Mark Webber, Red Bull, Turin

Webber and Alguersuari take to streets of Turin

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In today?s round-up: Mark Webber and Jaime Alguersuari take part in a demo run in front of 40,000 spectators.

Links

Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Webber’s Italian Job In Turin (Red Bull)

??In the second weekend of our spring break Showcar spectacular, Mark was joined by Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari on the streets of Turin.

??More than 40,000 spectators watched the Italian show which, as well as the Formula One runs, included a series of two-wheel tricks by world stunt riding champion Chris Pfeiffer.??

Williams look to overturn worst-ever F1 start at Turkish Grand Prix (The Guardian)

??[Sam] Michael is in danger of being made the scapegoat for a wider and deeper malaise. But his optimism before next Sunday’s race borders on rhetoric. ??I feel we can turn around our season over the next three or four races, through Turkey, Barcelona, Monaco and Canada,? he said. ??Istanbul is a very good track, a drivers’ track, and we are going there with a new front wing, a new rear wing and a new rear brake duct and with a lot more to come. There is no shortage of ideas and there will be a big difference in the coming weeks.

????Some of the gaps between the teams look very big. But I think they will close over the next few races, as the teams gravitate towards the best designs.???

Superbike team lorries ‘found to contain drugs’ (The Telegraph)

??Lorries belonging to a team taking part in the Superbike World Championship were detained at Dover last month after arriving by road and ferry from Italy.

??On board the Kawasaki Racing Team trucks, officers allegedly discovered 18lbs (8kg) of cocaine, 157lbs (71kg) of amphetamine tablets and more than 220lbs (100kg) of cannabis ?ǣ as well as a handgun and 35 rounds of ammunition, left lying on a table ins ide one vehicle.??

Ecclestone: No chance of NewsCorp buying F1 (The Independent)

??Formula One (F1) boss Bernie Ecclestone says News Corporation would effectively be blocked from buying his racing series due to an agreement he has made with the European Commission (EC).??

Bruno Senna (via Twitter)

??Thanks for all the good wishes! The most important thing is to keep the best Ayrton left for us always!! His best memories are what I keep.??

Nico Rosberg (via Twitter)

??Just leaving DTM race. Spengler in Merc leading. Cool weekend and great race series. Especially next year with BMW joining.??

Major crashes for V8 Supercars and Porsche Carrera Cup (YouTube)

Two major crashes today: the first in the V8 Supercar race in Perth, the second in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia 2011 at Imola. The drivers involved were all unhurt.

Follow F1 news as it breaks using the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app.

Comment of the day

Are you going to the Turkish Grand Prix? Jon S has some last minute questions:

If I buy tickets at the circuit do they accept cards or only cash? I am too late to order online as I catch my flight on Tuesday at 06.30.

Also does anyone know how long the bus takes from Istanbul to the circuit and how much it costs. The timetable says the cost is 3 tickets but that doesn?t help much. Thanks!
Jon S

Chat with other F1 fans who are going to the race here: 2011 Turkish Grand Prix discussion

From the forum

17 Years Ago but Never Forgotten

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

James Hunt won the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama 35 years ago today.

His McLaren was initially disqualified for having a rear wing that was deemed too wide, but was later reinstated on appeal.

Niki Lauda finished second for Ferrari in front of Gunnar Nilsson’s Lotus.