21st September 2010, 23:52 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Lotus to back ART’s GP2 and GP3 teams 21st September 2010, 23:52

Lotus Motorsport and ART Grand Prix have announced a collaboration which will see ART’s GP2, GP2 Asia and GP3 cars named Lotus ART from next year. This raises some questions as it was revealed earlier today that Lotus Racing team principal Tony Fernandes is entering a new team in GP2 next year to be called […]

Massa: ‘down’ races hurt title hopes (Video)

Speaking in a video released by Ferrari, Felipe Massa said his three consecutive races out of the points put him out of contention for the championship: We had some up-and-down races during the championship. I had a very bad three races where I couldn’t score points which was Canada, Valencia and Silverstone. We could have […]

Schumacher back on bikes at Sachsenring

Michael Schumacher has been back on-track on a bike again. He rode a KTM at the Sachsenring in Germany this morning. A Mercedes spokesperson confirmed reports Schumacher was riding at the German track ahead of his first appearance at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Schumacher injured his neck when he crashed on a bike […]

Fernandes enters Team Air Asia in GP2

Lotus team principal Tony Fernandes has started a new GP2 team. Team Air Asia has been accepted to compete in GP2 and GP2 Asia from 2011 to 2013. GP2 series boss Bruno Michel said: Team Air Asia [...] is a new team built on a strong relationship with a current Formula One team presided by […]

Petrov draws Russian sponsor to Renault

Renault has announced a second Russian sponsor has joined their roster The logo of Vyborg Shipyard JSC will appear on the R30 for the rest of the season. The team acknowledged the presence of Vitaly Petrov, Russia’s first F1 driver, helped land the deal: This marks the team?s second partnership with a Russian company in […]

Ferrari say both titles still possible

Ferrari believe they can still fight for the drivers’ and constructors’ titles with five races to go in 2010: The Scuderia firmly believes that the points haul for first and third places in Monza has put it right back in the fight for both titles: Fernando [Alonso]?s 21 point deficit to the leader in the […]

Should Schumacher quit in 2011? (Poll)

Speculation surrounds the future of Michael Schumacher in Formula 1. Officially, his contract at Mercedes runs on into 2011. But after a bruising comeback season, in which he’s been out-scored by team mate Nico Rosberg 112-46, will he want to?

F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/9/2010

I noticed some sites commented on Sunday’s very late-breaking story about Jerome d’Ambrosio joining Virgin, questioning whether the unusual timing of the press release was significant. Maybe there was, but it’s hardly likely anyone would expect something as obvious as that to go unnoticed. It’s probably just as likely someone set the distribution time on […]