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Pirelli swap Heidfeld for Grosjean in test “to avoid favouring any individual team” 16th September 2010, 15:29

Romain Grosjean will take over Nick Heidfeld’s role testing tyres for Pirelli. The change follows Heidfeld’s move to re-join Sauber, announced on Tuesday. Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery said the change of drivers to Grosjean was “in order to avoid favouring any individual team”:

Senna film set for June 2011 UK release

“Senna”, the documentary film about the life of Ayrton Senna, will be released in June 2011 in the UK. The film opens in Japan next month to coincide with the Japanese Grand Prix. It is being screened at Suzuka on the weekend of the race. The earlier release date for the Japanese market reflects the […]

“F1 2010″: The Formula 1 game made by F1 fanatics (Interview, Part 1)

The eagerly-anticipated official F1 game by Codemasters goes on sale next week. I played the finished version of the game for the first time yesterday and talked to two of the game’s designers – and self-confessed F1 fans – about what’s gone into the first new F1 game for major formats in four years.

Hamilton: “I could have done some passing”

Lewis Hamilton think his low-downforce set-up for the Italian Grand Prix might have paid off had he not crashed out on the first lap of the race. Writing on his official website he said: You can look at the numbers forever, but, at some point, you?ve just got to get in the car and drive […]

Sutil: “I was in the wrong place everywhere”

A dreadful start for Adrian Sutil saw him fall from 11th to last on the first lap at Monza. He explained what happened: I was just in the wrong place everywhere! The start was not particularly good, and in the first corner I think it was Rubens Barrichello who went a bit wide, and I […]

Australian GP costs government $46m

This year’s Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne cost taxpayers in Victoria $46m (??29.4m). Melbourne newspaper The Age claims attendance increased to 305,000 this year but revenue from the event fell as costs climbed. Last year’s move to a later start time for the event, to better suit international television audiences, is thought to be responsible […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 16/9/2010

It was great to meet several F1 Fanatics at the F1 photography exhibition in Camden yesterday – Sebastian (or is it Sebastien?), LewisC and Icthyes were among those who showed up. Apologies if you were there early and I missed you – blame the London Underground I’m afraid. Also yesterday I had my first play […]