P1Mag Issue 30 – for all non-German speakers – featured a look back on the 2009 season in US-Racing and, of course, a bit of F1 gossip
– Kamui Kobayashi joining Sauber became a confirmed reality the next day;
– Renault F1 staying thanks to new investor Gérard Lopez leaves a question mark over the second seat as Lopez has got a couple of drivers under contract at Gravity sports management but might not be able to place them as – to this moment – none of them seems elegible for a super license- Good chance for Romain Grosjean to stay on;
– The saga over whether Micheal Schumacher will come back or not might be decided by…. insurance companies. In driver’s contracts insurance issues are one of the most complex matter to deal with. It is believed Mercedes GP is struggling to find a company willin to insure the risk of a multi-millionaire individual with the health issue of recently broken skull basis wanting to risk his life…
And we tested Need For Speed SHIFT, in my humble opinion the best racing game around so far in terms of cockpit view and driving realism from this angle. Very close to true simulations. Gran Turismo 4 and Forza 2 are no longer the standard, Forza 3 and Dirt2 to be tested soon.