Rookie Report 2011: Daniel Ricciardo

Hands up, who honestly saw this coming? We’ve had months and months of speculation over when (not if) Daniel Ricciardo will slip into a Toro Rosso seat, which one was up for argument, but before Canada the guillotine was closing in on Jaime Alguersuari. Under pressure the young Spaniard picked up the pace and delivered … Continue reading

Rookie Report 2011: Jerome D’Ambrosio

Now this one is a little trickier to understand, The Belgian driver was signed as a reserve driver for Renault in 2010 (team principal Éric Boullier is his manager) and ended up as a Friday practice driver for Virgin Racing. He came close to Timo Glock’s times, but Virgin may have shot themselves in the … Continue reading

Rookie Report 2011: Sergio Perez

The next rookie we’re taking a look at is Sergio Perez, the Mexican driver will be joining the Sauber team alongside one of last years rookies, Kamui Kobayashi. He will be replacing Nick Heidfeld, who is still looking for a seat, and brings with him substantial backing from Telmex, a large telecoms company from his … Continue reading

Rookie Report 2011: Pastor Maldonado

The 25 year old driver hails from Venezuela and has gained an impressive resume, warranting his first year in Formula One to be this season. The Venezuelan driver is replacing former 2010 rookie Nico Hulkenberg at Williams, his signing has been viewed as somewhat controversial as he’s coming with substantial backing. However if you look … Continue reading

Rookie Report 2011: Paul di Resta

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Is he, isn’t he? That was the big question on everyone’s lips since the end of last season. And today he has been announced as Adrian Sutil’s teammate for the 2011 season, replacing the outgoing Vitantonio Liuzzi. The long awaited confirmation from Force India was no doubt due to the legal issues surrounding Liuzzi’s contract, which was valid for the … Continue reading

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