F1 Fanatic round-up: 27/1/2010

The server move has finally been completed this morning so hopefully you’ll notice some immediate improvements in the site’s loading speed and reliability. This is only the start of the developments on the site, however – we have several more changes coming soon which will hopefully make it run even better. We have one lingering […]

At the McLaren launch on Friday

Of all the F1 car launches this year the McLaren launch on Friday is the one I’m most looking forward to. Why? Because I’m going to be there – it’ll be the first F1 car launch I’ve attended. I’ve had a talk to McLaren about what will happen on the day and wanted to get […]

Red Bull to launch RB6 on February 10th

The Red Bull RB6 will be revealed on the February 10th – the first day of F1’s second pre-season test session at Jerez. Force India’s VJM03 is expected to appear for the first time at the same test. Red Bull will not be present at the first test at Valencia the week before. For a […]

Schumacher in Mercedes SLS ad (video)


There must’ve been some joyous whooping in Mercedes’ marketing department when they found out the team was poaching Ferrari’s former star driver for 2010. Pictures and video fromMercedes’ livery launch Moments before the team revealed the colours of their 2010 F1 car they ran this new television ad starring Michael Schumacher. In a cheeky nod […]

Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley to be Red Bull reserves

Red Bull has announced two reserve drivers for the 2010 F1 season. They will be Australian Daniel Ricciardo and New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 26/1/2010

Sadly my hopes that we might get the move to the new server completed in time for the start of launch season were dashed – we’re still on the old system and I’m afraid that’s why we suffered some downtime yesterday. I am expecting the move to be completed very soon though. January 26th is […]

Jose Maria Lopez confirmed at US F1, Peter Windsor insists he’s good enough

US F1 have confirmed their first driver for 2010 and it isn’t a rising American star or an experienced F1 hand – it’s 26-year-old Jose Maria Lopez, who last drove a single-seater in 2006. Lopez – often referred to by his nickname ‘Pechito’ – has won various domestic championships in his native Argentina since then. […]

Whitmarsh expects better races without refuelling

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh expects the ban on refuelling will have a beneficial effect on races in 2010. Whitmarsh, who recently became the chairman of the F1 teams association, said: Inevitably, when you make a change, there are pros and cons. Regarding the pros, it arguably makes qualifying purer because the fastest car/driver combination […]

Toro Rosso to launch car on February 1st

Toro Rosso will reveal their 2010 F1 car on February 1st at Valencia as F1 testing gets started. The car, to be called the STR5, will be driven by Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari this year. For more dates of 2010 F1 car launches and tests see the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar. Read more: Jaime […]

Bahrain gets longer, slower new layout

Bahrain will feature a new section making it the second-longest track on the F1 calendar when the championship opens at the circuit in March. The race organisers have decided to use the 6.299km ‘Endurance’ layout for the seventh running of the Bahrain Grand Prix which adds eight corners and 0.8km to the track.

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