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 ...

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, ...

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 ...