The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.
The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently … Continue reading F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers
Michael Schumacher won the Desafio Internacional das Estrelas kart race for the second time in three years by finishing second in today’s second heat. Schumacher won the first race in Florianopolis yesterday and came in second today behind his former team mate – and event organiser – Felipe Massa.
Could racing cars driven by robots one day compete with the best F1 drivers in the world – and beat them? Audi is investigating the technology and has built this ‘Autonomous’ TTS which it is considering sending up the infamous Pikes Peak hill climb. Audi claims: The Autonomous Audi TTS project is not aimed at … Continue reading Audi builds driver-less car for Pikes Peak
Raikkonen close to Citroen WRC deal (WRC) "Formula 1 star Kimi Raikkonen is understood to be ready to sign a deal with Citroen to drive a C4 World Rally Car on all 13 rounds of the 2010 World Rally Championship." Is Kimi Raikkonen about to get one of the most coveted seats in rallying? It … Continue reading F1 links: Raikkonen in Citroen WRC deal link
Felipe Massa makes his return to competitive racing this weekend as he hosts his annual International Challenge of the Stars kart race in Florianopolis. Michael Schumacher is among the F1 drivers to turn up for the Desafio Internacionale das Estrelas having also raced karts at Las Vegas last weekend. Here’s a full list of the … Continue reading Schumacher and 11 other F1 drivers join Massa’s kart race this weekend
When the FIA published the 2010 F1 calendar last month one the Canadian Grand Prix was noted as being “subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management”. These have now been officially completed and F1 will be returning to the popular Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in 2010 after missing the round … Continue reading Canada confirmed on 2010 F1 calendar
Force India once talked about getting an Indian racer in one of their cars but it won’t happen next year: they’ve decided to start 2010 with the same two drivers they ended 2009 with. Adrian Sutil will start his fourth season as an F1 racer and continue his run of starting every race for Force … Continue reading Force India keep Sutil and Liuzzi for 2010
Over the last two days the 25 drivers who competed in F1 this year have been whittled down to a top five. But who was the very best of the best? Read on for my verdict – and vote for who you think was the top driver in 2009.
Jenson Button or Sebastian Vettel? Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso? Who do you think was the best F1 driver of 2009? Cast your vote below to decide the F1 Fanatic driver of the year.
We began the countdown of the top drivers of 2009 yesterday looking at the least impressive racers of the year. Today we cover the other drivers who failed to make it into the top five – with more of your comments and ratings of the class of 2009.
Working out who was the best F1 driver is never easy – a driver typically only has one rival who has the same equipment, and even within teams two cars are not necessarily always the same. And it’s been even harder this year with the sudden emergence of Brawn and Red Bull as front runners, … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver rankings part 1: 25-16
Michael Schumacher hasn’t lost his appetite for racing – he was in action in Las Vegas last weekend taking on some of the top young kart racers and two of this year’s F1 drivers. F1 Fanatic reader Jan Stahl was at the SKUSA SuperNationals XIII kart event where Schumacher was competing along with Sebastien Buemi … Continue reading Michael Schumacher beats Buemi and Piquet in kart race (Pictures & video)
It’s bad enough BMW has chosen to quit F1. But now according to Variety magazine they’re going to used the money they’ve saved putting more adverts into films: BMW stunned Hollywood six years ago when it left the entertainment biz in its rearview mirror. But BMW now wants to make a comeback, hiring Propaganda GEM … Continue reading BMW to spend F1 money on films
Mercedes Grand Prix announced their first driver yesterday and few were su[prised to discover it was Nico Rosberg. Who will end up in the second car run by the championship-winners is a much more interesting question as it’s probably the most coveted vacant seat in F1. Who do you think should get it?
What were the best memorable moments of 2009? Here’s what you suggested as the funniest, most exciting and happiest memories of the 2009 F1 season.
Mercedes has confirmed Nico Rosberg will drive for them in 2010. It’s a massive opportunity for Rosberg, who joins the team which were the championship winners this year as Brawn, despite not yet having won a Grand Prix.
Michael Schumacher got his F1 break after learning his craft with the Mercedes sports car team in 1990 and 1991.
Starting today we review the highlights of 2009 as nominated by you. We begin with your low points of the season and tomorrow we’ll take a look at the best bits of 2009.
Anyone who saw Lewis Hamilton win the 2006 GP2 championship may remember Jose Maria Lopez, who finished tenth in the championship that year. Despite not having raced single-seater cars since then, Lopez is now a front runner for a drive at the new USF1 team, whose headquarters he visited on Friday. He has almost all … Continue reading Jose Maria Lopez: out of single-seaters for three years but set for USF1 drive