Ferrari technical director Aldo Costa admitted the Formula One Teams Association’s plan for an adjustable rear wing next year was at an early stage and could be dropped if it is deemed unsuccessful. Speaking in the FIA press conference Costa said: We will have the introduction of the new adjustable rear wing. I have the … Continue reading FOTA “studied very little” about rear wing
Ferrari appear to have the race pace to back up the one-lap performance they showed in the second practice session in Valancia. Red Bull are close behind but McLaren didn’t exhibit the same performance they had in the first session – in terms of straight-line speed or lap time. Here’s the interactive data for the … Continue reading Ferrari show good race pace in second practice (FP2 interactive data)
Michael Schumacher apologised for spoiling Lewis Hamilton’s lap at the end of second practice this morning. Schumacher said: Regarding Lewis, I must apologise as I did not see him and was not informed that he was there. As I was planning my lap at that moment and looking ahead, I was unfortunately in his way. … Continue reading Schumacher sorry for Hamilton block
Ferrari, Renault, Mercedes and Red Bull were among the teams who tested significant upgrades on their cars in the first two practice sessions at Valencia. While Red Bull tested their version of McLaren’s F-duct three of their rivals tried to run exhaust-driven diffuser similar to those on the RB6. Have a look at the revised … Continue reading Ferrari, Red Bull and rivals test Valencia updates (European GP Practice pictures)
Fernando Alonso was the fastest man in second practice at Valencia for the second year in a row. The Ferrari driver led the two Red Bulls, followed by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. For the second session in a row the red flags came out. This time they were caused by Felipe Massa, who spun … Continue reading Alonso fastest on home ground in FP2
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Although Mercedes were fastest in the first practice session the practice times indicate the W01 is not the fastest car around Valencia this weekend. McLaren have the fastest car through the speed traps but it’s not clear yet how much time Ferrari have found with their exhaust upgrade.
Nico Rosberg was fastest in the first practice session for the European Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver led the McLaren pair of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button after a session which was interrupted by a red flag. Reserve drivers Paul di Resta and Christian Klien drove during the session.
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There were some technical changes to the site yesterday, see below for details and do get in touch (by emailling me, using Twitter or leaving a comment) if you’re having trouble accessing F1 Fanatic. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Drivers unimpressed by rear wing plan (Autosport) Adrian Sutil: “It’s again very good for the show. I … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 25/6/2010