Sebastian Vettel set a searing pace in the final practice session ahead of qualifying.
Virgin and HRT are at risk of not starting the Australian Grand Prix.
Jenson Button was fastest in second practice.
Red Bull and Ferrari were closely-matched over longer runs in first practice.
Mark Webber set the fastest time in the dying moments of the first practice session in Melbourne.
Pastor Maldonado says he feels “more than ready” to start his first F1 race this weekend.
One driver on the 2011 grid has been waiting more than a decade for a win.
Pastor Maldonado says he’s not feeling any pressure ahead of his F1 debut with Williams.
Pastor Maldonado says he’s “adapting” to the FW33 after his first run in the car.
Williams has announced a major sponsorship deal with Venezuelan state petroleum company PDVSA.
Patrick Head has defended Williams’ new driver for 2011, Pastor Maldonado.
Video of Pastor Maldonado at the wheel of Williams’ F1 simulator.
Williams have finally confirmed Pastor Maldonado will make his F1 debut with them in 2011
HRT have announced Pastor Maldonado will test for them in the young drivers’ test at Abu Dhabi.
Williams have confirmed they will run Pastor Maldonado in the young drivers’ test days in Abu Dhabi in November. The news adds weight to rumours that Maldonado will replace Nico H?â??lkenberg at the team next year. The team also confirmed Dean Stoneman will drive for them in the two-day test following the Abu Dhabi Grand … Continue reading Williams to test Pastor Maldonado
Reports in the Brazilian press claim GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado will join Rubens Barrichello at Williams in 2011, replacing Nico H?â??lkenberg. There has been much speculation over H?â??lkenberg’s seat in recent days as Williams are believed to need a driver who can bring sponsorship to the team next year. Maldonado is heavily backed by Venezuela’s … Continue reading Maldonado-to-Williams rumours grow
Pastor Maldonado has been confirmed as GP2 champion following this morning’s sprint race at Monza. The Venezuelan driver ended the race in the barriers at the Parabolica on lap one. But with title rival Sergio Perez only able to finish 13th, Maldonado now has an unbeatable lead in the championship. Despite his less than impressive … Continue reading Pastor Maldonado wins GP2 championship
With no movement on the 2011 F1 driver market so far, it looks as though there might not be very many spaces for new drivers next year. But with a 13th team potentially being announced soon and a fresh crop of graduates from GP2 and beyond looking for a way in, we could still see … Continue reading Who will be the new F1 drivers in 2011?
The GP2 series enters its fifth championship at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend. All the teams have announced their drivers so far except Trident and DPR – the latter having confirmed Michael Herck but not his team mate. David Price has sold the team to Michael’s father Andre, so it remains to be seen … Continue reading GP2 2009 drivers and teams in pictures
The GP2 line-up for 2009 looks very promising with several top drivers retaining their seats and some intriguing new talent entering the championship. Lucas di Grassi is back for a fourth attempt at the series. Di Grassi, runner-up in 2007 and third last year despite only contesting part of the season, must be the title … Continue reading Promising GP2 line-up taking shape for 2009