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So the news is out there that Karun Chandok is to replace Jarno Trulli at Team Lotus for the German GP this weekend.  Now, Karun is a massively popular chap, he’s really personable and to our knowledge he’s the only driver who also has his mum on Twitter talking to his fans.  Great stuff and here at Badger, we’re really chuffed for him…

…but do spare a thought for Jarno, who must be trulli disappointed to be out of the race seat – he’s also a great guy and has been around in F1 since the late 90s and like many others, his career began with Minardi and from there he’s driven for Prost, Jordan, Renault, Toyota and of course Team Lotus.  With 4 pole positions, 11 podiums and 1 win, it’s not a bad career at all.

This switch the German GP compounds rumours that 2011 will be his last season, and well if that’s the case, we’d like to toast a drink to Jarno and wish him all the best – and what better way that with some of his wine?  We’ve had a bottle here in the Sett and it’s tasty stuff – and you can get your hands on some here and support the Italian’s probable retirement…