August 28th, 2013
The success of Lotus’s long-wheelbase car will be a key barometer of the team’s technical approach to the 2014 Formula 1 campaign, according to team principal Eric Boullier.
by George Wood on August 2nd, 2013
Editor’s note: George Wood is returning to his roots in S3 by running his Legends oval car. He’ll also be sharing his thoughts on the basics of oval track set-up during the coming season, beginning with his first installment of Circle Track Setup. So, you want to build your own setup? In iRacing, it’s not that difficult. A couple clicks of the mouse here, a check for the ride heights, let the simulator load the settings . . . and off you go. In real-life, changing a spring takes upwards of a half-hour. Checking ride heights and string-lining a car for toe takes just as long. Time is valuable in racing, and while we’re often trying to make less of it around a track, we always want more of it [...]
July 16th, 2013
Caterham will run Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens alongside its regular racers at this week’s young driver test at Silverstone. Rossi already has experience with the team, having taken part in the first free practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix, while this will be Stevens’ first outing in an F1 car. The pair will drive on the opening two days of the test, with Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde running for half a day each on Friday.
July 15th, 2013
Jenson Button and Sergio Perez are to skip this week’s test at Silverstone, with McLaren electing to stick with its test drivers instead. Although race drivers are allowed to take part on one day of the young driver test that runs from Wednesday until Friday, McLaren believes it is better off running its development drivers instead. The team has announced that Kevin Magnussen will drive on the first day, followed by Oliver Turvey on Thursday and Gary Paffett on Friday
June 26th, 2013
James Rossiter will make his grand prix weekend debut for Force India in Friday morning practice for the British Grand Prix. The 29-year-old, who is Force India’s simulator driver and appeared for the team in last year’s young driver test, will take over Adrian Sutil’s car
June 25th, 2013
Lewis Hamilton says it ‘sucks’ that his outfit is being forced to miss Formula 1′s young driver test at Silverstone next month. While rival teams have questioned the leniency of the punishment handed down to Mercedes for using a 2013 car in a Pirelli test, Hamilton has backed his team boss Ross Brawn in claiming the suspension is going to hurt. “That [the ban] does suck a little bit because that test is quite an important test for the year – it’s the only test really,” he told selected media during an appearance at the Mercedes factory in Brackley on Tuesday
by Conor Daly on September 28th, 2011
Well one of the busiest, if not the busiest season of racing is over for me. It has been an incredible year and the biggest learning curve I’ve ever experienced. The trend of the season was massive improvement every weekend and sure enough we stayed true to that in the final two GP3 weekends of the year… Last time I checked in I was just getting ready for GP3 at Spa-Francorchamps. First of all, what an absolutely incredible circuit. As soon as you get there and look up at Eau Rouge, your mind is blown! No simulator or game does it justice, as soon as you get on track and experience the real deal it’s an incredible feeling. However, I must say that in the dry, it is very simple [...]