Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Interlagos, 2011

Lotus develop device to lower front ride height

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Lotus are believed to have a new device to aid braking stability.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Has Lotus Renault found this year?s must-have gizmo? (James Allen)

See a diagram of the device in the original article here.

Skiing and relaxing on the slopes in Campiglio (Ferrari)

Keith Collantine via F1 Fanatic

A special welcome to @benracing1 who?s our 4,000th member* on F1 Fanatic! (Active members in the last three months.)

Car Livery Designed for Force India 2011 (Behance Network)

Pictures showing how Force India’s livery for 2011 was designed. (Thanks @PJTierney for the tip.)

Overall overhaul – race suit evolution (F1)

“A racing driver?s work clothes of 60 years ago couldn?t have been more basic. They usually consisted of: lightweight cotton trousers and a T-shirt, and thin skinned leather/suede shoes, often with rubber soles – an outfit topped off by a flimsy fabric skullcap.”

Elroy Road to be widened, but not before first F1 race (Austin-American Statesman)

“Travis County and Circuit of the Americas have resumed negotiations over how to split the $5 million to $6 million cost of repairing and expanding about a mile of Elroy Road, a bumpy two-lane county road that leads to one of the [Circuit of the Americas] site’s two entrances.”

F1 Fanatic via Twitter

“I wonder what Ferrari will call their F1 car this year. Fiesta? Mondeo?”

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Comment of the day

Rob Haswell misses the old Renault livery of 2010:

I?m happy to see the old bumblebee on my screen again. That paint job was (and is) by far the best on the grid.
Rob Haswell

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