October 24th 2012

Birthdays:
Fairuz Fauzy (MAL) is 30; Daniel McKenzie (GBR) is 24

On this day:
Mike Hawthorn (GBR) wins for Ferrari in the 1954 Spanish GP.
Honda and Richie Ginther (USA) win their first F1 race at the 1965 Mexican GP, and Ginther is the only non-Brit to win a GP all year.
Masahiro Hasemi (JPN) takes part in his only F1 race at the 1976 Japanese GP, and is incorrectly credited with the fastest lap (it was actually Jaques Lafitte (FRA)).
Senna (BRA) beats Prost (FRA) at the 1993 Japanese GP.
Montoya (COL) takes victory at the 2004 Brazilian GP with Williams, whose next victory would be at the 2012 Spanish GP.
It’s soaking wet at the 2010 Korean GP, and championship contenders Webber (AUS) and Vettel (GER) fail to finish. Alonso (ESP) wins, taking the championship lead, and Massa’s (BRA) on the podium for the last time until Japan 2012.

News:
Everyone is heading to India, where the F1 race will be supported by JK Racing Asia Series, and the inaugural MRF Formula 2000 event. The MRF Formula 2000 race will feature F2 champ Luciano Bacheta (GBR), GP3 stars Conor Daly (USA) and Alice Powell (GBR), Formula Renault 2.0 NEC runner-up Jordan King (GBR) and a number of others.

Kevin Magnussen (DEN) yesterday broke the Formula Renault 3.5 Circuit de Catalunya track record during testing for the series. He was driving for DAMS, and tomorrow the Dane will be with Fortec.

Tomorrow the press conference at India will feature Nico Hulkenberg (IND), Narain Karthikeyan (IND), Heikki Kovalainen (FIN), Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), Bruno Senna (BRA), and Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA).

I am blogging again! I might be too busy sometimes but I’ll try to keep it up.

Today:
Formula Renault 3.5 continue testing in Barcelona, while it’s the first day of GP3 testing in Jerez.

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