NEWS ARCHIVE

30 SEPTEMBER 2010

LOTUS' FEUD NEARS SOLUTION

If understanding Malaysian politics is a bit like reading tea leaves, then the dispute between Lotus Racing and Proton's Group Lotus over the use of the "Team Lotus" name might be nearing a settlement.

KOBAYASHI HONOURED AHEAD OF HOME GRAND PRIX

Kamui Kobayashi will enjoy his first home grand prix as a newly appointed Japanese "Sports Tourism Master" after a ceremony in Tokyo.

STEPNEY PLEA BARGAIN ENDS SPY CASE

The Ferrari-McLaren 2007 spy story has been concluded in Sassuolo, at the detached seat of the criminal court of Modena.

29 SEPTEMBER 2010

GASCOYNE SIGNS LONG TERM LOTUS DEAL

Lotus Racing, which recently announced that it will race as Team Lotus in F1 next year, has just announced a new five-year deal tying chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne to the team until at least 2015.

28 SEPTEMBER 2010

SAUBER'S MEXICAN SUPERTEAM ON THE WAY?

Rumours linking the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, to the Sauber team are gathering momentum.

27 SEPTEMBER 2010

LOTUS RACING RESPONDS

Later on Monday, after the announcement by Proton cars that they don't believe that the Lotus F1 operation run by Tony Fernandes has the legitimate right to change their name to Team Lotus, the team issued a release.

GROUP LOTUS HITS BACK AT FERNANDES

Tony Fernandes' Lotus Formula 1 team faces a possible legal action over its rebranding as "Team Lotus" heading into the 2011 F1 championship.

PEDRO DE LA ROSA CONFIRMED AS PIRELLI TESTER

Pirelli has confirmed today that Pedro de la Rosa will replace Nick Heidfeld as the official test driver for the Italian company.

RACE REPORT - ALONSO CLOSES IN

Singapore GP - Race Report

26 SEPTEMBER 2010

RACE NOTES - ALONSO WINS SINGAPORE GP

Singapore GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Singapore GP - Sunday Photos

ECCLESTONE UNSURE ABOUT KOREA

There is much uncertainty surrounding the highly anticipated Korean Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on October 24.

RACES TO BE BROADCAST IN HD IN 2011?

In an interview today, Bernie Ecclestone indicated that Formula 1 was likely to start televising races in HD format as early as 2011.

HULKENBERG GIVEN PENALTY AS WELL - RACE ORDER CHANGES AGAIN

Later in the evening, Williams' Nico Hulkenberg was also handed a 20-second penalty for cutting a corner to gain an advantage on the track, when he passed Vitantonio Liuzzi's Force India on lap one of the race.

SUTIL PENALISED - DROPS TO 10TH PLACE

After the race the stewards of the race handed Force India-Mercedes driver Adrian Sutil a 20-second penalty for gaining an advantage by cutting turn 7 on the first lap of the race.

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Singapore GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS (REVISED)

Singapore GP - Race Results

25 SEPTEMBER 2010

QUALIFYING REPORT - ALONSO GRABS SINGAPORE POLE

Singapore GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Singapore GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Singapore GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Singapore GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - VETTEL MAINTAINS MARGIN IN FINAL SINGAPORE PRACTICE

Singapore GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Singapore GP - Practice 3 Results

24 SEPTEMBER 2010

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - RED BULL 1-2 IN SINGAPORE

Singapore GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Singapore GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Singapore GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Singapore GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - WEBBER TOPS FIRST SESSION IN SINGAPORE

Singapore GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Singapore GP - Practice 1 Results

KLIEN A BOOST TO HRT CHANCES IN SINGAPORE?

Christian Klien is to replace Sakon Yamamoto alongside Bruno Senna in the HRT team for the Singapore Grand Prix.

FERNANDES CLAIMS TEAM LOTUS MONIKER

Lotus Racing will race under the iconic Team Lotus banner in 2011 after team boss Tony Fernandes completed a deal to buy the rights to the name from David Hunt, brother of the late 1976 world champion James.

KLIEN REPLACES YAMAMOTO AT SINGAPORE

Hispania Racing has announced that Christian Klien will replace Sakon Yamamoto for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, saying that the Japanese driver is suffering from a bout of food poisoning.

23 SEPTEMBER 2010

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Thursday Press Conference

HORNER: FERRARI IS THE BIGGEST THREAT

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says it is the challenge of Ferrari and Fernando Alonso that could gave his team the biggest headache during the title run-in, which begins at Singapore this weekend.

21 SEPTEMBER 2010

SINGAPORE - MENTAL CHALLENGE OF MONACO, PHYSICAL CHALLENGE OF SEPANG

The Singapore Grand Prix provides the F1 community with some unique challenges, as much related to the circuit layout and the humidity as the night-time schedule.

20 SEPTEMBER 2010

IS KUBICA THE SINGAPORE DARK HORSE?

Robert Kubica split the Red Bulls on the Monaco grid in May and as F1 heads to the Singapore streets, the Pole will also be hoping to get in among the title contenders in F1's spectacular night race.

GUTIERREZ SIGNED AS SAUBER RESERVE DRIVER

Esteban Gutierrez, the 19-year-old inaugural GP3 champion, has been signed by Sauber as test and reserve driver for 2011. The Mexican has already worked with the team during the 2010 season as an affiliated driver.

17 SEPTEMBER 2010

MCLAREN: SINGAPORE WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS

Reigning world champion Jenson Button is among those who think that next weekend's Singapore Grand Prix will provide key pointers to the likely outcome of the world championship.

16 SEPTEMBER 2010

GROSJEAN REPLACES HEIDFELD IN PIRELLI TEST ROLE

Nick Heidfeld has completed another two-day test for new F1 tyre supplier Pirelli at Jerez this week. However, with the announcement that the German will replace Pedro de la Rosa at Sauber for the rest of the season, further Pirelli testing will be conducted by Romain Grosjean, beginning at Monza next week.

VICTORIAN MP: MELBOURNE HAS GOT ITS PRIORITIES WRONG

There are more ructions in Australia over the cost to the taxpayer of the Melbourne grand prix.

15 SEPTEMBER 2010

VILLENEUVE STILL PURSUING F1

Despite not being allocated a slot on the 2011 F1 grid as a new team, in association with the Italian Durango outfit, it seems that 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has not abandoned his hopes of returning to the F1 scene.

14 SEPTEMBER 2010

HEIDFELD CONFIRMED AT SAUBER

Confirming the rumours, BMW Sauber has announced that Nick Heidfeld will replace Pedro de la Rosa for the rest of the season to partner Kamui Kobayashi.

13 SEPTEMBER 2010

HEIDFELD TO RETURN WITH SAUBER?

Nick Heidfeld could return to the Sauber team for the final five races of the season in place of Pedro de la Rosa.

LOTUS, COSWORTH AGREE TO END ENGINE DEAL

Cosworth issued an announcement that they have reached an agreement to end their current engine supply deal with the Lotus team.

HRT FINED $20,000 AFTER YAMAMOTO HITS TEAM MEMBER

The race stewards of the Italian GP have fined the HRT team $20,000 after it's driver Sakon Yamamoto hit a team member during his pit stop during todays race.

12 SEPTEMBER 2010

RACE REPORT - ALONSO WINS TENSE MONZA

Italian GP - Race Report

RACE NOTES - ALONSO WINS ITALIAN GP FOR FERRARI

Italian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Italian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Italian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Italian GP - Race Results

11 SEPTEMBER 2010

QUALIFYING REPORT - ALONSO SNATCHES ITALIAN GP POLE

Italian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS (UPDATED)

Italian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Italian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Italian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - HAMILTON FASTEST IN FINAL MONZA PRACTICE

Italian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Italian GP - Practice 3 Results

10 SEPTEMBER 2010

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - VETTEL QUICKEST AT MONZA

Italian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Italian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Italian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Italian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - BUTTON TOPS FIRST SESSION AT MONZA

Italian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Italian GP - Practice 1 Results

9 SEPTEMBER 2010

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Thursday Press Conference

A VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE

The judging body of the World Motor Sport Council's decision to confirm Ferrari's $100,000 fine for a breach of article 39.1 of the sporting regulations but take no further action is a victory for common sense.

DRIVERS BACK FIA TEAM ORDERS DIRECTIVE

The news that the ban on team orders will be reviewed by F1's Sporting Working Group later in the year, has been received with a degree of relief in the Formula 1 paddock.

8 SEPTEMBER 2010

FERRARI ESCAPES FURTHER PUNISHMENT (UPDATED)

The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), Formula One's governing body, upheld a $100,000 fine against the Ferrari team and will not impose any further penalties against the team following the team orders controversy at the German Grand Prix in July.

FERRARI RESPONDS

Ferrari has issued a press release, following the FIA World Council meeting today.

FIA UNVEILS 2011 F1 SCHEDULE

The FIA's World Motor Sport Council today announced a provisional calendar for the 2011 Formula 1 season, starting in Bahrain in March and ending in Brazil in November.

NO ADDITIONS TO F1 GRID IN 2011

None of the potential new teams bidding for a place on the Formula 1 grid have been successful, the governing body revealed today.

7 SEPTEMBER 2010

BARRICHELLO LOOKING FORWARD TO 'BEST' TRACK

After the disappointment of retiring on the first lap of his historic 300th grand prix at Spa, Rubens Barrichello is looking forward to making amends at Monza this weekend as F1 concludes its European season.

KAMUI KOBAYASHI SIGNS WITH SAUBER FOR 2011

Sauber has re-signed Japanese rookie Kamui Kobayashi for 2011.

6 SEPTEMBER 2010

RENAULT STILL TARGETING MERCEDES

Renault is still hoping to overhaul Mercedes for fourth place in the constructors' championship and is bullish after the promising performance last time out at Spa.

CHANDHOK SAMPLES KOREA

The new Korean Grand Prix circuit delivered the most concrete indication that the race, scheduled for October 22-24, will go ahead as planned when former Red Bull junior driver Karun Chandhok completed a demonstration in a Red Bull chassis yesterday.

4 SEPTEMBER 2010

MCLAREN WANTS BUTTON BACK IN THE HUNT

Despite Lewis Hamilton re-taking the world championship lead by three points from Mark Webber with his third win of the season at Spa, McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh also wants to see Jenson Button back in the championship fight after his non-finish at the hands of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in Belgium.

3 SEPTEMBER 2010

KOREA TAKING THINGS TO THE LIMIT

Korea will not have its final track inspection until late September, just a month before the inaugural Korean G1 Grand Prix is scheduled to take place over October 22-24.

LOTUS MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE...

Sixteen-year-old Malaysian Nabil Jeffri became the youngest driver to test an F1 car when he conducted a day of aero testing for Lotus Racing on the Duxford RAF Museum's runway in Cambridge, England.

MASSA GETS AWAY WITH 'JUMP' START

Felipe Massa started ahead of his grid position in last weekend's Belgium GP amateur video footage has shown, but it is too late for him to suffer any penalty.

2 SEPTEMBER 2010

LOTUS: COSWORTH OR RENAULT?

Stories intensified in Belgium that a deal has been concluded for Lotus Racing to switch to Renault engines next year.