Monday, 31 January 2011

Mercedes GP Sneak Peak

A German website has managed to get a glimpse of the car in which Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will be challenging for the title in 2011.

Have a look here: but note that the article is in German.

Senna Confirms New Role

Bruno Senna, Hispania's longest serving driver, has been announced as Lotus Renault GP's third driver for the 2011 season.

Although this position will be shared with Romain Grosjean, Renault's current driver, it does mean that we are likely to see another Senna driving a black and gold Lotus Renault sometime soon.

For more, see

More New Cars Unveiled

Renault, Lotus and Sauber have all launched their 2011 machines today.

The black and gold renault is very striking, but looks sufficiently different from the JPS cars of past, so as to avoid any potential law suits.

The new Lotus car features the same colour scheme as last year, but the shape of the car is much more fluid in comparison to the slightly square previous incarnation.

The Sauber C30 doesn't look too dissimilar to the 2010 model, but is perhaps slightly bulkier and more aggressive looking.

For stories and pictures, see or for Lotus pictures, see

Sunday, 30 January 2011

'Brundell Brothers' Complete Daytona 24

Former F1 drivers, Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell finished in a very respectable fourth place in the Rolex 24 hour event at Daytona this weekend.

Also taking part were Dario Franchitti and Juan Pablo Montoya.

For an indepth analysis of the race, visit

Motor Racing Twitter Feeds

Formula One expert James Allen has updated his website to include a list of interesting twitter feeds from many motorsport enthusiasts.

Take a look, here:

Sauber Increases Mexico Links

Peter Sauber's team, who will have a Mexican driver for the 2011 season in the form of Segio Perez, have announced a new advertising partnership.

The team will be sponsored next season by tequila giants Jose Cuervo.

It is expected that the Sauber garage will be the place to be after the race if the team have had a successful weekend!

For more on this story, see

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Pre-Season Testing

The first official pre-season test session will take place on Tuesday in Valencia.

Although only one team, Ferrari, have unveiled their 2011 car, more teams are due to follow suit on Monday. Therefore, there may be a mix of 2010 and 2011 cars on track, but how much can you actually tell from testing results?

A couple of things to consider:
> Some teams, particularly Ferrari, are famous for 'sand-bagging' in testing. Meaning they do not run their car at it's full potential, often running high fuel loads, as they like to keep their cards close to their chest and not reveal how quick the car actually is.
> Also, in testing prior to the 2010 season, the Sauber team drew critisism from some, including Martin Brundle, for apparently running their car very lightly with little fuel. This may have been in order to make their car seem more competitive, possibly in an attempt to entice more sponsors.

As fuel loads are not published, it is not always possible to predict how well a team will do in a race situation based on testing results. However, you can often get a pretty good indication.

Fortunately, the Formula One Results Predictor is aware of all of this and this will be taken into account when predicting the results for the first race!

Ferrari Launch 2011 Challenger

Ferrari have launched their 2011 car, the F150 to the public on Friday.

The car looks mostly similar to the 2010 model, with less of a 'dorsal fin' between the cockpit and rear wing.

For details and pictures, see

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Force India Confirm 2011 Line-Up

Force India have confirmed their 2011 driver line-up.

As predicted, Adrian Sutil is to continue as the team's number one driver, despite refusing to commit to the team last year.

Paul di Resta is confirmed as the second driver, after impressing as the team's test driver last season.

Former Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg will be the reserve driver for the coming season.

For details, visit

Brundle Seconds Trulli Claims

Brundle has agreed with Jarno Trulli's previous claims, that Formula One is becoming too expensive for rookies.

Speaking at an annual Autosport event, Brundle who's son Alex is also an aspiring racing driver, has said that he is worried by the current trend of 'pay' drivers, and that he doesn't know whether he would be able to make it in the sport if he was a beginner now.

For the full story, see

Monday, 24 January 2011

Lotus v Lotus

Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has declared his team the victors in the first of several legal battles against Group Lotus.

The date for their main court battle regarding team names has now been brought forward, so a decision could even be made before the Australian Grand Prix.

For more information, follow @tonyfernandes on Twitter!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

di Resta To Get F1 Drive

Scot Paul di Resta appears to be closer than ever to get a drive with the Force India team for the coming season.

He impressed in practice sessions for the team last year, and it seems that the team are now favouring him over Italian Tonio Liuzzi.

However, Liuzzi is contracted for one more season, so some agreements will have to be reached before the finalised line-up is confirmed.

For the full story, visit

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Fauzy Switches

Former Lotus test driver Fairuz Fauzy has been announced as the new test driver for the Lotus Renault team.

The Malaysian is hopeful this will lead to a race seat in the future.

Former Hispania Racing drivers Karun Chandhock and Bruno Senna, who are both without drives for 2011, have been touted as possible Team Lotus test drivers for the coming season.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

2011 Launch Dates

All teams with the exception of Hispania and Virgin have announced their 2011 launch dates.

The first date for the diary is 28 January, when Ferrari will unveil their challenger, with Force India the last team due to launch their new machine on 10 February.

For the full list of launch dates, click here

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Alonso Wary Of Rivals

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has spoken about who he expects to be his main Championship rivals in the 2011 season.

Rather surprisingly he has claimed that Mercedes' Michael Schumacher is the driver he is most concerned about.

For more information, see

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Teams Pay Late

A new report has shown that Formula 1 teams are not good at paying their suppliers on time.

In fact, the only team to do so is Red Bull!

For the full story, visit

Friday, 7 January 2011

Karthikeyan To Race In 2011

Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan, who previously raced for Jordan, has announced that he is to race for the Hispania team next year.

Hispania, who changed drivers several times during their debut season, are likely to make an announcement regarding driver line-ups later this week.

For more information, see

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Needell Supports Ferrari Plea

Motor racing veteran Tiff Needell has backed Ferrari's appeal against the new smaller four cylinder engines to be used in F1 from 2013.

Ferrari have stated that they will not be using these engines in their road cars in the future.

Needell used his Twitter page to write: "come on, let's start a V6 compromise campaign".

To see more about this story, follow @tiff_tv on

F1 Too Expensive For Rookies

Team Lotus veteran Jarno Trulli has warned that Formula One has become too costly for young drivers.

Trulli believes that money plays too large a role in driver selection, and also the feeder series are also becoming more expensive to participate in.

"I couldn't repeat my own career these days" said the Italian.

For the full story, visit