McLaren has signed Formula 3 champion Gabriel Bortoleto and Italian Formula 3 racer Brando Badoer to its young driver programme.
Outgoing test driver Badoer driving a specially-liveried Ferrari on ice
Luca Badoer has made his final public appearance as a Ferrari driver after 13 years with the team.
Working out who was the best F1 driver is never easy – a driver typically only has one rival who has the same equipment, and even within teams two cars are not necessarily always the same. And it’s been even harder this year with the sudden emergence of Brawn and Red Bull as front runners, … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver rankings part 1: 25-16
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?
The Belgian Grand Prix was fought out between the two drivers who’ve made the best starts in F1 this year: Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella. Plus, where would Timo Glock have finished without his fuel rig problem? And just how bad was it for Luca Badoer? Read on to find out.
Force India has moved quickly to deny remarks made by its commercial director Ian Phillips that Ferrari will confirm Giancarlo Fisichella as its driver for the Italian Grand Prix within the next 24 hours. Phillips, who often appears on the BBC’s F1 coverage, told the broadcaster: Nobody’s asked us yet but I think it’s pretty … Continue reading Force India deny Fisichella move claim
Looking through the press releases after the Belgian Grand Prix I found a few interesting quotes. Romain Grosjean didn’t last long in his second Grand Prix. And he’s surely only person who thinks Jenson Button was responsible for their tangle on the first lap: I made a very good start, moving up to thirteenth place … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix quotes round-up
Spa-Francorchamps proved once again why it is the king of F1 tracks. The Belgian Grand Prix had crashes, passes and a form book-defying result. Take a look back at today’s Grand Prix with this collection of pictures showing the race from start to finish.
Kimi Raikkonen ended a 26-race losing streak by winning the Belgian Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career. Surprisingly Raikkonen’s closest contender wasn’t in a Brawn or a Red Bull or even a McLaren – he was chased around every lap of Spa by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian, now tipped to join Raikkonen … Continue reading Raikkonen edges flying Fisichella for win
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 72 2 Rubens Barrichello 56 3 Sebastian Vettel 53 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 34 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 17 11 Timo Glock 16 12 Fernando Alonso 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading F1 championship points after Belgium
1. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 2. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 4. Robert Kubica, BMW 5. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 7. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 12. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari 13. Kazuki … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix race result
Giancarlo Fisichella’s light fuel load could leave him vulnerable to attack from Jarno Trulli and Nick Heidfeld in tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. Trulli is carrying 8.6kg more fuel than his fellow Italian who he shares the front row of the grid with. Here’s the fuel weight in full and a look ahead to tomorrow’s race:
Giancarlo Fisichella’s morning got off to a bad start when he hit a rabbit during practice and had to replace his front wing. But he seized his opportunity in an unpredictable qualifying session to grab his first pole posiiton in three years – and Force India’s first ever.
1. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes – 1’46.308 2. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’46.395 3. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’46.500 4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’46.513 5. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’46.586 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’46.633 7. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’46.677 8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’46.761 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix grid
Racing on Valencia’s uninteresting point-and-squirt street circuit one weekend, and the majestic sweeps and crests of Spa-Francorchamps the next, is swapping the ridiculous for the sublime. Many driver name Spa as their favourite because it allows them to explore the limits of their machines and themselves. With the possibility of rain thrown into the mix, … Continue reading Red Bull aiming to strike back at Spa (Belgian Grand Prix preview)
The European Grand Prix saw Rubens Barrichello’s first win for almost five years, and the 100th race victory for a Brazilian driver. Here’s the stats and facts round-up from the European Grand Prix.
Here’s what the teams had to say after the European Grand Prix: McLaren Lewis made a good start from pole position, and drove a strong first stint to lead the opening laps, stretching his advantage over Heikki and Rubens Barrichello in so doing. Pitting for the first time on lap 16, Lewis resumed in fourth … Continue reading European Grand Prix teams’ quotes
The streets of Valencia may not quite be a match for Monte-Carlo, but there was definitely a splash more colour about the place this year. Here’s a look back at the race in pictures, including Sebastien Buemi aand Timo Glock’s coming-together, Sebastian Vettel’s retirement – and a very happy Rubens Barrichello.
Rubens Barrichello ended his F1 victory drought of nearly five years with a classy win on the streets of Valencia. A crucial mistake by McLaren on Lewis Hamilton’s final pit stop gave Barrichello the opportunity to snatch victory – but his 35-second lead over team mate Jenson Button showed how well the Brazilian had driven.