Friday, January 10, 2014

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...



So, it is still winter, right? As the just concluded Holidayed continue thawing, I thought I'd take a very brief 'look-see back at  what did exactly happen in the waning weeks of Twenty-thirteen?

As here's a very quick recap of what I've failed to chronicle here at No Fenders whilst outside making Snowmen; Hmm? Has anybody seen Frosty's pipe lately? Hya!

'BRITTANY SEEKING TISSUE...
Pirelli held a "Knottsoe" (not so) secret season's end tyre test (Dec 17-19) with current-spec Formula 1 racecars to test their proposed 2014 rubber with all F1 teams having been invited, but only four squads decided to participate: Red bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and Toro Rosso - with Mercedes "Brittany," aka Nico Rosberg having the most fun at the test when a tyre burst unexpectedly at full chat to which Nico quipped upon his TWIT-ER account that he needed some new tissues to wipe away his surprise spin at 320k/ph!


Yet, remember this is why Pirelli wanted to test its next year's rubber and the offending tyre in question was after all only a prototype version which Pirelli quickly noted will not be used next year...


GUTIERREZ CONFIRMED AT SAUBER
Although not totally unexpected, this is good news, as I'm a fan of the young Mexicali Gran Primo Piloto - with news leaking out upon Winter solstice that Esteban Gutierrez has been re-signed at the Sauber F1 Team next year and that the young Rooskie' Sergey Sirotkin has been named the teams "Simulator Jockey;" Err Test/Reserve Driver as he's still failed to secure his mandatory FIA Superlicense to date, but probably will see action in the four two-day test sessions in 2014, not to mention obviously taking part in Friday Free Practise-1 in Sochi...


'UNION JACK SHINES IN SEBRING
2013 Indy Lights winner Jack Hawksworth, nee "Union Jack" obviously to his British heritage has impressed mightily in his second ever 'B-I-G CARZ (IndyCar) test in Sebring, Florida at the controls of a Dale Coyne Racing racecar, as the Bloody Brit pursues his chance to race in Indy Cars in 2014...


SOME 'AUSSIE LINGO...
Found 'Aussie Will Power's typical dry wit humour very funny in his Holidays  wish to us all which I posted previously in;






SAFETY MODS FOR DALLARA DW12 ANNOUNCED

In the wake of past accidents, most notably Justin "B-I-G UNIT Wilson's nasty wreck at Fontana, IndyCar and Dallara have collaborated to introduce new measures to hopefully reduce side impact intrusions with new mandatory 2014 safety mods...

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