Just one week to go to the first Grand Prix of 2010! Here’s today’s round-up:
“I hope they won’t be a danger. There are six/seven teams one second apart while those teams are four seconds behind. It’s not good for the sport and not good for them: it’s like two different series. They’ll suffer. And we’ll suffer too, when we have them in front of us during qualifying.”
Comment of the day
TheRoswelite has concerns about the depth of quality in the F1 field this year:
In fact I have serious apprehensions about the strength of this years field. I rate Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren as the top group, with M-Benz floating below them and the middle group.
My concern is that we actually end up with, as in decades past, a small group of front teams and then a?óÔé¼?ªchasm?óÔé¼?ª.to the other guys, and not just the new teams.
If you make a list of teams that may be in danger of either financial or performance meltdown you have the new guys plus?óÔé¼?ª Renault and Sauber. If it works out that way I would hope that arrangements are made for the greater sharing of F1 generated monies. Are you listening Bernie? Doubtful.
On this day in F1
Sir Jack Brabham scored his final Grand Prix win on this day 40 years ago at Kyalami. He should have won the Monaco Grand prix two months later, but crashed on the last lap allowing Jochen Rindt to win.
Brabham won the world title in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and is the oldest living world champion. Now 83, he is expected to be at the gathering of world champions to mark the 60th anniversary of the world championship at Bahrain next week.