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.
As well as being the last day of the Valencia test, today we will also see the launch of the first of the ‘new’ F1 teams. Virgin Racing are revealing the car online at 10am (British time) – you can watch it all on their website and we’ll have pictures of the car here too. … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 3/2/2010
Zoran Stefanovic believes there are two entries which may fail to get on the grid in 2010. The owner of potential F1 entrant Stefan GP told F1 Fanatic: “Our sources tell us two teams are having problems.” His team is carrying on its preparations for the 2010 F1 season despite not having an entry to … Continue reading Stefan GP believe two teams in trouble
Stefan GP have announced they are sending race equipment to the first round of the championship at Bahrain – even though they don’t have an entry for the 2010 championship yet. A statement on their site says: SGP becomes the first team in F1 history who [sent] a 40 foot container full of equipment to … Continue reading Stefan GP to test two drivers in February