Michael Schumacher makes his first racing appearance at Monaco this weekend since the notorious controversy he caused there in 2006. Schumacher tried to hold on to pole position in qualifying that year by parking his car at the exit of Rascasse corner, preventing other drivers from improving their time. The stewards saw through the ruse … Continue reading Michael Schumacher still refuses to explain 2006 Rascasse controversy
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Ferrari aim to end nine-year Monaco drought (Monaco Grand Prix preview)Posted on
Can Ferrari win their first Monaco Grand Prix since 2001 this weekend? With the teams using softer tyres for the race – the same compounds used in Bahrain, where Ferrari won – this could be their best opportunity. But with a chance of rain and hectic qualifying session in prospect, we could be in for … Continue reading Ferrari aim to end nine-year Monaco drought (Monaco Grand Prix preview)
Ferrari not using F-duct in MonacoPosted on
Ferrari has confirmed it won’t use its F-duct (which it calls a blown rear wing) in this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. The teams says there is little benefit to be had from running it around the slow, twisty Monte-Carlo circuit: From the technical point of view, the two F10 cars were prepared at the Catalunya … Continue reading Ferrari not using F-duct in Monaco
Mixed weather forecast for MonacoPosted on
There’s rain in the air ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix but exactly when it will fall and whether it will hit the track is hard to say at the moment. The rainfall radar for Europe shows several rain clouds in the area on Thursday, meaning the first two practice sessions could well be hit … Continue reading Mixed weather forecast for Monaco
2010 Spanish Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend reviewPosted on
Find all the F1 Fanatic Spanish Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
Whitmarsh disappointed by F-duct banPosted on
Martin Whitmarsh said he was “sad” the teams had decided to ban the F-duct for the 2011 season, a technology his team had pioneered. Speaking in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in he said: Inevitably the teams have got to consider range of technologies. The way in which FOTA works is we all have to make … Continue reading Whitmarsh disappointed by F-duct ban
Whitmarsh: Rim failure put Hamilton outPosted on
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said the team lost second place in the Spanish Grand Prix because of wheel rim failure. The rim failed on Lewis Hamilton’s car on the penultimate lap of the race, sending him straight into the barriers.
Monaco Grand Prix Live TV timesPosted on
Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix and the F1 Fanatic live blogs which will take place during all five sessions this weekend. If you would like to help run the live blogs this weekend please get in touch by emailling me, using Twitter or leave a … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix Live TV times
Hamilton denies Webber a perfect result (Spanish Grand Prix facts and stats)Posted on
Mark Webber nearly scored the perfect result of a win from pole position with fastest lap and every lap led. But Lewis Hamilton snatched the fastest lap late in the race for only the fifth time in his career. Read on for more stats and facts from the Spanish Grand Prix.
Spanish GP team-by-team: Force IndiaPosted on
More points for Sutil, more woe for Liuzzi at Force India. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 11 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.985 (-0.869) 1’22.854 Race position 7 15 Average race lap 1’28.137 (-1.081) 1’29.218 Laps 66/66 64/66 Pit stops 1 1 Adrian Sutil Sutil extended his run of qualifying victories over his team … Continue reading Spanish GP team-by-team: Force India
Spanish GP team-by-team: Toro RossoPosted on
It was the usual story at Toro Rosso – Jaime Alguersuari impressed but Sebastien Buemi retired after a collision. But unusually, both their drivers served drive-through penalties for different infringements during the race. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 14 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.191 (-0.016) 1’22.207 Race position 10 Average race lap 1’30.840 … Continue reading Spanish GP team-by-team: Toro Rosso
Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: RenaultPosted on
Renault expected little from the Spanish Grand Prix weekend but Robert Kubica once again made sure the team scored points. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 7 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.599 (-0.54) 1’22.139 Race position 8 11 Average race lap 1’28.148 (-0.78) 1’28.928 Laps 66/66 65/66 Pit stops 1 1 Robert Kubica Kubica … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Renault
Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: SauberPosted on
Sauber achieved their second finish of 2010. But there was little else positive to take away from a race which went wrong for both their drivers on the first lap. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 12 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.026 (+0.301) 1’21.725 Race position 12 Average race lap 1’36.748 (+7.806) … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Sauber
Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: LotusPosted on
Lotus promised a major step for the T127 at Barcelona and so it proved to be. In practice the car gained around 1% of lap time compared to the midfield runners. But they’ve got around 1.5-2% more to find to get close to the midfield – and fellow new team rivals Virgin made similar progress … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Lotus
Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: HRTPosted on
HRT’s home race was not a happy affair as Bruno Senna crashed on the first lap and Karun Chandhok was taken out by Jaime Alguersuari. Karun Chandhok Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’26.750 (-0.372) 1’27.122 Race position Average race lap 1’34.141 Laps 27/66 0/66 Pit stops 1 0 Karun Chandhok … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: HRT
Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: VirginPosted on
Virgin got both their cars to the finish for the first time in 2010. The team ran one revised VR-01 for Timo Glock while Lucas di Grassi remains in the old car until Istanbul. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 22 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.475 (-0.081) 1’25.556 Race position 18 19 Average … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Virgin
Hamilton splits Red Bulls before wheel failure (Spanish GP team-by-team)Posted on
With two laps to go in Spain McLaren looked on course to increase their lead in the constructors’ championship and have both drivers on top in the drivers’ standings. But a shock failure on Lewis Hamilton’s car, which still hasn’t been explained, dashed those hopes.
Red Bull get faster but unreliability dogs Vettel (Spanish GP team-by-team)Posted on
After locking out the front row of the grid with an eight tenths of a second margin, did Red Bull hide their true superiority during the race in Spain? If so, they blundered by not allowing Sebastian Vettel enough of a margin to keep Lewis Hamilton behind at the first round of pit stops. After … Continue reading Red Bull get faster but unreliability dogs Vettel (Spanish GP team-by-team)
Progress or favouritism at Mercedes? (Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team)Posted on
With a longer-wheelbase car and a radical new airbox this weekend Mercedes reckoned they made progress at the Spanish Grand Prix. But a look at the data suggests they might have done nothing more than transfer the weight of their problems from Michael Schumacher’s side of the garage to Nico Rosberg’s.
Spanish Grand Prix in picturesPosted on
Mark Webber scored the third Grand Prix win of his career in the Spansh Grand Prix today. Look back at the race in pictures below.