Hamilton expected to earn £379m @ The Independent on Sunday Business News
Sunday 14th February
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is expected to earn more in his career than any other driver in the sport, according to new research.
The study, carried out by F1’s industry monitor, Formula Money, ranks drivers based on total predicted career earnings from salary and endorsements. It shows that Hamilton, who drives for the McLaren team, will earn £378.9m during his career. This is more than Michael Schumacher, who returns to F1 this year, and] outstrips the predicted earnings of Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button. (read more…)
Hamilton Steps Up the Pace @ The Press Association
Saturday 13th February
Lewis Hamilton ended this week’s Jerez test on a high note as the Briton powered his McLaren to the top of the timesheets with a string of blistering late laps.
The McLaren team were happy to bide their time over the previous three days of the rain-affected multi-team test as they concentrated on aero-mapping runs conducted at slower speeds.
But they took the shackles off the MP4-25 on Saturday afternoon, allowing Hamilton to pump in a succession of hot laps and finish half a second clear of second-placed Adrian Sutil in the new Force India VJM03. Hamilton’s best lap of one minute 19.583 seconds was also the quickest of the four-day test. (read more…)
RBR: Ferrari, McLaren have improved @ Autosport.com
Thursday 11th February
Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner says his squad is expecting a much greater threat from Ferrari and McLaren this year judging by early testing results.
Although RBR dominated the final three races of 2009 and starts this season among the title favourites, Horner is not underestimating the challenge from former champions Ferrari and McLaren – who he believes have made great strides during the winter. (read more…)
Button finally happy in McLaren MP4-25 @ ESPN F1
Thursday 11th February
Jenson Button said that the second day of testing at Jerez was the first time he had really felt comfortable in the new McLaren.
Last week Button said he was “frustrated” by his first day of testing in Valencia, as he hadn’t been able to get his seating position right. But after two days in Jerez, where he set the third fastest time of the week so far, he said he was finally comfortable with the MP4-25 and was making progress. (read more…)