F1: Red Bull drivers tried brand new Indian GP track on simulator

F1: Red Bull drivers tried brand new Indian GP track on simulator
Mark Webber: “We have completed some good simulator work, but in terms of the kerbs and other subtle final details, these will obviously come into place right at the end, so I’d say we have an 85% understanding of what the track is going to be like. Webber and Vettel had a taste the Buddh ...

Schumacher upbeat ahead of home race

Michael Schumacher is hopeful that the promise shown by his Mercedes GP squad at Silverstone can be translated into a better performance next weekend, with the German preparing for his home event at the Nürburgring. The seven-time Champion says he has ‘a good feeling’ ahead of the race, admitting that a strong result here is ...

A closer look at the pace of the F1 cars post Melbourne

Over the winter we were told by teams and drivers that it was very hard to guess what the pecking order was simply from looking at testing. With so many variables like the DRS wing, KERS and fuel loads, establishing a clear picture was difficult during the four official tests. On top of that the ...

Massa samples new Saudi Arabian circuit

Last Thursday saw Ferrari’s Felipe Massa travel to Saudi Arabia in order to try out a brand-new race track, the Reem International Circuit close to capital city Riyadh. The event, organised by Ferrari sponsor and Marlboro parent company Phillip Morris International, involved the Brazilian driving around 40 guests at the track in a Ferrari F430 ...

F1 Barcelona Day 1 Testing: The line-up

Formula 1 testing resumes on Friday, with the fraternity all present at the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona. Following heavy rain for the area on Thursday morning, more showers threaten to affect proceedings on-track today. The Friday line-up for Barcelona looks like this: Red Bull Sebastian Vettel McLaren Jenson Button Ferrari Fernando ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Domenicali: I considered quitting

Stefano Domenicali has confessed he considered resigning as Ferrari’s team boss in the wake of the strategy error that cost Fernando Alonso the world championship in the final race of last season in Abu Dhabi. Alonso’s hopes of winning a third drivers’ title were wrecked by the timing of his pit stop in last November’s race, Ferrari ...