58 races, 56 starts, 32 retirements 7 drivers, 0 points. We know, we know, it makes a tempting purchase – well at least to a selection of Canadian and American investors it does. The…
Involved with F1 as a sponsor since the mid-nineties, Red Bull went it alone in 2005 and by 2009 were a race-winning outfit. The drivers’ and constructors’ titles were theirs in 2010; can they now go on to establish a real legacy in the sport?
Founded by Kiwi Bruce McLaren in 1966 the team is now a more British affair, not least on the driver front. One of F1′s all-time high achievers, McLaren are overshadowed only by Ferrari in honours earned.
Formula One’s oldest and most successful team are more closely linked with Grand Prix racing than any other. Winners of 16 drivers’ and 15 constructors’ world titles they remain an ever-present front-runner 60 years after their first F1 event.
A modern re-imagaing of the legendary Silver Arrows, Mercedes GP is led by the brilliant Ross Brawn and boasts Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg as its drivers. Success will surely not elude them for long.
The current incarnation of Renault was born in 2002 and has since enjoyed two world titles and the shame of crash-gate. What next for the Enstone-based team?
An F1 mainstay for over three decades, Williams have enjoyed some of the greatest success in grand prix racing. No longer backed by manufacturer millions, they are now seeking to return to the top through sheer hard work and ingenuity.
Now established as a solid mid-grid team, Force India’s next – and biggest – challenge will be to get amongst F1′s front-runners over the coming years.
After 13 years as an independent Sauber hit the big time when BMW purchased a controlling stake in the team. Now they’re out on their own again, but if history has taught us anything it’s that the Swiss squad can make the most of what it’s given.
Now building their own cars, Red Bull junior squad Toro Rosso continue to provide the Milton Keynes-based team’s emerging talents with F1 experience
Tony Fernandes brought the iconic Lotus name back to F1 in 2010 and generally lived-up to the Chapman legacy – though not in terms of on-track pace. 2011 should see ‘Green Lotus’ progress in to the midfield.
After suffering one of the most troubled debut seasons in F1 history Hispania are back for more this year with an all-new driver line-up. Can they drag themselves up the grid in 2011?
2010 debutants who often matched Lotus for pace but often couldn’t make the flag problem free. With a quality driver in the form of Timo Glock a lot more will be expected of them this season.