Articles tagged Toro Rosso

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The greatest grid ever!*(*maybe)

A rare collection of talents, sporting and technical, has been assembled for the 2010 Formula 1 season. We explore whether this just might be the greatest grid in historyBy Anthony Rowlinson Briefly, let the stats do the talking: four World Champion drivers, with 11 titles between them. Six teams that have claimed constructors’ world titles; eight that have won Grands Prix (10 if we count for...

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Slicks back in groove

It was a case of back to the future in post-season Formula 1 testing as drivers prepared for 2008 by running without traction control, while at the same time experimenting with Bridgestone slick tyres, which are due to return in 2009. In 2008 all teams have to run with a common ECU supplied on the FIA’s behalf by McLaren Electronic Systems. As part of the package, traction and launch control has...

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Coulthard calls it a day

David Coulthard will retire from Formula 1 racing after this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, and will be replaced at Red Bull Racing in 2009 by Sebastian Vettel. Like Michael Schumacher, the Scot will ease into retirement by continuing in a testing and advisory role. He told the RBR management of his decision at the Canadian GP – where he finished a surprise third – but did not make a public...

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Teams in race to be ready for Melbourne

There is promise and potential everywhere you look. The glass is half full at every team during pre-season testing before the Grand Prix grid lines up for the first race in a new season. This year the anticipation is greater than ever, thanks to the biggest raft of technical regulation changes since narrow-track cars were introduced in 1998. The new generation of Formula 1 cars have a limited...

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Formula 1: the big questions

Key decisions in the next 12 months could permanently change the shape of Grand Prix racing. From the commercial management to the future health of race teams and circuits, we pinpoint the challenges F1 is facing – and offer some potential answersBy Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid Formula 1 seems to thrive on uncertainty and chaos. Rarely is there a time when the regulations are certain, no...

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Grand Prix Scene

Vettel win 'icing on cake' for Red Bull Sebastian Vettel earned himself a place in the record books at Abu Dhabi when he became the youngest World Champion in Formula 1 history, although the man himself modestly admitted that Lewis Hamilton — whose previous mark he beat by some six months — could have won his first title a year earlier than he did. Remarkably the 23-year-old is the first champion...

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In brief

* Former Renault tester José María López has signed for US F1. The Argentine won the 2003 World Series by Renault title, and then raced in F3000 and GP2. Since ’07 he has dominated his native touring car series. US F1 has also hired Indycar veteran John Anderson as its team manager. The 64-year-old has worked for many leading teams including Forsythe, Foyt, Galles, PacWest and Andretti Green. *...

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Prodrive plans in limbo

Prodrive’s plans to enter the Formula 1 World Championship in 2008 remain in limbo after negotiations to use McLaren customer cars broke down in mid-October. McLaren has always said that it would need sufficient notice to put a customer deal together. The team also wanted a minimum three-year commitment and financial guarantees as it would have had to hire new personnel for the programme....

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Never say never....

The United States Grand Prix is no more. It’s off the Formula 1 calendar for 2008 and a return looks dubious – unless Las Vegas steps up to the plate By David Phillips Did Lewis Hamilton win the final US Grand Prix? Never say never, but it is hard to imagine another taking place unless a sea change occurs in the financial structure of staging Formula 1 races as well as America’s attitudes towards...

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Mosley forces teams to form cost-cutting plans

Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone have reacted to the current global economic crisis by insisting that ways be found to substantially reduce the costs of competing in F1. Mosley showed he meant business by announcing a tender for a common supplier of engines from 2011, a ploy that galvanised the teams into agreeing possible alternatives at FOTA meetings in Japan. A key factor is to reduce the cost...

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