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F1 drivers’ superlicence dispute over 26th February 2009, 22:43

The dispute over F1 drivers’ superlicences has come to an end as the drivers have agreed to pay their fees. Max Mosley had demanded the drivers pay an new fee for 2008 which would increase the FIA’s income from superlicences in that year from ??330,000 (??293,000) to ??1.5m (??1.33m). After initially refusing to pay it […]

Tyre compounds for first five races of 2009

Bridgestone has published details of the tyre allocations for the first five F1 races of 2009. They vary substantially from the options available last year, because F1 has switched to slick tyres and also because Bridgestone are now bringing compounds that are two steps apart rather than one. As a sign of how much things […]

Bridgestone’s green tyre hypocrisy

A little over a month ago I wrote an article called Four crucial things F1 fans must be told during races in 2009. Today Bridgestone has announced how it will distinguish between its different types of tyres, which was one of the four things on that list:

What was the best underdog race win?

Carlos di Bello sent in this question via Skribit: What are the top ten races where superior driving overcame inferior mechanical means? I thought that was a good question to put to the collective wisdom of F1 Fanatic readers. What do you think was the best victory for a driver in a sub-par car? Here?s […]

Toro Rosso STR4 to debut on Wednesday

Toro Rosso’s 2009 car will be given its circuit debut next Wednesday, according to a report in the German specialist press. Auto Motor und Sport claims the STR4, a Ferrari-powered version of the Adrian Newey-designed Red Bull car, is to be shaken down at the Adria circuit in northern Italy on March 4, with Sebastien […]

USF1: The case against

Guest writer Peter Anderson, who posts comments as ZeroGee, is deeply sceptical about the USF1 project. Here’s why. As I’ve written here before I think the US F1 team is little more than a stunt. Here’s my take on their plans and why I think that this will be the very definition of an F1 […]