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Posted by Mole on September 14, 2011 | No Comments

-McLaren’s Jenson Button was caught speeding on Tuesday – Legally. The former World champion, was demonstrating McLaren’s 2008 MP4-23 through the Dutch village of Limburg, entertaining over 5,000 locals. On his official Twitter page, the 2009 World Champion tweeted “Great day yesterday driving my race car around the streets in Roggel. 165mph down the high street!! What a buzz!”.

-Sauber driver, Sergio Perez, will live the life of a Ferrari driver for the coming weeks ahead. This week, he is scheduled to drive a two-year old Ferrari around the team’s private race circuit – Fiorano. Following this, he will also drive a few laps behind Ferrari’s simulator. It is thought that the Mexican driver could be a replacement for Felipe Massa in 2013.

-Renault’s Bruno Senna has informed journalists that his brain is “Boiling” with information after his first two races with Renault. The Brazilian youngster, who scored a ninth-place finish at Monza, is expecting to learn alot of information at Singapore, a circuit which he admits is possibly one of the circuits he knows the least information about.

-William’s say that they are taking their final big upgrade of the season, to Singapore. They say the upgrade package will include higher levels of downforce, and their aim to score more points.

-Vitaly Petrov says he has already started work on changing his body clock, in time for the night race in Singapore. The Russian explained to journalists that he can’t particularly recall seeing light last year, as the majority of the time, he was awake at night.

-Sam Michael’s, Williams’ Technical Director, is moving to McLaren Mercedes for the 2012 season, titled with the role of “Sporting Director”.  In a recent interview, the Australian said “I’m extremely excited to be joining McLaren, they are one of the all-time greats of Formula 1.” Meanwhile, McLaren Team Principal has thoughts that Michael’s will bring “experience and expertise to our pitwall”. Strangely, the Williams Technical Director will not travel with Williams to the remaining races, but he could in fact be seen in the McLaren Paddock/Garages.

McLaren's Jenson Button driving the 2008 McLaren MP4-23 through the Dutch village of Limburg. © 2011 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes


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