2010 January 21 archive

Rossi beats 2009 fastest lap at Barcelona 21st January 2010, 21:48

Ferrari have confirmed Valentino Rossi lapped quicker than any of the F1 cars during last year’s race during his test in an F2008 today. He was 0.8s quicker than the best lap set by Rubens Barrichello during the 2009 Grand Prix. But an F1 car with 2008 levels of downforce and running slick tyres (even […]

Massa joins Rossi at Ferrari Barcelona test (Video and pictures)

Valentino Rossi completed his two-day test for Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya today – and was joined by Felipe Massa in the afternoon. Massa arrived at the circuit ahead of his test in the F2008 tomorrow. See below for pictures and footage of Rossi in action.

Williams change tyres in less than three seconds in pre-season practice

With refuelling banned we’re going to see some wickedly fast pit stops in 2010. How fast? The Williams crew are already able to swap four tyres in less than three seconds. The fastest four-tyre pit stop recorded in F1 was 3.2 seconds – so who will be first to break that record, and just how […]

Toyota staff follow Trulli to Lotus

Lotus has confirmed two former Toyota team members have joined their team. Dieter Gass began work for Lotus as deputy technical director early in January. He was previously chief race and test engineer at Toyota. And Gianluca Pisanello, who was Jarno Trulli’s race engineer at Toyota has also moved to Lotus. He will be one […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/1/2010

Today Valentino Rossi wraps up his Ferrari test and we now know he’ll be followed by Felipe Massa a day later. Here’s the Thursday round-up: Links Donington advisors out of pocket after F1 scheme collapse (Brits on Pole) “Speaking in June, when problems signing off planning documents were finally overcome, ISG chief executive Andrew Hampel […]