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The Trulli case

With the Williams seat been taken its now time to focus to the last two that are available. The one at HRT is pure down to money where van de Garde is the one and on the pole position and Karthikeyan is trying to make a last minute attempt. The other is the seat of Trulli at Caterham.

Just a couple of thoughts … Read the part of the Lotus F1 announcement on Raikkonen that states : "Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Kimi Raikkonen will race for the team next season". Now read the one of RBR on Webber : "Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that Mark Webber’s contract has been extended for another year, meaning the Australian will continue to drive for the team in 2012". And finally have a look at Williams : "Williams F1 today confirmed that Bruno Senna will contest the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship for the Williams F1 Team."

Now read the one from 11th September on Trulli :

Team Lotus has today announced that it has extended Jarno Trulli’s contract to take the Italian into his third season with the Anglo / Malaysian squad. Jarno was first confirmed alongside Heikki Kovalainen in late 2009 and has played an integral role in the development of the team from its entry into the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship to its current position in 2011, closing the gap to the established teams ahead and laying the foundations for a long-term challenge for the ultimate Formula One honours.

Tony Fernandes, Team Lotus Team Principal, gave his thoughts on Jarno’s extended relationship with the team: “We are all delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement to keep Jarno on board for at least one more year with our team. He has shown in qualifying in Monza just how much pace he has and how he can wring every last drop of performance out of his car and since day one with us he has brought a level of professionalism, insight and raw speed to our team that has helped accelerate our development on and off track. Today’s announcement will give us the benefit of his experience and knowledge into 2012, another very important year in the growth of our team.”

Jarno added his comments, saying: “I am very pleased that we have been able to confirm today that my contract with Team Lotus has been extended into 2012. The challenge I first accepted when I joined the team is becoming more exciting every day, and I am very proud that I can keep helping the team take steps forward for at least another year. I would like to thank Tony, Kamarudin and Nasa for the chance to keep working with them, Riad, Mike and the whole team and I am looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead.”

There is no mention on "will continue to drive", "will race", "will contest" or something like that. Its a common secret that F1 contracts are vague and money rules nowadays. Trulli is always commenting and telling that he has a concrete contract. We agree … he has a contract. In order to get him out, someone should buy this out. The more concrete, the more money it needs to break. Its also no secret that Ricciardo was also heading for that seat, he told that himself. So all his comments are about "I want more money to leave" … All this to whoever is interested (Petrov is …)

 
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Posted by on 24 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

Must read … F1 2012: Rules, Designs and Trends | Scarbsf1’s Blog

F1 2012: Rules, Designs and Trends | Scarbsf1’s Blog.

 
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Posted by on 22 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

#52 The Flying Lap: Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne & Williams F1’s Dr Mark Gillan

 
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Posted by on 21 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

Interesting … Finding a budget in Formula 1 « Joe Saward

Finding a budget in Formula 1 «.

 
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Posted by on 20 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

Interesting … Chatting with Bruno « peterwindsor.com

Chatting with Bruno « peterwindsor.com.

 
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Posted by on 19 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

How long can Williams wait for their driver announcement?

An interesting fact is that Williams decided in 2000 and in 2005 its drivers at the very last minute. In 2000 it was Button vs Junqueira (Button won) and in 2005 it was Heidfeld vs Pizzonia (Heidfeld won). And by saying at the very last minute its like that. A day or less before the fist test.

So how long can they wait this time? We can have a repeat. With the announcement still in the unknown and a big question mark on Sutil they can theoretically wait until the legal case with the German driver is over and decide afterwards. The first test is on the 7th on February. So the Sutil case can be closed, things will be settled down and Williams will have some days to call the driver in. All have done their seat fittings, so everything is in place. They have all the time they need.

 
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Posted by on 16 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

Interesting … Patents in F1 explained James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 – Updated

Patents in F1 explainedJames Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1.

 
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Posted by on 14 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

Interesting … Rubens on Michael « peterwindsor.com

Rubens on Michael « peterwindsor.com.

 
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Posted by on 14 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

False stories about Alguersuari on the wild

Helmut Marko told to 422race.com that they choose Buemi over Alguersuari because the Swiss driver was better fit for the simulator. Interestingly a Spanish newspaper quoted on the 9th of January RBR Tech Chief Adrian Newey telling that RBR offered Alguersuari the possibility for the same spot but he turned it down!

I have looked around and the indications were that the story was incorrect. I contacted also the team and I got the following reply : "Reports in a Spanish newspaper suggesting Red Bull Racing chose its third driver after Alguersuari turned down an offer from the team are incorrect. No one from Red Bull Racing has spoken with this paper and the quotes attributed to Adrian Newey are completely inaccurate and false."

 
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Posted by on 12 Jan, 2012 in F1

 

The Flying Lap 51 – Rubens Barrichello

 
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Posted by on 12 Jan, 2012 in F1

 
 
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