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Williams Grand Prix Engineering FIA Entry: AT&T Williams Car 11: Rubens Barrichello Car 12: Pastor Maldonado Engine: Cosworth V8 Team Principal: Frank Williams Director of Engineering: Patrick Head Technical Director: Sam Michael Race Engineer Car 11: Tony Ross Race Engineer Car 12: Tom McCullough Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 1977 Races Entered 539 Race Wins 113 Pole Positions 126 Fastest Laps 130 Driver World Championships 7 Constructor World Championships 9 Team History The Early Years Like many team owners and principals Frank Williams started life as a driver and mechanic. Realising his ability as a driver wouldn't allow him to reach the levels he hoped Williams set up Frank Williams Racing Cars and in 1969 entered a...
Red Bull Racing FIA Entry: Red Bull Racing Renault Car 1: Sebastien Vettel Car 2: Mark Webber Engine: Renault V8 Team Owner: Dietrich Mateschitz Team Principal: Christian Horner Chief Technical: Office Adrian Newey Chief Designer: Rob Marshall Race Engineer Car 1: Guillaume “Rocky” Rocquelin Race Engineer Car 2: Ciaron Pilbeam Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2005 Races Entered 107 Race Wins 15 Pole Positions 20 Fastest Laps 12 Driver World Championships 1 Constructor World Championships 1 Team History Before Red Bull In 1997 Paul Stewart, aided by his father Jackie and the Ford Motor Company, made the leap from F3000 to F1 as an entrant. Jonny Herbert won 1 race for the Stewart team before it was sold off to Ford who re-branded...
Toro Rosso FIA Entry: Scuderia Toro Rosso Car 18: Sebastien Buemi Car 19: Jamie Alguersuari Engine: Ferrari V8 Team Principa:l Franz Tost Technical Director: Giorgi Ascanelli Race Engineer Car 18: Riccardo Adami Race Engineer Car 19:Andrea Landi Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2006 Races Entered 90 Race Wins 1 Pole Positions 1 Fastest Laps 0 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 The Beginning Toro Rosso took over the Minardi entry in F1 in 2006. Minardi took part in 345 Grands Prix between 1985 and 2005 without a single win, podium, pole or fastest lap but were the starting point for double World Champion Fernando Alonso and race winners Mark Webber and Jarno Trulli. Red Bull Takeover At the end of...
Ferrari FIA Entry: Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Drivers Car 5: Fernando Alonso Car 6: Felipe Massa Engine: Ferrari V8 Chairman: Luca di Montezemolo Team Principal: Stefano Domenicali Technical Director: Aldo Costa Race Engineer Car 5: Andrea Stella Race Engineer Car 6: Rob Smedley Stats as of end 2010 Season First Entered: 1950 Races Entered: 813 Race Wins: 215 Pole Positions: 205 Fastest Laps: 224 Driver World Championships: 15 Constructor World Championships: 16 Team History Ferrari are the only team to have taken part in the F1 World Championship since it's inception in 1950. They are synonymous with F1 and, for many, the reason why they follow the sport. Ferrrai fans, or Tifosi, have clubs across the World and can be see...
Arguably one of the big teams in Formula One but lately they don't seem to be able to get the basics right. Some of their strategy and decisions in the last few years has left more than a few observers scratching their heads. Just a few for starters: Leaving Kimi out on a badly flat-spotted tyre, resulting in it exploding on the last lap. Leaving Hamilton out on tyres so badly worn they were down to the canvas; Bridgestone themselves demanded that McLaren bring him in and McLaren refused, keeping him out for a few more laps. That decision arguably cost Hamilton the first rookie WDC and is one which will haunt him and McLaren for the rest of their days. Not sending Button and Hamilton out to get banker laps in during Q1. Sending...
Mercedes GP FIA Entry: Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Car 7: Michael Schumacher Car 8: Nico Rosberg Engine: Mercedes V8 Team Principal: Ross Brawn Technical Director: Bob Bell Race Engineer Car 7: Mark Slade Race Engineer Car 8: Tony Ross Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2010 Races Entered 19 Race Wins 0 Pole Positions 0 Fastest Laps 0 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 Team History The Mercedes team history splits into two parts. In 1954 the famous pre-war Silver Arrows entered the F1 world championship and recorded a 1-2 at their first race. Fangio went on to win the drivers championship that year and again in 1955. Mercedes withdrew at the end of the 1955 season after the accident which killed 80...
The Aston Martin F1 Team, formerly known as Racing Point, formerly known as Force India, formerly known as Spyker F1, formerly known as Midland F1, formerly known as Jordan Grand Prix, is a formula 1 team based just outside the gates of the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire, UK. Despite the numerous name changes the team are still based in the very same factory created by Eddie Jordan decades ago. The Aston Martin name returns to F1 as a team name for the first time since 1960. Aston Martin competed in six World Championship Grand Prix between 1959 and 1960 and scored no points. Team owner Lance Stroll will be hoping for more of a return on his investment this time. Coming off the back of the 2020 season where the team...
From the start of the 2016 season we will be able to welcome the Haas F1 Team into the F1 fold. They have just announced one of their drivers in a live stream on their website a really good signing with the talent that is Roman Grosjean. No word of the second driver as yet. Stewart Haas Racing in NASCAR already stands the team in good stead to getting off to a flying start. These guys know how to race. In turn they also have one of the best wind tunnels in the world and CNC factories at their beck and call as part of the Haas empire. They seem to think they can hit the ground running and score points in their first season. I say good luck to them.
Lotus Renault GP FIA Entry: Renault F1 Car 9: Nick Heidfeld Car 10: Vitaly Petrov Engine: Renault V8 Team Principal: Eric Boullier Technical Director: James Allison Race Engineer Car 9: Simon Rennie Race Engineer Car 10: Ayao Komatsu Stats at end 2010 First Entered 1977 Races Entered 285 Race Wins 35 Pole Positions 51 Fastest Laps 31 Driver World Championships 2 Constructor World Championships 2 Team History Renault first entered F1 as a constructor in 1977 at the British Grand Prix. At the height of the “garagiste” and Cosworth engines Renault entered a single car, driven by Jean-Pierre Jabouille, powered by a 1.5 litre turbo charged engine. Renault’s experiment with turbo charging probably changed F1 more than any other single...
Sauber FIA Entry: Sauber F1 Team Car 16: Kamui Kobayashi Car 17: Sergio Perez Engine: Ferrari V8 Team Principal: Peter Sauber Technical Director: James Key Race Engineer Car 16: Francesco Nenci Race Engineer Car 17:Marco Schupbach Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 1993 Races Entered 296 Race Wins 1 Pole Positions 1 Fastest Laps 2 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 The Beginning Following success in sports car racing Peter Sauber, in collaboration with Mercedes Benz, moved into Formula 1 in 1993. With Ilmor engines Sauber entered the C12 car (the C prefix for Sauber cars coming from Peter Sauber’s wife Christine) driven by Mercedes sports car drivers JJ Lehto and Karl Wendlinger. Lehto finished a...
Will their ever be back in F1? Maybe not as a team but an engine supplier or something? Just been wondering about this over the week that's all after seeing a documentary on them :).
Force India FIA Entry: Force India F1 Team Car 14: Adrian Sutil Car 15: Paul di Resta Engine: MercedesV8 Team Principal: Vijay Mallya Technical Director: Andrew Green Race Engineer Car 14: Brad Joyce Race Engineer Car 15:Gianpiero Lambiano Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2008 Races Entered 55 Race Wins 0 Pole Positions 1 Fastest Laps 1 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 Team History In 1991 Eddie Jordan made the leap from the lower formulae to F1 with the Jordan Grand Prix Team. Jordan Grand Prix raced with varying degrees of success until 2005, taking part in 250 Grand Prix, winning 4. In 2006 Jordan was sold to Canadian businessman Alex Shnaider and was rebadged as Midland F1 –...
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