I hope to have the Predictions Championship results up later today but because of the technical problems on Friday it may take some time as I have several hundred manual records to process which could delay the final results. If you only sent your prediction in by email, it will still be counted.
Here’s today’s round-up:
“Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug [confirmed] that he recently paid a visit to Kimi Raikkonen.”
“Costs have gone crazy in the last five years in Formula One. We are getting them under control now, but balancing the books the first job for anyone running a Formula One team.”
“The return of the Team Lotus name will in effect mean that there are no loose ends and provide a formal link not just with the past but also with Classic Team Lotus, the historic car operation run by Colin Chapman?óÔé¼Ôäós son Clive.”
Comment of the day
Because it was 100th safety car deployment for Bernd Mayl?â?ñnder.
2000 AUS, AUT, 2xGER, BEL, ITA, MAL = 7
2001 AUS, MAL, BRA, AUT, GER, BEL = 6/13
2002 2xAUS, 2xAUT, CAN = 5/18
2003 2xAUS, 5xBRA, AUT, 2xGBR, GER =11/29
2004 2xMON, 2xUSA, GBR, 3xBEL = 8/37
2005 ESP, MON, CAN, GBR, BEL, BRA, JPN, 2xCHN = 9/46
2006 4xAUS, RSM, EUR, MON, GBR, 2xCAN, USA, HUN, TUR, BRA = 14/60
2007 BRN, 4xCAN, EUR, ITA, 2xJPN = 9/69
2008 3xAUS, 2xESP, 2xMON, CAN, GER, ITA, BRA = 11/80
2009 2xAUS, MAL, 2xCHN, ESP, BEL, ITA, SIN, JPN, BRA = 11/91
2010 AUS, 2xCHN, 4xMON, EUR, GBR = 9/100
From the forum
With the football over, will F1 head to South Africa?
I had planned to introduce a post-race “rate the drivers” feature earlier this year but I only ran it for the first time yesterday as it’s taken a while to get the timing right.
It would be easy to stick a poll the second the chequered flag drops. But I thought that would be a crude approach as it’s not always clear in the immediate aftermath of a race exactly what has happened and why.
A good example is Lewis Hamilton’s wheel failure in Spain – it wasn’t clear straight after the race whether that was a simple failure or one caused by over-aggressive driving (it turned out to be the former).
Therefore I wanted to time the “rate the drivers” feature to appear after all the team race reviews had been published. That has meant finding ways to speed up completing these articles.
I’m happy this has now been done, and introducing it for the first race after the half-term driver rankings makes it coincide nicely with the second half of the season. I hope you enjoy the addition to the F1 Fanatic race weekend coverage. Do post any suggestions on how to improve it or anything else below.
Happy birthday to Robert!
On this day in F1
And a happy birthday to Jarno Trulli who is 36 today!