February 2010 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Schumacher thinks McLaren look strong 28th February 2010, 16:43

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 […]

Barcelona test statistics

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 […]

2010 F1 cars technical analysis (Part 2)

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 […]

Brawn: Schumacher back where he left off

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. […]

Massa’s helmet-cam lap of Jerez (Video)

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 […]

2010 F1 testing live: 28th February

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 […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 28/2/2010

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 […]

Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes closely matched in race distance simulations 27th February 2010, 22:09

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 […]

Barrichello tips Wiliams to surprise

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 […]

Trulli: Lotus “four seconds off the pace”

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 […]