Organisers of next year?óÔé¼Ôäós inaugural Indian Grand Prix have announced they are taking input from the teams in designing the new circuit, with the aim of making it one of the most challenging and interesting tracks on the calendar. Hermann Tilke ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ the architect behind several new circuits including Turkey and Abu Dhabi ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ crafted … Continue reading Team input ?óÔé¼?ôinvaluable?óÔé¼?Ø to Indian circuit
Apologies for all the technical problems yesterday – everything should now be running smoothly. A big thank you to Ed Marshall for all his help getting us back online. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round up: Links McLaren to remove F-duct for Monza (Autosport) ?óÔé¼?ôMcLaren will remove the F-duct from its car for the first time this season … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 24/8/2010
Bernie Ecclestone has announced a new deal to boost the sport with financial services company UBS to become a global sponsorship partner of Formula One. The agreement follows a comprehensive evaluation by UBS of worldwide sponsorship opportunities. The company decided that F1 offered the best opportunity to fulfil its desire for global reach and brand … Continue reading Ecclestone signs sponsorship deal with UBS
Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of the Belgian Grand Prix and the F1 Fanatic live blogs which will take place during all five sessions this weekend. If you would like to help run the live blogs this weekend please get in touch by emailling me, using Twitter or leave a … Continue reading 2010 Belgian Grand Prix live TV times
Hope you all enjoyed the last weekend of the F1 holiday season. Don?óÔé¼Ôäót worry if you?óÔé¼Ôäóre suffering from withdrawal symptoms because the Belgian Grand Prix preview will be up later today. Until then, here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round up: Links ?óÔé¼?£Severe Punishment?óÔé¼Ôäó For Ferrari ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Mosley (Speed) ?óÔé¼?ôFerrari should receive a significant sporting sanction for breaking the … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 23/8/2010
Just a quick note from Keith – thanks to everybody who sent messages of congratulations, he’s looking forward to catching up on all the comments he’s missed when he gets back on Thursday. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round up: Links Vitaly Petrov gears up for Rotterdam demo (Renault and @rf1paddockpass) Image (C) Renault via Twitter ?óÔé¼?ôThe Renault … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 22/8/2010
Virgin is confident that it will reach its target of being top of the new teams and ?óÔé¼?ôtake that much coveted 10th place in the F1 Championship?óÔé¼?Ø. ?óÔé¼?ôWe have come so far since March and the whole team have done an incredible job,?óÔé¼?Ø Technical Director Nick Wirth in an interview published on Virgin’s website. ?óÔé¼?ôI?óÔé¼Ôäóm … Continue reading Virgin aiming for ?óÔé¼?ôcoveted 10th place?óÔé¼?Ø
Sauber is hopeful its improved form will continue the Belgian Grand Prix, following the team?óÔé¼Ôäós first two-car points finish of the season in Hungary. The team has said it has made good progress with its car since Valencia is confident of a strong performance at Spa. Technical Director James Key said, ?óÔé¼?ôCertainly we want to … Continue reading De La Rosa ?óÔé¼?ôhunting for more points?óÔé¼?Ø
Are you happy with how F1 is being run by the FIA president? Once every month at F1 Fanatic we look at how the president of the sport?óÔé¼Ôäós governing body, Jean Todt, is managing the championship. Join in by casting your vote below.
The latest Jean Todt’s Approval Rating will be up on the site later today. Until then, here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round up: Links Sauber eyes more progress at Spa (Autosport) ?óÔé¼?ôSauber is optimistic that it can maintain its recent improved form at the Belgian Grand Prix as it eyes adding more points to its tally. ?óÔé¼?ôThe Hinwil-based … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/8/2010
Ferrari has hit back at Niki Lauda’s following his public outburst against the team and its use of team orders at the German Grand Prix.
Sakon Yamamoto will continue to race alongside Bruno Senna at the Belgian Grand Prix, HRT confirmed today. The Japanese driver made his first outing for the team at Silverstone, replacing Senna, and has since made another three appearances standing in for Karun Chandhok. It had been expected that Chandok would return behind the wheel after … Continue reading Yamamoto keeps Hispania seat for Belgium
Lewis Hamilton is ready to renew his title race when the season resumes next week in Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix. ?óÔé¼?ôPersonally, I think Spa is one of the ?óÔé¼?£great?óÔé¼Ôäó Formula One tracks, and one I?óÔé¼Ôäód really love to win,?óÔé¼?Ø said Hamilton. ?óÔé¼?ôI?óÔé¼Ôäóll be going flat-out to try and get us back into the … Continue reading Hamilton on Spa: ?óÔé¼?ôBack into title hunt”
Michael Schumacher is upbeat about returning to Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix, despite a ten-place grid penalty that will hamper his chances of a good result. ?óÔé¼?ôSpa has always been my favourite racetrack and so for that reason alone, I am really looking forward to going back and racing there,?óÔé¼?Ø said Schumacher. ?óÔé¼?ôIt has … Continue reading Schumacher upbeat despite grid penalty
The second instalment of Keith?óÔé¼Ôäós interview with Silvertone designers Populous will be up later today ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ I hope you all enjoy it. Until then, here?óÔé¼Ôäós today?óÔé¼Ôäós round up: Links De la Rosa driving “better than ever” (Autosport) ?óÔé¼?ôPedro de la Rosa thinks he is now driving better than he has ever done in his career … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 20/8/2010
Former world champion and Ferrari driver Niki Lauda has said he expects the Italian team will be heavily punished by the FIA?óÔé¼Ôäós World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) next month for their use of team orders at the German Grand Prix. ?óÔé¼?ôWhat they did in Hockenheim was against all rules,?óÔé¼?Ø Lauda said in an interview with … Continue reading Lauda: Ferrari will get a pasting from WMSC
Long-standing F1 Fanatic fans Tommy B and Katy were in Hockenheim to watch the German Grand Prix. Read their account from the Hockenheimring as they squeezed in plenty of driver spotting and ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ thanks to a bit of clever Tweeting ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ were invited into the paddock. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós their view from the stands.
Pirelli has completed its first test session at Mugello this week and has announced it is on target to return to Formula One for the 2011 season. Nick Heidfeld spent two days at the wheel of Toyota?óÔé¼Ôäós 2009 TF109, evaluating prototype versions of the new Pirelli Pzero F1 tyre, which will be used by all … Continue reading Pirelli ?óÔé¼?ôon target?óÔé¼?Ø after first test session
Here’s today’s round-up: Links The Secret Life of Robert Kubica (Formula1.com) ?óÔé¼?ôHe?óÔé¼Ôäós Polish; he?óÔé¼Ôäós driven for BMW Sauber and Renault; in five seasons on the Formula One grid he?óÔé¼Ôäós scored one win, 11 podiums, one pole position and 226 points; and many tip him to be a future world champion. These are just some of … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 19/8/2010
Pirelli has begun testing its new tyres at Mugello ahead of its return to Formula One for the 2011 season. Nick Heidfeld has been released by Mercedes to test for Pirelli but should he be allowed to drive for another team next season, given his access and influence?