2010 June 02 archive

A minute’s noise for Bruce McLaren 2nd June 2010, 16:58

McLaren held a minute’s noise in memory of the team founder Bruce McLaren at their headquarters today.

Mark Smith leaves Force India for Lotus

Force India’s design and technical director Mark Smith is set to leave the team and join Lotus. According Lotus, Smith will join them as technical director and report to chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne. The pair previously worked together at Jordan, Renault and Force India. The news is a blow to Force India who lost […]

A brilliant race in Turkey shows F1 is on the right track (Making F1 better)

The Turkish Grand Prix was a fantastic race – and it didn’t need a single drop of rain to liven things up. F1 Fanatic readers rated the Turkish Grand Prix higher than any other dry race weekend since our “Rate the Race” polls began at the start of 2008. After the criticisms of ‘boring F1′ […]

Vettel to drive Red Bull at Zandvoort

Zandvoort, the former home of the Dutch Grand Prix, will see a current F1 car in action this weekend as Sebastian Vettel demonstrates a Red Bull F1 car at the track. Red Bull are sponsoring the annual Masters of Formula Three race which takes place at the Dutch circuit this weekend. Recent winners of the […]

Force India claim Lotus stole IP

Force India has begun a court action against Lotus which, it claims, used Force India’s intellectual property in designing its 2010 car. Force India issued a statement in which it drew attention to the fact that it recently paid money to Lotus’s chassis builder Aerolab, one of the companies named in the suit. Here is […]

How much longer does Liuzzi have left?

Will Force India persist with Vitantonio Liuzzi until the end of the season – or will they draft reserve driver Paul di Resta in before the year is out?

F1 Fanatic round-up: 2/6/2010

After Red Bull’s statement yesterday I suspect the frenzy around the story will die down today. Look out for articles on some other post-Turkey developments today. Yesterday I also wrote a new article for ITV F1 which I’m expecting to go live on their site soon, I’ll post a link here when it goes up. […]