Massa second in Ferrari ice kart race as Alonso crashes (Pictures and video)

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Ferrari finished off its pre-season festivities with a kart race featuring both its 2010 race drivers. Felipe Massa was unable to repeat his 2009 victory but he fared better than new team mate Fernando Alonso who crashed on the penultimate lap of the race. See video and pictures from the race and the rest of … Continue reading Massa second in Ferrari ice kart race as Alonso crashes (Pictures and video)

Fernando Alonso’s new helmet for 2010

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Fernando Alonso sported what looks like an updated helmet design for 2010 at Ferrari’s media event today. The design features his usual blue and yellow – a nod to his home city Oviedo – mixed with Ferrari red and, of course, the team’s sponsors’ logos. Here’s another angle on the design (taken while he gets … Continue reading Fernando Alonso’s new helmet for 2010

Ferrari not decided who will test ‘F2010’ first

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Ferrari has confirmed it will join the other F1 teams for the test session at Valencia on February 1st. However, contrary to some reports, the team says it has not yet decided whether Fernando Alonso or Felipe Massa will be first to drive the new car. According to Ferrari’s Luca Colajanni: Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro will … Continue reading Ferrari not decided who will test ‘F2010’ first

Gene: “Schumacher almost rejoined Ferrari”

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Michael Schumacher would have made an F1 comeback for Ferrari instead of Mercedes, reckons test driver Marc Gene. Writing on his blog for Spanish newspaper El Mundo Gene claims Schumacher would have been the third driver at Ferrari in 2010 had the regulations allowed him him to race. That would have meant Schumacher teaming up … Continue reading Gene: “Schumacher almost rejoined Ferrari”

Montezemolo explains Alonso-Raikkonen switch, denies Santander link (Video)

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As well as dropping big fat hints about Michael Schumacher moving to Mercedes, Luca di Montezemolo has also responded to claims about his choice of driver line-up for 2010. He denied bring Fernando Alonso on board purely to keep new sponsor Spanish bank Santander happy: The role of Santander? Certainly, they are happy, but it … Continue reading Montezemolo explains Alonso-Raikkonen switch, denies Santander link (Video)

2009 F1 driver biographies updated

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I’ve updated the biographies for each of the 25 drivers who started an F1 race in 2009. You can find them all below: McLaren Lewis Hamilton Heikki Kovalainen Ferrari Felipe Massa Kimi R??ikk??nen Luca Badoer Giancarlo Fisichella BMW Robert Kubica Nick Heidfeld Renault Fernando Alonso Nelson Piquet Jnr Romain Grosjean Toyota Jarno Trulli Timo Glock … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver biographies updated

Button and Hamilton join McLaren’s roster of world champion driver pairings

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It’s been said the driver policy at McLaren is simple: find the two best drivers available and hire them. Once again they have hired a pair of champion drivers, something which is not that common in F1. The surprise 2010 pairing of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button is the latest in a series that includes … Continue reading Button and Hamilton join McLaren’s roster of world champion driver pairings

Alonso gets stuck in gravel trap in first Ferrari appearance (Pictures & video)

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The first public appearance at Ferrari for Fernando Alonso didn’t go entirely according to plan. The Spanish champion got stuck in a gravel trap while he and future team mate Felipe Massa were being driven around the Valencia circuit in a Ferrari California by Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. They’d been trying to get as … Continue reading Alonso gets stuck in gravel trap in first Ferrari appearance (Pictures & video)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid

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1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’40.948 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.615 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.726 4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.786 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.892 6. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’41.897 7. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’41.992 8. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’42.343 9. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid

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