F1 Fanatic round-up: 15/1/2010

I’m at Autosport International again today. Yesterday it proved a useful opportunity to meet new people and tell them about the website. It was encouraging to discover some of them had already heard of it – including David Richards! Today I’m at the show again and am expecting to see Adrian Newey give a talk […]

Alonso expects no problems with Massa

Fernando Alonso has rebuffed claims there might be friction between him and his new Ferrari team mate in 2010. Alonso said he thought Felipe Massa’s experience at Ferrari would be useful to himself as a newcomer: Felipe is a great team mate for me. First of all I think he’s a Latin character like me, […]

Lotus announce February 12th launch date

Today’s spate of F1 launch announcements continues: Lotus is the latest team to confirm its 2010 launch date. It will show its car for the first time on February 12th. The car will make its first track appearance on February 17th. Team boss Tony Fernandes revealed on Twitter the team will fire the car’s engines […]

Renault R30 to appear on January 31st

Hot on the heels of McLaren, Renault have confirmed the launch date of their 2010 F1 car. The R30 will be presented for the first time at the Valencia circuit on January 31st, the same day as BMW Sauber reveal their new car. The first official F1 test of 2010 begins at the circuit the […]

McLaren to launch MP4-25 on January 29th

McLaren will launch its 2010 contender on January 29th. The car will be called MP4-25, continuing McLaren’s naming convention which dates back to the 1981 MP4 (later called the MP4-1). Meanwhile Toro Rosso has announced it will not have a launch for its car, but will appear at the first test on February 1st. See […]

USF1 Barber test closed to public

Barber Motorsports Park has confirmed USF1’s test session at the track will not be open to the public. A circuit spokesperson said other details of the test have not been decided yet: In regards to the USF1 test, we are still in negotiations at this point. If the test does come to Barber Motorsports Park, […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 14/1/2010

I’m at the Autosport International show in Birmingham today so I won’t be able to respond to comments as much as usual. I hope to have some articles from the show heading your way soon though and of course I’ll be Tweeting from there as well. Links All living Formula One champions to appear at […]

Shortcuts on F1 tracks? Bernie Ecclestone’s winding everyone up again

Bernie Ecclestone’s contribution to the debate over what should be done to improve racing in F1 is another one of his wind-ups: Imagine a shortcut which a driver can use five times every race. It would stop people getting stuck behind others. It would be good for TV. Bernie Ecclestone We’ve had similar ‘ideas’ from […]

Domenicali hints at further 2010 rules changes and return of KERS (Video)


F1 could have more compulsory pit stops and further changes to the points system in 2010, according to Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali. He also said he wants to see KERS return in 2011 and gave a firm vote of confidence to his two drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. See the video interview with […]

Ferrari confirms 2010 launch and Rossi test

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the team will launch the successor to the F60 at Maranello on January 28th. He also confirmed multiple Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi will test for the team again, though he will not drive the team’s current car. He will run an older car in a test on […]

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