It’s race day everyone! In a few hours’ time we’ll know the winner of the first race of 2010.
I can’t wait to find out. Make sure you join us in the live blogs today starting around one hour before the race.
“This weekend sees the debut of a new F1 parc ferme system implemented by the FIA, one which sees the governing body ‘spying’ on any illicit activity in each of the team garages with a network of 24 cameras.”
I saw the GP2 Asia race as well and it seemed the new section served to force the cars to run line astern and diminish the opportunity for overtaking.That said some drivers had a go – notably Alexander Rossi.
“BMW Sauber already had louvers last year in this area, and this time around it’s Force India and McLaren that have extended on this concept. At both teams, the car is fitted with an extra cooling opening on both sides of the cockpit.”
Comment of the day
I agree pretty much entirely with Salty’s take on the 107% rule:
Re-introduction of the 107% rule would be pointless and harmful to these guys who are trying to breath some new life into our sport. By Monaco they will all be inside 107% anyway, but the threat caused by re-introduction of the rule would undermine the credibility of the new teams and damage their sponsorship options, thus chance of remaining in the sport. Why stop at 107%? Perhaps 103% next so if you can’t race a car 5km within a second of another – you’re out! Daft isn’t it?
I don’t want Formula Ferrari or Formula Red Bull etc. This is a team sport. New teams are good – applaud them.
Happy birthday to Patrickl!
On this day in F1
The last South African Grand Prix to date was held on this day in 1993 at Kyalami.
Since then the track has not had much use for international-level single seater racing, the main exceptions being the now-defunct Grand Prix Masters and A1 Grand Prix series.