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Robert Kubica reveals new helmet design 31st January 2010, 17:30

Robert Kubica will use a new helmet design having switch teams from BMW to Renault in 2010. The Pole’s helmet is now painted in yellow and black colours to match Renault’s livery. New team mate Vitaly Petrov also showed off his helmet design at Renault’s launch today. He will use a design much the same […]

2010 Renault R30 and 2009 Renault R29 compared (Pictures)

Renault launched their R30 today and after everyone took a moment to take in their smart new livery a cry went up of “hang on, isn’t that last year’s car?” They called it the R30 and they spoke of how different it is to the car it replaces – but it certainly isn’t easy to […]

Vitaly Petrov to become Russia’s first F1 driver with Renault in 2010

Vitaly Petrov will race for Renault in 2010 and becomes Russia’s first ever F1 driver. The 25 year-old, who has spent the last three-and-a-half seasons racing in GP2, was announced as the team mate for Robert Kubica by Renault at the launch of their R30 today.

Renault R30 launched (Pictures)

The Renault R30 has been unveiled by the team at Valencia. See the first pictures of the new car below. Renault R30 launch 2010 Renault R30 and 2009 Renault R29 compared (Pictures) Vitaly Petrov to become Russia’s first F1 driver with Renault in 2010 Robert Kubica reveals new helmet design

2010 BMW Sauber C29 and 2009 BMW F1.09 compared (Pictures)

The most striking difference between the new BMW Sauber C29 and its predecessor, the BMW F1.09, is the lack of and major sponsors on the new car. But there are some notable design changes on the new car. Designer Willy Rampf has followed the 2010 trend for high noses and smaller, more sculpted sidepod air […]

BMW Sauber C29 launched (Pictures)

BMW Sauber have revealed their 2010 F1 car. The car lacks any major sponsors although the team announced several deals into the run-up to the launch, some of which feature on the car. They include Scalp-D, a Japanese shampoo, and watch brand Certina. Here are the first pictures of the C29.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 31/1/2010

Two more car launches today – the BMW Sauber breaks cover at 1.30pm British time followed by the Renault R30 around two hours later. Neither team has released details of any live broadcasts for the unveilings, but once the cars appear for the first time I’ll try to get pictures up as quickly as possible. […]

Renault to confirm Petrov tomorrow? 30th January 2010, 19:00

Renault is expected to announce Vitaly Petrov as the team’s second driver for 2010 when the team reveals its new F1 car. Will Buxton claims Petrov’s deal with the team will bring them sponsorship worth 10m. It would make him the first Russian driver to compete in Formula 1. Petrov finished as runner-up in the […]

Stop the needless rules changes

It comes as no surprise to learn there are yet more changes to the F1 rules planned for this year. Not only is a second change to the points system planned – the second in two months – but now some drivers may also be forced to start the race on the tyres they qualified […]

Watch more than just F1 races in 2010

F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans reminds us to take in more than just the 19 race on the F1 calendar in 2010. Over the past few weeks there has been plenty of discussion on F1 Fanatic about going to see F1 races, ticket prices and so on. Nothing compares to watching the Grand Prix […]