McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh expects the ban on refuelling will have a beneficial effect on races in 2010. Whitmarsh, who recently became the chairman of the F1 teams association, said: Inevitably, when you make a change, there are pros and cons. Regarding the pros, it arguably makes qualifying purer because the fastest car/driver combination … Continue reading Whitmarsh expects better races without refuelling
Toro Rosso will reveal their 2010 F1 car on February 1st at Valencia as F1 testing gets started. The car, to be called the STR5, will be driven by Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari this year. For more dates of 2010 F1 car launches and tests see the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar. Read more: Jaime … Continue reading Toro Rosso to launch car on February 1st
Bahrain will feature a new section making it the second-longest track on the F1 calendar when the championship opens at the circuit in March. The race organisers have decided to use the 6.299km ‘Endurance’ layout for the seventh running of the Bahrain Grand Prix which adds eight corners and 0.8km to the track.
Michael Schumacher may have left Ferrari to join Mercedes but one very important thing will stay red in 2010 – his crash helmet. After much speculation about what design he would use in 2010, a red version similar to the one he used in 2006 was revealed at the Mercedes livery launch today. The only … Continue reading Schumacher sticks with red helmet in 2010
Get your calculators out again – the F1 teams are planning a further change to the 2010 points system to give even more points to those who finish in the lower half of the top ten. However the revised system, which has already been changed once since last year, would also cut the value of … Continue reading Teams considering an even more generous points system for 2010
Mercedes claim the “silver arrows” livery revealed today, which their W01 will race with this year, harks back to a famous episode in the team’s history: The legacy of the Silver Arrows goes back to the 1934 Eifel Race when, on the evening before the event, the white paint was sanded off the Mercedes W25 … Continue reading Have Mercedes got their history wrong?
Mercedes have revealed the colour scheme they will use on their return to F1 in 2010. With their 2010 F1 car – to be called the W01 – not due to appear until February 1st the team used the car raced last year by Brawn for the unveiling at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart. Michael … Continue reading Mercedes launch 2010 F1 car livery (Pictures and video)
New Williams team mates Rubens Barrichello and Nico H?â??lkenberg have appeared in their 2010 team kit – and it looks like they’ve been practising their moody gazes…
We’re finally going to see some proper launch action later today, even if it is only Mercedes pulling back the back the covers on a BGP 001 painted silver and turquoise. Also expected today is an announcement from US F1 confirming Jose Maria Lopez as their first driver and possibly a bit more too. Here’s … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 25/1/2010