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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jerez day one: Toro Rosso report

The team put in a lot of work at the factory, making changes to the STR 6 based on data acquired in Valencia and the first day in Jerez would suggest that those changes have delivered signs of progress.
Today was a milestone for a product of the Red Bull Young Driver programme, as Daniel Ricciardo had his first ever drive in a Scuderia Toro Rosso car.

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jerez day one: Red Bull report

Mark took the RB7-01 on a 94-lap test of the Jerez circuit and chalked up a best time of 1:21.522. The best of the day was Felipe Massa’s 1:20.709 for Ferrari.
The team’s focus today was on tyres as we evaluated a broader range of Pirellis than used in Valencia last week.

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jerez day one: Ferrari report

First day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and ten other Formula 1 teams, working from today until Sunday at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain.

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jerez day one: Mercedes report

Formula One’s second winter test got underway this morning at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain as preparations continue for the start of the new season. Nico Rosberg was at the wheel of the MGP W02, with Michael Schumacher due to take over for Friday and Saturday, before Nico rounds off the programme on Sunday.

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

McLaren testing forward exhausts at Jerez

Feb.10 (GMM) McLaren was testing a Renault-like forward-exiting exhaust concept on its newly launched MP4-26 car at Jerez on Thursday.

The car debuted by Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish circuit therefore differed fundamentally from the version launched...

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 Ferrari now called 'F150th Italia'

Feb.10 (GMM) Ferrari has changed the name of its 2011 formula one car.

It emerged on Thursday that Ford is suing the famous Italian marque after Ferrari called this year's single seater F150.

The name was a tribute to the 150th anniversay of Italian...

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kubica feared he was paralysed in crash - manager

Feb.10 (GMM) Robert Kubica feared his horror rally crash had left him paralysed, the Polish driver's manager has revealed.

After arriving at the Italian hospital in a critical condition last Sunday and having seven hours of surgery, the 26-year-old R...

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Founders to pocket EUR 70m in Williams float

Feb.10 (GMM) Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head will pocket the proceeds of Williams' Frankfurt float rather than invest it back into their famous British team.

The Oxfordshire based outfit announced on Wednesday that the pricing of the shares being...

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Heidfeld to race Renault in 2011 - reports

Feb.10 (GMM) Nick Heidfeld has been selected to drive in injured Robert Kubica's place this season, according to a German report.

Lotus-sponsored Renault has already announced that German Heidfeld, 33, will be testing at Jerez this weekend, but only ...