Daily: 21st April 2010

21 April, 2010 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Gavin Brown

Hi, I’m Gavin, otherwise known as RubberGoat, author of the F1 stats blog ‘Making Up The Numbers’ and I am here to welcome you to Wednesday – ’Hump Day’, the middle of the week. It’s all downhill from here, as they say.

Here’s some links for your reading and enjoyment:

  • Mr. C. tweeted a link to an excellent story from RaceCar Engineering on How the F-Duct Works. If you want to really geek out on aerodynamics then take a look. But watch out, as it’s a bit of ‘here comes the science’!
  • Jake Humphrey seems to be winning the ‘Volcanic Grand Prix’ – the race back to Europe from China, which is turning into some sort of internet version of ‘Around The World in 80 Days’. By the time you read this he will probably be back home in Norwich with his lovely wife, but check out his Twitter Account and some of the other journalists anyway as they have some interesting stories to tell.
  • Lewis Hamilton has praised the stewards for their work this year, saying that “I think the FIA and their racing stewards this year, they've been the best that I've probably experienced in Formula 1.” After his antics in the last couple of races, I think he should be buying them beers!
  • In non-F1 news, Jon wanted me to mention that it’s Queen Elizabeth’s actual birthday today (as opposed to her other official birthday later in the year). Why can’t we all have two birthdays?
  • Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t plug my Fantasy Racers post that I wrote last night, so make sure you take a look and let me know how your teams went and what your strategy is for the next race.

So that’s the daily then. I hope you liked what I had to offer - tomorrow it’s James who will be writing for you, which I am sure you are looking forward to as much as I am.

One final thought – we were discussing the Shuttle Landings in the comments yesterday afternoon and it got me thinking. Who would you like to see from F1 go into Space and why? I would like to see Jenson Button pilot the Space Shuttle – now that she is old, she needs the gentle touch of a driver who is known for looking after his machinery in order to reach the finish line.

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