It's fairly quiet in the holiday season but there are still bits and pieces
of news and rumours doing the rounds. There always seems to be a circuit in
trouble somewhere and currently it appears that the German Grand Prix at
Hockenheim is in ...
As 2005 draws to an end, preparations for the 2006 season are already well
underway and next year will start with winter testing in January along with
the launches of the new season's challengers. Toyota already got the jump on
its rivals by ...
Interview with BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen.
"Things are shaping up nicely at the first assessment."
Today, 22nd December, marks exactly six months since BMW announced its
takeover of the majority shareholding in Sauber. How has the ...
2008 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
At the beginning of 2005 the FIA began a consultation on the regulations for
the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship. All the sport's stakeholders
were given the opportunity to participate...
Super Aguri F1 Limited is delighted to announce that its late entry
application to participate in the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship
has been accepted by all 10 of the current F1 teams. Super Aguri F1
Limited will now apply to the FIA to...
Team McLaren Mercedes is pleased to confirm that 2005 DTM Champion Gary
Paffett has become a Team McLaren Mercedes test driver.
Gary will form an integral part of the development of the team's 2006 World
Championship challenger the MP4-21 in the...
WilliamsF1 today confirmed that the global news organisation, Reuters, has
once again extended its existing association with the team into the long
Reuters' partnership with the WilliamsF1 Team commenced in 2000. This
It's been a busy time for McLaren recently, as the team has confirmed
both Vodafone as a title sponsor and current world champion Fernando Alonso as a
driver for 2007, and now the Woking squad has announced this season's DTM
champion Gary Paffett...
Flavio Briatore, manager of world champion Fernando Alonso and managing
director of the Renault F1 team, claims that he was not involved in Alonso's
decision to leave Renault for McLaren in 2007. Many believed Briatore must
have played a role in...
Speaking to the team website, Honda's Geoffrey Willis
evaluates the current Concept car test programme and predicts real success
As Technical Director of the Honda Racing F1 Team, Willis is directly
responsible for next year's...
Pole for BMW Sauber F1 Team.
Robert Kubica is signed as test and substitute driver.
The squad of drivers is complete. Robert Kubica of Poland is to be the
third man in the BMW Sauber F1 Team as the test and substitute driver.
He will also be at...
2006 U.S. GRAND PRIX TICKET SALES UNDERWAY FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
Speed to be first American on F1 starting grid since 1993
INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 - Tickets are on sale to the general public Monday, Dec. 19 for the 2006 United States ...
Fernando Alonso leaving Renault for McLaren in 2007 is not the only
departure in F1 circles, as two other well known names have parted company
with their teams with more immediate effect. Designer Gustav Brunner and
Toyota have gone their separate...
The 2005 Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso and Vodafone McLaren
Mercedes will be joining forces for the 2007 Formula One season. Today's
announcement comes only five days after Vodafone and McLaren Mercedes
confirmed Vodafone's title ...
A statement from Fernando Alonso following his decision to change teams at
the end of 2006.
"As everybody will now be aware, I have taken the decision to leave Renault
after the 2006 season. I achieved my lifetime ambition with Renault...
A statement from Renault F1 Team President Patrick Faure concerning
Fernando Alonso's departure at the end of the 2006 season.
"The Renault F1 Team and Fernando Alonso have enjoyed historic successes
together since he joined the team in 2002. I...
McLaren confirmed on December 19th that world champion Fernando Alonso will
join the team in 2007. The news comes just days after McLaren announced it
had secured Vodafone as title sponsor for the same year. The Woking squad
said it was in ...
Renault's Fernando Alonso got his first taste of life with a V8 engine on
Friday -- and he thinks Formula 1 still gives the drivers plenty of challenges.
Q: So Fernando, how are you feeling after all the prizegivings since the end of
Bob Bell, Renault's Technical Director, discussed testing
progress in recent weeks, and gave an update on the new R26 ahead of
Q: The team has completed three weeks of winter testing before Christmas. What
have you learned?
Comments from the Williams team after the three day test at Jerez
Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1:
"Over the last three weeks, the team has been hard at work in Spain,
completing some really useful testing to identify any major ...
HONDA RACING F1 TEAM COMPLETES 2005 TESTING PROGRAMME
The Honda Racing F1 Team completed its 2005 testing programme at the
Circuito de Jerez in Southern Spain today. Jenson Button, Anthony
Davidson and Adam Carroll shared the testing ...
Bridgestone Motorsport concluded its final winter test of 2005 today
after a busy two weeks testing with all four of its teams for 2006:
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, MF1 Racing, Panasonic Toyota Racing and
Bridgestone Motorsport Test...
Fourth day of testing this week - the last of 2005 - for Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro, working once again today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in
Michael Schumacher was on track today, alternating behind the wheel of the
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...
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
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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
Since testing recommenced in Barcelona on Monday 28th November, Team
McLaren Mercedes has completed...
"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
Driven by David Coulthard, the new car completed a limited number...
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...