F1 news review: Threat to Valencia Grand Prix

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, Valencia street demo, 2007 | DaimlerIn the F1 news this week an EC investigation could put next year’s European Grand Prix at the new Valencia street circuit in danger.

Silverstone is getting a lick of paint and the row continues over the McLaren-Ferrari spy saga and the future of Ron Dennis despite the FIA officially finishing the matter.

All this and more in this week’s news review.

Valencia GP hits potential snag – The European Commission claims there has not been a sufficiently thorough investigation of the environmental impact of next year’s European Grand Prix.

Ferrari still bitter over Stepneygate – Jean Todt asks, “Should Ron Dennis be banned?”

I’m not quitting, says Dennis – Ron Dennis refuses to step down following McLaren’s disaster of a season.

Apology leaves Dennis with nowhere to go – But others think he should step down.

FIA needs to broker lasting peace deal – But what chance of that?

Bulldozers move in at Silverstone – Pictures of the changes to the pit wall at the home of the British Grand Prix.

Christian Horner interview – The Red Bull team manager claims unreliability cost them 24 points in 2007.

Jarno Trulli vs Ralf Schumacher – Mark Hughes compares the Toyota team mates. See also Vitantonio Liuzzi vs Scott Speed (Toro Rosso) and Mark Webber vs David Coulthard (Red Bull).

Low-key launch for Honda – The successor to the flawed RA.107 will be revealed late in January.

Who said what? The 2007 season in quotes – Also see F1 Fanatic’s 2007 in quotes.

How to manage a champion – exclusive with David Robertson – Kimi Raikkonen’s manager speaks.

Alonso open to possible Ferrari future – Is the two-time world champion looking at a Ferrari seat in 2010? And did his grandmother tell him to go back to Renault for 2008?

An interview with Koichi Ogawara, Control Systems Engineer – Super Aguri’s launch control technician. But hang on, I thought launch control was banned?

Ferrari F2008 will be completely new – Radical Ferrari for 2008.

2007 review: How Kimi won the title – A look back at last year.

Kovalainen vows to get along with Hamilton – The Finnish driver insists he has equal number one status at McLaren with Lewis Hamilton.

McLaren hand Lewis top spot – But the Daily Star reckons Kovalainen will have to defer to Hamilton in 2008.

2008 in our sights already: the aerodynamics – More of Renault’s fascinating technical features on their preparations for the 2008 season.

Cabbie Schu in Coburg police probe – Will Michael Schumacher get into trouble over his infamous taxi dash to an airport?

Rodriguez eyes test seat as plan B – Roldan Rodriguez looks at an F1 option with Force India for 2008.

David Coulthard: I would consider NASCAR – The Red Bull driver considers his future in motor racing.

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