NEWS ARCHIVE

31 JANUARY 2010

VITALY PETROV LANDS SECOND RENAULT F1 SEAT

At Renault F1's launch of the team's R30 chassis, they also announced that Vitaly Petrov (25) will be the team's second driver alongside Robert Kubica.

RENAULT F1 TEAM DEBUTS R30 CHASSIS

Hot on the heels of the Sauber launch at Valencia, Renault F1 displayed their new R30 chassis in preparation for the start tomorrow of the first official test session of the year.

RENAULT LAUNCH PHOTOS

Launch photos from Sunday's Renault event.

SAUBER LAUNCHES 2010 CHASSIS

BMW Sauber presented their new C29 chassis for the first time at Valencia on Sunday, in advance of the official testing that will start Monday at the track.

SAUBER LAUNCH PHOTOS

Launch photos from Sunday's Sauber event.

VIRGIN FIRES UP COSWORTH

Virgin Racing has become the first of the four new Formula One teams to fire-up the new Cosworth CA2010 engine, when it started the car on Saturday evening.

29 JANUARY 2010

MCLAREN LAUNCHES 2010 CHALLENGER

World champion Jenson Button, and former world champion Lewis Hamilton made there first appearance as team mates at McLaren-Mercedes' launch of the 2010 MP4-25 chassis at Vodafone's headquarters in England.

HAMILTON SR TO LAUNCH F1 TESTING ACADEMY

Anthony Hamilton, father of world champion Lewis, is planning to launch a programme called GP Prep Drivers Academy to help young drivers to get testing experience in current F1 machinery.

WILLIAMS SIGNS VALTTERI BOTTAS AS TEST DRIVER

Williams F1 announced today that it has signed Valtteri Bottas as the team's reserve and test driver.

28 JANUARY 2010

FERRARI UNVEILS 2010 CHASSIS

Ferrari became the first Formula 1 team to unveil its 2010 chassis when they launched the F10. After struggling with the 2009 car,

26 JANUARY 2010

RED BULL PICKS RICCIARDO AND HARTLEY AS RESERVES

Red Bull has announced their reserve drivers for 2010, with Daniel Ricciaro and Brendon Hartley alternating the duties for Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso race-by-race.

25 JANUARY 2010

USF1 ANNOUNCES LOPEZ

The USF1 Team has announced that they have signed Argentine driver Jose Maria Lopez to drive for the team in 2010.

MERCEDES GP LAUNCHES F1 TEAM

Mercedes-Benz presented it's newly acquired Mercedes GP Petronas team, and it's livery, at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

22 JANUARY 2010

ALGUERSUARI CONFIRMED AT TORO ROSSO

Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed that Spanish driver Jaime Alguersuari will continue for 2010 with the Italian team.

20 JANUARY 2010

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT ODD NUMBERS

Returning former world champion Michael Schumacher likes to be odd. The German driver has requested a number switch to the odd number "3" rather than "4" for superstitious reasons.

19 JANUARY 2010

WHITMARSH ELECTED AS NEW FOTA CHAIRMAN

The Formula One Teams Association has elected McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh as its new Chairman for 2010.

BMW SAUBER SIGNS PEDRO DE LA ROSA

BMW Sauber has signed Pedro de la Rosa to join Kamui Kobayashi for the 2010 season.

18 JANUARY 2010

DOMENICALI CALLS FOR MORE TESTING

Ferrari F1 boss Stefano Domenicali says that he believes that the Formula 1 teams must reconsider the amount of testing that is currently allowed.

14 JANUARY 2010

LOTUS TO LAUNCH ON 12 FEBRUARY

Tony Fernandes, the Team Principal of the new Lotus F1 team has said the team will hold the official launch of their new car on 12 February.

SCHUMACHER COMPLETES GP2 TEST

Michael Schumacher has completed a three-day test of a development GP2 chassis and the Jerez circuit in Spain.

RENAULT OPTS FOR VALENCIA

The Renault F1 team has announced that they will present their new R30 chassis at the Valencia circuit on 31 January, one day before official testing begins on that track.

MCLAREN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH

McLaren has announced that it will launch its 2010 MP4-25 chassis on 29 January.

13 JANUARY 2010

VIRGIN RACING UNDERGOES MANAGEMENT RESHUFFLE

The recently launched Virgin Racing has already announced a management reshuffle, as John Booth has taken over as Team Principal from Alex Tai.

MARUSSIA TO BRAND VIRGIN ENGINES?

Marussia, the Russian sports car maker that is planning to enter the market with a new car in 2010, is planning use Formula One to promote its brand.

11 JANUARY 2010

FIA TO APPEAL BRIATORE VERDICT

The FIA has decided to appeal the verdict given by the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris.

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER TO TEST GP2 CAR IN SPAIN

Seven-times World Champion Michael Schumacher will test a GP2 car at Jerez on Tuesday, in anticipation of his return to Formula One racing with Mercedes GP this season.

10 JANUARY 2010

CAMPOS META ON THE BRINK

Campos Meta's entry in the 2010 Formula One World Championship has been put further in doubt with the news that Tony Teixeira has entered the frame to take over the Spanish outfit.

8 JANUARY 2010

SAUBER ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Following the purchase of the BMW Sauber F1 Team last November and the return of the BMW employees to Munich, Peter Sauber has now announced a new management structure.

GENII TO DROP YOUNG DRIVERS PROGRAM?

With Genii Capital’s investment in the Renault F1 programme, their driver management company, Gravity Sports, might now axe it's young driver programme.

USF1 TO DEBUT CAR IN AMERICA

USF1 is reporting that the team will debut their new 2010 chassis on home soil at Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama.

6 JANUARY 2010

SAUBER TO LAUNCH NEW CAR ON 31 JANUARY

Sauber has confirmed that it will reveal its 2010 car on 31 January at Valencia, the day before official testing gets underway for the new season.

5 JANUARY 2010

THE FIA'S REACTION

In reaction to the outcome of the Flavio Briatore court case the FIA issued a statement.

FLAVIO BRIATORE STATEMENT

Flavio Briatore issued a statement in a reaction to the French Court's decision on his case against the FIA.

FLAVIO BRIATORE WINS COURT CASE AGAINST FIA

Former Renault Team Principal Flavio Briatore has won his court case against the FIA in the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris.

RENAULT APPOINTS ERIC BOULLIER AS TEAM PRINCIPAL

Renault has announced that it is appointing Frenchman Eric Boullier as its new team principal, with immediate effect. The 36-year-old had visited Enstone before Christmas with new team owner Gerard Lopez.

Q&A WITH RENAULT TEAM PRINCIPAL ERIC BOULLIER

Renault has issued a Q&A with their new F1 Team Principal, Eric Boullier.

4 JANUARY 2010

BUTTON AND HAMILTON Q&A

McLaren-Mercedes has issued a Q&A with it's drivers, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

A STREET RACE IN ROME

Maurizio Flammini says that he has an agreement with the Formula One group to host a street race in Rome. He says that the circuit has yet to be defined but that the race will happen.

2 JANUARY 2010

BUTTON AND BRAWN ON NEW YEAR'S HONOURS LIST

The British New Year’s Honours List has been published with the news that motorsport has claimed three honours.