F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Rubens Barrichello tests for IndyCar team KV Racing at Sebring.
Barrichello joined friend and fellow Brazilian Tony Kanaan at the two-day test.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“I have been a racer for too long to just give it all away right now. I have a lot of speed in myself. I know that and I want to continue to race.”
“Tony Kanaan leaves pits for the first time and stalls, Rubens Barrichello says ‘last time I get advice on car from TK’.”
“McLaren has had absolutely no contact with PURE for many months. Moreover, the contact we did have with PURE, many months ago, was of an entirely informal nature, and was merely a courtesy gesture.”
“‘I did everything to try to settle this row,’ Sutil told the court, adding he had even offered to support a Lux charity project in Africa.”
“Reporters Without Borders has just named Bahrain one of the world’s top 10 most repressive regimes, while Freedom House downgraded Bahrain from ‘partly free’ to ‘not free’.”
Interesting to note Reporters Without Borders ranks China, which of course is another F1 host nation, below Bahrain.
Hulkenberg’s 2012 helmet design.
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Comment of the day
I’m finding it increasingly difficult to get even a little bit excited about the start of the season.
Ugly cars, stupid rules, artificial overtaking, boring circuits and a complete denial of reality from FIA/FOM/Teams that the main problem with F1 is that the cars have become so dependent on aerodynamics that the driver is almost an irrelevance and that the racing has become close to non-existent without the use of artificial devices such as DRS and silly tyre rules.
I’m in the process of moving home at the moment and I’m struggling to decide if I want to get Sky or not, I do like other sports that they show but the only reason it’d be worth paying for is to get Sky F1 HD but I’m struggling to justify spending hundreds of pounds to watch a sport that has become one big corporate middle finger aimed directly at the fans.
From the forum
- Great videos of F1 drivers racing in other series
- 2012 BMW DTM livery revealed and I reckon there’s a hint of Benetton B194 about it
- Some great ideas for F1 car livery designs
Happy birthday to Sharan!
On this day in F1
We were treated to a trio of launches on this day last year: Renault, Sauber and Lotus unveiled their new cars on the same day: