Ferrari technical director Aldo Costa played down the team’s performance in the first test of the year at Valencia, saying: “We are fast but we don’t know how fast we are compared to the others.” The F10 was the fastest car on all three days of the test and completed more laps than any other … Continue reading Ferrari’s Aldo Costa on the F10 (Video)
Today round three of the GP2 Asia championship takes place at Abu Dhabi – three months after rounds one and two which took place at the same venue supporting the F1 Grand Prix. British fans can watch live coverage on Eurosport at 2pm, and there will be a report up on F1 Fanatic afterwards. There’s … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 5/2/2010
Virgin Racing have run their VR-01 for the first time at Silverstone. See below for pictures of Timo Glock driving the car around the Stowe circuit. Update: Pictures of Lucas di Grassi’s Friday test in the VR-01 added.
Mercedes has confirmed Nick Heidfeld will be their third driver in 2010. The news means Heidfeld will not be on the grid for the first time since the end of the 2005 season, when he was sidelined with injury. He has contested 167 Grands Prix since 2000.
Only one team is doing any testing today – Virgin Racing, who are shaking down their striking new VR-01 at Silverstone. Pictures are expected later on today. There’s some murmurs of discontent about the FOTA F1 Fans Survey and suggestions we should create a better one of our own. What do you think? Read on … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 4/2/2010
Ferrari look to have made a clean break from their disappointing 2009 campaign after lapping quickest on all three days of the first F1 test. The early signs are BMW Sauber are closest to them on performance, with McLaren not far behind as well.
Much of the world’s media will be focused on Michael Schumacher’s return to test for Mercedes again today. Meanwhile two other world champions will get their first official runs with their new teams – Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari F10 and Jenson Button driving the McLaren MP4-25. Join us for day three of testing below.