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F1 links: Playing catch-up 16th February 2009, 23:43

After the server problems of the past few days I’ve got a backlog of links to get through. Here’s today’s bumper crop: Williams Without KERS For First Six Races “Looks like we?ll have to wait for the flying ninja wheels of death.” What?s with the Williams-bashing? “I?ve seen a fair bit of negativity around Williams […]

Donington architect on track changes

Press release from Donington Park: Peter Wahl ?ǣ the architect who has worked extensively on the Donington Park redevelopment project ?ǣ has promised that the new circuit, which will host the British F1 Grand Prix for a decade from July 2010, will present overtaking and excitement together with technical challenges for drivers and teams. Tilke, […]

Fans’ videos of Buurman-Yamamoto GP2 shunt

Yelmer Buurman and Sakon Yamamoto were mercifully uninjured in this horrific smash at the start of GP2 Asia’s first night race at Losail International Circuit. Yamamoto failed to get away from sixth on the grid and Buurman, who started 23rd, hardly caught a glimpse of the ART car before he ploughed into it. One fan […]

H???lkenberg wins in style in Qatar night race (GP2 Asia)

Nico H???lkenberg took an emphatic win from pole position in GP2 Asia’s first ever night race at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The ART driver started from pole position for his second GP2 Asia feature race – just as he did for his first at Bahrain. Sergio Perez, sprint race winner at Bahrain, joined him […]

ING quits F1 ?ǣ will Renault follow?

Renault?s title sponsor ING has confirmed what was widely expected ?ǣ that it will not continue its F1 activities beyond the end of 2009. As well as sponsoring the French team, ING also backed the Australian, Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix in 2008. Faced with the loss of such a major backer, will Renault cut […]

2009 F1 testing: February 16th (Update: pictures added)

Ferrari, Toyota and BMW remain in Bahrain this week, continuing their preparations for the 2009 F1 season and no doubt hoping to avoid any more sandstorms. Follow the developments in today’s F1 testing below.

Sorry for the downtime

Apologies to everyone for the server outage that has forced F1 Fanatic offline for the past four days. The problem seems to have been caused by the large amounts of traffic visiting the site, which have continued to rise even during the off-season. I am of course very happy that so many people are coming […]