Have the 2009 tyre rules gifted Button the world drivers’ championship?

Posted on | Author Duncan Stephen

F1 Fanatic guest writer Doctorvee of F1 blog Vee8 shares an opinion on how the tyre rules are affecting the championship. In a year of big changes to the technical regulations, one of the most controversial talking points has been the decision taken jointly by Bridgestone and the FIA to widen the gap between the … Continue reading Have the 2009 tyre rules gifted Button the world drivers’ championship?

Toyota having a car boot sale

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Toyota are clearing out their F1 parts bin and flogging it all on their website. You can buy a part from one of their F1 cars for as little as ??200 (??228/$322). And if you’ve got a few thousand to spare you could get front noses, rear wings or even an entire engine cover.

FOTA teams offer three-year F1 deal but will Max Mosley accept it?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

The news that the nine remaining FOTA-aligned teams (Williams excluded) have submitted applications to contest the 2010 F1 championship ahead of the May 29th deadline has been given a warm reception. But this is not a white flag from FOTA. They are demanding that their teams can compete “on an identical regulatory basis” in 2010 … Continue reading FOTA teams offer three-year F1 deal but will Max Mosley accept it?

Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Fuji Speedway, which is owned by Toyota, may not return to the F1 calendar in 2010 as planned. The track is supposed to be rotating the Japanese Grand Prix with Honda-owned Suzuka, which holds this year?s race. But the circuit operators have suggested the 2010 running is in doubt, potentially returning the Japanese round to … Continue reading Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up

F1 links: Mercedes plan to save F1?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Mercedes take initiative in Formula One row "Haug's plan – the “Mercedes initiative” – allows … Continue reading F1 links: Mercedes plan to save F1?

Brawn set to extend Button’s contract – but will he get a new team mate?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

On the eve of the Australian Grand Prix it emerged Jenson Button had accepted a pay cut in the region of ??12-15m to stay at Brawn GP following the withdrawal of Honda. Now, with a healthy lead in the world championship, he is tipped to sign a new multi-year deal with Brawn. Button looks set … Continue reading Brawn set to extend Button’s contract – but will he get a new team mate?

Mercedes should put a sticker on this car

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

At the current rate of scoring*, after the European Grand Prix it will be inevitable that one of the Brawn GP drivers will win the drivers’ championship. And the Mercedes-powered cars have already scored more than twice as many points as any of their rivals. So why haven’t Mercedes plastered their logos all over the … Continue reading Mercedes should put a sticker on this car