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The cost-cutting plans: development 12th December 2008, 20:40

Perhaps the most significant aspect of the cost-cutting plan for F1 approved by the World Motor Sports Council today is the restrictions on development. Not only are dramatic changes planned for 2009, but even tighter controls are envisioned for the future to keep costs down. Is it enough to prevent more teams leaving Formula 1?

The cost-cutting plans: engines

Among the proposals agreed by the FIA and the Formula One Teams? Association to cut costs are a range of money-saving measures targeted at the engines. The changes include an extension in engine life and severe restrictions in development. Will they achieve the goal of cutting costs while keeping F1 at the technological forefront?

The cost-cutting plans: refuelling ban

Two months ago Max Mosley rubbished FOTA?s suggestion that refuelling during F1 races could be banned. Now a refuelling ban is on the cards for 2010. What has brought about the happy change of heart at the FIA?

The cost cutting plans: tyre warmers ban

One of the surprising changes to be announced by the FIA and FOTA was the ban on tyre warmers from the beginning of 2010. These were originally going to be banned for 2009, but the change was dropped following objections from drivers. Why are they now slated to be banned again?

Vote for the best pass of 2008 (Video)

What was the best overtaking move of 2008? Your nominations for the best F1 pass are in – watch video of each of them below and vote for your favourite.

Track design competition winners named

If the world’s racing circuits disappeared overnight and we needed a fresh set of blueprints to work from, at least we already have a collection of great ideas thanks to the stack of track concepts sent in for the latest F1 Fanatic competition. The winners, who each receive ??100 courtesy of the Mind Your Own […]

F1 links: Race of Champions live online

Autosport.com to broadcast RoC live Watch the Race of Champions live online Donington boss sure of planning permission Simon Gillett, boss of Donington Park: "We're confident we've got planning [permission] in the bag. We are not sitting there having not spoken to the council and not worked with them. We've been through consultation for the […]