Formula 1 holds its 20th race at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend. The track has changed little in that time. But after only three years one corner which several drivers called the best on the track was cut. More recently two other fast corners have been neutered by the introduction of a chicane. The … Continue reading Changing tracks: Circuit de Catalunya
The teams had to dodge the rain at Jerez but the final four-day test before the first race of 2010 looks set to be dry. The weather forecast for the Circuit de Catalunya is largely dry with temperatures in the mid-teens (C). Some forecasts suggest a low chance of rain – 20-30% – on Friday … Continue reading Dry weather expected for final test
I’ve had confirmation through from one of the teams of the dates of this year’s test sessions. These are as follows: February 1st – 3rd – Valencia (Ricardo Tormo), Spain February 10th – 13th – Jerez, Spain February 17th – 20th – Jerez, Spain February 25th – 28th – Circuit de Catalunya, Spain So far … Continue reading 2010 F1 testing dates confirmed
Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen was … Continue reading Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)
F1 has raced at the Circuit de Catalunya for the last 18 years and, compared to many other circuits, the track has changed little in that time. So how have lap times at the circuit changed over the years – and when were F1 cars at their fastest?
Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated … Continue reading Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)
Weather conditions for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend are set to be warm and dry – but not scorching. After a rain-hit start to the season the Spanish Grand Prix is likely to be free of precipitation. However rain is expected in the Montmelo region on Saturday night. This could have an effect on … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.