It’s the final day of F1 testing at Jerez this week although Renault have packed up and left the test already after Fernando Alonso went fastest yesterday. Force India have done the same. Much of yesterday’s discussion surrounded exactly what McLaren are up to and whether their continued use of a 2008-spec rear wing hints … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added)
The F1 teams’ association is holding a press conference in Geneva today to reveal its plans for the future of F1. We?óÔé¼Ôäóve had a few glimpses of what they?óÔé¼Ôäóve got planned ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ some good, some bad. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós what we know and what we expect from today?óÔé¼Ôäós announcement. Update: See below for the announcement in full.
Mansell: I'm the top man, Lewis Nigel Mansell: “No disrespect to Lewis but what’s the point of a championship where you only have 18 or 20 cars running? When I won the title, I beat 25 other cars. That makes Lewis’ title 20 per cent less credible than mine.” Lewis Hamilton's F1 world title not … Continue reading F1 links: Mansell vs Hamilton
An F1 application for the iPhone has been launched featuring news headlines from F1 Fanatic. It also offers race day countdown and weather forecasts, drivers and constructors championship standings, event information, team data and more. According to the team behind the application: “We are now the number two most popular sports application in the UK, … Continue reading F1 on the iPhone
With the Formula 1 teams?óÔé¼Ôäó association set to announce its plans for the future of F1 (more on that later) Felipe Massa has served up a side show to the main event with some entertainingly barmy suggestions of his own. He wants F1 races to be shorter: ?óÔé¼?ôbecause in the last 15 laps nobody cares … Continue reading Massa wants shorter F1 races
Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen join in the testing action at Jerez today. McLaren have been using their 2008-spec rear wing again recently, prompting speculation over whether they are having problems with their MP4-24. Timo Glock has been fastest for Toyota over the past two days. Will Jarno Trulli keep the team on top as … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)
Vijay Mallya wants results now Vijay Mallya: "Past is passe. Others might talk and write what they want, but I knew what I wanted. And it has gone as per expectations. But this year there will be no excuses. I want results." The Test That Nobody In F1 Can Pass 'Melbourne is, in any case, … Continue reading F1 links: Mallya wants results
‘Barrichello has deal with Honda’ "Rubens Barrichello has a new deal with Honda for 2009 and will be testing the car at Silverstone this week, GPUpdate.net has been informed. Chances of the popular Brazilian retaining his drive increased last week, with a management buyout of the team now looking more likely." Michael predicts much closer … Continue reading F1 links: Honda rumours and overtaking
A fearsome battle is brewing in F1 between Bernie Ecclestone – the man who has the biggest say in where money goes in the sport – and the teams, who want a bigger slice of F1’s revenues. Money is always a hot topic in F1 as too little of the enormous revenues the sport generated … Continue reading Where the money goes in F1
Testing continues today with eight F1 teams in action at Jerez. Yesterday a spate of red flags and brief rain show hindered the teams’ testing efforts – will things go more smoothly today?
Dozens of drivers were named by F1 Fanatic readers in the quest to find F1’s greatest underdog winner. Here’s the final ten to make your choice from – with videos of each race below to help you make up your mind…
BBC head of F1 and football Niall Sloane has left his job only one week after the BBC’s ambitious F1 coverage plans were announced. It follows the planned departure of director of sport Roger Mosey who takes charge of the corporation’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Mosey was replaced by Barbara Slater, the first woman … Continue reading BBC F1 boss quits
Today saw all eight of the 2009-specification F1 cars launched so far on track together for the first time at Jerez in Spain. Sebastian Vettel was comfortably fastest in the Red Bull, over 1.3s quicker than Felipe Massa’s Ferrari.
The F1 world is waiting to discover whether Honda’s team will make it onto the grid next year. Becken has unearthed an interesting detail potentially revealing the name of the new team as Brawn Racing: There?óÔé¼Ôäós an interesting history regarding an internet domain registered by a lawyer named Caroline McGrory (former BAR employee!). She taken … Continue reading Brawn Racing? Surely not…
We’ve had sneak peeks of the Williams FW31’s final livery twice already but now the team have published official photographs of the final design. See below for more pictures.
Several newspapers this morning are claiming a deal to rescue the Honda F1 team has been done. According to The Times: Sources close to the Brackley-based outfit confirmed last night that the deal is going ahead and that the team will conduct a ?óÔé¼?ôshakedown?óÔé¼?Ø test of their new car at Silverstone next Thursday, which will … Continue reading Newspapers claim Honda F1 deal done
Guest writer Clive Allen responds to Peter Anderson’s case against against USF1’s F1 hopes for 2010. It is very easy to list the difficulties confronting USF1 in their attempt to enter F1 in 2010. We are all aware of these and nothing Peter Anderson says in his article, USF1: The case against is anything new. … Continue reading USF1: The case for
Ferrari changes car ahead of McLaren test clash "Today the car is running at Vairano, a straight line aerodynamic test facility, with Marc Gene and new parts which convert wind-tunnel figures into reality will appear on the car next week in Spain. Different front and rear wings are being tried." Updated configuration for the F60 … Continue reading F1 links: F60 updates and Renault pit stops
The dispute over F1 drivers’ superlicences has come to an end as the drivers have agreed to pay their fees. Max Mosley had demanded the drivers pay an new fee for 2008 which would increase the FIA’s income from superlicences in that year from ?óÔÇÜ?¼330,000 (?é?ú293,000) to ?óÔÇÜ?¼1.5m (?é?ú1.33m). After initially refusing to pay it … Continue reading F1 drivers’ superlicence dispute over
Bridgestone has published details of the tyre allocations for the first five F1 races of 2009. They vary substantially from the options available last year, because F1 has switched to slick tyres and also because Bridgestone are now bringing compounds that are two steps apart rather than one. As a sign of how much things … Continue reading Tyre compounds for first five races of 2009