Sergio Perez, Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Gutierrez: “I was ready” to drive for Sauber

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sergio Perez, Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, Abu Dhabi, 2010
Sergio Perez, Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, Abu Dhabi, 2010

In the round-up: Sauber reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez is disappointed to miss chance to race.

Today is the Le Mans 24 Hours which we’ll be covering on F1 Fanatic Live along with the Canadian Grand Prix final practice session and qualifying.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Esteban Gutierrez on Twitter

“It’s a shame to hear about Montreal, hope [Sergio Perez] gets better, but I never received indication to prevent this situation. I was ready..”

Via the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app

Bahraini jails ‘no lonely place’ (BBC Radio 4)

“Al’aa Shehadi, a British-born woman whose husband [an employee of the Bahrain International Circuit] has been arrested and is awaiting sentence, told James Naughtie how he was held in incommunicado detention for 48 days before being put on trail”.

Martin Whitmarsh Q&A On Bahrain: ??There aren?t any winners???? (Adam Cooper)

“In fairness I think Ferrari didn?t express a view one way or the other in the [World Motor Sport Council] meeting, in the transcript I?ve read”.

Red Bull on Twitter

“Beaver Ban! All the marmots have been captured and taken from the island to keep the track kill numbers down. Understandable, but a shame…”

Via the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app

Terry Fullerton ?ǣ the Norwich man Ayrton Senna had to follow (Eastern Daily Press)

“Michael Bailey speaks to the Norwich man Formula One legend Ayrton Senna hailed as his greatest racing adversary.”

Trailer trash (The Guardian)

“I hear Fullerton, the world karting champion in 1973, has now been invited by Jeremy Clarkson to drive on Top Gear”.

Lotus 101 Grand Prix car set to return to Snetterton Lotus Festival (Snetterton)

“The Lotus 101 Formula One car from 1989 is the latest product from the factory to be confirmed at the Lotus Festival, which takes place at Snetterton on June 25/26.”

Glock: Virgin right to split with Wirth (Autosport)

Timo Glock: “It is the right move. We all want to move forward and the team wasn’t happy with the performance of the car so they made the decision”.

Adam Cooper via Twitter

“A lot of support for Twitter/social media, although Adam Parr doesn’t get it and Ferrari is paranoid about info getting out. Ferrari drivers aren’t allowed to do it in case they say something they shouldn’t. Not that Alonso could be bothered…”

Via the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app

F1 2011 Live Interview w/ Stephen Hood

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

Comment of the day

The DRS debate isn’t going away:

F1: Gasoline, oil, rubber, heat, sweat, noise, speed, danger, flash, umbrella girls, sex, money and excitement.

??Activation point?? is not sitting well with me at this moment.
Alex Bkk

From the forum

Sixteen F1 Fanatics are participating in the GT5 24 Laps of Le Mans today.

Based purely on what they’re driving, I’m rooting for Damon Smedley (Sauber Mercedes C9) and ed24f1 (Mazda 787B). Have fun everyone!

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

Fernando Alonso dominated the British Grand Prix five years ago today.

He won from pole position, set fastest lap and led all bar one of the 60 laps of Silverstone in his Renault.