Daily Archives: January 12, 2010

Schumacher starts GP2 test in Spain

Michael Schumacher has starte his 3-day test of a Super Nova GP2 car in Jerez, to “develop new components” for GP2 cars.

The new components being tested are suspension configurations, and a new clutch. Pictures of the test are provided below.


No launch for Williams FW32- and first Williams picture of Barrichello

Williams have announced that they are not to hold an official launch for their 2010 car, the FW32.

Instead, the car will make its debut on the 1st February, at the first test day, in Valencia. However, USF1, Lotus and Red Bull have already announced that they are not to appear at the first test.

After the failed plan for a joint launch in Valencia, some teams have decided to skip “launch season” and go straight to testing.

Also, Rubens Barrichello has been pictured for the first time in the Williams outfit. For copyright reasons, I can’t copy the picture onto this site, but you can see the picture here.

Cosworth engines ready to be shipped

The Cosworth CA2010 engines

The Cosworth CA2010 engines

Engine supplier Cosworth have announced that their supplies of CA2010 engines for 5 teams were completed ahead of schedule before Christmas, and are ready to be shipped.

Mark Gallagher, Cosworth’s general manager, said:

“The first batch of CA2010 units is boxed and ready for our customers to press ahead with installation, fire-up and initial testing.”

“We’re looking forward to seeing them all on track next month since there is still a lot of work to do before the season starts.”

“After the very busy summer and autumn months when we were putting our program together it has been very rewarding to see the first engines ready for action thanks to the hard work of everyone here at Cosworth and our suppliers.”

Cosworth are to return to Formula 1 for the first time since 2006, supplying Williams, Lotus, Virgin, Campos and USF1 for next season.