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December 2010

Vettel wants less wasteful 2011 campaign

Vettel wants less wasteful 2011 campaign

2010 Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has said that he needs to ensure that he drops less points at the start of the 2011 season in order to maximise his title chances, after admitting to a wasteful 2010 campaign.

 

Schu missed simulator in 2010 - Brawn

Schu missed simulator in 2010 - Brawn

Mercedes GP boss Ross Brawn has rolled out another excuse for Michael Schumacher's dire 2010 performances, suggesting that the Brackley-based team's lack of a top simulator hurt his chances of hitting the ground running on his F1 comeback.

Groundbreaking takes place at USGP site

Groundbreaking takes place at USGP site

Construction work at the new United States Grand Prix site in Austin, Texas has begun, with groundbreaking at the new Tilkedrome site taking place earlier this week after the organisers secured their planning permission.

Angry Parr denies Pastor paydriver claims

Angry Parr denies Pastor paydriver claims

Williams chairman Adam Parr has described the view that their new signing Pastor Maldonado was merely a pay driver as "repulsive and irrelevant", saying that he was sure that the new GP2 Series champion would prove himself in 2011.

Brawn: 2011 development not like 2009

Brawn: 2011 development not like 2009

Mercedes GP team principal Ross Brawn has tempered expectations surrounding the team's new car for the 2011 F1 season, saying that nobody should be expecting the sort of leap forwards in performance the team made in 2009.

Gascoyne outlines five-year Lotus plan

Gascoyne outlines five-year Lotus plan

Team Lotus's technical director Mike Gascoyne has said that his team will take five years to be competitive at the front of the Formula One field, and says that they aim to have their new wind tunnel operational within the next two years.

German fans doubt Schu title credentials

German fans doubt Schu title credentials

A survey of German Formula One fans has revealed that less than 30 per cent of them believe that Michael Schumacher will win a newly record-breaking eighth world championship title in 2011, after the German legend's naff return in 2010.

Horner hints at RBR engine programme

Horner hints at RBR engine programme

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has suggested that the caffeinated team may be tempted to embark on an in-house engine building programme in future, saying that "anything is possible" for the future.

Montoya has no plans to return to F1

Montoya has no plans to return to F1

Former Williams and McLaren F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has said that he has no plans to seek a return to the Formula One grid after defecting to NASCAR in 2006, saying that the American series was "more fun" than F1.

JYS says current F1 field is the "best ever"

JYS says current F1 field is the

Three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jackie Stewart believes that the current Formula One grid is the biggest collection of talent the sport has ever enjoyed, saying that the frontrunners deserve comparisons with past F1 legends.

HRT to use old car at first 2011 test - report

HRT to use old car at first 2011 test - report

The latest random rumour regarding the struggling Hispania Racing Formula One team has seen a Spanish newspaper suggest that the squad will start the 2011 pre-season testing programme with their old 2010 car.

Lewis: Personal issues hurt 2010 chances

Lewis: Personal issues hurt 2010 chances

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has suggested that certain problems with his personal life hurt his 2010 championship chances, saying that he was distracted from his challenge by "outside intrusions" throughout last season.

Filippi aiming for improbable F1 dream

Filippi aiming for improbable F1 dream

Sometime GP2 Series midfielder Luca Filippi has somewhat optimistically suggested that he is "seriously working on" a bid to join the Formula One circus in 2011, and has said that he would even accept a test driver role in the sport.

Alonso: I'm not afraid of Vettel challenge

Alonso: I'm not afraid of Vettel challenge

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has insisted that he would have "no problem" racing alongside the new Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel in the future, should the German ever move to the Italian team.

Pirelli complete Bahrain test sessions

Pirelli complete Bahrain test sessions

The Pirelli tyre company has concluded their December round of testing at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, with the Italian company planning a series of further standalone tests in the new year before the official pre-season tests begin. 

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