F1 Fanatic round-up
In the round-up: Rubens Barrichello says he would be happy to return to Ferrari if he was asked, despite some “spicy episodes” in the past.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“If they call me today to go drive for them I would go. It was the best team I’ve ever driven for in terms of support, of creativity. But there were definitely some spicy episodes.”
Ross Brawn: “The opposition is so fierce [because] there’s a recognition it’s quite difficult to do.”
“On Fridays we run the car in race trim and we are quite diligent in running the right kind of fuel loads to represent race conditions. And we think other people don’t run more fuel than us, because it would be difficult for them to run more fuel than us. So if you look at the comparative lap times, we think we are okay.”
“Lotus’s deputy technical director Naoki Tokunaga is leaving the team to become technical director at Renault Sport.”
“Q: What’s your favourite smell?
Comment of the day
The most populous nation in the planet could have an F1 driver soon:
Congratulations to Ma. Many guys and I have been paying attention to his motorsport career for a long time, and we also hang out to have fun at the karting track run by his father. Happy to see him rekindle China’s F1 hopes through this presence. – From a Chinese fan in Shanghai.
From the forum
- Rumours about a potential new venue for the Australian Grand Prix
- The new-look 2012 DW12 IndyCar gets its speedway kit on
- A little code tweak on the forum that seems to have gone down well
Happy birthday to LAK!
On this day in F1
Luigi Villoresi won the non-championship Valentino Grand Prix in Turin, Italy, years ago today, driving a Ferrari 375.
Image © Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo