A British design team has transformed the Red Bull X1 – Adrian Newey’s ‘F1 car without rules’ – into a real life model.
“Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC) has produced this life-size model of the concept race car that was designed by Red Bull Racing’s technical boss Adrian Newey.”
Keep your eyes peeled for a surprise cameo appearance by Jenson Button 90 seconds in:
Bit of a “well he would say that, wouldn’t he?” quote here: “It will be ‘impossible’ for Russia to host its first Formula One Grand Prix and the Winter Olympics in 2014, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Andrew Mitchell.”
“BBC Formula One chiefs have done nothing to dampen speculation that commentator Jonathan Legard, whose two-year contract is up for renewal, will be replaced next season. It is known that his influential co-commentator Martin Brundle, who has one more year left on his deal, believes there is not enough chemistry between them. The Beeb say they take Brundle’s views on board, but he will not be involved in the final decision.”
Comment of the day
Ed24f1’s been keeping an eye on political developments in Australia:
John Brumby is no longer Premier of Victoria, which could have implications for the Australian GP in years ahead.
The new premier, Ted Baillieu, seems to support the event, but obviously wants it to improve: “I’d like it to stay, because it’s a part of our events calendar, however it needs to dramatically improve its performance.” (From last week)
From the forum
Great to see The Official F1Fanatic PS3 World Championship – who will win The Collantine Cup? (Guys, this is not good for my ego!)
We need four helpings of cake today – it’s a quadruple-whammy of birthdays. Best wishes to Mark Stevenson, Journeyer, Anirudh and Daniel!
On this day in F1
And happy 44th birthday to former Ferrari driver Mika Salo!
Salo, of course, should have won the 1999 German Grand Prix, but had to hand the win the team mate Eddie Irvine.
Rather like Felipe Massa with Fernando Alonso this year, Salo gave up his chance of winning a race in the aid of a team mate who ultimately failed to win the championship. But unlike Massa, Salo never won a race in F1 at all.