Glock adopts realistic approach

Timo Glock says Virgin has to remain realistic about how much of a relative step forward it can make with its second Formula 1 car – but thinks it can set its sights on catching the teams at the back of the midfield pack. Virgin and fellow 2010 new teams Lotus and Hispania were cut adrift at ...

Why racers take risks and why we love them for it

‘Did you never think of stopping Robert (Kubica) from taking part in rallies?’ asked L’Equipe newspaper to Renault team boss Eric Boullier today. “Not for one second,” replied Boullier, “He could just as easily have been knocked over by a bus. Robert is a racer, he loves cars and he lives for nothing but racing. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...