3rd April 2009, 23:03 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

F1 links: Ecclestone slams Vettel penalty 3rd April 2009, 23:03

Ecclestone Believes Vettel Penalty Unjust Bernie Ecclestone on Vettel's penalty: "It was wrong. The poor guy is punished for an accident. He lost third place. If the rule is that you get punished for a collision with another driver, then soon we will have no more fights. We want to see more wheel-to-wheel (duels), not […]

IndyCar pretending to be F1?

Jonathan at Sports Rubbish has spotted what looks like some downright cheeky behaviour on the part of Indy Racing League broadcaster Versus – and it’s happening on this very site. Versus seem to be running Google ads using the keyword ‘Formula 1′ directing people to its coverage of the first round of the 2009 IRL […]

Malaysian GP pictures: practice

Round two of the 2009 F1 season began today with practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Here’s a selection of pictures of all the teams and drivers.

Two sides to the Hamilton-Trulli controversy: Another avoidable crisis

Radio conversations have shown that in the moments after Lewis Hamilton overtook Jarno Trulli in the Australian Grand Prix McLaren’s first concern was to ensure they had not broken any rules. The responsibility for the controversy that ensued lies as much with the FIA and the stewards as it does McLaren.

Two sides to the Hamilton-Trulli controversy: Hamilton apologises

Lewis Hamilton has apologised for his role in the Australian Grand Prix controversy after being vilified in the British and international press this morning. What will be the consequences for Hamilton’s reputation and the team’s? Will it have any repercussions for Hamilton’s career? And how has it affected the fans’ view of him?

McLaren suspend Ryan over exclusion

McLaren have confirmed the suspension of sporting director Dave Ryan following Lewis Hamilton’s exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix. Ryan was present at both the hearings following the Malaysian Grand Prix into the Hamilton-Trulli incident. According to BBC Radio, Ryan was seen being summoned down from the pit wall during free practice at Sepang this […]

Malaysian Grand Prix predictions

Brawn GP may be the favourites after their one-two in Malaysia but with rain threatening Sunday?s race could be tricky to predict. Name your predictions for pole position and the podium below.

Malaysian Grand Prix Practice 2 Live Blog

Ferrari finally broke Nico Rosberg’s domination of free practice. Kimi Raikkonen lapped the Sepang circuit in 1’35.707 despite suffering more KERS problems. Massa followed him up in second with Sebastian Vettel third. Review the Malaysian Grand Prix free practice 2 live blog below.

F1 links: F1 fan videos censored

Formula 1 Management and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation censor spectator videos "I will be filing a counter notice with Youtube disputing the right of FOM to demand that my videos be removed. The AGPC and FOM have not followed due process and have not allowed natural justice to ensue. They use their wealth and […]

Malaysian Grand Prix Practice 1 Live Blog

A late surge from Williams put Nico Rosberg on top of the free practice times for the fourth session in a row in 2009. Kazuki Nakajima took up second ahead of the two Brawns and two Ferraris. Lewis Hamilton was seventh but team mate Heikki Kovalainen down in 20th suggests McLaren still have problems with […]