Drivers report high wear on intermediates

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Bridgestone’s new intermediate tyres are proving a challenge for F1 drivers who are reporting high levels of wear on the wet-weather rubber. Nico H???lkenberg said the tyres were wearing out quickly in yesterday’s wet session at Jerez: Even though we were picking up a lot of water on the track they still seemed too soft. … Continue reading Drivers report high wear on intermediates

First Qatari drives for Williams at Losail

2009 F1 season

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His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar became the first Qatari to drive an F1 car in a publicity event for Williams at Losail International Circuit. He drove five laps of the circuit in a 2009-specification FW31 and enthused about the experience afterwards: The Williams FW31 is a remarkable vehicle, unlike any other … Continue reading First Qatari drives for Williams at Losail

F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

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The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently … Continue reading F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

Video: Williams F1 cars at Silverstone

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Here’s a video from a Williams activity day for their sponsors which was held last month at Silverstone. Among the machinery on display was Keke Rosberg’s 1982 championship-winning Williams-Cosworth FW08B. Appropriately, Williams will be using Cosworth power once again next year, though Keke’s son Nico will not be driving for the team any more. Nico … Continue reading Video: Williams F1 cars at Silverstone

F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Formula 1 cars from at least 14 different constructors will be demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. They include a special tribute to Williams, Lewis Hamilton in one of Ayrton Senna’s old McLarens, the largest collection of Silver Arrows and, of course, plenty of modern F1 cars. Here’s a run-down of the … Continue reading F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Which of this year’s GP2 drivers – and teams – could be in Formula 1 soon?

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The GP2 championship kicks off at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend with 26 drivers hoping to follow the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock and Nico Rosberg into Formula 1. But it’s not just the drivers who are looking for places in F1 – several of the teams are eyeing a step up under … Continue reading Which of this year’s GP2 drivers – and teams – could be in Formula 1 soon?

Two future F1 winners named by you

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Last month we discussed which junior racing drivers have what it takes to become winners in F1. I suggested Romain Grosjean, Earl Bamber, Jaime Alguersuari and Paul di Resta, and a host of other names were put forward in the comments. Two particularly compelling suggestions were Nico H???lkenberg and Karol Basz. Here’s more about those … Continue reading Two future F1 winners named by you

First corner shuffle opens door for Perez (GP2 Asia)

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The second GP2 Asia race at Qatar was largely decided by the hectic dash to the first corner. The Arden duo of Luis Razia and Edoardo Mortara locked out the front row courtesy of their seventh and eighth place finishes in the feature race. But they lost time keeping Davide Valsechi behind, pinching the Durango … Continue reading First corner shuffle opens door for Perez (GP2 Asia)

Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)

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Sergio Perez took his first victory in GP2 Asia with a straightforward lights-to-flag drive from pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Campos driver was chased to the flag by Davide Valsecchi, whose second place moves him up to second in the drivers’ standings. Kamui Kobayashi, who won yesterday’s feature race, was sixth and … Continue reading Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)

Kobayashi stretches title lead with Bahrain win (GP2 Asia)

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Fresh from his Formula 1 testing duties in Portugal, Kamui Kobayashi turned up in Bahrain and won the GP2 Asia feature race with ease. Nico H???lkenberg, making his GP2 Asia debut, qualified on pole position and kept his lead through the first corner. But Kobayashi was quickly on his tail and while the two pulled … Continue reading Kobayashi stretches title lead with Bahrain win (GP2 Asia)

Nico H???lkenberg wins 2008 F3 Euroseries title at Le Mans

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Nico H???lkenberg captured the 2008 Formula Thre Euroseries championship in a less than inspiring fashion. He failed to get away at the start of the first race at Le Mans in France this weekend, and fell to the back of the field. But with title rival Edoardo Mortara unable to reach the seventh place he … Continue reading Nico H???lkenberg wins 2008 F3 Euroseries title at Le Mans

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