Daily: 27th October 2010

27 October, 2010 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Gavin Brown

Hey guys, Wednesday isn't it? I do hope you are having a great week. There isn't much F1 news but I do have a few links for you...

The F1 News

Why don't we start with some good old AUTOSPORT links? Seems like a bit of a quiet day in the F1 world but Nick Heidfeld is hoping for a race seat in 2011 - urging the teams that it's better to go with the devil you know (Heidfeld) rather than the devil you don't (a pay driver)...

Luca di Montezemolo has insisted that "Nothing is won yet" - which I suppose is sound advice considering the championship has been turned on it's head every.freaking.race. But TBH, the man in red looks most likely to be champion, don't you think?

Gerhard Berger thinks Webber tried to take out his rivals when he crashed on Sunday. I don't believe it personally, but if you have access to the iPlayer, take another look and judge for yourself...

There is a guy who works for Lotus called "Beaks_the_twitt" who was watching the F1 again at home yesterday, and tweeted some fascinating insight into the race from the garage perspective. WARNING: It's very sweary!

The Ferrari World thingy at "Abberdabby" (that's how Legard pronounces it) opens tomorrow. It has all sorts of Ferrari-themed rides such as "Formula Rossa", "Paddock" and "Junior Grand Prix". I can't see it being called the authentic Ferrari experience as there are no rides called "Fernando is Faster than You", "Rubens, you have a contract", "The team is bigger than the driver", or my personal favourite: "Have a tantrum to the FIA when the rules don't suit you"...

Apparently Renault had to loan some money from the Snoring Bank who sponsor the team to pay for up to £50 million in sponsorship lost in 12 months due to all the stuff that happened in 2008. That is a lot of money and more credit to them for sticking around and doing so well this year...

Sutton Images have released their slide show for Korea. They seemed to like the circuit. Also, F1Wolf has noted that Heikki is not the only fireman this season :D

Some Korean Grand Prix roundup posts for you: Adam Hay-Nicholls, Maurice Hamilton and Jake Humphrey. Adam Cooper also has a couple of stories from Korea. The first is that Ross Brawn may be supremely smart, but he can't spell, and Rubens may well be awesome, but doesn't eat enough carrots ;)

The F1 News in Korean

Now don't worry, I'm not going to go all Google Translate for you! I had a little look around the internet for some Korean news in English about the Grand Prix, and I found out that lots of people with free passes were turned away even though large blocks of seating were empty and the stands themselves failed the safety inspection last Friday. Also the city development will take place at the end of 2011 even though the Grand Prix failed to live up to it's economic expectations...

Also, AUTOSPORT have a story saying that the organisers of the Korean Grand Prix have promised to do a better job next year. Well that's good to hear, because although the Grand Prix went OK in the end you get the impression F1 broke all of it's rules just to hold that race. Speaking of Korea, I think it's time for...

Around the Blogs and not-F1...

Lukeh has a great post about a childhood memory sparked by a great song about a civil rights activist who formed part of the local heritage for where Lukeh is from, and it's a great read (and listen).

Leigh has some sad news about a former baddie from Doctor Who, who passed away last week :( Speaking of the Doctor, Tuesdays are WHOsdays on Springfield Punx and yesterday he drew the Cybermen. There is a bonus link to a fan portrait of all 11 Doctors too :)

Apparently the F1 2010 patch is close to release, which is great because I have finally started to like the game! Here's hoping all of those nasty bugs get squashed!

Christine has a rant about the broken wiki, which sucks because we had it looking really good, and a film watch review of Kick Ass, which I am yet to see and look forward to. I did watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at the weekend though, which I had forgotten was such an awesome movie!

Giggles has been a tad busy, posting a lovely but strange story from his holidays and a mind-blowingly awesome TV ident for Go For Odd, which features the lovely Christine as a guest VO. More GFO please Giggles!

Mr. C is excited about PayPal introducing micropayments for digital goods, which includes AUTOSPORT.COM. It looks like subscriptions could be based per article in future?

The Slowdown Lap...

How about that Sutil eh? Grand Prix Diary has an excellent idea for naming a corner at the Korean Grand Prix after where he went off. The trouble is, which one? ;)

If you haven't listened to the excellent Korean Grand Prix Debrief, then why? Go here now! Also don't forget Christine's Tweets of the Week, the extra special edition, and updates to the rankings.

Well that's all from me, I don't know how I managed to find all of these links as it was a bit of a slow news day, so thanks to all of the suggestions in the comments and have a great day...