Raikkonen to replace injured Kubica?

Raikkonen to replace injured Kubica?
Kimi Raikkonen is top of Lotus Renault’s list to replace the injured Robert Kubica following his crash at a rally event on Sunday morning. Kimi Raikkonen relaxing before Rally Finland in 2010. Photo by Red Bull GmbH and GEPA pictures GmbH. Despite original fears that the 26 year-old might loose his right hand following the ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mallya ‘excited’ by driver plans

Force India chief Vijay Mallya says he is ‘really excited’ about the driver line-up his team is planning for 2011, and hinted that an announcement is not far away. With confirmation of Vitaly Petrov’s Lotus Renault deal and Jerome D’Ambrosio’s Virgin seat just before Christmas, plus Hispania revealing it had signed returnee Narain Karthikeyan earlier ...