Today Michael Schumacher will be at the wheel of a racing car again as he samples a GP2 car at Jerez. I had it in mind this would be the first time he’d ever driven a “feeder series” car, having skipped F3000 on his way to F1, but I discovered that isn’t the case. He … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 12/1/2010
Fernando Alonso has appeared as an official Ferrari driver for the first time. He donned Ferrari red at the team’s annual PR event at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy. Update: Video and pictures of Alonso with his new team below.
The FIA has confirmed it will appeal the Tribune de Grande Instance’s verdict against its decision to ban Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from motor racing. However it also admitted it would not prevent drivers managed by Briatore, such as Mark Webber, from competing in F1 as it had previously threatened: While the appeal is … Continue reading FIA starts Briatore appeal but softens stance
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will both have new race engineers this year as McLaren makes changes to its race team. Phil Prew, who was Hamilton’s race engineer last year, will move into the new role of principal race engineer. Managing director Jonathan Neale explained how the position will work: He?óÔé¼Ôäóll travel to every race … Continue reading McLaren drivers get new race engineers
Thanks to safety rules and cost cutting F1 is far from being the unfettered pursuit of raw speed it used to be. But it never fails to impress me how cunning designers keep coming up with ways to wriggle free from the constraints of the rule book and build F1 cars which are just a … Continue reading Will F1 cars lap quicker in 2010?
There’s been some speculation about whether USF1 will be on the grid for the first race of the year but the team have now refuted it. More news from them in the links below. If you’re in London today Lewis Hamilton is doing a promotional event for sponsor Santander though it’s not clear exactly where … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 11/1/2010
It’s Sunday and I’m happy because today I have an excuse to put a picture of a 1980s F1 car on the home page. That’s coming up a little later – for now here’s the daily round-up: Links New Lotus F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen preparing for the season (Video) Heikki Kovalainen gives a video interview … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 10/1/2010