Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Jerez, February 11th)

Seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher topped today's running at the Jerez. The Mercedes driver registered a speedy run of 1:20.352 at the beginning of a 10-lap run, leaving the famous German 0.061 of-a-second quicker than Ferrari pilot, Felipe Massa. However, Schumacher's fast laps appeared to be spikes rather than indications of consistent pace from his … Continue reading Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Jerez, February 11th)

Lotus T128

Lotus T128 Drivers: (20) Jarno Trulli, (21) Heikki Kovalainen; (Reserve) tba. Team: (Principal) Tony Fernandes, (Chief Technical Office) Mike Gascoyne. Race Engineers: (Jarno Trulli) Gianluca Pisanello, (Heikki Kovalainen) Juan Ramirez Engine: 90° Renault V8 RS27-2011; 18,000 RPM limit. Transmission: Red Bull Technologies; 7 forward speed, single reverse; semi-automatic. Weight (with driver, et al): 640 kg

New Blood

There are times when the attention of the media and Formula 1 team bosses wander, as their eyes capture a precocious new talent coming into focus. These moments, when a new young hero makes themselves known to the paddock is often the same time an ageing animal begins to fall from view. It is the sport changing its guard.

2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina, Round 19, November 14th)

Sebastian Vettel drove the absolutely perfect race to win at the Yas Marina circuit and become the youngest ever Formula 1 World Champion, but Ferrari did their best to make it easy for the 23-year-old. Indeed, one could argue that Fernando Alonso’s battle was lost before the erroneous pitstop.

2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 6th)

Free Practice 3 A wet and overcast morning greeted Saturday practice at Interlagos, with some overnight rain leaving the circuit sodden.  Initially Nico Hulkenberg set the early pace in his Williams, but was eventually topped by title challengers Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso. However, by the end of the sixty minutes, it was the Renault … Continue reading 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 6th)