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 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
Fernando Alonso has rebuffed claims there might be friction between him and his new Ferrari team mate in 2010. Alonso said he thought Felipe Massa’s experience at Ferrari would be useful to himself as a newcomer: Felipe is a great team mate for me. First of all I think he’s a Latin character like me, … Continue reading Alonso expects no problems with Massa
Fernando Alonso has appeared as an official Ferrari driver for the first time. He donned Ferrari red at the team’s annual PR event at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy. Update: Video and pictures of Alonso with his new team below.
Lewis Hamilton turns 25 today and he’s given a detailed interview on one of his sponsor’s websites about his F1 career so far.
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
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”
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)
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?â?ñikk?â?Ânen 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
Over the last two days the 25 drivers who competed in F1 this year have been whittled down to a top five. But who was the very best of the best? Read on for my verdict – and vote for who you think was the top driver in 2009.
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
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)
Drivers’ fastest laps Rank Driver Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap Laps within 1% of personal best 1 Sebastian Vettel 100.279 0 21 2 Sebastien Buemi 100.326 0.047 14 3 Lewis Hamilton 100.367 0.088 10 4 Rubens Barrichello 100.449 0.17 21 5 Mark Webber 100.571 0.292 26 6 Jenson Button 100.642 0.363 29 7 Nick … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest lap analysis
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 95 2 Sebastian Vettel 84 3 Rubens Barrichello 77 4 Mark Webber 69.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 32.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Final 2009 F1 championship standings
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 55 2 Mark Webber 55 17.857 17.857 3 Jenson Button 55 18.467 0.61 4 Rubens Barrichello 55 22.735 4.268 5 Nick Heidfeld 55 26.253 3.518 6 Kamui Kobayashi 55 28.343 2.09 7 Jarno Trulli 55 34.366 6.023 8 Sebastien Buemi 55 41.294 6.928 9 Nico Rosberg 55 … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result
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
From the explosive start to the jubilant scenes as Felipe Massa waved the chequered flag at the new world champion Jenson Button, the Brazilian Grand Prix was a spectacular race. Take a look back at some of the highlights with this collection of pictures.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 89 2 Sebastian Vettel 74 3 Rubens Barrichello 72 4 Mark Webber 61.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 30.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Heikki Kovalainen 22 12 Felipe Massa 22 13 Robert Kubica … Continue reading Championship standings after Brazil
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Mark Webber 71 2 Robert Kubica 71 7.626 7.626 3 Lewis Hamilton 71 18.944 11.318 4 Sebastian Vettel 71 19.652 0.708 5 Jenson Button 71 29.005 9.353 6 Kimi Raikkonen 71 33.34 4.335 7 Sebastien Buemi 71 35.991 2.651 8 Rubens Barrichello 71 45.454 9.463 9 Kamui Kobayashi 71 … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix result
The neck injury that kept Michael Schumacher away from a shock F1 return this year has healed. Schumacher injured his neck in a bike racing accident early this year. The seven-times champion told Der Spiegel, in an interview due to be published tomorrow: From now to the end of the year, my neck injury will … Continue reading Schumacher ready to return to racing