Ferrari names 2011 car F150

Ferrari has revealed that its new car will be called the F150, with it set to be revealed in Maranello live on Italian television this Friday. For 2011, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa remain as race drivers although, with Luca Badoer now in retirement, Jules Bianchi joins Marc Gené and Giancarlo Fisichella on the reserves ...

Mallya: Line-up one of strongest on grid

Vijay Mallya has expressed his feelings over this season’s Force India driver combination, which involves Adrian Sutil remaining with the team as Paul di Resta steps up to replace Vitantonio Liuzzi and Nico Hülkenberg joins as reserve pilot. “I am genuinely excited by the drivers we will be fielding in 2011,” commented the Silverstone squad’s ...

F1 2011 line-up: One seat to fill…

With Force India’s line-up finally confirmed on Wednesday afternoon, just a single vacant race seat now remains in the 2011 Formula 1 field, with returnee Narain Karthikeyan awaiting an announcement for his Hispania Racing team-mate. The current F1 2011 driver line-up is as follows: Red Bull Renault 1 Sebastian VETTEL 2 Mark WEBBER McLaren Mercedes ...

Proposals in place for Cape Town Grand Prix

Plans have remerged for a possible Formula 1 return to South Africa, with World Cup host city Cape Town named as a candidate for a street race which would involve the cars travelling through the stadium in which semi-finals were played prior to the Spanish football team’s ultimate success in July. Hopes for a South ...

Vettel to launch Red Bull’s testing programme

World Champions Red Bull Racing have confirmed to GPUpdate.net that Sebastian Vettel will be first in the car when pre-season testing begins in Valencia next Tuesday. With the three-day test running until Thursday, it is confirmed that Vettel will begin before team-mate Mark Webber ends proceedings two days later. However, Wednesday’s arrangements will be made ...

Interview with Martin Brundle

GPupdate interview with Martin Brundle: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/videos/703/interview-with-martin-brundle/ The Legendary commentator gives his thoughts on the Formula 1 year ahead. And talks about his promotion at the BBC to becoming the lead commentator.

Schumacher ‘susceptible to simulator sickness’

Michael Schumacher is prone to suffering from some simulator sickness although this does not affect his performance in comparison to Mercedes GP team-mate Nico Rosberg, according to his team. The seven-time World Champion lost out in raw pace terms to his younger compatriot in 2010 although the Brackley-based team is confident that his simulator performances ...

Melbourne officials flag F1 exit after 2015

Two influential officials have cast doubt on the future of Melbourne’s Australian Grand Prix. First, the city’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the annual event at Albert Park, contracted to host the race through 2015, is no longer value for money. “My judgment would be: get ready. Time’s up,” he wrote in the Sunday Herald ...

Force India set to confirm di Resta

The Force India team has confirmed to GPUpdate.net that it will be staging a press conference in Scottish city Glasgow on Wednesday, with speculation continuing to circulate that Paul di Resta is set to be announced as a driver for the upcoming season. Many are expecting a Force India-di Resta announcement on Wednesday afternoon The ...

Chandhok sets sights on reserve role

Karun Chandhok says he would be willing to sit on the sidelines as a reserve driver this year if it helped secure him a race seat in the longer term. The Indian, who made his debut for HRT last season, has been exploring other options for several months now as he looks to continue in ...