We’ve now had 4,000 votes in the ‘three-car teams’ poll and I think it’s far to say there’s not much interest in Ferrari’s plan… It’s the second of the Barcelona test today. I’ll be flying out there myself later so there might be a shortage of updates from me in the afternoon but look out … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 26/2/2010
F1 cars are in action at the Circuit de Catalunya today as the teams begin the final pre-season test of 2010. Here are pictures from today’s test.
The F1 teams’ final four-day test at Barcelona starts today. Who’s got the fastest car in F1 as the 2010 season begins? Find out as we follow developments from the Circuit de Catalunya live below.
The final test of 2010 starts today – keep your eye out for the F1 testing live post shortly before the actions starts at the Circuit de Catalunya. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Lucas di Grassi on YouTube Lucas di Grassi now has his own Youtube page. Max Mosley ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ Lunch with a retired president (James … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 25/2/2010
The destination of former Force India technical director James Key did not remain a mystery for long – he’s joining BMW Sauber. Key’s departure from Force India was announced yesterday. He will take over from Sauber’s technical director Willy Rampf in April. Key admitted the scale of the facilities at Sauber’s Hinwil base played a … Continue reading James Key joins BMW Sauber
Yesterday we saw Ferrari banging the drum for three-car teams once again. But our debate around their now-infamous rant led us to a very different idea – why not let teams run a single car if they choose to? I decided it’s time to put the question to a vote among F1 Fanatic readers:
The final F1 test of the season begins at Barcelona tomorrow. I’ll be at the track for the final two days of action on Saturday and Sunday before the teams ship their cars out to Bahrain for the first race of the season. This will be the second time I’ve been to an F1 test … Continue reading Live from Barcelona
The final F1 test session of the year gets started tomorrow. I should be heading out for at part of the test – I’ll have full details of my plans up later. For now, here’s the Wednesday round-up: Links New Cosworth F1 website A new website for returning engine supplier Cosworth is coming soon at … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 24/2/2010
You can follow all bar one of the teams entered for the 2010 F1 season on Twitter either through the team themselves or one of their drivers. Some teams even have two or more official accounts. Unfortunately there are lots of fake accounts from people pretending to represent drivers or teams. Below is a list … Continue reading The 2010 F1 grid on Twitter
Force India technical director James Key has left team after 13 years at the Silverstone-based squad. He joined the team in 1998 in its original incarnation, Jordan, and became technical director in 2005, the team’s final year in that form. Mark Smith takes over the role of technical director. Key’s work was mainly focussed on … Continue reading Technical director Key leaves Force India
The teams had to dodge the rain at Jerez but the final four-day test before the first race of 2010 looks set to be dry. The weather forecast for the Circuit de Catalunya is largely dry with temperatures in the mid-teens (C). Some forecasts suggest a low chance of rain – 20-30% – on Friday … Continue reading Dry weather expected for final test
Andy Soucek has taken Alvaro Parente’s place as third driver at Virgin. Soucek, who won the Formula Two championship last year, drove for Williams in the young drivers’ test at Jerez at the end of 2009. Parente lost his place as the team’s third driver after planned sponsorship from the Portuguese tourism institute failed to … Continue reading Virgin replace Parente with Soucek
The attack on the FIA published by Ferrari on their website has already drawn some reaction in the daily round-up.
A quiet day for news yesterday as the teams complete their preparations ahead of the final test of 2010. Read on for the Tuesday round-up: Links Partnering Lewis Hamilton helped me grow up, says Fernando Alonso (The Guardian) “Obviously I don’t know how McLaren is now but if Jenson arrived in my time then, for … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 23/2/2010
The Lewis Hamilton-Jenson Button partnership will not just be the focus of attention for British F1 fans this season: it’s the first time two world champions have shared a team in 21 years. Testing restrictions mean the pair are yet to appear together in action but McLaren recently put their two world champions on track … Continue reading Hamilton and Button on track (Pictures)
Alonso versus Massa, Hamilton versus Button, Schumacher versus Rosberg, Vettel versus Webber: we have some truly exciting inter-team battles to savour in 2010. And thanks to certain changes in the rules it should be easier than ever to keep track of which driver has the upper hand on his team mate.
Later this week we’ll be starting the F1 Fanatic 2010 season preview. If you’ve got an suggestions for articles please post them in the comments. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Mansell and sons, open for racing business (The Sunday Times) Nigel Mansell: “Greg is more like I was… am. Whereas Leo is more of a strategist; … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 22/2/2010
We’re all F1 fanatics here but even with a biggest-ever calendar of 19 races this year that still leaves 33 F1-free weekends. So what’s the other must-see racing action in 2010 this year? Here’s my top ten picks – name yours below.
The off-season is rapidly drawing to a close – the first race of the season is just three weeks away. Although there’s something to be said for the intrigue of testing and the exciting first glimpses of new cars, I’ll be happier when the proper action gets started. Until then, here’s today’s round-up: Links Alonso: … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/2/2010
The third F1 test session of 2010 has concluded at Jerez. Here are picture of the final day of the test including Jarno Trulli making his first appearance for Lotus.