Daily: 23rd April 2011

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

By Pamela

Good morning, how is your long weekend going? Looking forward to the Easter Bunny visiting tomorrow? Me too!

Lukeh linked to the latest Aside yesterday but just in case you have been living under a rock and have missed it, here is the latest aside. Geez I feel spoiled this week: a Debrief and an Aside! Big thanks to the C’s!

So no more Turkey after this year. They say they can’t afford the doubling of the price of the race. But will F1 miss the race? With such poor crowd numbers, apparently not.

Pat Symonds has been getting more involved with Virgin Racing. He is reviewing the teams operation’s to help improve on their poor performance in 2011. Speaking of Virgin, have you read the blog from the CSC trackside team on the CSC website? The latest China blog includes some interesting information on seamless shifting.

Mark Sutton wrote a blog including some cool photos. Funny to see Michael Schumacher driving the limousine service car himself! I particularly liked the Q2 queue photo. I thought Q3 last weekend was a bit of an anti-climax after all that queuing excitement in Q2. Talking about photographers, Darren Heath wrote about falling in love with F1 at the age of 16.

The Team Lotus buys Caterham story got out early: Autosport noted that next week Team Lotus is holding a press conference at Duxford Airfield to make this announcement. And Joe wrote about Team Lotus principals being appointed as directors over a week ago, and in the comments on this blog, Joe pointed out that he first wrote about Team Lotus’ plans in December.

The FIA may ban DRS at the Monaco GP due to safety concerns which might disappoint Nico Rosberg who thinks DRS might be the best idea yet!

Finally, if you want something to watch while unwrapping easter eggs, the Chinese GP race edit has been uploaded to F1.com. Hopefully the Malaysia race edits will be uploaded before the Turkish GP! Or else for those outside the UK, I’ve noticed that Ted’s pitlane reports have been uploaded on YouTube.

Happy Easter and happy long weekend!

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