Korea Day 1: McLaren report

Oct.22 (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) Team and drivers observations on the first practice day of the Korean Grand Prix weekend. Lewis Hamilton: MP4-25A-02 “This morning, the track was extremely dusty, so all...

Korea Day 1: Williams report

Oct.22 (AT&T Williams) Team and drivers observations on the first practice day of the Korean Grand Prix weekend. Patrick Head, Director of Engineering It was very interesting to see the track develop...

Korea Day 1: Hispania Racing report

Oct.22 (Hispania Racing) The first two practice sessions at the all-new Korean Grand Prix got underway today. In the morning session, both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers, Sakon Yamamoto and Bruno...

Korea Day 1: Force India report

Oct.22 (Force India) The Force India F1 Team broke new ground today as it completed its first-ever laps of the all new Yeongam circuit in South Korea as the first day of practice got underway. With this...

Korea Day 1: Red Bull report

Oct.22 (Red Bull Racing) After all the speculation, finally we got on to the track in Yeongam. Here’s what Mark and Sebastian had to say after the first practice sessions… Car 6 Mark Webber: “The...

Korea Day 1: Sauber report

Oct.22 (Sauber) After some very careful familiarisation laps in the morning, the brand new tarmac of the Korean International Circuit in Mokpo started to develop some grip, and both free practice sessions...

Korea Day 1: Lotus report

Oct.22 (Lotus Racing) Heikki Kovalainen officially christened the Yeongam Circuit in Korea when he was the first car on track in today’s FP1 at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix. A good day on track for...

FIA reacts to pit entry complaints in Korea

Oct.22 (GMM) The FIA has reacted swiftly to drivers' concerns about the pit entry in Korea. Numerous drivers on Friday warned that the fact the entry to the new Yeongam circuit's pitlane is on the racing...

Practice 2: Webber fastest shows his intent

Oct.22 (Grand Prix 247) F1 World Championship points leader Mark Webber defied the pundits, who predicted that the Korea International Circuit would not favour the pace setting Red Bull Rb6, by going...

Haug doubts Porsche return to F1

Oct.22 (GMM) The chances of seeing Porsche on the formula one grid in the near future have taken a backwards step. The Volkswagen group, perhaps with the Porsche or Audi brands, has flagged entering the...

Naming dispute holding up Lotus news

Oct.22 (GMM) More announcements from the F1 team Lotus have been deferred indefinitely until the naming dispute with the British sports car maker of the same name is resolved. Finland's Turun Sanomat...

Red Bull are building team around Vettel

Oct.22 (GMM) Red Bull has pledged driver equality for the 2010 title fight, whilst openly admitting that Sebastian Vettel is regarded as the man of the future. "The main thing now is that we become world...

De la Rosa says Pirelli F1 tyres are different

Oct.21 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa on Thursday said Pirelli's formula one tyre feels different to the product currently used in the sport. Next year, the Italian marque is replacing departing Bridgestone as...

Webber plays down F1 title predictions

Oct.22 (GMM) Mark Webber has rubbished attempts to pre-empt the outcome of the five-driver race to the 2010 title. With three races to go, the Australian driver has a comfortable 14 point lead, and a...

Big shake-up ahead for battling Mercedes GP

Oct.21 (GMM) According to speculation in Korea on Thursday, definite changes on the personnel front are on the cards for Mercedes GP in 2011. Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg are staying put as drivers,...

Classic 1986 F1 title photo recreated in Korea

Oct.21 (GMM) F1 indulged in a piece of rare nostalgia on Thursday by recreating a famous scene. As the 1986 world championship fight came to a head in Adelaide, the four title protagonists - Ayrton...

Heidfeld and Hulkenberg lose out to money

Oct.21 (GMM) Two German drivers on Thursday rued a lack of sponsorship that is hurting their chances of being on the formula one grid in 2011. Although both highly regarded, Nick Heidfeld and Nico...

Dust, snakes and nails on Korea’s new track

Oct.22 (GMM) There were no signs of the newly-laid track surface breaking up as the formula one cars christened the Yeongam venue on Friday morning. But the circuit was as slippery as most paddock...