20th October 2010, 13:04 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

McLaren plan to race new wing in Korea 20th October 2010, 13:04

McLaren principal race engineer Phil Prew says the team are “optimistic” they will be able to use their new rear wing at the Korean Grand Prix this weekend. The part was tested at Suzuka but not raced as Lewis Hamilton’s crash on Friday and rain on Saturday reduced the amount of available practice time available […]

The new Korean International Circuit turn-by-turn in pictures

The teams have been walking the Korean International Circuit ahead of the first official action at the track in two days’ time. The pictures below show what each corner of the new track has in store for the drivers and how the circuit looks just days before the race weekend begins.

Villeneueve: FIA ‘backflipped’ over ’11 team

Jacques Villeneuve has said everything was in place for his planned tie-up with Durango to run an F1 team in 2011 and he doesn’t know why the FIA turned down their application to enter as a 13th team next year. The 1997 world champion told Adelaide Now: We were working hard on Formula One, but […]

Maldonado-to-Williams rumours grow

Reports in the Brazilian press claim GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado will join Rubens Barrichello at Williams in 2011, replacing Nico H?â??lkenberg. There has been much speculation over H?â??lkenberg’s seat in recent days as Williams are believed to need a driver who can bring sponsorship to the team next year. Maldonado is heavily backed by Venezuela’s […]

Unpredictable Korea may be McLaren’s last chance (Korean Grand Prix preview)

F1 heads to the brand new and hastily-completed Korean International Circuit with question marks over the state of the track and facilities. But the situation for the McLaren drivers is clear. With three races to go Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button may have to give up on their championship chances if they fail to get […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 20/10/2010

The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is open for Korea so you can’t start getting your predictions in for this weekend’s race. As usual the deadline is the start of practice three on Saturday. Here’s today’s round-up. Links Expats excited about F1 Korean GP (The Korean Times) “For Liz Poustie, a teacher in Seoul, it will […]