DAMS duo Pierre Gasly and Alex Lynn headed days one and two of the first GP2 Series pre-season test in Abu Dhabi, with Status GP’s Richie Stanaway quickest on day three.
Leading Spanish squad Campos Racing have announced a collaboration with the Formula Gulf 1000 Series, due to begin this coming season.
Formula One backmarkers Marussia announced a very late driver change earlier today, when Alexander Rossi was brought in in place of Max Chilton.
Alexander Rossi will join Campos Racing’s GP2 Series effort this weekend, having announced the decision to split with the Caterham F1 and GP2 teams.
The European F3 Open revealed a change of identity of Friday with the series now rebranded as the Euroformula Open.
Last year’s Auto GP runner-up Kimiya Sato has moved to the GP2 Series, signing with the returning Campos Racing.
The 2012 European F3 Open Series got off to something of grey and miserable start in the Algarve, although the weather would be the only downer on display.
Peter Gethin passed away yesterday following a long illness. He was 71 years old. Born in Surrey in early 1940, Gethin is most famous for winning the 1971 Italian Grand Prix 0.01 of-a-second ahead of Ronnie Peterson and his Cosworth-powered March.
Several weeks ago, I posted a review of Formula 1's Championship challengers. Now, as the New Year bell's approach, it's about time that I finally get to the rest of the field.
Words can no longer describe the utter mess involving these three squads, so here's an episode of Fawlty Tower's instead...
This week saw the final Formula 1 tests until of the year until the rookie sessions in December and it is in these tests that a slightly clearer picture is painted by the teams. While fuel weights are still an unknown, a perception is created by how long the stints are and the length of … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Barcelona, February 25th-28th)
For the third week of testing, the biggest news this week was the return of the Lotus team to Formula 1. It may be questionable as to how much (or little) Lotus actually have in common with the original marquee as led by the late Colin Chapman, but with Mike Gascoyne as technical chief, the … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 17th-20th)
The second test got under way on Wednesday and saw the first runs for the Force India and Virgin F1 teams, the latter of which should raise an eyebrow for a few reasons. Firstly, the new Virgin machine is the first F1 car to run that was developed by Nick Wirth using just Computational Fluid … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 10th-13th)
With only seven weeks to go before the start of the 2010 Formula 1 season, the last set of racing seats look ready to fill up with another two positions taken up in the last few days. Since the beginning of the week, Spanish veteran Pedro De La Rosa finds himself back with a competitive … Continue reading Musical Chairs (**Update)
This has been an interesting week for not just Formula 1, but Motorsports to an extent with a raft of changes being either announced or proposed; however out of all of the changes, the most visible and immediate is the complete restructuring of the rewards in Formula 1. The new points system, which now ranges … Continue reading Securing the Future of the New Formula 1 Teams
Economies do strange things to motor racing. During the boom times, you will no doubt see manufacturers throw hundreds of million of Pounds/Euro/Dollars at a team in a bid for success and during the crashes, you often witness the large companies run for cover as plucky privateers with bigger ideas than budgets make the best … Continue reading The Economy’s of Attraction
Bruno Senna has signed a deal with Formula 1 new boys, Campos-Meta, for the 2010 season. Bruno, who is the nephew of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, has had success in a number of junior categories; despite having not run in the many Karting Championships that his peers competed in. Although he had … Continue reading Senna: An Old Name, but a New Face