NEWS ARCHIVE

29 DECEMBER 2009

FORMER FERRARI ENGINE CHIEF JOINS FIA

Gilles Simon, the former engine chief of Ferrari, is to look into new engine technologies for the FIA.

23 DECEMBER 2009

SCHUMACHER SIGNS FOR MERCEDES GP

Michael Schumacher has been confirmed as Nico Rosberg's team-mate at Mercedes GP in 2010.

21 DECEMBER 2009

MERCEDES LANDS PETRONAS

Mercedes GP has announced a long-term agreement with Petronas for the Malaysian oil company to become the title sponsor of the team. The aim is for the team to launch its new car on February 1 in Valencia.

17 DECEMBER 2009

KOBAYASHI SIGNS FOR SAUBER

Kamui Kobayashi has signed for Sauber.

16 DECEMBER 2009

RENAULT TO SELL STAKE IN F1 TEAM TO GENII CAPITAL

Renault F1 has announced that it will continue in Formula 1, having concluded a deal to sell a large shareholding in the team to a Luxembourg based investment firm called Genii Capital.

RENAULT CONFIRMS RED BULL ENGINE SUPPLY FOR 2010

Along with the announcement that Renault F1 will continue to run a team in Formula 1, the company also confirmed today that it will continue to supply engines to Red Bull Racing for the 2010 season.

15 DECEMBER 2009

VIRGIN BIRTH

Virgin has confirmed that it has acquired the naming rights for Manor Grand Prix and will launch Virgin Racing in F1. The team has confirmed that Brazilian Lucas di Grassi will join former Toyota driver Timo Glock in the team.

14 DECEMBER 2009

LOTUS OPTS FOR KNOWN QUANTITIES

The new Lotus F1 team has confirmed that Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen will be its drivers in 2010. Malaysia’s Fairuz Fauzy will be the test and reserve driver.

11 DECEMBER 2009

F1 GETS A NEW SCORING SYSTEM

The FIA World Council has agreed to adopt the new top 10 points scoring system proposed by the F1 Commission. This is due to the expanded grid of 13 teams. The aim of this is to allow more teams to score points, and thus have something to sell to their sponsors.

TODT'S NEW F1 STRUCTURES

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco today and announced the following decisions, which reflect the thinking of new FIA President Jean Todt and his team.

THE FINAL F1 CALENDAR

The final F1 calendar has been announced with a number of changes designed to make the World Championship a little less taxing for those involved. Monaco has been moved forward a week from May 23 to May 16.

10 DECEMBER 2009

F1 COMMISSION PROPOSES NEW SCORING SYSTEM

The FIA hosted the first F1 Commission for several years today. Chaired by its president Bernie Ecclestone and with FIA President Jean Todt in attendance, the F1 Commission made a number of important decisions.

8 DECEMBER 2009

FORUMS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE OCEAN

This week will see two Motor Sport Business Forums: one in Monte Carlo as usual and a second in Orlando, Florida, where the inaugural Motor Sport Business Forum North America will take place.

4 DECEMBER 2009

FERNANDES TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN MONACO

Tony Fernandes, Team Principal of the new LotusF1 team and one of the main investors in the venture through his Tune Group company, will deliver the keynote address on the first day of the 2009 Motor Sport Business Forum in Monaco.

2 DECEMBER 2009

JULES BIANCHI SIGNS FOR FERRARI

Ferrari has signed a longterm deal with France's Jules Bianchi.