Video: Carroll and Jani share honours at Taupo (A1 Grand Prix)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Adam Carroll converted pole position into victory in the A1GP sprint race at Taupo in New Zealand, increasing Ireland’s lead in the championship. Video highlights from the sprint race can be viewed above. He was followed home by Switzerland’s Neel Jani – who then reversed the positions in the feature race, leading Carroll home. It … Continue reading Video: Carroll and Jani share honours at Taupo (A1 Grand Prix)

F1 links: “We could sue the arse off them”

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Bernie Ecclestone bucks the trend in drawing up plans to avoid another Honda Bernie Ecclestone: “I always said we should give all those fancy engineers gold-plated consoles and send them off somewhere to play. That’s all they do anyway and it would be far cheaper. We could get the real job done. If the manufacturers … Continue reading F1 links: “We could sue the arse off them”

Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)

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Sergio Perez took his first victory in GP2 Asia with a straightforward lights-to-flag drive from pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Campos driver was chased to the flag by Davide Valsecchi, whose second place moves him up to second in the drivers’ standings. Kamui Kobayashi, who won yesterday’s feature race, was sixth and … Continue reading Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)

Kobayashi stretches title lead with Bahrain win (GP2 Asia)

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Fresh from his Formula 1 testing duties in Portugal, Kamui Kobayashi turned up in Bahrain and won the GP2 Asia feature race with ease. Nico H???lkenberg, making his GP2 Asia debut, qualified on pole position and kept his lead through the first corner. But Kobayashi was quickly on his tail and while the two pulled … Continue reading Kobayashi stretches title lead with Bahrain win (GP2 Asia)

F1 links: 2011 Indian Grand Prix bid

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India ‘will host 2011 Grand Prix’ ‘Ecclestone insists he and Indian company Jaiprakash Associates Ltd are “fully committed” to the project. “Of course we will deliver… otherwise we wouldn’t have entered into an agreement,” said Ecclestone.’ The financing of Formula 1 “Formula 1 is a big draw but when one analyzes the brand, there are … Continue reading F1 links: 2011 Indian Grand Prix bid

Damon Hill to get honourary fellowship

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The University of Northampton is to give 1996 Formula 1 champion Damon Hill an honourary fellowship. Hill, who is now President of the British Racing Drivers? Club, will receive the award next month. Press release in full: Formula One World Champion and President of the British Racing Drivers? Club Damon Hill OBE and Theatre Director … Continue reading Damon Hill to get honourary fellowship

2009 F1 testing notes: January 22nd (Update: new video and pictures added)

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Testing for the 2009 F1 season continues at three different venues today in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Heikki Kovalainen and Kazuki Nakajima are among the drivers getting their first taste of 2009 F1 cars. Ferrari and BMW are still testing on their own but yesterday we saw the first side-by-side test of 2009-specification cars in … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing notes: January 22nd (Update: new video and pictures added)

KERS and the argument over costs

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Bernie Ecclestone has changed his approach in his ongoing row with the Formula 1 Teams’ Assoication over the distribution of money in F1. When Ferrari and FOTA boss Luca di Montezemolo first pressed Ecclestone to incresae the share of money the teams received, Ecclestone’s response was to try to embarrass Montezemolo by publicly reminding him … Continue reading KERS and the argument over costs