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Massa on top for Williams on damp final day 31st January 2014, 16:53

Felipe Massa finished his first test for Williams on a high by setting the fastest time on the final day of running

25 years ago today: Senna beats Mansell by 0.01s 13th April 2011, 7:24

The 1986 Spanish Grand Prix witnessed one of the closest finishes in F1 history.

2010 F1 testing dates confirmed 5th January 2010, 10:05

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 […]

2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added) 5th March 2009, 6:00

It’s the final day of F1 testing at Jerez this week although Renault have packed up and left the test already after Fernando Alonso went fastest yesterday. Force India have done the same. Much of yesterday’s discussion surrounded exactly what McLaren are up to and whether their continued use of a 2008-spec rear wing hints […]

2009 F1 testing: March 3rd (Update: pictures added) 3rd March 2009, 6:00

More rain at Jerez yesterday meant Ferrari didn’t even bother sending Felipe Massa out on track. Fernando Alonso joins the test today and Adrian Sutil will get his first run in the Force India VJM02. But will they get a reprieve from the rain?

2009 F1 testing: February 11th (Update: pictures added) 11th February 2009, 6:00

Testing continues at Bahrain and Jerez today with eight teams putting more miles on their 2009 cars. Among the many things to keep an eye on today is the planned return of Mark Webber to the cockpit, 82 days after breaking a leg in a cycling accident. He was seen limping during the Red Bull […]

2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added) 10th February 2009, 0:01

Now the run-up to the 2009 F1 season really gets under way, with major tests on three of the next four weeks. After the launch of Red Bull’s RB5 yesterday there are now seven new F1 cars in action. The first of those starts today with F1 teams running in Jerez and Bahrain. Follow today’s […]

2009 F1 testing dates and tracks 1st December 2008, 7:00

2009 F1 testing is under way and we’ve already seen most of the F1 teams in action. Here’s a summary of the known dates for 2009 testing, along with maps of the tracks they will be visiting.

European GP history 1950-1997 (video) 20th August 2008, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer is back with a two-part series on the history of the European Grand Prix. The European Grand Prix is an oddity. It’s unique in that it doesn’t necessarily represent a single country, but a whole continent. Various versions of the name have been in use ever since the world championship […]

Video: KERS gives BMW mechanic shock 31st July 2008, 10:41

Here’s a video showing how a BMW mechanic suffered an electric shock and was thrown to the ground when he touched a car fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS): The incident occured during testing at Jerez last week. Links below.