Charles Pic joins Caterham F1 Team on a multi-year contract

The paddock has been awash with rumours about the future of Caterham F1’s current driver line-up – Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen. Petrov because he’s been outclassed throughout the season by Kovalainen, and Kovalainen because the team is looking for drivers who bring more money. So it’s unclear from this morning’s announcement what this means for either driver’s future.

F1 Insider: Who are Marussia?

As the 2011 F1 season begins in Melbourne today, we decided to take a look at the team which finished at the bottom of the championship in 2010 and specifically at their change in name to Marussia Virgin Racing for 2011.