Gascoyne: ‘Lotus’ situation a great shame

Mike Gascoyne has labelled the overall situation ‘a great shame’, with regards to the Renault F1 Team being relabelled ‘Lotus Renault GP’ and therefore meaning two ‘Lotus’ teams will be on the Formula 1 grid this year, with his own ‘Lotus Racing’ squad now renamed as ‘Team Lotus’. Mike Gascoyne, Chief Technical Officer of recently ...

Pirelli concludes final test of the season

Formula One’s new tyre supplier Pirelli completed a five-day test in Bahrain just before Christmas, the circuit that will host the opening round of 2011. Pedro de la Rosa and Romain Grosjean were behind the wheel of a Toyota TF109. In Bahrain De la Rosa and Grosjean completed nearly 3,000 kilometres over the five days ...

Coulthard to replace Legard?

BBC’s Formula 1 team could see a changed line-up in 2011 as commentator Jonathan Legard could be replaced by former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard. The Scotsman joined the BBC as trackside pundit following his retirement from single-seater racing at the end of 2008. Speaking about his position within the BBC team, he told British ...

Montezemolo pans Massa performance

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has criticised Felipe Massa’s performance in the second half of 2010, saying it often seemed as if he had sent his brother to drive for him. Returning from the head injuries he sustained in his horrific 2009 crash in Hungary, Massa started the season competitively, but ultimately was completely overshadowed ...

STR to launch new car on Feb 1st

Scuderia Toro Rosso has announced that it will launch its 2011 Formula 1 car on Tuesday 1st February. The STR6 will be unveiled at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit on the same day that official testing gets underway after the winter hiatus. Sauber has already announced plans to present its 2011 challenger on the last day ...

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Ferrari to launch new car in late January – Montezemolo

Ferrari’s 2011 car will be launched officially in the week proceeding the first group winter test at the end of January.  That was one of the revelations made by Luca di Montezemolo on Tuesday as he met with the Italian press at Fiorano for a traditional pre-Christmas media event.  The Ferrari president said the F10’s ...

Schumacher defends comeback choice

Michael Schumacher has defended his motivation for returning to Formula 1 this year, and says he still feels positive about his comeback despite suggestions that his middling form is sullying his legendary reputation. In his first year back after a three-season absence, Schumacher rarely looked like the driver who dominated the sport for much of ...

2011 to equal 40-year-old ‘most F1 champions’ record

2011 will be the first season in four decades in which no fewer than five world champions line up on the grid. Among new champion Sebastian Vettel’s rivals next season will be former title winners Jenson Button (2009), Lewis Hamilton (2008), Fernando Alonso (2005-6) and Michael Schumacher (1994-5 and 2000-4). The only previous occasion on ...

FIA Gala 2010 – F1 Season Highlights