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Jerez Test Day 1: McLaren review

Feb.10 (YF1) The first day of testing at Jerez for Jenson Button at the wheel of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-25. The dry start to the day permitted aerodynamic measurements of the car to be taken as...
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New Red Bull RB6 ‘an evolution’ says Vettel

Feb.10 (GMM) The new car to be unveiled and debuted at Jerez on Wednesday morning is an "evolution" of its successful 2009 predecessor, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has revealed. The launch of the...
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Is engine mounting Ferrari’s 2010 secret?

Feb.10 (GMM) The secret of Ferrari's new formula one car could be the unique angle of its engine mounting, according to reports. Reports in France's Auto Hebdo as well as the Italian sports daily La...
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Petrov’s management deny rumours

Feb.9 (GMM) Vitaly Petrov's management has denied reports the Russian driver's deal with Renault could be set to collapse. The 25-year-old rookie, who finished last year's GP2 championship in second place,...
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Szafnauer: “Stability does produce results”

Otmar Szafnauer joined Force India as Chief Operating Officer in October. We asked him for his thoughts on the team and its prospects for 2010. You've been with the team for nearly four months now. What...
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Tech Talk with Force India’s Mark Smith

Some significant rule changes have made this a busy winter for all the Formula 1 teams, although this year continuity in terms of engine and gearbox supply has been a boost for Force India. We asked design...
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Force India unveil their VJM03 for 2010

Feb.9 (YF1) Force India Formula One Team finished the 2009 season as a genuine regular contender for points and the new 2010 challenger, the VJM03, builds on the solid foundations established by its...
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Liuzzi: “Aim to be competitive & consistent”

Feb.9 (YF1) Vitantonio Liuzzi slotted into the Froce India driving seat late in 2009 to replace Giancarlo Fisichella who departed to follow his dream at Ferrari. We know what happened next as Fisi's dream...
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Sutil: “We will have a very good season”

Feb.9 (YF1) Adrian Sutil remains at Force India for 2010, one of the few teams retaining their 2009 driver line-up. Last year the team scored their first points and podium. The goal is to progress and...
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Red Bull linked to Raikkonen return in 2011

Feb.9 (GMM) The idea of Kimi Raikkonen returning to formula one in 2011 with Red Bull is "interesting". That is the admission of Dr Helmut Marko, the energy drink company's motor sport advisor to team...
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Petrov’s Renault 2010 F1 seat in doubt

Feb.9 (GMM) Following reports that the money promised by Russian GP2 driver Vitaly Petrov is in doubt. Russian internet reports reveal that Petrov's first 50 per cent instalment of EUR7.5 million, due on...
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Ferrari already camped at Jerez for tests

Feb.8 (YF1)  Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is getting ready for this season’s second test session, on the agenda from 10 to 13 February at the Spanish Jerez de la Frontera circuit. The main part of the...
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No pre-season tests for Mercedes’ Heidfeld

Feb.8 (GMM) Nick Heidfeld is not likely to get any test mileage before the start of his season as Mercedes GP reserve driver. After a race career spanning 169 grands prix, the 32-year-old will this year...
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Soucek remains hopeful for 2010 F1 role

Feb.8 (GMM) Andy Soucek insists he is still fielding options to have a role in formula one in 2010. The reigning F2 champion, who once said he could not afford the Campos race seat, also hinted to the...
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Coulthard expects Hamilton to beat Button

Feb.8 (GMM) Jenson Button is not likely to keep up with his new teammate Lewis Hamilton in the opening part of the 2010 season. That is the admission of Button's friend and former rival David Coulthard,...
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Buemi says new Toro Rosso not off the pace

Feb.8 (GMM) The opening test of the 2010 pre-season last week showed that Toro Rosso is not lagging behind, according to Sebastien Buemi. At Valencia, the team's continuing Swiss driver gave the first fully...
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Sutil not worried about Force India saga

Feb.8 (GMM) Adrian Sutil insists he is not worried about reports Force India may soon be forced to close its doors. In a saga played down by team owner and boss Vijay Mallya, the UK's Companies House is...
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Patrick Head honoured by GP Masters

Feb.7 (YF1) Patrick Head, one of the most respected Grand Prix designers of the modern era, will give his name to a new class division within the Grand Prix Masters historic race series this season. Head's...