F1 Fanatic round-up: 24/10/2010

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It’s race day and what a fascinating race we have in prospect especially after the overnight rain in Korea. Join us for live comments from one hour before the start and remember to keep the F1 Fanatic Championship Calculator to hand throughout the race. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Schumacher masking his inner emotions, says Todt … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 24/10/2010

2010 Korean Grand Prix grid

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Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’35.585Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber 1’35.659Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’35.766Ferrari 4. Lewis Hamilton 1’36.062McLaren-Mercedes Row 3 5. Nico Rosberg 1’36.535Mercedes 6. Felipe Massa 1’36.571Ferrari Row 4 7. Jenson Button 1’36.731McLaren-Mercedes 8. Robert Kubica 1’36.824Renault Row 5 9. Michael Schumacher 1’36.950Mercedes 10. Rubens Barrichello 1’36.998Williams-Cosworth Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 Korean Grand Prix grid

F1 Fanatic round-up: 22/10/2010

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Join us for live comments during both of today’s practice sessions for the Korean Grand Prix. Here’s today’s round-up: Links The Yeongam Track Walk (Williams) “Nico H???lkenberg’s race engineer, Tom McCullough, walked the track on Thursday morning and gave us his thoughts. ‘The track surface was very dirty,’ says Tom. ‘When you combine the dirt … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 22/10/2010

Championship rivals’ press conference

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The championship contenders As well as appearing in a photo call together the five championship contenders faced the media in the pre-race press conference at the Korean International Circuit. Here’s what Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel had to say: Q: Gentlemen, you have just been doing the recreation of … Continue reading Championship rivals’ press conference

Vodafone extend McLaren title sponsorship

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Vodafone will continue as title sponsors of McLaren until at least the end of 2013 under a new contract announced today. The telecommunications company will become the team’s “official total communications partner” McLaren Group executive chairman Ron Dennis said: The success that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has enjoyed since our two companies? partnership began in 2007 … Continue reading Vodafone extend McLaren title sponsorship

F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/10/2010

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Practice for the Korean Grand Prix starts tomorrow so don’t forget to get your race predictions in as soon as possible. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Ecclestone happy with F1 preparation (The Hindu) ??I will come back if necessary. I don’t think it will be necessary before October. These people are quite capable, and I don’t … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/10/2010

McLaren plan to race new wing in Korea

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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 … Continue reading McLaren plan to race new wing in Korea

Villeneueve: FIA ‘backflipped’ over ’11 team

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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 … Continue reading Villeneueve: FIA ‘backflipped’ over ’11 team