Bruno Senna, Renault, Hungaroring, 2011

Senna tipped to take Heidfeld’s seat at Renault

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Bruno Senna is linked to Nick Heidfeld’s place at Renault.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Renault ‘drop Heidfeld for Senna’ (BBC)

“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.”

Raikkonen to test Peugeot’s LMP1

Kimi Raikkonen will test the Peugeot 908 Le Mans car at Spanish circuit Motorland Aragon on Wednesday.”

Jenson Button to compete at 2011 Race of Champions (Race of Champions)

“Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will return to the Race Of Champions in 2011 after a year?s absence.”

Williams keen to build on Jaguar links (Autocar)

“??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.”

Drive to lure F1 stars to Dublin’s streets for a race spectacular (Irish Independent)

“On June 3, the streets of the capital will be transformed into a ‘racing track’ for the inaugural City Racing Dublin.”

Diary: Button doesn’t push Tamara’s (The Independent)

“Miss Ecclestone also harbours a grudge against the dashing F1 star Jenson Button, apparently because he once answered his phone in her company.”

Martin Donnelly crash, part two: Roberto Moreno ?ǣ “I closed my eyes. I had to walk away” (Motorsport Retro)

“I saw him lying on the ground, and I closed my eyes, because I actually thought he was dead.”

Savouring Spa (YouTube)

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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

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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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