeting up with fellow F1 fans from Twitter for the weekend. I have never met any of them in person and that is part of the excitement!

This will be my first ever race ever so I don’t really know what to expect but I?m just gonna roll with it anyway and we?ll see how things pan out. I will definitely make this a regular thing though.

It would be cool to meet some other characters from here to if you are up for it.

It would be so cool to meet the faces behind the avatars and sign in names.

If you’re going too head over to the discussion page to find everyone else who is:

From the forum

Paulgilb asks what do you miss about F1 compared to 2006? My answer: not much.

Happy birthday!

No F1 Fanatic birthdays today. If you want a birthday shout-out tell us when yours is by emailling me, using Twitter or adding to the list here.

On this day in F1

Today is 17 years since Ayrton Senna was killed during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Senna is the last F1 driver to have lost his life during a race.

A film about his life was released at the end of last year and is in the process of opening in countries around the world. Here in the UK the film opens on June 3rd: