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March 2010

Alonso surprised to be leading the way

Alonso surprised to be leading the way

Fernando Alonso says that he never expected to be the early pacesetter in the 2010 drivers championship, as the two-time world champion heads for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix topping the standings by four points.

 

Button says McLaren will develop quicker

Button says McLaren will develop quicker

Jenson Button, brimming with potentially misplaced confidence after his Australian GP win, says that McLaren will be able to push development of their car along quicker than their rivals, though he admits they may struggle in Malaysia.

Schumie: "We can still fight for title"

Schumie:

Michael Schumacher insists that it is still possible for him and the Mercedes GP team to fight for the world championship in 2010, despite a disappointing opening two races, though he concedes the team needs to start improving quickly.

Piquets set to take Briatore to court

Piquets set to take Briatore to court

The almost forgotten and always tiresome Fixgate saga has been reignited by the news that sacked Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr and his father will take former Renault boss Flavio Briatore to court over a libel claim against the Italian.

Wirth will pay for Virgin upgrade

Wirth will pay for Virgin upgrade

Nick Wirth has said that his own company will pay for the modifications required to the VR-01 car, in both senses of the word, after it was discovered that the car's fuel tank was too small to complete a race distance.

Fauzy "excited" ahead of Friday debut

Fauzy

Lotus Racing test driver Fairuz Fauzy is unsurprisingly very excited ahead of his official race weekend debut for the team in Malaysia, after it was confirmed that he would drive a T127 in Friday practice at the Sepang circuit.

Fernandes: Lotus will be top 5 by 2012

Fernandes: Lotus will be top 5 by 2012

Lotus team principal Tony Fernandes has laid down a massively challenging target for his new backmarking team, saying that he wants to be competing with the top five established teams within the next three seasons.

Ickle admits life on the sidelines is tough

Ickle admits life on the sidelines is tough

Mercedes GP reserve driver Nick Heidfeld has admitted that he has found it difficult to adjust to life away from competitive racing this season, after the former BMW driver missed out on a race seat for the 2010 season.

FIA to inform drivers on "protocol"

FIA to inform drivers on

The governing body of Formula One have decided to send reminders of various "rules and regulations" for host GP countries in future, after a number of embarrassing incidents for the sport's stars over the Australian GP weekend.

RBR happy to see ride height clarification

RBR happy to see ride height clarification

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that his team would be happy to see the FIA issue another rule clarification, this time on ride-height rules, after his team was accused of running an 'active ride-height' system on their cars.

Kolles targets two second improvement

Kolles targets two second improvement

Hispania Racing boss Colin Kolles believes that there are "at least two seconds" more pace to come from the HRT team's Dallara car in 2010, as the rookie squad aims to fight with the other new teams over the next few races.

Alonso dismisses "nonsense" block claim

Alonso dismisses

Fernando Alonso has rubbished suggestions that he deliberately blocked Michael Schumacher during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, after the German driver confronted the Spaniard in parc ferme after the session was over.

Teams warn against rule changes after Oz

Teams warn against rule changes after Oz

A number of F1's bosses have said that they feel that the sport need to take more time to assess the overall situation before making any rule changes to help improve the show, after a far more exciting race in Australia.

Hamilton "understands" McLaren decision

Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has calmed down following his early emotional outbursts over his frustrating Australian Grand Prix, and has said that he can understand the reasoning behind the team's decision to pit him for a second time.

Chandhok pleased to get to the finish

Chandhok pleased to get to the finish

Hispania Racing driver Karun Chandhok dedicated his 14th place finish in the Australian GP to the backroom staff at the brand-new Spanish team, as the Indian driver secured the squad their first GP finish at Albert Park.

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