Tag Archive: 2010

Sep 07

Bridgestone Motorsport final F1 2010 tyre allocations

No more extreme tyre allocations for 2010

2010-08-01 - Mercedes GP - Bridgestone 01Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, is pleased to announce the compound allocations of Potenza tyres for the final four rounds of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

German broadcaster RTL not disappointed with Schumacher

Germany’s free to air television broadcaster has denied it is disappointed with Michael Schumacher.

2010-07-24 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 03Sunday’s Hockenheim race was not a sellout, and predicted astronomical TV ratings earlier this year have now subsided, given the seven time world champion’s modest return to formula one in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

‘Many drivers’ struggling with hard tyres in 2010 – Massa

Felipe Massa insists he is not the only driver struggling with Bridgestone’s tyres in 2010.

2010-06-13_0047After his 2009 accident and return to the grid this season, the Brazilian has had a high-profile struggle to keep up with Ferrari newcomer Fernando Alonso. But Massa, 29, has played down any link between his difficulties and his recovery from head injuries, insisting his only problem is Bridgestone’s harder compounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

No Renault F-duct in Germany or Hungary

“This could cost us in the corners” -Kubica

2010-06-13 - DimancheAn F-duct system will not be seen on Renault’s 2010 car until the Belgian grand prix late next month. Robert Kubica said he is worried about Hockenheim this weekend, because the absence of the downforce-stalling concept means Renault is having to run less rear wing to keep up with the other cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Ferrari to keep developing 2010 car

“Heads up guys, we can still win the championship.”

2010-07-11 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Fernando Alonso 2Another bad race in the bag and now 47 points behind, Fernando Alonso still thinks he can win his first world championship with Ferrari in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Next three races key to Ferrari’s 2010 campaign

The next three races could be the tipping point in Ferrari’s 2010 world championship campaign.

2010-06-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa_4Recently struggling with the 2010 car, the F10 was substantially upgraded for the recent Valencia race, and more improvements are in the pipeline for the forthcoming races prior to the sport’s August break. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Still no F-duct for Renault’s 2010 car

Another grand prix will pass this weekend without Renault having an F-duct on its 2010 car.

2010-05-30 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 03It was rumoured two weeks ago that the Enstone based team was on the verge of debuting the downforce-stalling concept, and team boss Eric Boullier confirmed it will appear “very soon”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Mercedes ‘not dropping’ 2010 car – Brawn

“We are not dropping this car, that’s for sure” -Brawn

2010-06-11-0076Mercedes is still working on its current car but has started to design the W01’s successor, team boss Ross Brawn has revealed. Michael Schumacher, who is 75 points behind the championship leader Lewis Hamilton, said in Canada that his attention is now turning to 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

F1 figures frustrated with Bridgestone’s 2010 tyre

Formula one drivers remain unimpressed with the design of Bridgestone’s 2010 tyre.

BridgestoneUp and down pitlane, ‘getting these tyres to work’ is the enigmatic and universal question, which for some teams and drivers is more of a problem than elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Jacques Villeneuve announced as Grand Marshal for Circuit Mont-Tremblant historic race

Legends of Motorsports tickets now available through TicketPro and event website

Canadian auto racing hero Jacques Villeneuve will serve as Grand Marshal for an upcoming historic auto race at renowned Circuit Mont-Tremblant, it was announced today. The popular 1997 Formula One Champion and 1995 Indy Car World Series Champion will meet fans and participants alike at the Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event to be held July 9-11, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

2010 Canadian Grand Prix packs sold-out Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

2010 Canadian GP Sold-Out, tickets for the next year’s Grand Prix to go on sale tomorrow

Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada Octane Racing Group, promoter of the Canadian Grand Prix, is happy to announce that this weekend’s event will held in front of a sold-out crowd. At 3 p.m. today (Thursday), the box office closed operations for the most important sporting event in Canada. On Friday June 11, tickets for the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix will go on sale at the Grand Prix box office.

Our photo album of the GP weekend HERE

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May 03

Force India’s hospitality unit receives major refurbishment for 2010 season‏

‘We needed to revisit each floor.’

2010-02-14 - Force India F1 - Team Vitantonio  Liuzzi 02After four long-haul events living out of containers, flight cases and rented hospitality units, the FIA Formula One World Championship now sees a return to Europe and the relative comfort of the teams’ own trucks kitted out with their own unique, made to measure equipment and workspaces. With the distances between races being shorter teams also bring their own bespoke hospitality units designed to fit their individual needs. Force India is no exception. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Lucas Oil named title sponsor

For FIM Superbike World Championship Utah USA round

Miller Motorsports Park announced today that it has reached an agreement with Lucas Oil Products, Inc. that results in Lucas Oil being named the title sponsor for the FIM Superbike World Championship Utah USA Round presented by HANNspree. The event is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Bridgestone still intends to quit F1 in 2010

Bridgestone is not reconsidering its decision to pull out of formula one at the end of 2010.

BridgestoneWe reported earlier this month that both Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt, supported by many of the leading teams, were pushing the Japanese company to stay. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Virgin Racing signs Andy Soucek (updated)

Exclusive Q&A with Andy Soucek‏
Soucek expects to drive Virgin car ‘very soon’
2009 F2 Champion becomes Reserve and Test Driver – Soucek to test Virgin this week
 

USF1The Virgin Racing Formula One team is pleased to announce that it has signed Andy Soucek to the role of Reserve and Test Driver, finalising the team’s driver line-up for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Sauber missing from latest FIA entry list

The entry list features just 12 teams

Sauber is not yet showing on the FIA’s latest 2010 entry list. The governing body said in December that the Swiss team’s application to race this year in the place of the departed Toyota had been “successful”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Kovalainen to wear green helmet in 2010

Incandescent green and black.

2010-02-12 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen  01Heikki Kovalainen on Thursday revealed a new helmet livery for the 2010 season. Having used the same grey, red and black design as he raced for Renault and McLaren since his debut in 2007, the Finn displayed his new colours before making his track debut at the wheel of the green Lotus at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

F1 may reconsider two pitstop rule for 2010

F1 may consider forcing drivers to make at least two pit stops during grands prix.

The proposal was actually discussed for possible introduction in 2010, but at a recent meeting the F1 Commission decided against it. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

2010 Formula Palmer Audi calendar confirmed

20 races at seven premier circuits including Brands Hatch GP and Silverstone

The 2010 Formula Palmer Audi Championship calendar has been announced and will feature 20 races at seven of the UK’s premier circuits, including Brands Hatch GP and Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Stefan GP ships F1 equipment to Bahrain (updated)

Stefan GP has shipped a 40 foot container of equipment to Bahrain.
Stefan schedules test, hints at Nakajima signing

In the hope of ultimately receiving an official entry to race in 2010, the Serbian team said the move proves “how serious (we) are when they say that we are pushing to … race” this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

More rule changes possible for 2010

New FOTA-backed global fan survey launched

Even more rules changes may be adopted prior to the start of the 2010 season. Following Monday’s meeting of the F1 Commission in Paris, the FIA confirmed the reported tweaks to the points system and the reduced tyre allocation.

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Jan 29

Formula 3 Euro Series announces 2010 calendar

The 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series calendar at a glance

The races of the planet’s most competitive young-gun series again will be held in five European countries, this year. The calendar currently comprises eight events, with each race weekend featuring two championship rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Raikkonen to decide F1 future in mid-2010 – manager

“The best places in the driver market are allocated in the mid-season” -Robertson

Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson has confirmed reports the 2007 world champion will decide in the middle of this year whether to return to F1 in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Alonso has tested 2009 Ferrari with new livery

Massa to test Rossi’s F2008 on Friday 

Fernando Alonso has already driven a Ferrari F1 car in the team’s new livery for 2010. The famous outfit’s new sponsor Santander released to the Spanish press photos of the recent test outing, which occurred at the Paul Ricard circuit in France for filming purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Mirko Bortolotti eyeing F2 return in 2010

Italian refusing to be distracted by F1 rumours

Italian driver Mirko Bortolotti says he wants to focus on a potential second season in Formula Two rather than think about speculation linking him with a drive in Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Petrov confirms 2010 talks with Renault

“We are currently in negotiations with the Renault team”

Vitaly Petrov has confirmed reports he is a candidate to become Robert Kubica’s teammate at Renault in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Klien still sees chance to race in 2010

Christian Klien insists he is still in the running to take a spot on the 2010 formula one grid.

The 26-year-old Austrian was BMW-Sauber’s test driver for the past two seasons and had hoped to take the race seat alongside Kamui Kobayashi this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Piquet to compete back-to-back races in Brazil and South Africa

“It’s going to be a really great couple of weeks”

Nelson Piquet will return to competitive action this weekend (22-24 January) as he takes part in the 1000 km de Interlagos in Brazil, and will follow that up the next weekend (29-31 January) with the Free State 500, a brand new stock car event in South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

ART Grand Prix team 2010 line-up announcement

The GP3 Series promises to be a great championship

The ART Grand Prix team would like to announce their driver line up for the inaugural 2010 GP3 Championship season. The French based squad will boast three drivers, Esteban Gutierrez, Alexander Rossi and Pedro Enrique to compete in what will be a strong championship that will run parallel to its sister series, the GP2 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Piquet confirms NASCAR switch for 2010

Nelson Piquet will not return to the formula one grid in 2010, the Brazilian driver announced on Tuesday.

After losing his seat at Renault this year, the 24-year-old become embroiled in the crashgate scandal and later tested NASCAR trucks in America. Read the rest of this entry »

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