Giedo van der Garde articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Pictures: First glimpse of Force India F1 team 13th November 2007, 14:18
Spyker, which becomes Force India F1 Team in 2008, are testing at Barcelona in an interim livery today. Giedo van der Garde (McLaren development driver, Renault Word Series racer) and Roldan Rodriguez (GP2 racer) drove. Hopefully the final car will look totally different, otherwise F1 looks set to lose the distinctive bright orange of Spyker [...]
Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market 10th October 2007, 9:00
The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question [...]
Alonso and Hamilton want split 1st October 2007, 16:53
Fernando Alonso: I’d be delighted if I didn’t carry on with Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton: I’d much rather it were Fernando at Ferrari and me at McLaren. But it looks ever more likely that Alonso will return to Renault rather than switch to Ferrari.
2008 driver line-up almost set 5th September 2007, 9:00
The driver market for 2008 is settling down – although everyone is still watching to see if Fernando Alonso will storm out of McLaren (and away from Lewis Hamilton), to join his old team Renault. Several teams have now confirmed their 2008 line ups and are sticking with their current drivers – with the notable [...]
Unhappy Alonso could blow open 2008 driver market 7th August 2007, 9:00
McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.
Spyker officially drop Albers 10th July 2007, 10:15
Spyker boss Michel Mol has confirmed that Christijan Albers will no longer race for the team. The team are yet to announce a replacement driver for the Nurburgring round next week and any one of a number of racers could fill Albers’ place.
F1 driver line-up changes for 2008 16th June 2007, 10:58
Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about [...]
2007 testing round-up 6 4th March 2007, 15:00
Fernando Alonso summed up the state of play as the last major test before the start of the season ended this week: “I think Ferrari is a little bit ahead of everybody – really quick and really consistent – and I think BMW, Renault, Williams, McLaren will be very close on timed laps.” Ferrari’s indeed [...]
2007 testing round-up 5 25th February 2007, 15:00
Testing this week was split between the haves and the have-nots. The richest teams flew off to Bahrain for some hot-weather testing at a circuit that will host a Grand Prix this year. Meanwhile Spyker and Williams took the lower-cost option of returning to Valencia. Take a look at who’s quick, who’s reliable – and [...]
2007 testing round-up 2 4th February 2007, 13:44
A team-by-team look at this week’s testing as they get ready for the 2007 season. McLaren had a promising week with rapid lap times and few mechanical failures, but early signs are that Renault and Ferrari are also very competitive. Toyota also made a surprise one-off appearance at the top of the time sheets.