Former Lotus test driver Fairuz Fauzy has joined Renault as the team’s reserve driver for 2011.
Fairuz Fauzy will drive in a practice session for the third time this year at the Hockenheimring. Lotus previously said his additional outings in the T127 this year would be in Hungary, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. The Malaysian test driver is getting another run in the car because of the mechanical problems he suffered during … Continue reading Fauzy to drive in Germany practice
Lotus reserve driver Fairuz Fauzy will drive in the first practice session at this weekend’s British Grand Prix. Fauzy will also get behind the wheel of a T127 in practice in Hungary, Singapore and Abu Dhabi later this year. He has driven in practice once this year, in his home event in Malaysia. Lotus say … Continue reading Fauzy to drive Lotus at Silverstone
Fairuz Fauzy will make his first appearance in an official F1 practice session at Sepang this weekend. The Malaysian driver will take over Heikki Kovalainen’s car in the first practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix tomorrow. Fauzy, the Malaysian-owned team’s third driver, will hand the car back to Kovalainen for second practice. Race drivers … Continue reading Fauzy gets Lotus F1 debut on coin toss
The Malaysian-backed Lotus F1 team is likely to have a Malaysian in its 2010 driver line-up – but only in a testing role. The team’s chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne told the Malaysian Star Fairuz Fauzy is likely to be the team’s third driver. He said: Fairuz will be in the team probably as a … Continue reading Fairuz Fauzy tipped for third Lotus seat
Neel Jani joined Nico H?ā??lkenberg as A1 Grand Prix’s most prolific winner by scored his ninth victory in the categoty in the feature race at Kyalami. But disaster struck the championship leaders. Ireland lost their lead in the title race as Adam Carroll crashed out on the first lap of the race.
A1 Grand Prix’s first race at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa was dominated by the Netherland’s Jeroen Bleekemolen. Bleekemolen started from pole position alongside Filipe Albuquerque. But the Portuguese driver was beaten to the first corner by Neel Jani, which allowed Bleekemolen to quickly extend his lead.
He may not have won either of the race but for me Romain Grosjean was the star of the GP2 Asia races at Sepang. He stuck his ART car on pole by over three-quarters of a second, before becoming the something-hundredth driver to stall the notoriously flaky Mk 1 GP2 machine. Once he got going … Continue reading Grosjean impresses again in Sepang
Fairuz Fauzy converted pole position into victory in the wet sprint race at Sentul. But he was helped by the fact that so few laps were completed at race speed. Little had apparently been done to correct the numerous embarrassing organisational problems evident in yesterday’s race – cars were left in gravel traps for laps … Continue reading Fauzy wins another shambolic race at Sentul
I expected the stewards to get involved after today’s GP2 Asia race, and they did, but not for the reasons I was expecting! As I suspected Luca Filippi lost his win but it was for having his team mate’s tyres fitted to his car, not for completing an extra lap at the end. Sebastien Buemi … Continue reading Buemi handed Sentul trophy by stewards
Just watched the first GP2 Asia race from Sentul – it verged on farce at times but the closing stages were pure drama. Luca Filippi won from Sebastien Buemi, but they were so absorbed on their battle they completed an extra lap, which leaves me wondering if they might be disqualified. The GP2 Asia cars … Continue reading Luca Filippi wins bizarre Sentul GP2 Asia race
Prodrive boss David Richards is pessimistic about his team’s chances of being in Formula 1 next year. Also the new Ferrari boss has a few things to say about team orders, Cristiano da Matta looks to return to racing following his horror crash, and watch some classic motor racing action online for free.
We’ve had plenty of discussion in the past week about whether Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso or Kimi Raikkonen deserves to be champion. But what do you actually think will happen on Sunday? Here’s a couple of likely and unlikely scenarios that came to my mind – how do you think the title will be won … Continue reading Debate: How will the title be decided?
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 … Continue reading Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market
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 … Continue reading 2008 driver line-up almost set
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 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.
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 … Continue reading F1 driver line-up changes for 2008
Last month Frank Williams told the press: Hamilton is still a baby, so to speak, but dishing out loads of trouble already. I mean that in the nicest possible way. I cry he’s not in a Williams but I rejoice for F1. I really do. But the Williams boss may already have found his own … Continue reading Has Frank Williams found his own Hamilton?
Are ITV breaking broadcasting regulations by showing advertisements during live Formula 1 races? Jon McKnight thinks so, and he’s trying to do something about it. Also in the round-up of the F1 blogs this week, Superleague Formula, BMW’s Pit Lane Park, the joys of being a Minardi fan, and why NASCAR fans should give F1 … Continue reading F1 in the blogs 24: ITV & Ofcom