Today is the 1st April 2010 and this is F1Minute.
Lotus Racing are joining Force India in their scheme to run reserve drivers on Friday, with Fairuz Fauzy making an appearance in his first practice session tomorrow in Malaysia. He says: “I know it’s a bit difficult as we can’t test, but if there’s a chance to drive on Fridays, it’s better than nothing.” It’s not clear if this is a one off or if Fauzy will turn up at other practice sessions in the year, but he’s Malaysian and we’re in Malaysia, so I’m thinking it’s not a coincidence his debut comes tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel is more concerned about the controversy over the wing mirrors than any potential reliability issues this weekend. Despite leading from pole and finishing off the podium in both races so far this year, he says: “If you want to fight for the championship it’s better not to have those kind of things, but on the other hand we are just two races into the season.” He won’t be saying that when he loses out on the title by just a couple of points.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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References Caterham F1 Team, Lotus Racing, Sebastian Vettel, Team Lotus
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