Spotted by Wolf – 1st Edition

WolfWelcome to the new regular weekend feature – Spotted by Wolf. Selection of interesting articles from F1 and other racing websites and blogs.

The possible purchase of a part or whole of Super Aguri created quite a buzz. Grand Prix dot Com offered different view than most of the other media.

Honda launched their new car and one their drivers, Rubens Barrichello is on course to become the most experienced F1 driver ever. He is only few races short of Patrese’s all time record 256 F1 starts. But how many races exactly is he short ? is the question Ollie of BlogF1 asks.

It looks like the team mate rivalries are not limited to F1 only, MotoGPs Dani Pedrosa had some nice things to say about his team mate Nicky Hayden.

The Facebook mania reached the F1 blogs too. Sidepodcast started a Facebook group, F1Wolf followed :-) . I am not exactly sure of the benefits, but let’s try and see. By the way, feel free to join F1Wolf on Facebook.

Besides Renault and Honda new Williams livery has been revealed by mistake. Jef, a F1Wolf reader, emailed me photos of what might be the 2008 Williams racing livery, with the new sponsor logos. Check the photos here, here and here.

If you wonder, why the 2008 European GP will not use the existing track in Valencia (often used for testing) but a brand new street track, this blog post brings an interesting insight and comparison.

The award for the weirdest thing I read this week goes to the Pat Symonds (Renault) and one his answers to F1 Racing magazine:

“Overall, F1 should be a constructors’ formula and therefore I fall on that side.I don’t really like the idea of only six teams running four cars. All sorts of things can happen; for example when Fernando was talking to Red Bull we advised him that his Renault engines wouldn’t be as reliable as ours.”

Is he serious ? Would Renault be really ready to punish Red Bull for signing Alonso with less reliable engines ?

And the final note. As I spent bigger part of January travelling around the globe, my post frequency was not exactly regular. Therefore all the commentators with 10 and more comments during last month can go on the Friends of F1Wolf wall. For January that would be Shaun, Paris and zblkhwk. So if you want to appear, send me a 125 x 125 button that you want to feature during January, sorry I meant February :-) .

8 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sidepodcastNo Gravatar says:

    good feature sir, keep it up.

    as for facebook, i’m slightly baffled too, but i guess the best thing about it, is that people who leave you comments aren’t anonymous anymore.

    when people have something to say, you can see who they are, what they’re into and what else they’ve said on the same subject to others.

    makes all the difference in the world.

    sidepodcast’s last blog post..Honesty Amongst the Masses

  2. sidepodcastNo Gravatar says:

    btw: how in the world do you do this cool thing:

    “sidepodcast’s last blog post..”

    after we comment? that’s fab :)

    sidepodcast’s last blog post..Honesty Amongst the Masses

  3. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    it’s the Commentluv plugin. if you look under the “Submit Comment” button (or Button :-) )there is a link to the plugin page

  4. sidepodcastNo Gravatar says:

    ahhh, good stuff. cheers.

    sidepodcast’s last blog post..Honesty Amongst the Masses

  5. ShaunNo Gravatar says:

    Nice post, thanks for the link :)

    I think i will look into adding this CommentLuv plugin too, is very cool.

    Shaun’s last blog post..For Sale – Jay Dunn ACU GSXR Suzuki Cup Winning Bike

  6. JefNo Gravatar says:

    yay, I’m famous on F1 Wolf. =D

    As soon as I found these figured Wolf HAD to know. lol

  7. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Jef for the pics !

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