Eleven out of the thirteen 2010 F1 teams have revealed their liveries already. Here are all of them line up in alphabetical order. We may still see some changes before the season kicks-off in about 1 months time. USF1 and Campos Meta may come up with their cars, some of the teams may add a new sponsor logo here and there, the BMW Sauber racing livery probably will not feature names of both their drivers … What do you think of the 2010 liveries ? Which one is the best ? Scroll down and vote in the 2010 Liveries Poll !
Today is the final day of the Jerez test. Most of the drivers on duty on Friday are returning today. The only changes are at Mercedes GP (Schumacher) and Renault (Kubica). This is the Saturday drivers line up:
Today is the day 3 of the Jerez test. The weather forecasts promise some rain or even storms so the day can get quite interesting. Virgin Racing should be back on track following their front wing failure yesterday. Here is the expected drivers line up for today – none of drivers driving yesterdays is expected on track today:
It is only 30 days to go to the start of first Grand Prix of 2010 F1 season. With only a month to go there are still some question over the shape of the 2010 F1 grid. Virgin Racing became the first one of the new teams to launch their car – the CFD designed VR-01 (images here, shakedown video here). The last of the “old teams” to have launched their 2010 challengers were Force India and Red Bull. Later today Lotus will unveil the first Lotus branded F1 car since 1994 (click here to see new 2010 Lotus F1 car – Lotus Cosworth T127). And that is about as much as we can be sure about.
The 2010 winter testing continues with the second day of action in Jerez. The weather is expected to be a bit better than on Wednesday. Michael Schumacher and Robert Kubica will replace Nico Rosberg and Vitaly Petrov today, the other eight teams will continue with same drivers as yesterday.The drivers in action today are:
The 2010 winter testing returns with the first day of action in Jerez. The seven teams that tested last week in Valencia will be joined by Red Bull (official launch later today), Force India and first of the new teams ready to test – Virgin Racing. The drivers in action today were:
Mercedes GP – Rosberg
Red Bull – Webber
Mclaren – Button
Ferrari – Alonso
BMW Sauber – Kobayashi
Williams – Hulkenberg
Renault – Petrov
Force India – Liuzzi
Toro Rosso – Buemi
Virgin Racing – Glock
Updates and images from the first day of testing in Jerez to follow.
Virgin Racing released the official video from their Silverstone shakedown. Here it is:
Virgin racing has become the first of the new teams to launch the car. The plan was to do a virtual launch on the team’s website but at the end after more than an hour of waiting all we got is the image of the car.
The Cosworth powered VR-01 is the first F1 car designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) only, with no time in the wind tunnel. Virgin Racing will shake the car down tomorrow and on Friday at Silverstone before heading to Jerez for the official test next week.
Construction – Virgin Racing carbon fibre construction monocoque and nosebox
Fuel capacity – In excess of 200 litres
Overall Length – Approx 5,500 mm
Overall Height – Approx 950 mm
Overall Width – Approx 1,800 mm
Wheelbase – Approx 3,200 mm
Engine – Cosworth CA2010, 4 stroke reciprocating piston, normally aspirated, 8 cylinders in banked V configuration with an angle of 90 degrees, 2,400cc
1:43 scale die cast model of Timo Glock’s Virgin Racing VR-01 from Minichamps is now available for pre-order – click here for details
Photos: Virgin Racing
New F1 teams, new F1 team owners resulted in (among other things) in new online presence. Here is an updated list of Formula One teams websites featuring all the 2010 F1 teams. Former BrawnGP website is now redirected to new Mercedes pages (new site to be launched on 25th January). BMW Sauber F1 (while still keeping the “BMW” as a part of the official team name) have been moved away from the BMW Motorsport site to a new blog like team site. Renault website reflects the departure of their title sponsor ING.
The 2010 season countdown is back. It is 50 days to the start of 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix. We are now only days from the first 2010 F1 car launches with Ferrari, McLaren, BMW Sauber and Renault all set to unveil their cars before the end January. McLaren team has announced their launch will be streamed live on the team’s official website on 29th January at 11:00 local time. Ferrari’s new car will only be unveiled on January 28 but some pictures of what the 2010 Ferrari livery may look like have been leaked out already – see here.