Daily Archive: December 22, 2010

Dec 22

GP2 cars back at Yas Marina Circuit next November

Abu Dhabi will be hosting two rounds of the GP2 Asia Series in 2011.

GP2 SeriesFollowing yesterday’s GP2 Series 2011 calendar release, we would like to add that the GP2 Asia Series will be back in Abu Dhabi next November as part of the official Formula One support series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Sean Thompson joins Scuderia Coloni’s staff

Scuderia Coloni is eager to announce that Sean Thompson has joined the team for the 2011 GP2 campaign.

Scuderia ColoniGP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Luca FilippiThe brit engineer, boasting a wide experience in GP2 with SuperNova and Meritus, has been one of the team’s race engineers in the recent Abu Dhabi test, where Scuderia Coloni confirmed the same leading performances seen in the last races of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Vitaly Petrov completes Lotus Renault GP driver line-up for 2011 and 2012

Petrov staying at Renault for next two years

2010-08-01 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 01Lotus Renault GPLotus Renault GP is delighted to announce that Vitaly Petrov will complete its driver line-up for the 2011 and 2012 Formula 1 seasons. He will partner Robert Kubica next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Pirelli tyres are improving – Grosjean

Grosjean’s previous taste of F1’s 2011 tyres had been in Italy in September.

Romain GrosjeanPirelliPirelli’s 2011 tyres have improved since Romain Grosjean last tested them, the Swiss-born French driver has declared. The former Renault race driver, who is 24, was in Bahrain last week until Sunday where the Italian marque continued its test programme with a 2009 Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Survey shows EUR residents oppose Rome grand prix

“More disadvantages than advantages”

Rome - Comune di RomaFlagworld - F1According to a survey, most residents do not support the idea of a formula one street race in Rome’s EUR district. Although organisers claim preparations are on track for an inaugural race in the capital in 2012 or 2013, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali threw cold water on the project last week when he said each country should host only a single F1 race per year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Whitmarsh better at managing champion drivers – Dennis

“Managing the co-habitation of two world champions is often a challenge”

2010-09-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin Whitmarsh2010-11-06 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshRon Dennis has admitted that McLaren’s current boss is better than he was at managing “world champions” driving for the Woking based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Schumacher snubbed in magazine’s top 50 drivers list

Drivers for all major motor racing series around the world are eligible for the top 50.

2010-07-24 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 022010-10-10 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 01Michael Schumacher does not feature in an authoritative magazine’s ranking of the top 50 racing drivers of 2010. The editor of the British print magazine Autosport, often described as the ‘bible’ for motor sport fans, said the seven time world champion missed the cut because he “wasn’t very good” on his return to formula one this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

End of Lotus Racing ‘a shame’ – Fernandes

“The migration to (the) Team Lotus brand has started” – Fernandes

2010-07-11 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony FernandesTeam Lotus logoTony Fernandes’ F1 outfit is pushing ahead with the Team Lotus moniker, despite lingering expectations he might drop the name before the start of the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

F1 deal is birthday and Christmas present – d’Ambrosio

“I didn’t sleep last night because I was so excited”

2010-12-21 - Jerome D'Ambrosio2010-11-06 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 4Jerome d’Ambrosio has described securing his formula one debut for 2011 as the ultimate birthday and Christmas present. Although described in Virgin’s press release as 25, the Belgian rookie is actually still 24 until two days after Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Van der Garde eyes ‘plan B’ after Virgin setback

“Plan B is to be GP2 champion”

Giedo van der Garde2010-11-13 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 2Giedo van der Garde and his management have started work on ‘plan B’, after missing out on the second Virgin race cockpit for 2011. The Dutchman, managed and sponsored by officials of the McGregor fashion brand, was in the running for the seat alongside Timo Glock until the British team said on Tuesday it has signed Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Interproteccion is new Sauber Motorsport Premium Partner

Sauber Motorsport has agreed a partnership with Interproteccion.

InterproteccionThe Mexican insurance group will become a Sauber F1 Team Premium Partner on 1st January 2011, and its logos will be displayed on the rear wing endplates of the Sauber C30-Ferrari, the drivers’ overalls and team clothing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

GP2 Series 2011 season Calendar

The 2011 Calendar for the GP2 series and Team entry list revealed

GP2 Series MediaGP2 SeriesThe GP2 series is proud to unveil its 2011 calendar which consists of nine rounds, all events part of the official Formula One support series. As previously announced, next season will see thirteen teams fight for the crown with newcomers Carlin and Team Air Asia joining the field and ART Grand Prix renamed Lotus ART. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Rule changes to make racing ‘spectacular’ – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has tipped key technical rule changes for 2011 to contribute to more “spectacular” racing

2010-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 8Scuderia FerrariThe Ferrari driver admitted that the return of energy-recovery KERS boost buttons next year, and the debut of moveable rear wings usable only by drivers who are closely chasing a rival, are “crucial” to the sport’s next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

The path to Formula One following in Hamilton’s slipstream

Formula 3 Euro Series as a springboard for Formula One

f3_Formula3EuroseriesFlagworld - F1At the end of the 2010 season, the Formula 3 Euro Series produced a second Formula One champion in Sebastian Vettel, the youngest Formula One world champion ever. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Ecclestone stole F1 from teams – Dennis

“Bernie effectively stole formula one from us” – Dennis

2010-07-11 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Ron Dennis - Lewis Hamilton - Jenson Button 22010-06-13 - Renault F1 Team - Gerard Lopez - Bernie EcclestoneHot on the heels of renewed talk of a F1 ‘breakaway’ series, reports quote Ron Dennis as accusing Bernie Ecclestone of stealing the sport’s commercial rights from the teams. Read the rest of this entry »