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Abiteboul becomes Caterham team principal

Caterham have announced that Cyril Abiteboul has been promoted to team principal with immediate effect, taking over from team founder Tony Fernandes. Abiteboul will combine the role with his current responsibilities as CEO, a post he took up in September after joining Caterham from engine suppliers Renault.

Toni Cuquerella becomes HRT technical director

HRT engineer Toni Cuquerella has been promoted to take over the role of technical director at the Spanish team. The position has been vacant since Geoff Willis left for Mercedes back in September 2011.

Force India hoping to debut VJM05 at first test

Force India are optimistic that their 2012 car, the VJM05, will be ready in time for next month's first test of the year. After completing the FIA crash tests before the Christmas break, the Silverstone-based team are well on schedule to join their rivals at February’s opening session.

Thesan Capital - new majority shareholder for HRT team

Spanish investment group Thesan Capital has become the controlling shareholder in the HRT team after reaching an agreement with previous owner Jose Ramon Carabante.

Fernando Alonso to stay at Ferrari until 2016

Fernando Alonso will remain at Ferrari until at least the end of 2016 after renewing his technical and racing deal, it was revealed on Thursday. Alonso joined the Italian team in 2010 after stints with Renault and McLaren, and over his 23 Grands Prix with Ferrari has taken five wins, 11 podiums, two pole positions and 293 world championship points.

Team Lotus purchase Caterham Cars

The Lotus Formula One team announced on Wednesday that they have acquired Caterham Cars, the British sportscar makers most famous for their lightweight Seven machine, which evolved from the Colin Chapman-designed Lotus Seven of the 1950s.

Ferrari to celebrate their 800th Grand Prix in Turkey

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This weekend’s Turkish race will be a very special one for Ferrari, as it will be the Italian team’s 800th Grand Prix. And to celebrate reaching such a momentous milestone, a special commemorative logo will be placed on the engine covers of both F10s for the duration of the Istanbul Park event.

BMW Sauber announce new team structure

BMW Sauber have revealed their new management structure following Peter Saubers purchase of the team from the German carmaker at the end of last year. Sauber himself will become president of the board of directors and will lead the squad at Grands Prix as team principal. He wont, however, take on any operational tasks at their Swiss factory.

January 31 launch for BMW Sauber team

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BMW Sauber have announced that they will unveil their new car in Valencia later this month. The launch will be held on January 31, the day before the first official three-day test of 2010 gets underway at the Spanish track.

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Flash news

Schumi handed Ferrari development role

ichael Schumacher has revealed that he and Ferrari have finally agreed a definitive post-retirement role for him – with the German to help with the development of the team's F1 cars.
The seven-time world champion was handed the loosely-deified role of “super assistant” following his retirement from racing at the end of 2006 and attended several grands prix in that capacity last season.

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2012 Race Drivers

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean-Eric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitaly Petrov
Pedro de la Rosa
Narain Karthikeyan
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

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