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Tue 20 Dec 2005
Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-16

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-16

The Renault F1 Team completed its final dry-weather test of the 2005 season today in Jerez. Fernando Alonso and Franck Montagny were in action for the team, completing a total of 213 laps. For Fernando Alonso, his first test of the winter was a...

Montagny fastest at the end of testingHeadline

Montagny fastest at the end of testing

The last scheduled test session of the year came to a close on December 16th, as seven drivers from four teams ended the week at Jerez de la Frontera. Franck Montagny prepared to bow out of his official test and third driver role at Renault with...

Renault not worried by Michelin decisionHeadline

Renault not worried by Michelin decision

Michelin announced this week that it will quit F1 after 2006 but new world champions Renault are not worried that the decision will affect the performance next season. Renault and Fernando Alonso claimed both titles this season on Michelin tyres...

Toyota Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15

Toyota Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YAW... Panasonic Toyota Racing completed its final test of 2005 in Jerez today. After the longest F1 race season in history and a similarly busy test programme, the Christmas tree was up and the test team enjoyed...

Sat 17 Dec 2005
Montagny leads the way at Jerez testHeadline

Montagny leads the way at Jerez test

Conditions were overcast and cold for the second day of testing at Jerez de la Frontera on December 14th and 13 drivers from seven teams were at work. Test driver Franck Montagny topped the times for Renault with a best of 1:18.793 and official ...

Fri 16 Dec 2005
Michelin to quit after 2006Headline

Michelin to quit after 2006

Michelin announced on December 14th that it will withdraw from Formula One after the 2006 season. The decision does not come as a big surprise as the French manufacturer has been unhappy with the rules concerning tyres for some time and has also...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
Jerez test times 2005-12-15

Jerez test times 2005-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------ ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Michael Schumacher D Ferrari 68 1:18.958 2. Felipe Massa...

Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Honda Racing F1 Team's second day of testing in Jerez began this morning with damp conditions following an early rain shower. It was not quite wet enough to run on intermediate tyres which, combined with the cold conditions, meant that no real...

McLaren Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15

McLaren Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15

Team McLaren Mercedes completed its 2005 test programme today at the Circuito de Jerez with Juan Pablo Montoya and Pedro de la Rosa at the wheel. Since testing recommenced in Barcelona on Monday 28th November, Team McLaren Mercedes has completed...

Red Bull RB2 breaks cover at Silverstone

Red Bull RB2 breaks cover at Silverstone

"RB2 2B GOOD," RECKONS DC Red Bull Racing's Ferrari-powered RB2 turned a wheel for the first time today, when it completed day one of a two-day test at Silverstone Circuit, UK. Driven by David Coulthard, the new car completed a limited number...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Third day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain. At the wheel of an F2005, fitted with a regulated power version of the V10 engine, Felipe Massa completed a programme relating...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Test programme / Remarks: In the morning the team continued with the cooling system tests and ran engine functionality checks. They also started to work with Michelin on a tyre evaluation programme. Later the engineers discovered heat damages in...

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

The Renault F1 Team continued work at Jerez today, pursuing tyre and set-up evaluation programmes with Franck Montagny and Heikki Kovalainen. A wet circuit early in the day prevented any useful running, but as conditions improved the team ran ...

Schumacher fastest on Jerez day three

Schumacher fastest on Jerez day three

There were once again 13 drivers on track at Jerez de la Frontera on December 15th and Michael Schumacher made his mark on his return to work. The former champion topped the times with a best of 1:18.958 and teammate Felipe Massa made it a Ferrari...

Intel new partner for BMW

Intel new partner for BMW

The BMW Group and Intel have agreed on a comprehensive partnership. It spans a strategic technology partnership for the development of BMW's worldwide IT infrastructure as well as shared marketing activities. The technology enterprise...

Jerez test times 2005-12-14

Jerez test times 2005-12-14

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------ ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Franck Montagny F Renault 97 1:18.793 2. Narain ...

Honda responds to Michelin announcement

Honda responds to Michelin announcement

Nick Fry, Chief Executive Officer of the Honda Racing F1 Team, has expressed the team's sadness at Michelin's decision to withdraw from Formula One competition at the end of 2006. Following the announcement by Michelin earlier today, he ...

Michelin statement on intention to withdraw

Michelin statement on intention to withdraw

Michelin will not extend its Formula One involvement beyond the 2006 season Michelin has on several occasions expressed the conditions of its involvement in Formula One: Michelin considers Formula One to be a highly technical motorsport in which...

Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

The team's second consecutive week of testing at the Jerez circuit in Southern Spain began this morning, with third driver Anthony Davidson and Honda Racing F1 Team Young Driver Adam Carroll. The team will be testing for four days this week ...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in the south of Spain. Once again today, Felipe Massa took to the track, at the wheel of an F2005 fitted with a regulated power version...

McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Team McLaren Mercedes continued their test programme at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain today. Juan Pablo Montoya and Pedro de la Rosa completed the day's schedule with the focus on Mercedes-Benz V8 and Michelin tyre work. Juan Pablo was eighth...

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

The Renault F1 Team began its final winter test session of 2005 today at Jerez, with Franck Montagny and Heikki Kovalainen in action for the world champions. Running was delayed during the morning by cold circuit temperatures, which prevented ...

MF1 establishes partnership with WEIGL

MF1 establishes partnership with WEIGL

MF1 Racing - the Formula One team owned and operated by Midland Group - is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year technical partnership with WEIGL Group AG. The independent company, which specialises in the engineering, testing and ...