Michael Merritt: Dyno Maintenance Manager
This Englishman was born in London, and is now a fluent French speaker. He
has always loved all things technical, and his speciality is engine dynos.
Q: What job did you do before arriving at ...
Jaguar's Dr Ian Pocock has praised new signing Christian Klien and is
impressed by the Austrian's ability to learn quickly. Klien tested for
Jaguar when work returned to the track after the break since Suzuka, and was
consequently signed up to ...
Now that Minardi has offered its second race seat to Zsolt Baumgartner, the
only available option to drivers without a deal for next season is Jordan.
There are at least four well-known names vying for the Jordan positions but
whoever comes up...
Interview with Allan McNish
Q: There have been rumours linking you to a seat at Jordan, can you
confirm anything as yet?
Allan McNish: I'm still talking with Jordan at the moment and
things are progressing. I've visited the factory and seen...
Rubens Barrichello was notably absent from the list when Ferrari announced
the renewal of contracts of Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt and other key team
members through to 2006. The Brazilian is set to race for Ferrari next year
but its been ...
Hot on the heels of announcing Gianmaria Bruni as one of its race drivers
for 2004, Minardi has now offered Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner the second
seat. Baumgartner tested for Jordan in 2003 and stepped into a race seat in
Hungary and Italy when...
The Renault F1 Team's 2004 driver line-up (Fernando Alonso, Jarno Trulli,
Franck Montagny) flew to Malindi at the end of last
week. The aim was to hone their physical, and mental, preparation.
The week of training has become something of a ...
The all important first layer of tarmac at the Bahrain International
Circuit was completed this week. Although a further two layers of
tarmac are required, the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix organisers can now
officially say that they have a ...
BMW WilliamsF1 Team driver Ralf Schumacher
today became the first Grand Prix pilot to complete a lap of the new
Bahrain International Circuit. Accompanied by members of the Bahrain
International Circuit committee, Ralf was given a tour of the ...
At Sauber Petronas a fresh breeze, in the literal sense of the word,
will be blowing in the 2004 season. The Swiss team today presented
the new, ultra-modern wind tunnel at the Hinwil headquarters to
international media ...
Jaguar's Mark Webber is dubious about the change to Spain's Circuit de
Catalunya for next season, where a new hairpin is being added at Caixa and
the run-off area will be switched from gravel to tarmac. It is hoped the
alteration will encourage...
Following his two Renault team-mates, Franck Montagny got his first look at the R24
last Friday at Enstone. He wasn't disappointed.
Montagny has had a busy winter so far. During the team's
pre-Christmas testing, he drove on every single day and,...
Bridgestone has completed its first tests of the winter season with all its
teams undertaking a share of the winter test programme. Bridgestone has
spent this time working on all areas of tyre development (construction,
compound and shape) and ...
With his test drive for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, Ho-Pin Tung went down in
the annals of F1. In an interview with BMW, he describes his impressions gained
during the test drive.
Q: Did you complete a special programme in order to prepare ...
Justin Wilson said he held back in his first Formula One season as he didn't
want to make any mistakes, but given a second chance he would be more
daring. Wilson lost his race seat with Jaguar to Christian Klien for 2004
and has limited options...
Fernando Alonso was one of the stars of 2003, claiming his first podium
finish, first pole position and first Grand Prix win, but the Spaniard is
not about to start predicting immediate success in 2004. Renault secured its
fourth place in the ...
Minardi has signed Gianmaria Bruni as one of its race drivers for 2004 after
the Italian was test driver for the team this year. The 22 year-old,
familiarly known as Gimmi, who previously raced in British Formula 3 and
the Euro 3000 series, was at...
European Minardi Cosworth this afternoon concluded a highly successful
three-day test at the Vallelunga circuit, the team's engineers completing an
extensive technical programme, many aspects of which will contribute
directly to establishing the...
Jacques Villeneuve is not counting out a return to Formula One but is also
considering NASCAR, which he thinks could be an exciting prospect.
Villeneuve has been at somewhat of a loose end since BAR dispensed with his
services at the end of the...
Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda conducted a five day test in Jerez this week,
using its full line-up of race and test drivers, as well as providing
F3000 Champion, BjÃ¶rn Wirdheim, the opportunity of testing the B*A*R
Honda 005. The team had two cars in...
Even six-time world champion Michael Schumacher had to concede defeat when
up against the Eurofighter Typhoon but it was still a close fought battle.
The novel event took place on December 11th at Grosseto, Italy, and pitted
Schumacher and his ...
Third and final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at
the Fiorano circuit. Once again today, Luciano Burti was on track, driving
both an F2002 and an F2003-GA.
The day's technical programme centred on tyre
and electronics ...