NEWS ARCHIVE

28 FEBRUARY 2010

BARCELONA TEST, DAY 4

On the final day of testing at Barcelona before the kickoff to the 2010 season in Bahrain on 14 March, Lewis Hamilton went quickest for McLaren.

BARCELONA PHOTOS

Photographs from the final day of the Barcelona test.

27 FEBRUARY 2010

BARCELONA TEST, DAY 3

On the third day of testing at Barcelona, drizzle in the morning and a few rain showers in the afternoon disrupted many of the programmes that the teams were trying to accomplish.

BARCELONA PHOTOS

Photographs from day 3 of the Barcelona test.

26 FEBRUARY 2010

BARCELONA TEST, DAY 2

The second of four days of the final test before the start of the 2010 Formula One season took place at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona.

BARCELONA PHOTOS

Photographs from day 2 of the Barcelona test.

25 FEBRUARY 2010

BARCELONA TEST, DAY 1

The final test before the start of the 2010 Formula One World Championship began today at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona, Spain, today.

BARCELONA PHOTOS

Photographs from day 1 of the Barcelona test.

24 FEBRUARY 2010

JAMES KEY REPLACES RAMPF AT SAUBER

Less then one day after Force India announced his departure, James Key has been named as BMW Sauber's new Technical Director, taking over from Willy Rampf.

23 FEBRUARY 2010

MARK SMITH NAMED TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AT FORCE INDIA

In a reshuffling at the Force India team, Mark Smith has been named the new Technical Director.

STEFAN GP FORCED TO CANCEL TEST

Serbian backed Stefan GP have been forced to cancel a planned test at the Algarve track, in Portugal, because of a lack of tyres.

VIP TREATMENT FOR LOTUS

Over the past two days Lotus has played host to prestigious visitors.

VIRGIN RACING NAMES ANYDY SOUCEK AS RESERVE DRIVER

2009 Formula 2 champion Andy Soucek has been named as Virgin Racing's reserve driver for the 2010 season, and will attend races with the team.

20 FEBRUARY 2010

JEREZ TEST, DAY 4

Jenson Button made the most of the perfect weather conditions that greeted the teams on their final day of testing in Jerez de la Frontera to set the best time of these two weeks and confirm the view he expressed on Friday.

19 FEBRUARY 2010

JEREZ TEST, DAY 3

In the third day of testing in Jerez, Mark Webber set the best time in a 2010-spec Formula One car on Friday, making the most of the fine weather the teams and drivers enjoyed at the end of the afternoon.

CAMPOS F1 TEAM TO ANNOUNCE RESTRUCTURING

It is expected that there will be an announcement shortly of a restructuring of the Campos Meta team, with Jose Ramon Carabante taking 100% ownership in the team.

18 FEBRUARY 2010

JEREZ TEST, DAY 2

More rain sums up how things have gone so far in the second week of testing in Southern Spain. The forecast wasn't good for Thursday but was quite accurate for once.

17 FEBRUARY 2010

JEREZ TEST, DAY 1

Testing resumed in Jerez de la Frontera after three days off, but the weather has continued to disrupt the teams' plans. With Lotus joining the ten teams that had been in Southern Spain since last week, there were eleven cars in action on Wednesday.

12 FEBRUARY 2010

LOTUS UNVEILS T127 IN LONDON

Lotus is the latest team to launch their 2010 Formula One chassis, unveiling it in London today at the Royal Horticultural Hall. The Lotus T127 uses the green and yellow colours that are remanisant of the legendary team in the 1950s and 1960s.

10 FEBRUARY 2010

RED BULL LAUNCHES RB6 CHASSIS

Red Bull Racing unveiled their 2010 RB6 chassis at Jerez today - the last of the existing teams to launch.

9 FEBRUARY 2010

FORCE INDIA UNVEILS VJM03 CHASSIS

Force India today unveiled it's 2010 challenger, the VJM03. The team will begin testing the car tomorrow in Jerez.

5 FEBRUARY 2010

STEFAN GP SHOWS INTEREST IN RALF SCHUMACHER

Ralf Schumacher has confirmed today that the Stefan GP team, which is still hoping to obtain an entry to Formula One, is interested in signing the German driver for the coming season.

4 FEBRUARY 2010

NICK HEIDFELD NAMED AS MERCEDES GP THIRD DRIVER

Mercedes GP has confirmed that Nick Heidfeld will be the team's 2010 reserve and test driver.

3 FEBRUARY 2010

VALENCIA TEST, DAY 3

Day three of the first pre-season at Valencia saw Ferrari's domination continue, Fernando Alonso carrying on where his team mate Felipe Massa left off, leading the time sheets during almost the entire session.

VALENCIA PHOTOS

Photographs from day 3 of the Valencia test.

VIRGIN UNVEILS VR-01 CHASSIS

Virgin Racing is the first of the new F1 teams to unveil it's 2010 chassis, the VR-01.

2 FEBRUARY 2010

VALENCIA TEST, DAY 2

The second day of Formula One testing for 2010 continued today at Valencia, where Felipe Massa once again dominated the test sessions, setting the fastest time of the day.

VALENCIA PHOTOS

Photographs from day 2 of the Valencia test.

FORCE INDIA SIGNS PAUL DI RESTA AS THIRD DRIVER

The Force India team has announced today that it has signed Paul di Resta to be it's test and reserve driver for 2010.

TEAMS APPROVE NEW RULES FOR 2010

In a meeting of the Formula One Commission yesterday, Formula One teams have approved a number of rule changes for the coming season.

1 FEBRUARY 2010

VALENCIA TEST, DAY 1

The 2010 Formula One pre-season kicked off today at the Valencia circuit. Seven new cars hit the track on a day with fine weather, allowing most of the teams to put in significant mileage and learn more about their new cars.

VALENCIA PHOTOS

Photographs from day 1 of the Valencia test.

MERCEDES GP BREAKS COVER WITH MGP W01

Mercedes GP today hit the track for the first time with it's new chassis for 2010, the MGP W01, at the Valencia circuit.

MERCEDES MGP W01 PHOTOS

Photos of the new MGP W01

TORO ROSSO STR5 PHOTOS

Photos of the new Toro Rosso STR5 chassis