F1 Today: 25/02/2015

Alonso ruled out of testing Fernando Alonso has left hospital following his crash during pre-season testing in Barcelona. He has returned home to continue to recuperate ahead  of the season opener. McLaren test driver Kevin Magnussen will now share testing duties with Jenson Button at the Circuit de Catalunya, the scene of Alonso’s accident. Alonso

F1 Today: 24/02/2015

Gust of wind caused crash – McLaren McLaren has dismissed rumours that an electrical fault caused Fernando Alonso to become unconscious before the crash during preseason testing on Sunday. The 30-year old remains under observation in hospital. The team say that analysis of the car and telemetry data shows “the accident was caused by the

Alonso making ‘solid recovery’ after a crash

Fernando Alonso is making a ‘solid recovery’ after a crash during pre-season testing yesterday but will remain in hospital for further observation. The Spanard crashed into a wall yesterday at the Circuit de  Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. McLaren says that he is awake and is chatting to family and friends. “In hospital, a thorough and complete analysis

BARCELONA TEST: Grosjean fastest as Alonso crashes out

Romain Grosjean was fastest on the final day of pre season test in Barcelona however, the days event was overshadowed by a crash involving Fernando Alonso who crashed on the exit of Turn Three at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. Nico Rosberg once again under lined Mercedes pace going second fastest by

BARCELONA TEST: Maldonado puts Lotus fastest on day three

Pastor Maldonado was fastest on the third day of preseason testing in Barcelona giving Louts another chance to prove there pace. The Venezuelan driver, quickest on the opening day of the test on Thursday, was four tenths of a second clear of Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen. McLaren once again had another difficult day as

Barcelona Test: Ricciardo fastest just as second sperates top five

Daniel Ricciardo led the days pace for Red Bull on the second day of the second pre-season test in Barcelona. It was a tight day as Red Bull, Ferrari, Force India, Williams and Mercedes were all within a second of each other. Ferrari continued there good form with Kimi Raikkonen going ahead of former team-mate

BARCELONA TEST: Hamilton ill, Rosberg resting while Maldonado goes fastest

World champion Lewis Hamilton has been Forced to withdraw from the second pre-season test after feeling unwell. Meanwhile, fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has also withdrawn after being ordered to rest by doctors due to a sore neck. Williams Suise Wolff provided the day’s action after she collided with Saubers Felipe Nasr. Mercedes has replaced

F1 Today: 18/2/2015

Barcelona Preview The second test takes place at Circuit de Catalunya which will hold the third and fourth test this season. Home to the Spanish GP the circuit is made up of fast straights Kimi Raikkonen went fastest overall during the last test here a fortnight ago ahead of his team mate Sebastian Vettel. But,

F1 today: 16/2/2015

Engine tokens for 2016 Renault says they many use there engine tokens for development of there 2016 power unit. Until this season engines were frozen but this was changed to a token based system is being introduced. However they say they are considering a different approach delaying upgrades until the closing stages of the season.

EDITORS BLOG: Season begins in February

I find this time of year the spring of the season is underway. Yes it is few weeks until the season officially begins in Melbourne. But the work for the teams begins now on Sunday when they and us will be learning where everyone is. However, we should not read too much into this use