Daily: 27th April 2011

27 April, 2011 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Gavin Brown

Well hello dear Sidepodders!  Did you have a great Easter?  I sure did ;)  Sounds like the weather was good in a lot of places and people really took advantage of it. 

Have you seen these cool F1-themed painted Easter Eggs? Speaking of which, Mark Webber got a massive Easter Egg!  Good job he normally takes lots of vitamins to keep fit ;)

There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of news in F1 – but that hasn’t stopped me finding loads of good links for you!

Mike Gascoyne has a new video discussing Team Lotus’ success in China, some planned upgrades in Turkey and Spain and the aim of finishing in the points from then onwards.  Hmm, nice to have lofty goals but it sounds like a bit of stretch to me…

Speaking of Lotus, today it will be announced in Duxford that Team Lotus will buy Caterham Cars – Metro F1 and Joe have posts on it.  Also if you can get down to Duxford you can attend the straight line test for free – and possibly meet the drivers!

Joe’s also written about the challenge of the new circuit in India of winning over the hearts and minds… apparently it’s like selling Cricket to the Italians! :D

Nico Rosberg has been interviewed by F1.com and delved into a bit of Fantasy.  I’m starting to warm to the lad...

McLaren are currently trucking it to Turkey – follow their progress here

The latest F1 Minute is about Robert Kubica’s return home from hospital.  Get well soon Robert!

Also, have you checked out Tweets of the Week and Christine’s Driver and Team Rankings yet?

Tony Stewart & Lewis Hamilton plan to swap race cars at some point.  Sounds exciting!

Here’s an interview with Mark Blundell chewing the fat about his career and what he’s been up to lately.  Top Geezer!

Ever wondered what’s under the skin of a race car?  Well wonder no more

In Sidepodspace, the countdown to the penultimate Shuttle launch has begun…

Remember Giorgio Pantano? Well just in case you forgot him, BadgerGP takes a look back at his career.

Anthony Davidson has managed to collect a model car of almost all of the cars he has driven in his career.  That’s nothing – Ralf Schumacher has the actual cars…

Lewis Hamilton has tried out a version of a PC racing sim called rFactor – quite a favourite of mine.  Wonder if he liked it?

Here’s a pic of Sebastian Vettel as a young lad sitting in an F1 car – he hasn’t changed much in 10 years apart from growing up, has he?

MartiV8 found a great Spanish website showing what was new in the F1 cars in Shanghai.  Great find – thanks Marti!

Here’s some pics from the Cahier archive of Sir Jackie Stewart – great shots!

How about an optimistic article about how Robert Wickens might end up being the Friday Driver for Virgin in Canada?  Also, it mentions that Marussia want to take over the team next year.  I wonder if that is true?

What’s in the blogs this week? 

So that’s all from me.  Enjoy your day and I will see you in the comments!

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