2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added)

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It’s the final day of F1 testing at Jerez this week although Renault have packed up and left the test already after Fernando Alonso went fastest yesterday. Force India have done the same. Much of yesterday’s discussion surrounded exactly what McLaren are up to and whether their continued use of a 2008-spec rear wing hints … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added)

2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)

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Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen join in the testing action at Jerez today. McLaren have been using their 2008-spec rear wing again recently, prompting speculation over whether they are having problems with their MP4-24. Timo Glock has been fastest for Toyota over the past two days. Will Jarno Trulli keep the team on top as … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)

F1 links: Honda rumours and overtaking

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‘Barrichello has deal with Honda’ "Rubens Barrichello has a new deal with Honda for 2009 and will be testing the car at Silverstone this week, GPUpdate.net has been informed. Chances of the popular Brazilian retaining his drive increased last week, with a management buyout of the team now looking more likely." Michael predicts much closer … Continue reading F1 links: Honda rumours and overtaking

BBC F1 boss quits

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BBC head of F1 and football Niall Sloane has left his job only one week after the BBC’s ambitious F1 coverage plans were announced. It follows the planned departure of director of sport Roger Mosey who takes charge of the corporation’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Mosey was replaced by Barbara Slater, the first woman … Continue reading BBC F1 boss quits

Brawn Racing? Surely not…

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The F1 world is waiting to discover whether Honda’s team will make it onto the grid next year. Becken has unearthed an interesting detail potentially revealing the name of the new team as Brawn Racing: There?s an interesting history regarding an internet domain registered by a lawyer named Caroline McGrory (former BAR employee!). She taken … Continue reading Brawn Racing? Surely not…

Newspapers claim Honda F1 deal done

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Several newspapers this morning are claiming a deal to rescue the Honda F1 team has been done. According to The Times: Sources close to the Brackley-based outfit confirmed last night that the deal is going ahead and that the team will conduct a ??shakedown?? test of their new car at Silverstone next Thursday, which will … Continue reading Newspapers claim Honda F1 deal done

F1 links: F60 updates and Renault pit stops

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Ferrari changes car ahead of McLaren test clash "Today the car is running at Vairano, a straight line aerodynamic test facility, with Marc Gene and new parts which convert wind-tunnel figures into reality will appear on the car next week in Spain. Different front and rear wings are being tried." Updated configuration for the F60 … Continue reading F1 links: F60 updates and Renault pit stops

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