The F1 rules get a radical shake-up this year. History tells us that when that happens, one team usually nails the new rules better than anyone else and dominates at least the early part of the season. But F1 testing so far suggests that the top teams are actually quite close on performance, and the […]
It’s all change at Barcelona today as most of the teams swap their drivers around for the last two days of official testing before the 2009 season gets started. Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica are among those joining the test today.
I’ve had loads of emails and Tweets about this, so if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is: Brilliant! Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip. It’s worth remembering Hamilton actually cut his teeth on radio controlled cars before he even got started in karting. I wonder how many other racing drivers got […]
New Zealand teenager Brendon Hartley has been confirmed as the official test driver for both Red Bull and Toro Rosso, following Sebastien Buemi’s promotion to the latter’s race team. I met Hartley at Oulton Park last year during a Formula Three race. He was not in a fantastic mood having just been beaten to pole […]
Mark Webber will not be running the Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge in 2009. He has been running the event since 2003 but broke his leg during last year’s race. A statement on his website reads: The 2008 Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge saw the conclusion of some major sponsorship contracts, making it a logical […]
Heikki Kovalainen’s McLaren was at the bottom of the testing times today, 2.6s slower than Nick Heidfeld’s BMW. McLaren haven’t shown much pace in the pre-season build-up so far, and speculation abounds as to whether the MP4-24 is a dud, or whether they’re ‘sandbagging’ to fool the opposition. Let’s put the theories to the test.