F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up Karun Chandhok is contemplating a third driver role again in 2012.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“I am mentally preparing myself to continue as a test driver for another season.”
“I don’t know exactly how the Pirelli tyres will behave so I will make sure that I get all of the information I need to learn quickly.”
Manfred Zimmermann: “It is still too early to talk about an uncertain future. I cannot say who we are talking to but there are still several options.”
“He’s one of the drivers with the biggest talent on the grid, a world champion, a wonderful person. So it’s going to be a pleasure to race alongside him.”
“Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint visited the team’s factory at Grove and Lord Astor of Hever, Undersecretary of State for the Ministry of Defence visited the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar.”
Jenson Button’s Head and Shoulders ad is named the worst of the year.
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Comment of the day
As much as I’d enjoy Alonso walking through a season winning almost everything single handedly, that’d get a bit boring after a while.
I’d enjoy it even more if he could win a season like 2010, everyone knows he didn’t have the best car but he just performed best. Then the next season an easy title, showing Perez how its done and then a happy retirement with four titles.
But that’s enough dreaming for now, lets see how revolutionary their new car will really be (kinda doubt it) and if that revolutionary approach really works.
From the forum
- Which of McLarens overalls did you like best during 2011?
- Drivers moves for 2012 announced in GP2 and IndyCar
Happy birthday to Dan M!
On this day in F1
Ten years ago today Nick Heidfeld voiced his disappointment at missing out on a drive for McLaren in 2002, despite having been on their driver development programme.
The seat went to his former Sauber team mate Kimi Raikkonen instead.