2010 Spanish Grand Prix articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Updated VR-01 ‘Limo’ gets triple diffuser 7th May 2010, 8:45

I had a look at the revised Virgin VR-01 being driven by Timo Glock this weekend, which includes a larger fuel tank which should allow him to reach the end of the race without having to slow down to save fuel. Enlarging the fuel tank has meant lengthening the wheelbase of the car, leading to […]

Lucas di Grassi says Virgin can catch the midfield teams (Interview) 6th May 2010, 20:05

Lucas di Grassi believes Virgin can find much more performance in the VR-01 and expects to catch the midfield teams by the end of the year. In an exclusive interview with F1 Fanatic he also explained why he thinks tracks need to have more quick corners and how he’s improved as a driver since making […]

Mercedes’ radical new airbox and more pictures from Thursday in Spain

Mercedes’ revised W01 includes a radical new airbox which sees the conventional single intake replaced with two separate holes on either side of the car. See below for more pictures of the design along with Virgin’s new engine cover and more pictures from pre-race preparation at the Circuit de Catalunya.

2010 Spanish Grand Prix – the F1 Fanatic Unofficial Race Programme (Video)

Have all the important information for this weekend?s Spanish Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme:

Aero upgrades for McLaren in Spain 5th May 2010, 11:27

McLaren are bringing a raft of aerodynamic updates for the MP4-25 to the Spanish Grand Prix as they strive to keep in touch with Red Bull and Ferrari. Chief engineer Tim Goss explained the changes to the car this weekend: We’re bringing a significant upgrade to Spain. We’ve got a new front and rear wing, […]

Christian Klien to drive for HRT on Friday

Former BMW tester Christian Klien has joined HRT as the Spanish team’s reserve and third driver. He will participate in the Friday practice sessions in Barcelona this weekend. Klien made his F1 debut at Jaguar in 2004 alongside Mark Webber. The Austrian remained at the team when it became Red Bull, initially sharing his drive […]

Alonso bids for home win as Mercedes bring revised car (Spanish GP preview)

Spanish F1 fans will have three home drivers to cheer on for the first time ever this weekend. Fernando Alonso is out to repeat his home victory of 2006 while Jaime Alguersuari and Pedro de la Rosa will be eyeing top ten finishes. Following a three-week break a raft of technical updates could change the […]

Ferrari to use modified engines in Spain 4th May 2010, 22:31

Ferrari has confirmed it has gained permission from the FIA to modify its engines ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. The team hopes it will solve the reliability problems it has suffered with its power units. They were forced to change engines in both cars Bahrain, Fernando Alonso retired from the Malaysian Grand Prix with […]

Renault expect better form in Barcelona

Renault say they expect to perform better at the Circuit de Catalunya for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend than they did in pre-season testing at the track three months ago. Chief race engineer Alan Permane explained the progress the team has made since then and the updates they will bring to the car at […]

Di Grassi won’t get modified VR-01 in Spain 3rd May 2010, 12:34

Timo Glock will be the only Virgin driver to drive the revised VR-01 chassis at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, which features a larger fuel tank. Team mate Lucas di Grassi will continue to use the original version of the VR-01. The team blamed the delay in getting back from Shanghai due to the ash […]