Ferrari will launch their 2011 F1 car in Maranello today. The F150 is the first new Formula 1 car to be launched this year.
F1 Fanatic will have pictures of the Scuderia’s latest challenger as soon as they are available.
Ferrari are broadcasting the launch live at www.ferrarif150.com and Italian television channels RAI 2 and RAI Sport 1 are covering it as well.
Coverage starts at 10am CET (9am GMT). Ferrari intend to run the car at Fiorano for filming afterwards if the weather is good enough.
Remember you can get live Tweets from the launch using the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app.
Here’s the rest of today’s round-up:
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
Red Bull have denied claims published in one of their own magazines that Sebastian Vettel will be ‘locked in’ to drive for the in 2012 if he finishes in the top three places in the championship this year. Vettel does not have a manager and negotiates his own contracts.
“Reports from Italy say that authorities have frozen ?óÔÇÜ?¼1.5 million from bank accounts held by Flavio Briatore in Italy and Monaco.”
“I’m sure we can fight for wins this year and we might be able to fight for the championship. I hope so. I’m here on a mission and I want to succeed. I want to perform and I’m going to put 100 per cent into it. And if that’s not the case in 2011, then we will have to do it in the final year.”
“Buddy, who lives in Bandera, is the utilities superintendent for the U.S. Grand Prix project and works for Austin Commercial. He confirmed that construction on the track should really ramp up next week.”
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Comments of the day
Would you pay to watch testing? Dan Selby would:
I?óÔé¼Ôäóm yet to understand why the official F1 site doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót pull their finger out and stream the tests. I?óÔé¼Ôäóve said this before and i?óÔé¼Ôäóll say it again ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ even if it was ?é?ú1 to watch each session, they?óÔé¼Ôäód make so much money from it?óÔé¼?ª
I for one would not complain if tests were made closed to the public and testing itself remained Secret Teams?óÔé¼Ôäó Business as it once was. I think it would actually make for a better season if we went into the first Grand Prix completely blind. We?óÔé¼Ôäód have no preconceptions about the season, and we?óÔé¼Ôäód be spared the endless insubstantial speculation about who would be where.
I know the party line of late is ?óÔé¼?ôimproving the show?óÔé¼?Ø, but giving access to testing does not improve anything. People seem to think testing is or will be exciting. It?óÔé¼Ôäós not. All you?óÔé¼Ôäóre doing is watching the cars go around with no idea of what they?óÔé¼Ôäóre actually doing, because there?óÔé¼Ôäós no way the teams will release data about their programs.
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On this day in F1
Ferrari also launched their 2010 car, the F10, on the 28th of January last year: