Mike Gascoyne articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Five-year Lotus deal for Gascoyne 29th September 2010, 7:57

Lotus chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne has extended his contract with the team for five more years. Gascoyne said he intends to finish his career with the team: Having started the team from scratch with Tony it was always my intention to finish my career here, so it?s great to have formally agreed a five […]

British Grand Prix preview: Force India 1st July 2008, 7:00

I had the fortune to spend a few hours with the Force India F1 team last weekend to watch their preparations for the British Grand Prix (read the full article on Auto Trader here). The Silverstone-based team have brought a raft of updates for their home Grand Prix. Will they be able to get off […]

2008: Force India 28th February 2008, 20:25

Is Giancarlo Fisichella right to be this optimistic about Force India?: Looking at everybody’s lap times I believe we will not have a car that will be last anymore. His boss certainly thinks so – Colin Kolles reckons the team will make it into the second part of qualifying in Melbourne in three Saturday’s time. […]

Traction control ban: Better races, less safe, more controversy? 22nd November 2007, 9:00

It’s been interesting to see how the drivers and teams reacted to last week’s test at which most (if not all) the teams tried running the cars with the standard electronic control unit for 2008 installed and the removal of traction control. Questions have been raised over safety and how hard it will be to […]

F1 07 review: Spyker 19th November 2007, 7:00

The transformation of Midland F1 into Spyker was announced at the Italian Grand Prix last year. Around twelve months later we learned the struggling Dutch car maker was selling up to Indian billionaire business tycoon Vijay Mallya, and next year the cars will be called Force India F1 Team. But although from the outside it […]