F1 links: Walker’s win and Alonso’s deal

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s out! Alonso has a Ferrari contract My good friend and colleague Pino Allievi is writing in La Gazetta dello Sport in Italy that Fernando Alonso has a four year contract with Ferrari starting 2011, but with clauses which allow that contract to be brought forward one year to 2010. Fans vote John Motson’s Tottenham … Continue reading F1 links: Walker’s win and Alonso’s deal

Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition announced (pictures)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Mercedes has revealed the final version of its SLR McLaren sports car, which will be named after Sir Stirling Moss, who drove for the team in the 1950s. Just 75 examples of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss will be built. This most powerful version of the SLR, a joint production with McLaren, has 650bhp … Continue reading Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition announced (pictures)

F1 links: Provisional BBC F1 schedule

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Formula One goes on economy drive "But what drove me to distraction was all this one-stop strategy, two-stop strategy business and the times when positions only changed when someone stopped at the garage. This virtual overtaking didn't make for satisfactory sport." Early deetails of 2009 BBC F1 coverage "I have also managed to get a … Continue reading F1 links: Provisional BBC F1 schedule

Ecclestone’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity

2009 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ecclestone called the Ferrari president a "press officer" When Bernie Ecclestone has something to say, he calls the The Times: Ferrari get so much more money than everyone else. They know exactly what they get, they are not that stupid, although they are not that bright, either. They get about $80 million (about £54 million) … Continue reading Ecclestone’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity

Why teams could build two cars for 2009 to get the maximum out of KERS

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Robert Kubica has given some insight into how Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) are influencing 2009 car design: Our car for sure will also run without KERS. And it is my opinion that the car built without KERS can go quicker compared to the car that was built with KERS but is not using it. … Continue reading Why teams could build two cars for 2009 to get the maximum out of KERS

FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

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Having taken on Max Mosley over F1 cost cutting – and come out with some positive changes for the sport – the Formula One Teams’ Association is now aiming to get a bigger share of F1’s revenue. FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport: I’ve known Ecclestone since 1973, and I think he’s … Continue reading FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too