F1: News from Barcelona

And so from the Paddock in Barcelona, where the glitz and glamour of the F1 season is already in full swing. We got together with the team from Edge Global Events who have been reporting on the eventful test sessions this week in Barcelona.

Lotus Renault confirm Petrov and show their new F1 livery

Now that Group Lotus and Genii Capital have gazumped 1 Malaysia Racing with their black/gold livery, they’ve now clothed Renault F1’s 2010 car in the new design to show us just what to expect in 2011.

Complemented by its new-for-2011 Pirelli slick tyres, it will make a stunning contribution to the F1 grid and should be a front-runner now that drivers Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov have had their race seats confirmed. The Russian has signed a new two-year deal with the recently rebranded squad, which was announced this morning.