2010 F1 testing: December 1st

F1 Testing Pictures

Testing for the 2010 season officially begins today as nine of this year’s teams assemble in Jerez where a total of 19 young drivers will sample F1 cars over the next three days.

F1 links: Army uses F1 technology

F1 expertise motors to the aid of Afghan war effort (Daily Telegraph) "The British motorsport industry is improving the Army's chances in Afghanistan, supplying vital parts to cool and protect ageing armoured vehicles struggling in the inhospitable terrain." Exclusive Interview With JR Hildebrand (Speed TV) "I would say I’ve built the first part of my […]

Kimi Raikkonen voted top driver of 2009

Kimi Raikkonen got the most votes in our 2009 F1 driver of the year poll. But as sumedh pointed out in the forum, it seems we have had a large number of visitors from a Kimi Raikkonen community after the poll was put live. It’s clear from traffic patterns to the site this has had […]

2010 F1 teams list sees Virgin replace Manor – and no Sauber or Toyota

The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.

F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently […]

Michael Schumacher wins race one, Desafio Internacional das Estrelas 2009

Schumacher wins Desafio 2009 after Massa victory in second heat

2009 F1 season

Michael Schumacher won the Desafio Internacional das Estrelas kart race for the second time in three years by finishing second in today’s second heat. Schumacher won the first race in Florianopolis yesterday and came in second today behind his former team mate – and event organiser – Felipe Massa.

Audi builds driver-less car for Pikes Peak

Could racing cars driven by robots one day compete with the best F1 drivers in the world – and beat them? Audi is investigating the technology and has built this ‘Autonomous’ TTS which it is considering sending up the infamous Pikes Peak hill climb. Audi claims: The Autonomous Audi TTS project is not aimed at […]

F1 links: Raikkonen in Citroen WRC deal link

Raikkonen close to Citroen WRC deal (WRC) "Formula 1 star Kimi Raikkonen is understood to be ready to sign a deal with Citroen to drive a C4 World Rally Car on all 13 rounds of the 2010 World Rally Championship." Is Kimi Raikkonen about to get one of the most coveted seats in rallying? It […]

Schumacher and 11 other F1 drivers join Massa’s kart race this weekend

Felipe Massa makes his return to competitive racing this weekend as he hosts his annual International Challenge of the Stars kart race in Florianopolis. Michael Schumacher is among the F1 drivers to turn up for the Desafio Internacionale das Estrelas having also raced karts at Las Vegas last weekend. Here’s a full list of the […]

Canada confirmed on 2010 F1 calendar

When the FIA published the 2010 F1 calendar last month one the Canadian Grand Prix was noted as being “subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management”. These have now been officially completed and F1 will be returning to the popular Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in 2010 after missing the round […]

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