NEWS ARCHIVE

28 DECEMBER 2010

PIRELLI COMPLETES FINAL TEST THIS YEAR

Pirelli completed the final test of the year, a five-day session in Bahrain at the Sakhir circuit. The Italian manufacturer, who will be the tyre supplier to Formula 1 starting next season, was refining the compound and construction of their tyres.

22 DECEMBER 2010

PETROV KEEPS RENAULT SEAT

Lotus Renault GP has announced that Russian Vitaly Petrov has signed to drive for the team for 2011 and 2012.

21 DECEMBER 2010

D'AMBROSIO NETS VIRGIN SEAT

Jerome D'Ambrosio will partner Timo Glock in next year's Marussia Virgin Racing F1 line-up.

19 DECEMBER 2010

FRANK WILLIAMS WINS BBC AWARD

Sir Frank Williams has won the Helen Rollason Award at the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony in the UK.

17 DECEMBER 2010

ECCLESTONE UNPERTURBED BY MONTEZEMOLO

Formula 1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been dismissive of sabre rattling from Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo saying that the teams require a better deal in the next F1 Concorde Agreement or else could run their own series.

MONTEZEMOLO PITCHES FOR MORE SPOILS

At Ferrari's annual media lunch president Luca di Montezemolo fired another warning that the F1 teams will want a bigger slice of the sport's commercial revenues when it comes to negotiating a new Concorde Agreement - the document by which the sport is run - for 2013.

15 DECEMBER 2010

WEBBER: LOSS OF FORM IS HAVING A SEASON A BIT LIKE FELIPE...

Mark Webber has revealed that he snapped his brake pedal trying to get his Red Bull slowed down upon landing from his cartwheeling shunt in the European GP at Valencia.

12 DECEMBER 2010

TOM WALKINSHAW 1946-2010

Former team owner and racing driver Tom Walkinshaw has died at the age of 64 from cancer.

10 DECEMBER 2010

F1 TEAM ORDERS BAN IS LIFTED

The adoption of small capacity turbocharged 'green' engines in F1 for 2013 and a lifting of the Article 39.1 team orders ban were the main developments from the final 2010 meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Monaco today.

FIA CONFIRMS 2013 ENGINE RULES

The FIA has agreed radical changes to the engine rules, to begin in the 2013 season, at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Monac.

8 DECEMBER 2010

GROUP LOTUS TO TAKE RENAULT STAKE IN LONG TERM DEAL

Car manufacturer Group Lotus, owned by the Malaysian car company Proton, has announced a deal to become title sponsor in a rebranded team called Lotus Renault GP Team.

PIQUETS WIN LIBEL ACTION AGAINST RENAULT F1

Nelson Piquet senior and son Nelson Jr have won substantial damages and costs from the Renault F1 team over libellous comments made in the aftermath of the 2008 Singapore 'crashgate' scandal.

7 DECEMBER 2010

BERNIE'S BLACK SENSE OF HUMOUR!

Never one to miss a commercial opportunity, the latest advertisement for Hublot watches features an image of Bernie Ecclestone's severely bruised right eye and face following his recent mugging by robbers outside his offices in Knightsbridge, London.

6 DECEMBER 2010

MARK WEBBER'S LATE SEASON SLIDE DUE TO BROKEN SHOULDER?

Mark Webber has revealed that he drove the final four races of this year's F1 season with a broken shoulder.

VETTEL AND GANASSI HONOURED AT AUTOSPORT AWARDS

Sebastian Vettel was voted International Racing Driver of the Year at the annual Autosport Awards in London. The newly crowned world champion was on hand to pick up the trophy on a night which also saw the Red Bull RB6 win Racing Car of the Year.

3 DECEMBER 2010

VIRGIN TO RELY ON CFD AGAIN

Virgin Racing team principal John Booth says he has faith in computational fluid dynamics after the outfit's first year of exclusively using Wirth Research's CFD capability to race in F1.

2 DECEMBER 2010

KEY WAS KEY, SAYS SAUBER

Peter Sauber has confirmed that he is a 100% stakeholder in the team he bought back from BMW at the end of last year, and that he doesn't regret making the move despite a tough start to 2010.

1 DECEMBER 2010

WILLIAMS CONFIRMS PASTOR MALDONADO FOR 2011

Williams F1 has confirmed today that GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado will drive for the british team next season alongside Rubens Barrichello.

Q&A WITH PASTOR MALDONADO

A question and answer with Pastor Maldonado, just signed for Williams F1 to partner Rubens Barrichello next season.