F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Bruno Senna is linked to Nick Heidfeld’s place at Renault.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“The 27-year-old nephew of the late Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna is expected to race for Renault in the eight remaining races this season alongside Russian Vitaly Petrov.”
“Kimi Raikkonen will test the Peugeot 908 Le Mans car at Spanish circuit Motorland Aragon on Wednesday.”
“Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will return to the Race Of Champions in 2011 after a year’s absence.”
“ The Williams Formula 1 team would like to expand its involvement with Jaguar on the back of the radical and ambitious C-X75 partnership and progress to the point where the legendary British F1 squad becomes even more firmly involved with the multiple Le Mans winners in the future.”
“On June 3, the streets of the capital will be transformed into a ‘racing track’ for the inaugural City Racing Dublin.”
“Miss Ecclestone also harbours a grudge against the dashing F1 star Jenson Button, apparently because he once answered his phone in her company.”
“I saw him lying on the ground, and I closed my eyes, because I actually thought he was dead.”
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Comment of the day
Robbie is unhappy with the latest DRS rules fudge:
I haven’t been a fan of gadgets like this one from the get-go, and now with this debate going on I wish they would ban DRS all together.
Seems in the extreme cases if it isn’t too dangerous it promotes passes that make the one being passed look like he’s standing still.
Not my cup of tea and gives me more reason than ever to state that they need to stick with grippy tyres, less downforce through wing limitations i.e. less aero dependency, fewer gadgets, more stability in the rules, and let the drivers duke it out on the track so that we know we are seeing driver vs. driver, not gadget vs. gadget.
From the forum
TommyB89 points out you know it’s the summer break when…
Happy birthday to innim and Tomás!
On this day in F1
The only Austrian Grand Prix held at Zeltweg was won on this day in 1964 by Lorenzo Bandini, after 105 laps of the short, 3.2km (1.98 mile) track.
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