It’s been quite the day in the world of F1. Mercedes AMG Petronas have confirmed contract extensions for F1 team shareholders Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda, cementing their positions with the team until 2020.
Sahara Force India have announced a partnership with forex trading firm FXTM, a partnership which will see FXTM branding feature on the rear section of the sidepods of the 2017 contender.
Spanish Insurance giant Mapfre have confirmed a new partnership with the Renault Sport F1 team, the partnership will see Mapfre branding feature on the nose and wings of theRS17 and on the helmet and overalls of Jolyon Palmer.
Sauber released stunning images of the C36-Ferrari, becoming the first team to release images (not renderings) of a 2017 F1 car,
and Mobil One’s the grid have released complete steering wheel perspective footage of Daniel Ricciardo’s demonstration run at the ExxonMobil HQ.
For the news obsessed F1 fan, February 20th should be regarded as a more than satisfactory day, but by far and away the biggest news of the day came from the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. Whilst other circuits are announcing payment plans to pay for F1 tickets in instalments, the home of the Spanish Grand Prix is offering entry to F1 testing in exchange for blood donations. Donation points will be set up around the circuit throughout the two pre-season tests, the circuit is working in collaboration with the Catalonian blood and tissue bank for the campaign. In Catalonia, it takes 1,000 blood donations a day to cover the needs of hospitals. In general, anyone who is in good health, who is of legal age, weighs more than 50 kilos and, in the case of women, who is not pregnant, can donate blood. Three people benefit from each donor, since the blood is separated into three components: white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
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Can the F1 world top this tomorrow?