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F1 drivers in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours 8th June 2010, 17:30

The Le Mans 24 Hours has been won by 64 different F1 drivers since it was first held in 1923. Last year the winning car was piloted by three former F1 racers – Alexander Wurz, Marc Gene and David Brabham. This year 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell is among the 24 F1 drivers taking part […]

Next two races suit our car – Whitmarsh

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes the MP4/25 should be well suited to the next two tracks on the calendar. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Valencia street track both have long straights where the McLaren excels and few of the fast corners that suit Red Bull’s RB6. Speaking during the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in he […]

Liuzzi to switch chassis in Canada

Vitantonio Liuzzi will become the latest driver to change his chassis this year in a bid to resolve his struggles with the VJM03. Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have done the same earlier this year. Liuzzi will revert back to the car he used in the first four races of the season. As discussed here […]

Hamilton’s engineer got it wrong over Button pass, Whitmarsh admits

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said the message given to Lewis Hamilton during the Turkish Grand Prix that Jenson Button would not overtake him was “wrong”. During the Grand Prix race engineer Phil Prew advised him Button would not overtake. Whitmarsh admitted that Button’s pass on Hamilton came “shortly after” that message was given. He […]

Showers threaten Canadian GP weekend

Formula 1 can expect warm weather for Canadian Grand Prix but with a chance of showers on Sunday and possibly also Saturday. Regional temperatures are slightly above average at the moment and are expected to climb into the high 20s over the weekend. Will any of the showers hit the track during one of the […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 8/6/2010

The Red Bull and McLaren stories from last week still won’t go away. Later today I’m going to be talking to McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh and I’m sure there’ll be more questions about it then. Here’s today’s round-up: Links New evidence to explain Hamilton’s displeasure (BBC) “I hear another interesting fact, as well. Red Bull said […]