The second part of the Codemasters interview on “F1 2010” will be on the site today. Don’t miss it – they had some very interesting things to say about what’s in the game, what they think of other racing games, and their early thoughts on “F1 2011”.
I’m planning to have a full review of “F1 2010” on the site early next week. I see some other sites have already put reviews up based on limited game time spent on only one console. For obvious reasons I wanted to chalk up as much playing time as possible and test it on all three formats before giving a definitive verdict.
With that, I’m off to fire up the Xbox! Here’s today’s round-up:
Cosworth F1 general manager Mark Gallagher: “We’ve been approached by potential new teams, and we’ve had discussions with existing teams, about the next two years, but we’re looking forward to 2013, because the world’s our oyster. We have very ambitious plans for developing the Cosworth offering for 2013, and we certainly want to be with teams throughout the grid. We want to be winning again.”
“The financing for the Australian race is different from that proposed for Texas. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation, a government agency, pays the money necessary for the event to break even. If costs rise or sales fall, it pays more. The race is held in a public park. In Austin, the sole government funding announced has been the $25 million a year for 10 years that the state has committed from its Major Events Trust Fund. For the first year, 2012, the $25 million is to be taken out of the state?óÔé¼Ôäós general revenue fund. After that, the $25 million in annual government financing, which will go toward the sanctioning fee local organizers must pay the international F1 organization, is to be generated by tax revenue attributable to the previous year?óÔé¼Ôäós race. Race organizers must show each year that the event has made the state at least $25 million.”
Comment of the day
At the end of the day I think that Nick just wants a race seat?óÔé¼?ª I suspect he left Merc to test tires for Pirelli in the hope that this would count in his favour when it comes to getting a drive for next season.
Then when Sauber offered him a drive in place of Pedro he jumped at the chance, meaning that Pirelli then felt obligated to let Nick go as they don?óÔé¼Ôäót want to be seen to be giving privileged information to any team.
From the forum
Happy birthday to Valentina and al!
On this day in F1
And happy birthday to 1996 world champions Damon Hill who turns 50 today!