Quite late (literally on the penultimate testing day of the season) and clearly short of sponsorship the new HRT 111 showed up in Barcelona today. Team boss Colin Kolles insists that this year’s car will be quicker than last year’s, which sets the bar pretty low. At least the team is hiring an experienced driver [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Silly Season'
March 11th, 2011 · No Comments
February 25th, 2011 · No Comments
The newest F1 rumor (which @scarbsf1 thought credible enough to re-tweet) involves Red Bull Renault being on the cusp of announcing a name change to Red Bull Infiniti. But what of Team Lotus? and Lotus Renault?
February 21st, 2011 · No Comments
Speculation has been rife all week about whether the Grand Prix of Bahrain will take place this year, and according to Gulf News the race has been postponed, although when it’s going to take place has not been determined. In fact about the only thing we know for sure is that it won’t take place [...]
December 8th, 2010 · No Comments
Yes, Lotus (the car manufacturer) is back in F1 in a venture with Renault F1 called Lotus Renault GP (pretty much as was opined in a previous post). This is not to be confused with Lotus Racing or indeed Team Lotus, which are actually the 1Malaysia team and now no longer sponsored by Proton who [...]
November 8th, 2010 · No Comments
For a couple of weeks now there have been rather strange disagreements in the press about the name “Lotus” in F1. Pay attention because this gets complicated. Currently there is a team called “Lotus Racing” in the Championship. This is a Malaysian team which is partly funded, but not owned, by Proton. Proton is the [...]
October 4th, 2010 · No Comments
Looks like I was wrong to think that Heidfeld would be back at Sauber in ’11 — the Swiss team has signed 20-year-old Mexican GP2 star Sergio Perez to drive alongside Kamui Kobayashi for next season. This could be the start of a resurgence of Mexico in Formula 1, as telecom magnate (and world’s richest [...]