Red Bull and Ferrari were closely-matched over longer runs in first practice.
Mark Webber set the fastest time in the dying moments of the first practice session in Melbourne.
One driver on the 2011 grid has been waiting more than a decade for a win.
Jaime Alguersuari says the difference between the tyres is so great HRT could overtake Ferrari.
Toro Rosso only finished ahead of the three new teams in 2010.
Jaime Alguersuari finished in the points for the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix – but said he’s “not sure” how he did it.
Alguersuari was 11th for the third race in a row having once again lost tenth in the closing stages.
Jaime Alguersuari came close to end a point-less streak that stretched back to the Spanish Grand Prix. Team mate Sebastien Buemi endured a messy race and eventually picked up a penalty for crashing into Timo Glock. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’38.594 (+0.741) 1’37.853 Race position 11 Laps … Continue reading Point lost on last lap (STR race review)
Sebastien Buemi ended the team’s six-race points drought by bring the car home in the top ten for the first time since the European Grand Prix. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 18 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’33.568 (+0.097) 1’33.471 Race position 10 11 Average race lap 1’43.776 (-0.707) 1’44.483 Laps 53/53 52/53 Pit … Continue reading Points at last (STR race review)
Toro Rosso’s point-less streak stretched to six races in Singapore. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 13 11 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.502 (+0.836) 1’47.666 Race position 14 12 Average race lap 1’58.184 (-0.329) 1’58.513 Laps 60/61 60/61 Pit stops 3 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in … Continue reading No points in six races (STR race review)
The drivers’ championship battle is thrillingly close at the moment. But there’s plenty more going on in the championship as the season heads into its final stages. Will Michael Schumacher finish outside of the top ten on his F1 return? Who will be top rookie? And will Virgin’s all-computer-designed car be beaten by HRT’s testing-free … Continue reading Five other championship battles to watch
Toro Rosso’s race was ruined when their drivers collided on the first lap. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.974 (+0.386) 1’15.588 Race position 15 Average race lap 1’45.623 (+25.01) 1’20.613 Laps 1/67 66/67 Pit stops 0 2 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive … Continue reading Team-mates collide (STR race review)
The likes of Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are always going to command the most attention in F1. But we shouldn’t overlook the rookie field of 2010, which is one of the most promising we’ve seen in years. And it includes the return of a name which is even more famous than those … Continue reading F1 2010 season preview: The rookies
Toro Rosso returned to the Imola circuit, last used by F1 for the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix, to do some laps with their STR5. Jaime Alguersuari was at the wheel for what looks like a promotional filming day rather than a test. Imola has undergone a few changes since F1 last appeared there. The … Continue reading Toro Rosso in action at Imola (Video)
Jaime Alguersuari is likely keep his seat at Toro Rosso according to Red Bull’s Helmut Marko. Marko told Italian site 422race.com: “It will be Alguersuari. We must still resolve some contractual details, but our choice will be him.” He denied reports the team was considering replacing Alguersuari with Mirko Bortolotti or taking Bruno Senna from … Continue reading Alguersuari set to keep Toro Rosso seat
Michael Schumacher may not have made an F1 comeback but he will return to racing this year at the wheel of a kart. The seven-times world champion will join Toro Rosso duo Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari SKUSA SuperNationals XIII kart race in Las Vegas next week.
It’s always great to see F1 drivers competing in other series when they haven’t got a Grand Prix and two have been at it this weekend. Toro Rosso new boy Jaime Alguersuari scored his first win of the year on his return to the World Series by Renault. Kimi Raikkonen’s extra-curricular activity was his first … Continue reading Alguersuari wins in WSR, Raikkonen crashes out of rally (pictures and video)
Felipe Massa’s horrific crash caused a substantial delay to qualifying at the Hungaroring – after which Fernando Alonso claimed his first pole position in almost two years. The result was even more of a surprise as the final moments of qualifying were disrupted by a total failure of the timing systems, meaning even the drivers … Continue reading Alonso takes surprise pole after horror crash for Massa
1. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’21.569 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’21.607 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’21.741 4. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’21.839 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’21.890 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’22.095 7. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’22.468 8. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’22.511 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix grid (updated)