Pirelli has begun testing its new tyres at Mugello ahead of its return to Formula One for the 2011 season. Nick Heidfeld has been released by Mercedes to test for Pirelli but should he be allowed to drive for another team next season, given his access and influence?
An article written by Keith on the drivers who defied team orders will be up on the site later. Until then, here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round-up: Links Pirelli upbeat about testing prospects (Autosport) ?óÔé¼?ôPirelli is upbeat about its prospects for its return to Formula 1 as it begins testing its tyres this week with Nick Heidfeld in … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 18/8/2010
Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?óÔé¼Ôäós John Beamer. As Mark Webber said the list of accusations thrown at Red Bull is starting to look silly. First we had the trick ride height system, then illegal suspension fairings and now flexing front wings. In the midst of all this teams … Continue reading Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix
Mercedes GP has released Nick Heidfeld from his contract as reserve driver with the team to become Pirelli’s official test driver. Heidfeld will start driving for Pirelli at today’s test at the Mugello circuit, behind the wheel of a 2009 Toyota F1 car.
Here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round-up: Links Schumacher confident on 2011 chances (Autosport) ?óÔé¼?ôMichael Schumacher is adamant that his Mercedes GP team is moving in the right direction to become title contenders again next year. ?óÔé¼?ô?óÔé¼?£The fact is that I feel comfortable in the situation and I believe that we are moving in the right direction to ensure … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 17/8/2010
The Bahrain Grand Prix will return to its original circuit layout for the 2011 race in March. An extended ?óÔé¼?£endurance track?óÔé¼Ôäó was used for this year?óÔé¼Ôäós Bahrain Grand Prix as part of celebrations to mark Formula One?óÔé¼Ôäós 60th anniversary. The new layout added almost a kilometre of tight, narrow, slow corners to their circuit in … Continue reading Bahrain reverts to original layout for 2011
Pirelli is to begin testing its new tyres at Mugello tomorrow, ahead of its return to Formula One for the 2011 season. Pirelli will conduct its test programme using a 2009 Toyota TF109 and Mercedes GP reserve driver Nick Heidfeld is expected to drive.
Hope you enjoyed the second weekend of the F1 holiday season – let us know what you did below. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Pirelli to begin testing (ESPN F1) ?óÔé¼?ôPirelli are expected to being testing for its return to Formula One this week. ?óÔé¼?ôAccording to Spanish newspaper AS, the tyre supplier, who have been confirmed … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 16/8/2010
Renault introduced its new ?óÔé¼?£Race Days?óÔé¼Ôäó hospitality programme for the Hungarian Grand Prix, allowing fans to watch the race from within its factory. F1 Fanatic was invited to this debut event and we couldn?óÔé¼Ôäót resist the opportunity to see inside Renault.
Nelson Piquet Junior has revealed that Felipe Massa still blames him for his lost 2008 Drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó Championship. Massa came within a point of winning the season and was leading the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix when Piquet Jnr deliberately crashed, bringing out the safety car. When much of the field took the opportunity to pit there … Continue reading Piquet Jnr: Massa blames me for lost championship