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Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013

Korean Grand PrixView

Formula 1 returns to Asia for the 2013 Korean Grand Prix, the first of two back-to-back races on the continent. The Korean International Circuit tests the car’s overall performance because of its mixture of high-speed corners, long straights and a slower technical part towards the end of the lap. Supersoft and medium tyre compounds will be used, a change from last season where Pirelli brought the soft and Supersoft. The circuit has been modified since 2012 and one of the changes has been made to […]

Posted on Friday, June 3, 2011

Virgin confirms new reserve driver Wickens

Jun.3 (GMM) Despite playing down the rumours mere days ago, Virgin boss John Booth on Friday confirmed Robert Wickens as the team's new reserve driver.

It had been reported Canadian Wickens, 22, backed substantially by Virgin team sponsor and investo...

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Virgin to announce reserve role for Wickens

May 17 (GMM) Robert Wickens is set to be confirmed as Virgin's new reserve driver.

We reported late last month that the 22-year-old Canadian was at the front of the queue for the role after Sakon Yamamoto's contract covered only the first races of 20...

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Report links Canadian with Virgin reserve role

Apr.26 (GMM) A Canadian is at the front of the queue to become the next reserve driver for the Virgin team.

The role is vacant at present following Sakon Yamamoto's contract that covered only the first three grands prix of 2011.

The Toronto based Ca...

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yamamoto to be Virgin reserve at first three GPs

Mar.23 (GMM) Virgin has signed up Sakon Yamamoto as a reserve driver.

The 28-year-old Japanese's deal is for Melbourne and the subsequent two grands prix, the Marussia-sponsored team announced on Wednesday.

Yamamoto has contested 21 grands prix sinc...

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2010 F1 Season Review: Driver Rankings

Better late than never, but here is our driver review of the 2010 season, with all of the 27 participants rated and reviewed.

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No payin’, no gain – Pay drivers in Formula One

Pay drivers. They’re always in Formula One. Derided by fans and seen as a wasted seat for someone with talent, they’re taken by the team for their financial situation. However, they’re not exactly diabolical. But what constitutes as a pay driver? Fernando Alonso brings with him Santander sponsorship to Ferrari whilst Adrian Sutil brings Medion money to wherever he drives. But you’d call these guys Formula One material, so does it count? To the majority, it doesn’t. Which brings us on to the real pay […]