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Valencia gets a lick of paint and turn names 22nd June 2010, 23:53

The promoters of the European Grand Prix at Valencia have reacted to criticism of the track’s appearance by painting parts of it green. They hope this will make it easier for television viewers to distinguish between the 25 corners on the 5.4km track. According to promoter Valmor Sports: Valencia Street Circuit this year has a […]

Hamilton and Button to drive Prost McLaren

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will drive a McLaren-TAG MP4-2C of the same type Alain Prost used to win the 1986 world championship next month. The pair will take turns driving the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. They will also drive a 2008-spec Mercedes-powered MP4-23 which Hamilton won the world championship with two […]

Special logo for Lotus’s 500th race

Lotus will race with special logos on their car marking the team’s 500th Grand Prix start this weekend. Clive Chapman, son of team founder Colin, will be present at the European Grand Prix as part of the celebrations. It will be the ninth start for the current generation of the team, adding to the 491 […]

Win one of four copies of “Autocourse: 60 Years of Grand Prix Motor Racing”

The publishers of the historic motor racing annual “Autocourse” have produced a special book to mark 60 years of the modern world championship. Written by Alan Henry, and with photographs from The Cahier Archive “Autocourse: 60 Years of World Championship Grand Prix Motor Racing” covers every world championship season from 1950 up to the 60th […]

Grosjean to race in Auto GP at Spa

Romain Grosjean will return to single-seater racing this weekend as he will contest the Auto GP round at Spa. Formerly known as Euroseries 3000, an earlier incarnation of the championship was won by Felipe Massa in 2001, the year before he made his F1 debut. The Auto GP series uses chassis based on those used […]

McLaren’s Pat Fry joins Ferrari

Ferrari has confirmed Pat Fry will join the team as assistant technical director from the beginning of next month. Fry was previously chief engineer at McLaren and was working on the design of next year’s car, the MP4-26. Fry’s duties as chief engineer at McLaren were shared with Tim Goss. Between them they rotated responsibilities […]

Ferrari bringing new exhausts to Valencia

Ferrari will debut a new exhaust configuration in the European Grand Prix this weekend. It is likely the layout is influenced by Red Bull’s exhaust-driven diffuser configuration, which is credited with helping the RB6 achieve high levels of downforce. According to Ferrari: The most significant feature is a new configuration for the exhaust system, aimed […]

Liuzzi wants to repeat Canada performance

Vitantonio Liuzzi wants to demonstrate the improved pace he showed in the Canadian Grand Prix again at Valencia this weekend. The Force India driver says changing chassis before Montreal was the key to his stronger race: I feel that Canada was another start for me and for sure I will be pushing like crazy to […]

“Not the most interesting circuit” – what the drivers say about Valencia

The Valencia Street Circuit has given us two forgettable races so far and as a result the track is not particularly well-liked. But what do the drivers think of it? Read on to find out.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 22/6/2010

I was very disappointed to read yesterday that Brits on Pole has suspended operations. I met Andy and LJH at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year. They did great work on Brits on Pole and have provided guest articles for F1 Fanatic in the past. Their recent one on Superleague Formula was just one […]