Toro Rosso in action at Imola (Video)


Toro Rosso returned to the Imola circuit, last used by F1 for the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix, to do some laps with their STR5. Jaime Alguersuari was at the wheel for what looks like a promotional filming day rather than a test. Imola has undergone a few changes since F1 last appeared there. The […]

Renault to use special jack for pit stops

Renault have designed a special quick-release jack to speed up their tyre changes this year. They will also use specially-designed wheel nuts to get tyres on and off more quickly. Sporting director Steve Nielsen said: Although we always aimed to complete pit stops as quickly as possible, the main emphasis was on attaching and detaching […]

Massa drives F2008 in Brazil (Pictures)

Felipe Massa drove a 2008-specification Ferrari F1 car at Interlagos yesterday. According to Ferrari he used demonstration tyres for his appearance at the track to present the team’s new sponsor Santander. He was joined by twice-champion Emerson Fittipaldi and former Ferrari test driver Luciano Burti. A group of fans turned up to watch the event, […]

BMW Sauber to become Sauber Motorsport?

A BMW Sauber press release sent out over the weekend showed a new logo for the team (above) and referred to the team as ‘Sauber Motorsport’. The team has not officially announced the change of name and have not yet responded to questions about the new logo. It makes sense for the team to drop […]

Schumacher’s return: what’s changed?

October 22nd, 2006: Michael Schumacher makes his last F1 start. There are 22 cars on the grid, each with traction control, grooved Bridgestone or Michelin tyres, and a fraction of the fuel needed to complete the race. F1’s changed a lot since the last time Schumacher raced. How will he cope on his return?

F1 Fanatic round-up: 8/3/2010

We’re in the run-up to the first race of the season. More 2010 previews and, of course, the Bahrain Grand Prix coming your way this week. Here’s the daily round-up: Links Nigel Mansell tips Lewis Hamilton to edge Jenson Button (BBC) “When asked if he might return, said: ‘Never say die. If there’s a good […]

2010 F1 season preview: Force India

Last year they got their first points, first pole and first podium. Can Force India carry the momentum of their 2009 breakthrough into 2010?

F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/3/2010

Just one week to go to the first Grand Prix of 2010! Here’s today’s round-up: Links Massa says new teams bad for F1 (Autosport) “I hope they won’t be a danger. There are six/seven teams one second apart while those teams are four seconds behind. It’s not good for the sport and not good for […]

2010 F1 season preview: Renault

It?s a new era for Renault with a new owner, new team principal and the Alonso-Briatore-Symonds partnership consigned to the history books. The team began the last two seasons poorly. Can they get off to a better start in 2010?

F1 Fanatic round-up: 6/3/2010

The teams are packing up and heading out to Bahrain. The long wait will be over soon. Here’s the Saturday round-up: Links Raikkonen out! (WRC) “Citroen Junior Team driver Kimi Raikkonen rolled his Citroen C4 World Rally Car out of Friday’s competition almost within sight of the end of SS7 – the repeated El Cubilete […]

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