Monday F1 news briefs: part 3

(GMM) Sebastien Buemi's young formula one career hit a literal high point when he sat behind Red Bull Air Race world champion pilot Hannes Arch and experienced g-forces in excess of 10G. "It was great fun, even though I sometimes didn't know which way was up or down," said the Swiss.

Nick Heidfeld swapped his BMW-Sauber seat for the saddle of Troy Corser's Superbike during a fan and partner day at the Nurburgring, the Swiss based F1 team revealed on Monday. "Of course I wanted to touch the ground with the knee area of my racing suit while cornering and I came up trumps," the German boasted.

The walls of the Kremlin reverberated the sound of F1 engines at the weekend as three teams and drivers sped and smoked their way around a 4km demonstration track in the heart of Moscow. In action during the Bavaria City Racing event were McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen, Williams' Kazuki Nakajima and David Coulthard in a Red Bull, watched on by thousands of local Russians.

Former triple world champion Niki Lauda may be 60, but he will soon be the proud father of newborn twins. He told Austrian media he does not intend to be present when his 30-year-old wife Birgit gives birth.

F1's new teams for 2010 are in recruiting mode: former Minardi technical boss Gabriele Tredozi has signed with Campos' chassis partner Dallara, as reportedly has former Red Bull and Honda aerodynamicist Ben Agathangelou. Manor has appointed Christian Silk, formerly chief test engineer at Renault.

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