Valencia gets a lick of paint and turn names

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Valencia gets a lick of paint and turn names

Hamilton and Button to drive Prost McLaren

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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 … Continue reading Hamilton and Button to drive Prost McLaren

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

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

McLaren’s Pat Fry joins Ferrari

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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 … Continue reading McLaren’s Pat Fry joins Ferrari

Ferrari bringing new exhausts to Valencia

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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 … Continue reading Ferrari bringing new exhausts to Valencia