Michael Schumacher is pleased with the progress Mercedes have made in the Barcelona test but thinks McLaren stood out as one of the strongest cars on the final day: [McLaren] looked very strong today, absolutely. But it depends who is going to bring what to Bahrain. Michael Schumacher At one point Schumacher ran in close … Continue reading Schumacher thinks McLaren look strong
These are the fastest combined times from the Barcelona F1 test for each driver. Also below is the data on the total amount of distance covered by each driver, team and engine in the tests. Best times from the Barcelona test Times from all four days combined. Driver Car Best time Difference Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes … Continue reading Barcelona test statistics
F1 Fanatic’s technical expert John Beamer continues his look at the 2010 F1 car designs. The 2010 F1 testing schedule seems shorter than ever. With just 15 days of running across four tests it doesn’t take much to upset a team’s tightly packed schedule. Throw in heavy rain and the testing scheme goes out of … Continue reading 2010 F1 cars technical analysis (Part 2)
Ross Brawn says working with Michael Schumacher at Mercedes feels just the same as it did when the two were at Ferrari together. Speaking at the Circuit de Catalunya today he said: Obviously [Schumacher] stopped because he was a little bit tired of Formula 1. That’s gone now and he’s very passionate about racing again. … Continue reading Brawn: Schumacher back where he left off
We don’t see enough helmet-cams in F1 – the last time I remember seeing one was during David Coulthard’s final appearance at Interlagos in 2008. Happily Felipe Massa has given one a try during testing at Jerez recently – check out the video above. But you have to wonder what the pictures would have looked … Continue reading Massa’s helmet-cam lap of Jerez (Video)
It’s deadline day for the F1 teams – today is their last chance to test their cars before they head out to Bahrain for the first race of 2010, just two weeks from now. We’re expecting to see a few low-fuel runs which should give us an idea who’s got the best ultimate pace. I’m … Continue reading 2010 F1 testing live: 28th February
It’s the final day of F1 testing and I’ll be at the circuit in Barcelona once again to see who looks quickest ahead of the first race of 2010. More from the test later, here’s today’s round-up: Links No Future For USF1/Stefan Deal (Speed TV) “Chad Hurley wants to do a deal but Ken Anderson … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 28/2/2010
Tomorrow is the final day of F1 testing before the first race of 2010 and the question everyone wants to know the answer to is this: Who’s got the fastest car? Ferrari have been rumoured to be the favourites for some time but the race distance simulation run in largely dry conditions at the Circuit … Continue reading Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes closely matched in race distance simulations
Rubens Barrichello believes his Williams FW32 is a dark horse for success in 2010. Talking to reporters after today’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya he said: The main topic of the first three tests, at Valencia and Jerez, was to absolutely nail reliability. And we have done that very, very well. We knew we … Continue reading Barrichello tips Wiliams to surprise
Jarno Trulli believes the pace shown by Lotus in his last day of testing will be much the same at the first race of 2010 at Bahrain in two weeks’ time. Trulli said he expects the T127’s performance to be: What we’ve seen here, no more. We’ll probably be four seconds off. Jarno Trulli However … Continue reading Trulli: Lotus “four seconds off the pace”
Jenson Button believes the updated McLaren MP4-25 he tested today will be quicker once the team have improved its set-up. Speaking to reporters at the Circuit de Cataluna today he said: There’s definitely more to come with this car. We went from having high fuel in the car to going out and doing lower-fuel runs … Continue reading Button says more to come from MP4-25
The penultimate day of testing at Barcelona saw the last appearances of some drivers including Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg before the first race of the season. Here’s a collection of pictures from today’s test:
Stefan GP has said it will reveal the car it wishes to contest the 2010 F1 season with next week. In a statement on its website the team said: If case we don?óÔé¼Ôäót receive the chance to compete in Bahrain, and also when some of the teams fail to show up, somebody should be in … Continue reading Stefan GP to reveal car next week
I’m in Barcelona for the last two days of testing so you should hear more from me from the track later on during the day. Here’s today’s F1 Fanatic round-up: Links Car much stronger this year – Hamilton (Autosport) “After driving last year’s car here this feels light years ahead. When we came here last … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 27/2/2010
I’m at the Circuit de Catalunya for the penultimate day of testing ahead of the 2010 F1 season. I’ll post as much as I can from the track below and on Twitter so join us to follow the test live here.
F1 is to get a new safety car in 2010. Mercedes are to use their flagship SLS AMG sports car to lead the field when the track is neutralised during races this year. The company, which has supplied F1’s safety cars since 1996, has also used Michael Schumacher to promote the car in a video … Continue reading Mercedes SLS AMG to lead the pack as new F1 safety car in 2010 (Pictures)
Another busy day at Barcelona as the teams logged hundreds of laps at the Circuit de Catalunya. See below for pictures from today’s test.
The ever-popular F1 Fanatic live blogs will return for every practice session, qualifying hour and Grand Prix this year. We’re looking for volunteers to help moderate and run the sessions. Each session is typically supported by around half-a-dozen moderators who put comments live, run polls and generally keep the sessions running smoothly. You don’t need … Continue reading Join our live blogging team for 2010
Pictures: Esteban Gutierreztesting for BMW Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez will enjoy the backing of the Sauber team in 2010. Gutierrez, 18, will attend Grand Prix with the team and be able to join in meetings and listen in on team radio. Sauber do not have a third driver for the 2010 season yet and this … Continue reading Sauber supporting Esteban Gutierrez
It’s day two at Barcelona and Fernando Alonso is among the drivers finishing off their planned test programmes ahead of the first race of 2010. Join us and follow testing as it happens below.