Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

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The FIA have changed the F1 teams’ car number yet again after a complaint from Force India. Having finished last in 2008, Force India had been expecting to use numbers 20 and 21 for Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella’s cars. It had already begun printing its merchandise using those numbers. But when the FIA re-classified … Continue reading Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

CURSE – Complicated way to Undermine Revenue, Safety and the Environment

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Doctorvee from Vee8 joins us as a guest writer and begins with a look at the controversial Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems introduced this year. In a year of big changes to F1, perhaps the biggest is the introduction of KERS, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System. But given the way things have developed over the winter, … Continue reading CURSE – Complicated way to Undermine Revenue, Safety and the Environment

Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)

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F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the history of the Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park in Melbourne is a very different place from Adelaide’s streets. Where Adelaide had long straights and mostly 90-degree turns, Albert Park has more varied corners. But it still provided plenty of action, as we shall see in … Continue reading Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)

F1 links: Ecclestone on F1 boycott threat

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Flavio Briatore and Ron Dennis issue threat to boycott race …according to Bernie Ecclestone. "Teams To Blame" For North America Absence Bernie Ecclestone: "The teams wanted too much money to race there. That was the problem." Bernie Ecclestone on drivers, deals, dodgy cars . . . and divorce Bernie Ecclestone on Brawn GP: “Can I … Continue reading F1 links: Ecclestone on F1 boycott threat

Red Bull will protest Brawn GP diffuser

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Red Bull have confirmed they will protest against Brawn GP’s BGP001 if it is passed legal to race. The cars will be scrutineered by the Australian Grand Prix stewards in Melbourne on Thursday. Williams and Toyota’s diffuser designs have also been called into question. But Red Bull’s Helmut Marko focused his claim on Brawn’s diffuser … Continue reading Red Bull will protest Brawn GP diffuser

A giant step into the unknown (Australian Grand Prix preview)

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Every first race of a new F1 season his hard to predict. But this is different. This is a revolution: the most radical new rules in a generation, and testing form which suggests the world champion’s team are nowhere, and the outfit that was sold over the winter could win the race. Is Lewis Hamilton?s … Continue reading A giant step into the unknown (Australian Grand Prix preview)

F1 2009 Technology: Rear wings, diffusers – and the inevitable controversy

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As we head into the first race of 2009 a row is brewing over the diffusers used by Toyota, Williams and Brawn GP. F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the diffuser row and offers his thoughts on what’s gone wrong at McLaren. Hands up who finds that rear wing attractive? Uh… … Continue reading F1 2009 Technology: Rear wings, diffusers – and the inevitable controversy

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