F1 news review: Honda drop ITV-F1

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rubens Barrichello, Honda, Nurburgring, 2007 | HondaRacingF1.comHonda has cancelled its sponsorship of ITV’s F1 coverage – does this signal a change in direction for the team’s marketing agenda?

Plus McLaren and Williams stay quiet over rumours that part of their teams are to be sold. And who is Robert Kubica’s favourite sports person? It’s not a racing driver…

Read the full F1 news round-up below.

Honda pull out of ITV-F1 sponsorship – Honda will not sponsor the idents on ITV’s F1 coverage as of next year – is this a hint they’re dropping their green marketing agenda? Or is it a reflection of the fact that they haven’t got Britain most popular F1 driver any more?

New team principal holds key to Jenson Button and Honda’s success – Button eyes more wins, but not until next year.

The winds of change – Thoughts on how the FIA can police restrictions in wind tunnel use by F1 teams.

Head of BMW tells FIA not to meddle with teams – Mario Theissen wants no more restrictions on F1 design and development.

The world of the budget cap – Restricting teams’ expenditure in F1 might not be so hard.

F1 engine freeze set to be shortened – Teams headed for compromise five-year engine freeze instead of ten years.

Klien, Schumacher to DTM? – Could Ralf Schumacher and Christian Klien be the next ex-F1 driver to enter the German Touring Car Championship? Two-time F1 champion Mika Hakkinen recently left the series which Jean Alesi and Heinz-Harald Frentzen also raced in.

Donnelly calls for more F1 teams – Ex-Lotus driver Martin Donnelly makes the smart point that simply having more teams in the sport would be good for F1.

Massa: Lewis is a choker – Felipe Massa has a go at Lewis Hamilton.

Search for new Lewis Hamilton – Karting tournament to find new young British racers.

Glock ticks right boxes and spluttering Toyota raise the stakes – GP2 champion Timo Glock plays down comparisons with Lewis Hamilton.

BIC prepares for its fifth F1 Grand Prix and looks back on achievements – The Bahrain International Circuit will hold its fifth Grand Prix this year.

Mercedes coy on McLaren share report – Is the three-pointed star going to take over McLaren?

Investment company thought to have taken 30% stake in Williams – Another British F1 team might be changing hands.

Kubica takes cue from O’Sullivan – Robert Kubica’s favourite sports person is a snooker player.

Racing team hopes for F1 glory – Annual F1 in schools competition gets underway.

Why F1 is not impossible for David Richards – Grandprix.com argues that the Prodrive boss should enter an Aston Martin team.

Force India F1 team – In case you haven’t seen the new website for the team have a look at it now. I particularly like the links to F1 blogs including this very site – thanks guys!

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