They’re the reigning constructors’ championships and they’ve hired the most successful F1 driver ever. Surely all Mercedes have to do on their return to F1 is show up and collect the titles? It might not be quite as straightforward as that, but the title holders have a very strong hand heading into 2010.
US F1 has closed its factory less than two weeks before it was supposed to begin competing in Formula 1. According to Autosport the remaining staff have been laid off. I have been trying to contact the team for several days without success. There has not yet been an official announcement from the team. It … Continue reading US F1 closes down
Michael Schumacher’s career statistics must make daunting reading for his rivals. He’s already racked up more than 100 fastest laps and over 150 podium finishes. And if his Mercedes is up to the task, this year he could surpass 100 F1 career wins, something which has never been done before.
GP Prep, the young drivers testing initiative set up by Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony, has been officially approved by Formula One Management. The scheme has launched a website inviting applications from drivers. The scheme will allow young drivers to test modern Formula 1 cars outside of the restrictions imposed on teams’ testing. Teams cannot test … Continue reading GP Prep opens for business
Heikki Kovalainen has denied saying his Lotus T127 is worse than the Minardi he tested in 2003. Kovalainen’s quotes in the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat were reported on several websites yesterday. The Finnish driver criticised the coverage using his Twitter account saying: Seen some news from Finnish media about Lotus/Minardi, comments taken out of context, … Continue reading Kovalainen unhappy with “Minardi” quotes
Ferrari has revealed a concept road car using F1 KERS technology at the Geneva Motor Show. The HY-KERS is based on a 599 GTB Fiorano but features a Kinetic Energy Recovery System similar to that used by the F1 team the F60 last year. Ferrari says the knowledge gleaned from running the technology in Formula … Continue reading Ferrari’s KERS hybrid road car (Pictures)
After an extended detour back to London I began the F1 Fanatic 2010 Season Preview on the site yesterday. We’ll have much more of that between now and Bahrain. I’ll be getting in touch with everyone who offered to help out on the live blogs soon so if you want to get involved this year … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 2/3/2010