Former Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi will return to Formula 2 this weekend, becoming the series’ oldest ever competitor.
Ralph Boschung’s Campos team has confirmed that he will withdraw from the Barcelona Formula 2 round after suffering neck pain during free practice.
Former HWA racer Matteo Nannini, who was replaced by Jack Aitken for the Monaco F2 round, will return to the series at Campos in Baku this weekend.
The official 2010 F1 entry list has been published by the FIA. The US F1 team has been dropped from the list and Stefan GP do not appear in their place meaning there will only be 24 cars at the first race in Bahrain. A statement said: Having considered the various options, the FIA confirms … Continue reading US F1 officially out and no place for Stefan GP as 2010 entry list confirmed
Campos Meta will change its name to HRT ahead of the 2010 season. It stands for Hispania Racing Team – Hispania being the name of a group owned by Jose Ramon Carabante, who took over the team last week. It’s not an ideal choice of name. The same acronym is used by the Holden Racing … Continue reading Campos changes name to HRT
The widely-rumoured troubles at Campos have finally materialised with the confirmation that Jose Ramon Carabante has taken over the team. Carabante, previously a shareholder in the team, has replaced founder Adrian Campos in charge of the Spanish entry. Colin Kolles returns to F1 to take over from Campos as team principal and managing director.
The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.
F1 newcomers Campos Meta 1 have officially revealed Bruno Senna as the first of their F1 drivers for the team’s debut season in 2010. The announcement had been rumoured for several weeks. The nephew of Ayrton Senna competed in the Le Mans Series this year after finishing second in last year’s GP2 championship for iSport. … Continue reading Campos Meta 1 confirm Bruno Senna will make his F1 debut in 2010
Following yesterday’s developments it now looks like there could be as many as 14 teams racing in F1 in 2010. It would be fabulous to see 28-car Formula 1 grids, but is it really likely? I’m not sure.
The F1 driver market for 2010 is a much more unpredictable one than we’ve had recently – or maybe it just seems that way because so many drivers stayed in the same teams this year as last. There are big names looking for new berths – Robert Kubica and Kimi Raikkonen – and top teams … Continue reading 2010 F1 drivers – who goes where?
Daniel Audetto, the former Super Aguri managing director now working for Campos Meta 1, wants the FIA to ensure any other new teams that join F1 in 2010 also have to use Cosworth engines. He told Autosport: With all respect to Cosworth, but if the next team that comes has a Ferrari or Mercedes-Benz engine, … Continue reading Row brewing over Cosworth engines
Now the dust has settled following a day of remarkable developments we can understand why the two sides in the FIA-FOTA row remain deadlocked. The two sides have moved closer together on the matter of how deep cost cuts must be. But FOTA’s demand for reform of how F1 is governed has received no recognition … Continue reading FIA and FOTA remain deadlocked on F1 governance and budget cap