New season, new drivers helmet designs. Here is the collection of 2010 F1 drivers helmets (click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images). Most of the returning drivers seem to have selected to stay with their traditional designs (or switch back back to them like Jenson Button). The most obvious changes are related to team changes or new sponsors on board. Drivers with most radically changed helmet designs are Robert Kubica (switch from red to yellow) and Timo Glock (from red to mostly gold). Helmets of all 2010 F1 rookie drivers – Bruno Senna, Karun Chandhok, Lucas di Grassi, Vitaly Petrov, Nico Hulkenberg – are included in the gallery. (To see all the different helmets Sebastian Vettel used during 2010 F1 season click here)
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:
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.
Today is the last day of the first 2010 pre-season test in Valencia. Michael Schumacher and Pedro de la Rosa will be back for Mecedes GP and BMW Sauber. Then there are the debuts – Jenson Button for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Fernando Alonso for Ferrari and Vitaly Petrov for Renault. Nico Hulkenberg has tested for Williams before but this will be his first proper test as the teams test driver. Jamie Alguersuari may have spent half of the 2009 racing for Toro Rosso but today will be his first ever F1 test … Updates and images from today’s action in Valencia will appear here as the session progresses.
The Valencia testing continues with day 2. The test session begins at 10am local time. Felipe Massa, Nico Rosberg, Rubens Barrichello, Robert Kubica and Sebastien Buemi continue for the second day in a row. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Kamui Kobayashi (BMW Sauber) are making their 2010 testing debuts today. Stay tuned for updates and images as the session progresses.
The time flies. It is now only 40 days to the start of 2010 Bahrain GP. In the last 10 days some vacancies were filled, new cars and new liveries introduced, doubts about future of some teams increased and more. Here is the overview where the F1 stands with 40 days to go.
The car launch season started with Mercedes although their big launch was only a presentation of their new siver livery painted on the 2009 Brawn GP car. Ferrari, McLaren, BMW Sauber and Renault followed. There is significant lack of sponsor logos on both BMW Sauber and Renault liveries …
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.
Lots of talk about the great things we can or should expect from F1 in near (or distant) future is coming out of Monaco these days. One of the great ideas is to be a common car launch of 2010 Formula 1 cars planned by all the teams. The proposed event already has a date (late January) and a place (Valencia).
While the talk continues on the future of Sauber team FIA came up with yet another version of 2010 entry list. It is rather confusing reading. On one hand it lists Manor as Virgin Racing (witout any official announcement from either Manor or Virgin), on the other hand the Mercedes GP still features as Brawn GP (with a remark that the team has indicated its intention to change its team name to Mercedes Grand Prix prior to the start of the 2010 season). If the rest of the list is to be believed then Red Bull will retain Renault and Toro Rosso Ferrari engines. Despite some claims from Jaime Alguerusuari that his deal with Toro Rosso has been renewed a while ago there is still a TBA where his name should be…
There are only 12 teams on the entry list. There is an interesting remark regarding Toyota:
Toyota Motorsport GmbH remains formally bound by the Concorde Agreement to put forward a team for participation, though it has indicated that it will not be in a position to do so. An announcement will be made regarding this entry in due course.