F1weekly Podcast # 483

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F1weekly podcast number 483

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and…

This weeks special repeat interview:

Force India driver Paul Di Resta.

And from our friends at Lotus Renault GP:

As the F1 launch season gets into full swing, here’s recap of plans for the unveiling of the team’s new challenger in Valencia, Spain on Monday 31st of January.

The first glimpse of the R31 will take place at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. The covers will be pulled off the car in the pit lane at 12:30 local time, slightly later than originally scheduled to avoid an overlap with the Sauber F1 Team launch. This will be followed by a photo call with the drivers and key team personnel. Then, at 13:00, it’s time for the interviews.

Official testing begins the following day when Vitaly becomes the first man to get behind the wheel of the R31. Robert will take over driving duties for the remaining couple of days.

Here is the provisional driver line-up for the winter tests:

1 Feb                Vitaly
2-3 Feb             Robert

10-11 Feb         Vitaly
12-13 Feb         Robert

18-19 Feb         Vitaly
20-21 Feb         Robert

3-4 Mar             Robert
5-6 Mar             Vitaly