Ferrari became the first team to launch their 2010 F1 car today. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will hope that this is the machine that will steer them towards a third and maiden title respectively. Last year’s car, the F60 was by Ferrari standards, a great disappointment. It failed to score any points in the first 3 races of the season, took just one win and fastest lap and didn’t take a single pole-position. It also saw Felipe Massa come a hairs width away from death in Hungary. But the F10 will be looking to put all that behind it, and will try to make life as difficult as possible for everyone else on the grid.
McLaren will launch the MP4-25 tomorrow (Can’t wait). Then Renault and Sauber on the 31th of January. The first test at Valencia the next day will see the debut of the new: Mercedes, Toro Rosso and Williams. On the 10th of February at the second test in Jerez sees the new Red Bull and Force India, and hopefully the new Virgin put on display for the first time. Lotus and Campos hope for the 12th and 17th of February respectively. US F1 are the only team who haven’t made public their launch date. They just say ‘Early February’. All new cars will appear on this blog if possible.
To the Tennis now, and Andy Murray stormed into the Australian Open final with a 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-2 win over Marin Cilic in just over 3 hours. If he beats either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or the legendary Roger Federer in the final, he will be the first British male to win a Grand Slam event in 74 years. COME ON ANDY! 😀
Breaking news. Ghana have beaten Nigeria 1-0 and are through to the African Cup of Nations Final.