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Fri 19 Dec 2008
McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-16

McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-16

Date Tuesday December 16 2008 Driver Pedro de la Rosa Location Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Track length 4.687km Weather Completely dry. Cold in the morning but growing warmer throughout the day. Maximum ambient temperature 13C. Maximum...

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work, aero optimisation and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Cold but...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Sebastian Vettel took over chassis five from Brendon Hartley today and joined Sebastien Buemi for day two of Red Bull Racings three-day test at Jerez de la Frontera. Running two cars, the team concentrated on making set up changes to improve the...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Weather conditions: Sunny all day, too cold for testing early in the morning. Temperature: Air: 3 - 15 C, Track: 3 - 18 C Number of drivers participating: 5 from 3 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Red Bull Racing) 1:17.029 min Circuit...

Buemi fastest at Jerez, de la Rosa quick in Portimao

Buemi fastest at Jerez, de la Rosa quick in Portimao

For sure, Sebastien Buemi is a talent. The Swiss newcomer to Formula One proved as much yet again by topping timesheets for the fifth consecutive test day at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Buemi toured the 2.75-mile track in 1 minute, 17.029 seconds...

Portimao test times 2008-12-16

Portimao test times 2008-12-16

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Pedro de la Rosa E McLaren-Mercedes 080 ...

Jerez test times 2008-12-16

Jerez test times 2008-12-16

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Sebastien Buemi CH Red Bull-Renault ...

Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-15

Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-15

Official debut at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Maranello, 15th December Circuit: Autodromo Internacional do Algarve - 4.692 km Driver: Felipe Massa Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 11/15 C, track temperature 14/17 C. Sunny, ...

McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-15

McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-15

Date Monday December 15 2008 Driver Gary Paffett Location Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Track length 4.687km Weather Sunny, but cold and windy throughout the day. Maximum air temp 13C Laps completed 63 Kilometres covered 295km Best ...

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work, aero optimisation and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Cold but sunny. verage ambient temperature: 8C Dickie Stanford, Test Team Manager, Williams...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

The final test session of 2008 got underway today at Jerez de la Frontera, with Red Bull Racing running two cars; one for Sebastien Buemi and the other for the young New Zealander, Brendon Hartley. Apart from a Show Run and some straight line ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

Weather conditions: Sunny all day, but very cold in the morning. Temperature: Air: 4 - 12 C, Track: 4 - 16 C Number of drivers participating: 5 from 3 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Red Bull Racing) 1:17.704 min Circuit length:...

Wed 17 Dec 2008
Buemi sweeps test week in JerezHeadline

Buemi sweeps test week in Jerez

Going for a big finish, Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers completed a speed sweep of Formula One testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Thursday. Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato topped timesheets, becoming the only drivers this week to time under...

Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scramblesHeadline

Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scrambles

Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi again led Scuderia Toro Rosso to the top of timesheets in Formula One testing Wednesday at Circuit de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Continuing his audition for an expanded gig with the team, the 2008 tester...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cupHeadline

Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cup

Team Germany successfully defended their Nations' Cup title at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium. The pairing of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel returned for this year's challenge at the event. The two Formula One aces beat Team ...

Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testingHeadline

Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testing

Even as six northern provinces were racked by snowstorms that closed roads and stranded as many as 600 motorists, sun flooded southern Spain, greeting three Formula One teams testing Monday at Jerez de la Frontera. Sebastien Buemi, Test...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Portimao test times 2008-12-15

Portimao test times 2008-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- 1. Gary Paffett GB McLaren-Mercedes 63 1:31.788 2. Felipe...

Jerez test times 2008-12-15

Jerez test times 2008-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Sebastien Buemi CH Red Bull-Renault 71 ...

Force India stands pat on driversHeadline

Force India stands pat on drivers

After an earlier, postseason shake up in its leadership hierarchy, Force India on Sunday announced the Formula One team would stick with its 2008 driver lineup for 2009. Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Photo by...

Henki Waldschmidt Toyota Barhain test summary

Henki Waldschmidt Toyota Barhain test summary

THE HAGUE, DECEMBER 13th 2008 -- Young Dutch driver Henki Waldschmidt took part in his first official Formula One test when he completed a successful two-day run for the Toyota F1 team at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). Toyota have been...

Singapore GP newsltter 2008-12-13

Singapore GP newsltter 2008-12-13

SINGAPORE GP ENDS THE 2008 SEASON WITH A HAT-TRICK SINGAPORE, 13 December 2008 -- For the third time in a month, the 2008 FORMULA 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix was singled out for excellence by the international motor sports community. At the...

FIA Gala notes

FIA Gala notes

F1 Stars Cap Memorable Season The star-studded FIA Gala in Monaco capped another memorable season in the FIA Formula One World Championship. It was not going to be easy to surpass last season's excitement, with a three-way title showdown at the...

Renault moves 2009 launch date forward

Renault moves 2009 launch date forward

The ING Renault F1 Team brings forward the launch date of the R29 - 12 DEC 2008 The ING Renault F1 Team has decided to bring forward the official launch of its new car, the R29, to Monday the 19th of January 2009. The presentation of the car...

Takuma Sato Jerez test summary

Takuma Sato Jerez test summary

Takuma Sato today completed his third and final test for Scuderia Toro Rosso at Jerez in Spain. Following closely from the recent Barcelona test, Taku had a very successful test completing the full programme that the team had scheduled. Taku...