Our 2010 F1 season preview has come to an end – which is just as well because the season starts soon! Review the F1 Fanatic 2010 Season Preview in full below:
In less than 24 hours’ times we’ll start to get answers to all the questions we have about the hugely anticipated new Formula 1 season. As is traditional, now’s the time to make your guesses on the big stories of the season ahead. Answer these 20 questions on the 2010 season below and we’ll check … Continue reading The 2010 F1 season in 20 questions
Ferrari narrowly lead McLaren as the favourites to win this years constructors’ championship, according to F1 Fanatic readers. Over 17,500 votes were cast in the polls to name the winner of the 2010 constructors’ championship.
Virgin were the first of the new teams to appear on the track in testing. But they’ve suffered mechanical and aerodynamic gremlins with their VR-01. How will they fare against the other newcomers, and can they trouble any of the established teams in their first season?
The likes of Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are always going to command the most attention in F1. But we shouldn’t overlook the rookie field of 2010, which is one of the most promising we’ve seen in years. And it includes the return of a name which is even more famous than those … Continue reading F1 2010 season preview: The rookies
This team endured a torrid season as BMW in 2009. Until a late update to their car brought them within touching distance of the leaders in the final races. Now back under the control of Peter Sauber, will they revert to their midfield role of the pre-BMW days, or get back on the upward curve … Continue reading F1 2010 season preview: Sauber
The only the thing that really matters about an F1 car is how quick it goes. But we like them to look nice too which is why I always get lots of requests at the start of the season for this poll:
Adrian Campos’s dream of a Spanish F1 team will be realised in 2010 – but it won’t have his name on it. A late change of ownership means the team formerly known as Campos will instead race as HRT. Their car only appeared for the first time last week and hasn’t tested yet. The learning … Continue reading 2010 F1 season preview: HRT
Lotus were the last team to gain an entry for 2010 – but so far they look like the most promising of the new teams. Even so they’re still expecting to start the year around four seconds per lap off the pace. Can the team do justice to their historic and evocative name?
Last season was a reality check for Toro Rosso after their giant-killing feats in 2008. For the first time in their five-year history the team have had to manufacture their own car this season. How will they fare in 2010?
October 22nd, 2006: Michael Schumacher makes his last F1 start. There are 22 cars on the grid, each with traction control, grooved Bridgestone or Michelin tyres, and a fraction of the fuel needed to complete the race. F1’s changed a lot since the last time Schumacher raced. How will he cope on his return?
Last year they got their first points, first pole and first podium. Can Force India carry the momentum of their 2009 breakthrough into 2010?
It?óÔé¼Ôäós a new era for Renault with a new owner, new team principal and the Alonso-Briatore-Symonds partnership consigned to the history books. The team began the last two seasons poorly. Can they get off to a better start in 2010?
Ferrari’s 2009 campaign was their least successful since 1993 and left the team with a lot of wounded pride. But they could put that behind them very quickly in 2010 with a competitive-looking car and a strong new driver line-up.
The changes to the F1 rules are not as sweeping as they were last season. But there are several significant alterations such as the ban on refuelling during races and winners getting 25 points instead of ten. And there are some other small-but-significant changes for 2010 to keep an eye on too, all of which … Continue reading The new 2010 F1 rules: A quick guide
Red Bull leapt from the midfield to the sharp end in 2009. Can they go one step further in 2010?
They’re the reigning constructors’ championships and they’ve hired the most successful F1 driver ever. Surely all Mercedes have to do on their return to F1 is show up and collect the titles? It might not be quite as straightforward as that, but the title holders have a very strong hand heading into 2010.
Michael Schumacher’s career statistics must make daunting reading for his rivals. He’s already racked up more than 100 fastest laps and over 150 podium finishes. And if his Mercedes is up to the task, this year he could surpass 100 F1 career wins, something which has never been done before.
They may have the current world champion, Jenson Button, and the last one, Lewis Hamilton – but can a McLaren driver capture the title in 2010? The early signs are the MP4-25 will swiftly banish the bad memories of its predecessor.
Testing is over and we are less than two weeks away from the start of the hotly-anticipated 2010 season. With exciting driver line-ups, more teams and a bigger calendar, there?óÔé¼Ôäós a lot to look forward to this year. Today we kick off the F1 Fanatic 2010 Season Preview by picking the ten most exciting storylines … Continue reading Ten things to look forward to in 2010