Schumacher sticks with red helmet in 2010

Michael Schumacher may have left Ferrari to join Mercedes but one very important thing will stay red in 2010 – his crash helmet. After much speculation about what design he would use in 2010, a red version similar to the one he used in 2006 was revealed at the Mercedes livery launch today. The only […]

Teams considering an even more generous points system for 2010

Get your calculators out again – the F1 teams are planning a further change to the 2010 points system to give even more points to those who finish in the lower half of the top ten. However the revised system, which has already been changed once since last year, would also cut the value of […]

Have Mercedes got their history wrong?

Mercedes claim the “silver arrows” livery revealed today, which their W01 will race with this year, harks back to a famous episode in the team’s history: The legacy of the Silver Arrows goes back to the 1934 Eifel Race when, on the evening before the event, the white paint was sanded off the Mercedes W25 […]

Mercedes launch 2010 F1 car livery (Pictures and video)

Mercedes have revealed the colour scheme they will use on their return to F1 in 2010. With their 2010 F1 car – to be called the W01 – not due to appear until February 1st the team used the car raced last year by Brawn for the unveiling at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart. Michael […]

Barrichello and H???lkenberg show off new Williams team kit (Pictures)


New Williams team mates Rubens Barrichello and Nico H???lkenberg have appeared in their 2010 team kit – and it looks like they’ve been practising their moody gazes…

F1 Fanatic round-up: 25/1/2010

We’re finally going to see some proper launch action later today, even if it is only Mercedes pulling back the back the covers on a BGP 001 painted silver and turquoise. Also expected today is an announcement from US F1 confirming Jose Maria Lopez as their first driver and possibly a bit more too. Here’s […]

Your questions: Lewis Hamilton, F1 tickets and races in the snow

I’ve had a lot of questions sent in over the couple of weeks. I’ve finally got round to answering some of them covering topics as diverse as F1 tickets, avatars and getting a job in F1:

“The Science of Formula 1 Design” by David Tremayne (Book review)

With the launch season almost upon us it was quite timely that I received an updated copy of “The Science of Formula 1 Design” (though not timely enough to help with writing Five problems F1 designers face in 2010 earlier this week). The third edition of David Tremayne’s technical guide to F1 offers a clear […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 24/1/2010

A quiet day yesterday though for no obvious reason the discussion sprang back to life on a four year-old article on F1 vs NASCAR. We’ve also had a new idea for a future F1 Fanatic article suggested on Skribit. If you’ve got an idea for a post, or would like to vote on the ideas […]

Oliver Turvey: Alguersuari’s progress shows I’m ready for F1 (Interview)

Jaime Alguersuari made his F1 debut last year and yesterday got a one-year contract extension with Toro Rosso. Briton Oliver Turvey was Alguersuari’s team mate for the last two seasons in Formula Three and Formula Renault 3.5. This year Turvey is racing in F1 feeder series GP2 – and believes Alguersuari’s progress proves that he […]

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