Technical director Key leaves Force India

Force India technical director James Key has left team after 13 years at the Silverstone-based squad. He joined the team in 1998 in its original incarnation, Jordan, and became technical director in 2005, the team’s final year in that form. Mark Smith takes over the role of technical director. Key’s work was mainly focussed on […]

Dry weather expected for final test

The teams had to dodge the rain at Jerez but the final four-day test before the first race of 2010 looks set to be dry. The weather forecast for the Circuit de Catalunya is largely dry with temperatures in the mid-teens (C). Some forecasts suggest a low chance of rain – 20-30% – on Friday […]

Virgin replace Parente with Soucek

Andy Soucek has taken Alvaro Parente’s place as third driver at Virgin. Soucek, who won the Formula Two championship last year, drove for Williams in the young drivers’ test at Jerez at the end of 2009. Parente lost his place as the team’s third driver after planned sponsorship from the Portuguese tourism institute failed to […]

Ferrari’s latest FIA rant attacks “Serbian vultures” and Mosley’s “holy war”

2010 F1 season

The attack on the FIA published by Ferrari on their website has already drawn some reaction in the daily round-up.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 23/2/2010

A quiet day for news yesterday as the teams complete their preparations ahead of the final test of 2010. Read on for the Tuesday round-up: Links Partnering Lewis Hamilton helped me grow up, says Fernando Alonso (The Guardian) “Obviously I don’t know how McLaren is now but if Jenson arrived in my time then, for […]

Hamilton and Button on track (Pictures)


The Lewis Hamilton-Jenson Button partnership will not just be the focus of attention for British F1 fans this season: it’s the first time two world champions have shared a team in 21 years. Testing restrictions mean the pair are yet to appear together in action but McLaren recently put their two world champions on track […]

Comparing team mates in 2010

Alonso versus Massa, Hamilton versus Button, Schumacher versus Rosberg, Vettel versus Webber: we have some truly exciting inter-team battles to savour in 2010. And thanks to certain changes in the rules it should be easier than ever to keep track of which driver has the upper hand on his team mate.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 22/2/2010

Later this week we’ll be starting the F1 Fanatic 2010 season preview. If you’ve got an suggestions for articles please post them in the comments. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Mansell and sons, open for racing business (The Sunday Times) Nigel Mansell: “Greg is more like I was… am. Whereas Leo is more of a strategist; […]

Ten must-watch races of 2010 (Video)

We’re all F1 fanatics here but even with a biggest-ever calendar of 19 races this year that still leaves 33 F1-free weekends. So what’s the other must-see racing action in 2010 this year? Here’s my top ten picks – name yours below.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/2/2010

The off-season is rapidly drawing to a close – the first race of the season is just three weeks away. Although there’s something to be said for the intrigue of testing and the exciting first glimpses of new cars, I’ll be happier when the proper action gets started. Until then, here’s today’s round-up: Links Alonso: […]

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