Formula 1 test at Circuito Ricardo Tormo 2 February 2011

Formula 1 test at Circuito Ricardo Tormo 2 February 2011 Pos. Driver Team Time Laps 1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:13.307 108 2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 01:13.614 43 3. Paul di Resta Force India F1 01:13.844 111 4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 01:14.353 83 5. Robert Kubica Renault 01:14.412 104 6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes Grand Prix ...

Cause of Buemi stoppage still unknown

Toro Rosso have not yet revealed why Sébastien Buemi’s car came to a half in the final 20 minutes of Valencia testing on Wednesday, with the Swiss driver having stopped his new STR6 just past the pit entrance on the Ricardo Tormo start/finish straight. When contacted by GPUpdate.net on Wednesday afternoon, the team was unable ...

Brawn to sell rest of F1 team to Mercedes

Mercedes is set to take complete control of the Brackley based F1 team that bears its name. The German carmaker took over the team last year but Ross Brawn and his partners retained 24.9 per cent of the shares, the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport said. The report said a deal to make Mercedes ...

Heikki Kovalainen Positive after power steering failure

H_Kovalainen    First feeling with the new car was very positive, just didnt get proper running due to a power steering failure, got some checks done anyway

Chandhok closes in on Team Lotus deal

Karun Chandhok is closing in on a deal as reserve driver for Team Lotus after accepting an offer to visit the team who are debuting the T128 in pre-season testing at Valencia. Karun Chandhok at Valencia wearing a Team Lotus jacket. Photo by xpb.cc. Although he has not denied a wish to have a role ...

Brawn cautious on speed of new Mercedes

Mercedes GP team principal Ross Brawn is quietly confident his team have improved sufficiently on their below-par 2010 Formula One car but refrained from making any early predictions on the pace of the new MPG W02. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP F1 Team with Ross Brawn Team Principal, Mercedes GP and Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP F1 ...

Jonathan Ross on Top Gear

wossy    I am thinking of wearing one of my Mexican wrestling masks to Top Gear. The Revenge of El Santo contra Los Petrolheads!!! Viva Mexico!!

Lotus Power Steering Problems

MikeGascoyne    Testing finished for today due to power steering problem. Need to get it back to the uk and fixed and rebuilt overnight ready for morning

Santander stays as McLaren sponsor

Santander will remain a sponsor of the McLaren team in 2011. The Spanish bank’s spokesman admitted last November that 2010 was a year of “transition” as the new major sponsorship with Ferrari began. “Who knows if in the future we will keep on having a relationship with them (McLaren) and their drivers,” he said. But ...

Afternoon test update: Vettel still clear

Sebastian Vettel continued to occupy the position at the top of the times in Valencia as the second day of pre-season testing hit its half-way mark on Wednesday. Renault’s Robert Kubica and Force India’s Paul di Resta had both had spells at the top of the times on an initially very chilly morning in eastern Spain, ...