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Button glad to concentrate on setup 11th February 2010, 19:32

Jenson Button says he is more comfortable in the MP4-25 and has started to make progress on improving the setup of the new McLaren. Talking to reporters after his second day in the car at Jerez he said the problems with his driving position he experienced at Valencia had been solved: The cockpit needs to […]

Drivers report high wear on intermediates

Bridgestone’s new intermediate tyres are proving a challenge for F1 drivers who are reporting high levels of wear on the wet-weather rubber. Nico H???lkenberg said the tyres were wearing out quickly in yesterday’s wet session at Jerez: Even though we were picking up a lot of water on the track they still seemed too soft. […]

H???lkenberg happy with Cosworth power

Nico H???lkenberg thinks Williams has benefitted from a boost in power since switching to Cosworth engines. H?lkenberg drove the car with the Toyota engine – thought to be one of the least powerful in F1 last year – in December. It’s good, I’m very positively surprised about it. There’s been no issues with reliability and […]

Schumacher doubts strategy advantage

Michael Schumacher doesn’t think strategy will play as great a role in races in 2010 as it did during the refuelling era. Talking to reporters after testing at Jerez today he said the combination of himself and Ross Brawn has “been very strong” in the past but wasn’t sure it would be as important this […]

Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010

The 2010 British Grand Prix will take place on Silverstone’s new ‘Arena’ circuit in 2010, the circuit has confirmed, after gaining approval from Formula One Management. The race organisers say the new circuit, built at a cost of ??5m, will provide a better experience for fans in 2010. It cuts out the Abbey chicane and […]

Williams supply hybrid tech to Porsche

Williams are to provide the hybrid power technology developed for F1 last year for a new Porsche road car. The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid will use technology supply by Williams Hybrid Power. Unlike their rivals, Williams developed a mechanical rather than electrical KERS, but did not run it during a race weekend in 2009. […]

F1 testing pictures: 11th February

The second day of F1 testing is under way on a much drier track at Jerez. Here’s a selection of my pictures from the circuit.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 11/2/2010

Day two in Jerez. Internet connection out here is pretty patchy so I’m afraid the round-ups are going live a bit later than usual. Here’s today’s: Links Senna and Grosjean join the queue at Stefan GP? (Adam Cooper) “Others in the mix include Romain Grosjean, Christian Klien and most interestingly, Bruno Senna. Grosjean apparently has […]

2010 F1 testing live: 11th February

It’s day two of F1 testing at Jerez. Join us as we follow the session below.