2010 July 20 archive

Grosjean replaces d’Ambrosio in GP2 20th July 2010, 18:44

Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean will drive for DAMS in this weekend’s GP2 race at the Hockenheimring. According to the official GP2 website Grosjean will take the place of Jerome d’Ambrosio: With testing strictly controlled in this category, Gravity Sport Management has made this decision in order to analyse the reasons why the d?Ambrosio/DAMS pairing […]

Are you an F1 Fanatic? Now you can wear the T-shirt that proves it…

F1 Fanatic is proud to offer its first official branded T-shirt available to buy. The Official F1 Fanatic T-shirt features the F1 Fanatic logo on the front and web address on the reverse. It is on sale from Unlap priced at ??15 – or you can win one…

Williams drivers expect tyre challenge

Williams drivers Rubens Barrichello and Nico H???lkenberg expect the German Grand Prix to be a difficult race for tyre management. Bridgestone are bringing their two most extreme tyre compounds – super-soft and hard – and the slow sections on the Hockenheimring can put severe strain on tyres. Barrichello said: Despite the revisions a few years […]

Ecclestone’s escalator no worry for US GP

Texas Comptroller of Public Account Susan Combs said she is not concerned by the expected annual increase in the cost of hosting the United States Grand Prix. Bernie Ecclestone typically increases race hosting fees by seven to ten percent per year – known as his ‘escalator’ – but Combs told the Austin American Statesman that […]

Whitmarsh expects to race new diffuser

Martin Whitmarsh said he expects McLaren to race their exhaust-blown diffusers in Germany this weekend. It brought to the British Grand Prix but removed them after Friday practice. He said the configuration, which only Red Bull had on their cars at the start of the season, was one of two notable innovations in F1 this […]

Ferrari eager for points in Germany

Ferrari are aiming for a substantial point haul in the German Grand Prix this weekend. The Italian team has scored just four points since introducing its exhaust-driven diffuser package at Valencia two races ago. It will have further changes to its diffuser for this weekend’s race. They expect the F10 will work well on the […]

25 years today: Rosberg’s record lap

Keke Rosberg became the first man to lap an F1 circuit at an average speed of more than 160mph (258kph) on this day 25 years ago. His record stood for the best part of 20 years. That sub-66 second lap of Silverstone in a Honda turbo-powered Williams remains one of the most celebrated pole position […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 20/7/2010

Thanks to Cari for taking care of yesterday’s round-up. I’m back at the helm today… Links Button and Petrov burn around Kremlin (Youtube) While Robert Kubica appeared in Poland his team mate Vitaly Petrov also appeared before his home crowd, with Jenson Button in attendance in Russia too. Teams hopeful of logo-dispute solution (Autosport) Martin […]