It’s the first day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’ll be at the event all day with photographer May who’s going to be getting loads of pictures of the F1 cars in action and lots more from the show.
Keep an eye out for our coverage starting later today. If you’re going to be there please let me know in the comments or get in touch via Twitter.
Here’s a reminder of what’s at the Festival this year: Complete guide to the F1 cars and stars at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Here’s today’s round-up:
“It might turn out to be expensive for Tavo [Hellmund]. We’ve got some penalty clauses, although I wouldn’t want to use them.”
Suddenly Valencia is looking a lot better…
Comment of the day
Mark Adams makes a strong case for increasing testing in F1. Make sure you read his full comment here:
From my experience as a championship wining professional racing mechanic plus my own amateur club racing and as over thirty years as a aircraft mechanic working for a major passenger airline, I voted for the no more races abut more testing. Even having to work extra overtime to pay for a test track day to run my small formula car at Sears Point was worth it.
This is professional motor racing and not having enough testing days is stupid. Ferrari is serious about being professional and have their own track. A professional team that has things break, go wrong or be too slow on a race weekend will have a hard time to getting or keeping sponsors.
From the forum
Nik has spotted some F1-liveried planes for this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
On this day in F1
F1’s sole race at Le Mans was on this day in 1967. F1 has never raced on the full length Circuit de la Sarthe used for the 24 Hour race, but it used the shorter Bugatti circuit once. It wasn’t a popular choice of venue, however:
Read more: F1 circuits history part 6: 1967-70