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Fernando Alonso makes first official appearance for Ferrari (Pictures & Video) 11th January 2010, 18:09

Fernando Alonso has appeared as an official Ferrari driver for the first time. He donned Ferrari red at the team’s annual PR event at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy. Update: Video and pictures of Alonso with his new team below.

FIA starts Briatore appeal but softens stance

The FIA has confirmed it will appeal the Tribune de Grande Instance’s verdict against its decision to ban Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from motor racing. However it also admitted it would not prevent drivers managed by Briatore, such as Mark Webber, from competing in F1 as it had previously threatened: While the appeal is […]

McLaren drivers get new race engineers

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will both have new race engineers this year as McLaren makes changes to its race team. Phil Prew, who was Hamilton’s race engineer last year, will move into the new role of principal race engineer. Managing director Jonathan Neale explained how the position will work: He?ll travel to every race […]

Michael Schumacher’s three-day GP2 test ‘to develop new components’

Michael Schumacher will get an early start on his preparations for the 2010 F1 season tomorrow when he gets behind the wheel of a GP2 car for a three-day test at Jerez in Spain. The test has been approved by the FIA, the F1 testing committee and GP2 – and series organiser Bruno Michel stressed […]

Will F1 cars lap quicker in 2010?

Thanks to safety rules and cost cutting F1 is far from being the unfettered pursuit of raw speed it used to be. But it never fails to impress me how cunning designers keep coming up with ways to wriggle free from the constraints of the rule book and build F1 cars which are just a […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 11/1/2010

There’s been some speculation about whether USF1 will be on the grid for the first race of the year but the team have now refuted it. More news from them in the links below. If you’re in London today Lewis Hamilton is doing a promotional event for sponsor Santander though it’s not clear exactly where […]