In today’s round-up, Jarno Trulli talks of progress with the new Lotus and a chance to meet the Force India drivers in Mumbai.
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?óÔé¼?ôJarno Trulli is confident that Lotus has made a ‘huge’ step forward with its 2011 car – though he warned that with reliability having been less than perfect in testing, it could be some races before the T128 shows its potential.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôRed Bull Racing may having rounded off what it believes was its ‘best ever’ pre-season build-up at Barcelona this week, but the team insists it still does not know how it stacks up against the opposition.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôThere are more serious errors ?óÔé¼ÔÇØ for example Bower?óÔé¼Ôäós explanation of the confrontation at Indianapolis in 2005, when seven of the ten teams refused to race at the last moment. He incorrectly says this was due to the FIA forbidding a change of tyres during the race and misses the significance of this first indication of a political fault line in the sport. But even this does not really matter. Despite the errors, anyone reading his book will get the clearest picture yet of Bernie as a person and his role in building Formula One.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôJust two more Sundays until the big race in Australia! :D Melbourne, we’re ready, are you!?
?óÔé¼?ô#certifiedfantastic is your chance to guide the Force India drivers around #Mumbai city! http://moby.to/v9wlku?óÔé¼?Ø
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Comment of the day
PJ has created some great posters for every race of the season to come:
Quiet Sunday indeed given all the testing done (great coverage of it all by the way).
To liven things up, take a look at these F1 2011 posters I made for the upcoming season. There?óÔé¼Ôäós one for every Grand Prix on the calendar
From the forum
The results are in for the Belgian Grand Prix in the Official Junior F1 Fanatic Junior World Championship. ed24f1 won the race for Renault, followed by Shyguy2008 for Lotus in second and jamiet19 for McLaren third.
After 10 rounds, ed24f1 is in the lead with 147 points, with jamiet19 just six points behind for second.
Happy birthday to one of our most regular commenters, Patrickl!
On this day in F1
James Hunt won the non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch 35 years ago today.
The McLaren driver finished ahead of Alan Jones’ Surtees and Jacky Ickx in a Hesketh.
Check out these pictures of the race by John M47 on Flickr.