NEWS ARCHIVE

31 OCTOBER 2010

MCLAREN MEN VOW TO ATTACK IN BRAZIL

Interlagos is the site of momentous moments for both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button and both are hoping to continue that tradition and keep the championship battle alive in Brazil next weekend.

29 OCTOBER 2010

TOP BIRD GETS MERCEDES F1 TEST

GP2 race winner Sam Bird will test for the Mercedes F1 team in the young driver tests at Yas Marina on November 16/17.

SENNA LINKED TO LOTUS RENAULT DEAL

The Brazilian Globo Esporte newspaper is linking Bruno Senna with a potential Lotus-Renault deal for 2011.

HORNER RUBBISHES BERGER CLAIMS

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has strongly denied suggestions from Gerhard Berger on Austrian TV that Mark Webber would like to have taken out one of his championship rivals when he rolled back across the track after his crash in the Korea.

28 OCTOBER 2010

DID FERRARI APPLY ILLEGAL TEAM ORDERS AGAIN IN KOREA?

A report has revealed that Ferrari once again applied team orders during the Korean Grand Prix to further the championship cause of Fernando Alonso.

BERNIE AND HIS MANY HAPPY RETURNS

Formula 1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone was born in St Peter South Elmham, a rural backwater near Bungay in Suffolk, England, 80 years ago today.

VETTEL'S NOT SO SUBTLE MESSAGE...

Just in case Red Bull's management is thinking of loading its efforts behind Mark Webber in the final two races, Sebastian Vettel has underlined the fact that his departure from last Sunday's Korean GP through engine failure was not, unlike his team mate's, self-inflicted.

BARRICHELLO WINS GOOGLE VERDICT

Rubens Barrichello has won $118,000 in a libel action against Google Brazil.

27 OCTOBER 2010

WEBBER - SINNER OR SINNED AGAINST?

The demise of Mark Webber's championship lead and the Aussie's crash in the Korean Grand Prix has sparked controversial opinions.

25 OCTOBER 2010

RACE REPORT - JOY FOR ALONSO, DISASTER FOR RED BULL

Korean GP - Race Report

MALDONADO TO TEST WILLIAMS

Speculation that Williams will replace Nico Hulkenberg with Pastor Maldonado, the German's successor as GP2 champion, has been fuelled by the announcement that the Venezuelan will join F2 champion Dean Stoneman in the Williams young driver tests at Abu Dhabi next month.

24 OCTOBER 2010

RACE NOTES - WEBBER SPINS, VETTEL BLOWS UP, ALONSO WINS KOREAN GP

Korean GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Korean GP - Sunday Photos

BRAZIL PENALTIES FOR SUTIL AND BUMI

Force India's Adrian Sutil and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi will suffer five slot grid penalties at the Brazilian GP after collisions with Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi and Virgin's Timo Glock respectively.

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Korean GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Korean GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Korean GP - Race Results

23 OCTOBER 2010

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL PIPS WEBBER TO KOREAN GP POLE

Korean GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Korean GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Korean GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Korean GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Korean GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - KUBICA QUICKEST IN KOREA FP3

Korean GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Korean GP - Practice 3 Results

22 OCTOBER 2010

FERNANDES UNDER PRESSURE TO DROP LOTUS NAME?

Lotus Racing boss Tony Fernandes appears to be under pressure to drop the Lotus name if he wants to secure his supply of Renault engines.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - WEBBER TOPS OPENING DAY IN KOREA

Korean GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Korean GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Korean GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Korean GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Korean GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - HAMILTON FASTEST AS KOREA GETS UNDERWAY

Korean GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Korean GP - Practice 1 Results

21 OCTOBER 2010

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Korean GP - Thursday Press Conference

MCLAREN: HANGIN' ON THE TELEPHONE

McLaren Mercedes has extended its title sponsorship partnership with Vodafone until the end of 2013.

20 OCTOBER 2010

MAURICE HAMILTON JOINS GRANDPRIX.COM FOR WEEKLY COLUMN

Today sees the first installment of a new column on Grandprix.com by celebrated F1 journalist Maurice Hamilton.

WILLIAMS SCOOPS TOP PR AWARD

Williams has claimed a top award in the annual PR Week Awards at the Grosvenor House hotel in London.

19 OCTOBER 2010

PROST ON SCHUMACHER: TYRES ARE AN EXCUSE

Four times world champion Alain Prost has told French sports newspaper L'Equipe that Michael Schumacher lacked the humility to set reasonable targets for his F1 return.

HAMILTON FIFTH MOST POWERFUL CELEBRITY

The British publication Marketing Week has quoted research which places Lewis Hamilton in the top five most powerful UK celebrities.

18 OCTOBER 2010

TEAMS GEAR UP FOR KOREA

Formula 1 teams have spent the last month running virtual simulation programmes ahead of the inaugural Korean Grand Prix at the Yeongam circuit this coming weekend.

KUBICA QUICK ON THE LOOSE TOO

Robert Kubica recovered from the disappointment of his early retirement in the Japanese Grand Prix by taking third place overall in last weekend's Rallye d'Antibes in the south of France.

17 OCTOBER 2010

CHANDHOK TIPS RED BULL FOR KOREA

Karun Chandhok, who has driven display laps of the Korean International Circuit in a Red Bull, thinks that the championship-leading team will have the edge in next Sunday's inaugural Korean Grand Prix.

15 OCTOBER 2010

RUSSIA FINALLY INKS F1 DEAL

Bernie Ecclestone has signed a seven-year deal for a Russian Grand Prix in Sochi between 2014-2020.

14 OCTOBER 2010

TWO DAY GRAND PRIX MEETINGS WON'T HAPPEN

Although last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix went off successfully despite a truncated track schedule after Saturday was washed out, it is unlikely that two-day GP meetings will receive enough support to be seriously considered as an alternative to the current F1 race timetable.

13 OCTOBER 2010

WEBBER AND BUTTON PLAYING MIND GAMES?

As the world championship run-in comes down to the nitty-gritty with just three races left to run, it seems defending champion Jenson Button and series leader Mark Webber are indulging in some psychological warfare.

12 OCTOBER 2010

WAS BUTTON MCLAREN'S SUZUKA SACRIFICIAL LAMB?

On Sunday night at Suzuka, Red Bull's Christian Horner admitted he'd been a little bit suspicious of McLaren's Japanese GP approach.

KOREA GIVEN FIA GREEN LIGHT

The FIA has given the Korean Grand Prix approval to go ahead following a two day safety inspection.

10 OCTOBER 2010

RACE REPORT - VETTEL CUTS WEBBER'S LEAD...

Japanese GP - Race Report

RACE NOTES - VETTEL DOMINATES JAPANESE GP

Japanese GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Japanese GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Japanese GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Japanese GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Japanese GP - Race Results

SUNDAY QUALIFYING PRESS CONFERENCE

Japanese GP - Sunday Qualifying Press Conference

SUNDAY QUALIFYING TEAM QUOTES

Japanese GP - Sunday Qualifying Team Quotes

BUTTON RUES THREE-LAP QUALIFYING RUN

Jenson Button thinks that his sixth place on the Suzuka grid on Bridgestone's prime tyre could have been third had he not fuelled for a three-lap run in Q3.

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL PIPS WEBBER TO SUZUKA POLE

Japanese GP - Qualifying Report

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Japanese GP - Qualifying Results

9 OCTOBER 2010

HAMILTON BACK FIVE PLACES AFTER GEARBOX PROBLEM

Lewis Hamilton's championship hopes suffered another blow when he was hit by a five place grid penalty for a changed gearbox at Suzuka.

JAPANESE QUALIFYING ON SUNDAY MORNING, BUT WHAT IF IT RAINS AGAIN?

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Japanese GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Japanese GP - Saturday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - RAIN WIPES OUT FINAL PRACTICE AT SUZUKA

Japanese GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Japanese GP - Practice 3 Results

8 OCTOBER 2010

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - RED BULL UNDERLINES PACE IN FP2

Japanese GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Japanese GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Japanese GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Japanese GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Japanese GP - Practice 2 Results

FORCE INDIA LOSES COURT VERDICT

Force India has suffered a reversal of a 2009 High Court ruling demanding that Etihad Airways and Aldar Properties pay $4.7m in damages.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - RED BULL ON TOP IN FIRST SESSION AT SUZUKA

Japanese GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Japanese GP - Practice 1 Results

7 OCTOBER 2010

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Japanese GP - Thursday Press Conference

LOTUS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY

Lotus Racing has signed a global representation agreement with the entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

6 OCTOBER 2010

BOB BELL DEPARTS RENAULT

Renault Formula 1 team managing director Bob Bell has stepped down with immediate effect.

EX-LOTUS BOSS PETER WARR DIES

Peter Warr has died at his home in the south-west of France at the age of 72. Warr was best known as the team boss of the Lotus Formula 1 team.

5 OCTOBER 2010

LOTUS AGREED RED BULL DRIVE TRAIN DEAL

Lotus Racing has agreed a deal with Red Bull Technology for the supply of gearboxes and hydraulic systems from the 2011 season and beyond.

4 OCTOBER 2010

SAUBER CONFIRMS PEREZ AND TELMEX

As we predicted, Sauber has today confirmed a partnership with Mexican telecommunications company Telmex and has signed 20-year-old GP2 series runner-up Sergio Perez to partner Kamui Kobayashi in 2011.

1 OCTOBER 2010

PORSCHE TO LOOK AT F1 PROGRAMME

New Porsche chairman Matthias Muller has said at the Paris Motor Show that the company will consider a future F1 programme.