F1 Fanatic round-up
Ferrari and Force India launches
Two more new F1 cars for 2013 are coming our way today.
The covers will come off the Ferrari F138 in Italy at 9:30am UK time (10:30am) in Italy. You can watch it live on Ferrari’s website.
Hot on its heels will be the Force India VJM06, which is due to be uncovered at 10:15am at Silverstone. This is also being streamed live on the internet – head over here to watch it (it looks like you need to register so best to get there early).
And of course, keep an eye on F1 Fanatic for pictures of the cars and more from both launches.
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Luiz Razia’s official website says he will join Marussia as Brazil’s second F1 driver this year.
“I have a pretty long contract with this team. I take contracts very seriously and I intend to honour that in every aspect.”
Director of engineering Tim Goss: “We’ve been looking at such systems for a couple of seasons now and, as you have seen, we haven’t run one yet – so heavily pursuing it would not be the right description.”
“Within 10 laps of the car hitting the track, a team will know whether their product is more or less what they thought it was. Occasionally, though, a team will get a nasty surprise – as Ferrari did last year.”
“The interview is captured on page 43 of [Adam] Parr’s book. Yes, I did have a tape recorder with a red light. But no, I did not wear spurs into the lobby bar of the Four Seasons for the interview.”
— Scuderia Ferrari (@InsideFerrari) January 31, 2013
I have stopped getting irritated about Tamara’s F1 funded bar bill. Come on, kids will be kids. Bless them. twitter.com/GrandPrixDiary…
— Grand Prix Diary (@GrandPrixDiary) January 31, 2013
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Comment of the day
Are we cynical or just realistic?
McLaren: “Paddy Lowe is definitely staying!”
F1 Fanatic commenters: “Now we know he’s definitely leaving!”
From the forum
- Have you been to the Nurburgring? Share your tips and advice for anyone going to this year’s race in this new forum: Going to the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring
Happy birthday to Cliffery, Kutigz and Pmelton!
On this day in F1
McLaren launched their 2013 F1 car yesterday and one year ago today they revealed their contender for 2012. It turned out to be the fastest car of the year and won six races but no championships: