26th March 2009, 15:15 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Diffuser row set to drag on 26th March 2009, 15:15

Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota’s diffusers have been given the all-clear by the stewards in Melbourne. But Ferrari, BMW, Renault and Red Bull are intending to protest the decision. This means a Court of Appeal hearing into the legality of the parts will have to be held, most likely in the week after the Malaysian […]

Virgin to sponsor Brawn GP?

The Times claims Brawn GP is about to reveal a sponsorship deal with the Virgin Group. Virgin was previously tipped to buy the team outright but is now expected to join as a sponsor. This could mean a dramatic change in livery for the team which, up until now, has run in white with yellow […]

F1 arrives at Melbourne (pictures)

The F1 drivers have been kept busy since they arrived in Melbourne: playing football, poker training, and building F1 cars out of sand. Here’s a selection of pictures showing what some of the drivers and teams have been up to in Australia. Those ones of Nick Heidfeld at Melbourne zoo are just begging for a […]

Australian GP press conference: Thursday

Drivers: Jenson Button (Brawn GP), Robert Kubica (BMW), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) Q: Gentlemen, what are your feelings going into the new season? Jenson BUTTON: I have not slept that much this week, I must say. It is great to be here to start with for me. It is great to be […]

Jenson Button changes helmet design

Jenson Button has changed his helmet design for his first race with Brawn GP. He’s dropped his usual Union Flag design for one that incorporates the lurid yellow colours of the Brawn team. Button has dabbled with different helmet styles in the past but usually stuck to a patriotic theme. He donned a red and […]

Lewis Hamilton in publicity storm over ‘McLaren quit’ remarks

Several British newspapers are running stories this morning claiming Lewis Hamilton has said he might leave McLaren. Hamilton has a contract with the team up to 2012 and has previously said he wants to spend his whole career with the team.

Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

The FIA have changed the F1 teams’ car number yet again after a complaint from Force India. Having finished last in 2008, Force India had been expecting to use numbers 20 and 21 for Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella’s cars. It had already begun printing its merchandise using those numbers. But when the FIA re-classified […]

CURSE – Complicated way to Undermine Revenue, Safety and the Environment

Doctorvee from Vee8 joins us as a guest writer and begins with a look at the controversial Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems introduced this year. In a year of big changes to F1, perhaps the biggest is the introduction of KERS, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System. But given the way things have developed over the winter, […]

F1 news round-up: 26th March

Here’s a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you’ve spotted any more stories worth sharing please post them below. SPEEDtv.com Spotlight: Voices of SPEED “For too long the dominant rulemaking trend in racing – NASCAR, IndyCar, Daytona Prototypes, you name it – is to make all the cars the same. […]