Jarno Trulli indicates his place at Lotus is safe for next year in a radio interview.
Later today we’re going to be talking about the best overtaking moves of the year and I’ll be naming the six things that made F1 great in 2010.
In the meantime remember you can contribute to the 2010 season review via these threads on the forum.
Here’s today’s round-up:
“I’ll go to the factory in a few days to get ready and prepare the 2011 season chassis, cockpit and seat.”
Thanks to TommieJoie for the tip
"I’ve got to say I’ve never known a season quite like this one for the petty finger pointing that’s gone on in the paddock. It’s a shame, but the bottom line is that what we’ve done with the front wing has been endlessly investigated by the press and the FIA. The FIA quite rightly have to look at it, as they have to take these things seriously – and what we’ve done is completely legal."
Novel interactive season review from Ferrari (bit of a goof with the Bahrain track map though).
Great feature on Dario Franchitti driving Jim Clark’s 1965 Indianapolis 500-winning Lotus 38.
Thanks to Abhi Shah for the tip
I missed this interesting story in the run-up to NASCAR’s title-decider last weekend: “Hendrick said NASCAR wanted to make sure there were no influences outside the three drivers involved deciding the title, as there have been in other forms of motorsports. For example, Felipe Massa arrived at this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix saying he would give way to Ferrari team mate Fernando Alonso if that’s what it took to win the Formula One title.”
“I’m not so happy with the complete season, we will have some tough months in November, December and January because we have a lot of work ahead of us. We simply have to catch up.”
“The most frustrating aspect of operating in today’s clinical environment is the constant presence of minders when you attempt to speak to drivers. Not a word is spoken without a uniformed arm coming between you and placing a micro-recorder on the table.”
Comment of the day
We’ve had lots of great suggestions and designs for the revised Abu Dhabi track. Here’s one from Eric M. with input from another commenter:
I’ve revised my previous idea to incorporate a chicane layout similar to HounslowBusGarage’ idea.
I’ve also increased the radius of turns two-three to reduce the effects of the downforce penalty of cars travelling in dirty air behind another car, and hopefully benefit from the tow instead. Turn eight has also been tightened again similar to the original configuration.
From the forum
Desinole wonders if Force India are on the hunt for an Indian driver.
A very happy birthday to Matt Aitch!
On this day in F1
Stirling Moss won the Australian Tourist Trophy at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne on this day in 1956.
Driving a Maserati 300S it took him just over an hour to complete 32 laps of the track, which was similar in length to the current circuit but run in the opposite direction.
Image © Bridgestone/Ercole Colombo