“From all launched cars, the RB5 is without doubt the most interesting.”
“On the day the covers came off Red Bull Racing?óÔé¼Ôäós 2009 Formula One car, the RB5, we are pleased to announce Total is joining as a Team Supplier.” Presumably because they use Renault engines and the factory team has a Total deal too.
“Mark Webber drives the car on Wednesday. I?óÔé¼Ôäóm told that he is well ahead of schedule on his rehab because he?óÔé¼Ôäós very fit and because he?óÔé¼Ôäós done all the right things to get it to heal as well as possible. It?óÔé¼Ôäós the right leg, so not the load bearing leg for braking.”
“The French government has agreed to loan Renault and Peugeot $3.8bn apiece to help them through the credit crisis. The loan is being justified as a way of helping the two companies to finance the development of vehicles with zero or very low CO2 emissions. This should turn Renault F1 into a fan of KERS overnight.”
Simon Gillett: “Our 2008 financial report has not been filed with Companies House, which leaves me confused as to where certain publications have sourced their ‘facts’ and figures from.”
“Sebastien Bourdais is set to become the first active Formula 1 driver to contest the Le Mans 24 Hours for many years.” Good for him! The last was Franck Montagny in 2006.
Sebastien Bourdais: “The driver choice was initially linked with needing to find sponsorship and then it wasn’t. Initially sponsorship was essential, but after all the cost-cutting measures came into force it was clear Red Bull could save $100million across both teams. Then the sponsorship wasn’t as big an issue and I was back at the top of the list.”
“The Formula 1 teams could enjoy a Turkish Grand Prix for the last time in 2011 according to Istanbul Park’s general director Mr. Can G?â???â?ºl?â??…: “There is serious competition from such countries as South Africa, Russia, Bulgaria and South Korea. South Korea has a highly developed economy and they place importance on sporting events. The (football) world cup was held in there in 2002. And Russia has already started constructing a race course.”