Minardi announced at a press conference in Amsterdam on December 23rd that
Christijan Albers will race for the team in 2005. The 25 year-old Dutchman
has been successful in the German touring car championship in recent years.
Albers formerly raced...
Jarno Trulli is ready for a busy winter testing with Toyota and already
feels at home with his new team. The Italian joined Toyota towards the end
of the 2004 season and is now looking forward to 2005 with the Cologne based
squad. Toyota has not...
In 2004, new regulations meant only one engine could be used for an
entire race weekend and that will be extended even further next season.
Engines will have to last for two races in 2005 but BMW motorsport director
Mario Theissen predicts that ...
Sauber Petronas has entered into a partnership
agreement with the Swiss sport watch brand, Certina. Certina supports Team
Sauber Petronas as an "official partner" and will receive a number of
marketing services in return for this commitment, ...
Despite mounting speculation in the German media, Williams is adamant that
it has not yet made a decision on who will be teammate to Mark Webber next
year. Nick Heidfeld and Antonio Pizzonia remain the favourites and it's
widely thought that they...
Renault will be a contender for the title in 2005 according to team boss
Flavio Briatore, after achieving its goals in the last two years. In 2004
Renault hung on to second place in the constructors' standings most of the
year but was beaten down...
David Coulthard thinks that Red Bull Racing will be competitive next season
and is aiming to surprise the team's rivals. Coulthard, who recently signed
a one-year deal to drive for Red Bull after racing for McLaren for nine
years, is not expecting...
The banks that recently won a legal case against Bernie Ecclestone to have
more influence on how Formula One is run are not likely to try and oust him
from the organisation. The three banks, Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan and
Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo is standing firm on the team's refusal
to agree to the reduction of in-season testing because he believes it should
be up to him to decide how much testing his team does. Ferrari presented its
own proposals on...
As expected, David Coulthard has signed up to drive for Red Bull Racing in
2005. The Scot has agreed a one-year deal with the team but it's not yet
known who his teammate will be. Coulthard tested for Red Bull in Spain
recently and visited the ...
BMW and Honda have decided to not to appeal against the change in engine
capacity from 2006 as a legal challenge would take too much time and would
be bad for the sport. The two manufacturers, along with Mercedes, were
against the reduction of ...
Earlier this year MidlandF1 announced its intention to join Formula One in
2006 and although things have been quiet since, plans are gathering pace.
Alexander Radunsky, the team's managing partner for Russia, has said that
Boris Yeltsin Junior...
BAR had to be the most improved team of the 2004 season, with strong
performances and a string of podium finishes that resulted in second place
in the constructors' championship. The only thing that was missing was the
maiden win and technical ...
Although a deal is not yet struck, it seems likely that David Coulthard will
drive for Red Bull Racing next season. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz did
not appear to show an interest in Coulthard initially, but the importance of
having an ...
While Formula One is in the quiet season there's little activity to report
but McLaren has been attracting some attention recently. For once it's not
Kimi Raikkonen or Juan Pablo Montoya in the spotlight but team tester
Alex Wurz. The taller than...
After the conclusion of the Renault's final winter testing session in Jerez,
Chief Test Engineer Christian Silk explained what the team has accomplished
Q: What were the teams objectives for pre-Christmas testing?
Christian Silk: ...
Three senior members of Minardi staff went back to school this
past Saturday, not to continue their studies, but to deliver an
enthusiastically received lecture to students of the Economics Faculty
at Milan's prestigious Bocconi University.
Franck Montagny, the Renault F1 Team's third driver, talks about testing
in recent weeks, and driving a 2005-configuration car.
Q: Franck, what have you done since the end of the season?
Photo by LAT ...
BAR test driver Anthony Davidson is hoping for a race seat with the team in
2006 and believes his chances are quite good. He admitted that he was
disappointed he lost the opportunity of racing next season after BAR could
not agree a deal with ...
Mark Webber is happy to be racing for Williams in 2005 and knows that it
will be a challenging year with a new team. After teams that have a somewhat
lower profile, Minardi and Jaguar, Webber will be in the spotlight next
season as he drives for...
Bridgestone Motorsport concluded its final winter test of 2004 last
Friday at the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera. Conditions
for the test were cold but bright, enabling the tyre manufacturer to
complete its scheduled dry test programme,...
While the last open test session of 2004 came to a close on Friday, several
drivers continued at Jerez de la Frontera over the weekend. Michelin was
working on wet tyre tests on an artificially flooded track, trying out
various specifications of...
Panasonic Toyota Racing driver Jarno Trulli talks about how he will spend
his Christmas holiday and how a competitive TF105 race car would be his
ideal Christmas present.
Photo by Toyota Racing.
Q: Formula One drivers...
Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix received FIA Award for its first entry
During the 2004 FIA Award Ceremony, Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix
received the Special FOM (Formula One Management) award for the Best
Organised Grand Prix of 2004. This...
The layout of Silverstone's 5.14 kilometre track may be changed as part of
modernising the circuit, according to British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) chief
executive Alex Hooton. The BRDC finalised a deal with Bernie Ecclestone last
week to secure...
Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda completed an intensive three-week period of
testing today at the Jerez circuit in Southern Spain. Race drivers Jenson
Button and Takuma Sato, third driver Anthony Davidson and test driver
Enrique Bernoldi were all in ...
Final day of testing of 2004 for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, who today
concluded a four day test at Jerez.
At the Andalusian circuit, Rubens Barrichello and Luca Badoer worked on car
set-up, while continuing with the development of Bridgestone ...
On the third day of testing at Jerez, Antonio Pizzonia joined Nick Heidfeld
as the BMW WilliamsF1 Team continued its preparations for 2005.
Conditions today were once again ideal, though a little cooler, with
temperatures reaching 15Â°C.
Tyre testing for Giancarlo on his last day at Jerez, while Franck did
R&D work before wet tyre testing this weekend.
The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team completed the first phase of its Jerez
testing today, concluding three days of dry running at the...
Comments from the Toyota drivers after the test session at Jerez
"After all the rain of last week it was especially good to see the
sun shining on the first day of testing here this week. That meant we
could finally get through...
Once again it was a McLaren at the top of the times at Jerez, making it four
days in a row the Woking squad set the pace. Kimi Raikkonen clocked 1:16.305
for the fastest time of the day on Friday. Team tester Alex Wurz was also on
track and was...
Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation
In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in
2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity
and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the
Renault is the sixth team to announce a launch date for its 2005 car, the
R25, which will be revealed in Monaco on 1st February. Drivers for Renault
in 2005 will be Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella. Alonso has yet to
be at work this winter...
BRITISH GRAND PRIX BACK ON TRACK AT SILVERSTONE, SAYS BRDC
The British Racing Drivers'Club (BRDC) and FOA today announced a contractual
and financial agreement which will secure the future of the Grand Prix at
Silverstone for the next five ...