2010 F1 testing live: 17th February

The F1 teams reach the halfway point in their preparations for the 2010 season today – it’s the eighth day of their 15-day testing allocation. We now have 11 teams working at Jerez as Lotus has joined in with its newly-launched T127. Join us to follow testing as-it-happens below.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 17/2/2010

F1 testing resumes at Jerez later today – we’ll have a live post up in time for the start of the session. Here’s today’s round-up: Links McLaren F1 Merchandise – Don’t Accept Imitations! If anyone can find a shoddier excuse for F1 merchandise than this, I want to see it! Send pics in by email […]

US F1 keeping Charlotte base

US F1 has refuted rumours it is selling its F1 base in the USA. The building the team operates from in Charlotte, North Carolina has appeared for sale prompting fresh speculation about the future of the team. A US F1 spokesperson explained the team are tenants in the property and the owners have put the […]

F1 needs a tyre supplier for 2011 – and a new tyre war isn’t the answer


F1 needs a tyre supplier for 2011 and a return to the tyre war isn’t the answer. A new tyre supplier – or a new deal with the old one – is.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 16/2/2010

F1 testing resumes at Jerez tomorrow but the weather reports make for grim reading – the teams could face yet more wet weather setbacks. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Lotus F1 to stay in Norfolk (Autocar) “The involvement of Group Lotus is likely to see the team remain in Norfolk, according to Lotus‘«÷s Gino Rosato, who […]

Lotus T127 launch and shakedown videos


Lotus revealed their T127 F1 car last week. Here are some videos from the launch (above) and some footage of test driver Fairuz Fauzy driving the car at Silverstone (below). See more pictures of the Lotus T127 Video courtesy of Lotus F1

Who’s fast and who’s not? A closer look at the lap times from Jerez testing

F1 Fanatic has obtained detailed breakdowns of the fastest lap stints and lap times down by each of the cars in the most recent test at Jerez. What can they tell us about which teams are quick and who’s off the pace? Find out below.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 15/2/2010

I’m putting the finishing touches to today’s round-up as NASCAR’s Daytona 500 comes to an end after the best part of seven hours. Glad I only tuned in for the last two laps… The race was interrupted twice because of the track breaking up. You have to go back to 1985 to find an F1 […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 14/2/2010

Apologies for the very late appearance of today’s F1 Fanatic round-up. I had a bit of a nightmare journey back from Jerez (or, rather, from Stansted Airport) and only made it home in the very small hours of the morning. There will be a few more updates from the test on the site later today. […]

Second-fastest Sutil says pace is “real”

Adrian Sutil said the pace of the new Force India in the final day of F1 testing in Jerez is a true reflection of the car’s potential. Speaking after the test he said: I was not completely light, it’s not our goal to do that because there’s no reason to do that in our first […]

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