Here’s today’s round-up:
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Comment of the day
It largely depends on money. There are rumours that Renault are interested in buying back the team from the Genii Capital Group. If this is the case, I would expect someone like Sutil, Kovalainen or Trulli to take the second seat.
If the above does not happen, then I would say that Petrov will retain his seat due to the amount of sponsership he attracts. However, I would say that Petrov has done enough to retain his seat just on merit. He?óÔé¼Ôäós had some solid drives this year despite making a couple of rookie mistakes, as well as a bit of bad luck. If I was Eric Boulier I would keep Petrov for next season. Consistency will help move this team forward. Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren are not changing and should benefit from this. Renault would be fools not to follow suit.
From the forum
Some minor technical tweaks yesterday which shouldn’t have caused any problems but as ever if you see something weird please let me know.
On this day in F1
Phil Hill scored his first F1 win at his 19th attempt on this day 50 years ago. He won from pole position at Monza and set fastest lap – he also set fastest lap on his first two visits to the circuit.
It was a popular win for Ferrari at their home track and Hill’s team mates Richie Ginther and Willy Mairesse filled the rest of the podium.
But although Hill would go on to win the world championship for Ferrari the following year, in the last race of 1960 he drove a Cooper, as Ferrari didn’t send a car for Hill’s home race at Sebring in America.