July 11th, 2010
By Dan Knutson NSSN Correspondent SILVERSTONE, Great Britain — “Fantastic,” Mark Webber radioed the Red Bull team on the cool down lap after he stormed to a dominant victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. “Not bad for a number two driver!” Team boss Christian Horner replied: “Well done Mark, you can smile now!” Webber had been seething rather than smiling during the previous 24 hours as he was incensed that the Red Bull gave his teammate Sebastian Vettel priority “number one driver” treatment
June 29th, 2010
VALENCIA, Spain — Already dead and buried, US F1 is now also fined and banned. The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council came down hard on the North Carolina-based team that was granted an entry for the 2010 season but failed to show up. Having found US F1 “guilty of having infringed the FIA International Sporting Code” the FIA fined the team 309,000 euros (which is basically the $382,000 sum the team deposited for its entry fee in the championship), plus it “disqualified” US F1, thus depriving US F1 of the right to take part, in any way whatsoever, in any competition.
May 25th, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Jenson Button isn’t concerned that he has lost the points lead to Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. “We all know this is a long season — 19 races — and it’s still too early to be worrying about leading the championship,” he said
May 3rd, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Michael Schumacher and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will drive upgraded cars in the next race.
April 18th, 2010
By Dan Knutson NSSN Correspondent SHANGHAI — McLaren might not be the fastest team at the moment, but it is the best team. After the first four races of the season McLaren has scored two wins and is leading both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships.
April 4th, 2010
SEPANG, Malaysia — After two messed up races, the Reds finally hit a Bull run as Sebastian Vettel led teammate Mark Webber to a one-two sweep of the in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel could have won in Bahrain and Australia – he started both races on pole – but mechanical failures beat him back
March 13th, 2010
SAKHIR, Bahrain — Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel has said they’d be tough to beat this year in Formula One competition. After capturing the pole for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Vettel may be out to prove his point. Vettel aced the field of 24 by snatching the pole for the Formula One season opener with his 1:54.101 lap to best Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, who settled for second on the grid
February 25th, 2010
Nico Rosberg expects Mercedes GP’s planned updates for Bahrain to provide a major boost to the team’s form for the first race of the season.
February 8th, 2010
VALENCIA, Spain — “Get out of there, that is the only thing I can tell him. He needs to drive fast and don’t crash: Ross (Brawn) will always tell you that before the race.” That was the advice Michael Schumacher’s former Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello gave to Schumacher’s new Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
January 25th, 2010
STUTTGART, Germany — The Silver Arrows are back. Mercedes-Benz’s new drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg rolled out the F-1 team’s new paint scheme at an official presentation at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart Monday. The new car, called the MGP W01, the first Mercedes F-1 car since 1955, is still being built.
December 14th, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Other than a brief “no comment,” Michael Schumacher is keeping silent about the stories that he will make an F-1 comeback with the Mercedes GP team in 2010