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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mercedes shakedown new car at Silverstone

Mercedes have today completed a shakedown of their new car at Silverstone, with various footage emerging on the web of a car that looks as though it has been designed with the step nose design. If this is the case, McLaren will remain the only car that doesn’t feature the step nose design. The team will officially unveil their car at Barcelona next week prior to the start of the second pre-season test, which will leave only Marussia and HRT to unveil their new cars. […]

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kovalainen signs management for contract negotiation

Heikki Kovalainen has joined the IMG management stable ahead of crucial contract negotiations in 2012. After disappointing early stints at Renault and McLaren, the Finn has rebuilt his reputation as team leader at the 2010 startup Lotus/Caterham. Just before Christmas, he dismissed rumours he was set to move up to a better team but denied he has an 'obligation' to stay beyond 2012. "I want to see what we can do together and let's see what is the situation in the summer," said the 30-year-old. […]