May 2009 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

F1 links: Wurz linked to another new team 31st May 2009, 23:34

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. Wurz set to lead Superfund into F1 "Former Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz has lodged […]

Kimi Raikkonen crashes out of Rally della Marca in Italy (Video)

It’s always good to see F1 drivers competing in other racing championships. Kimi Raikkonen’s exploits on four wheels outside of F1 are much celebrated. This one didn’t end so well, though – the Ferrari star crashed his Abarth Grande Punto S2000 on the third stage of the Rally della Marca in Italy.

Turkish Grand Prix weather forecast

This year’s Turkish Grand Prix is expected to be run in much warmer weather than last year. The 2008 Turkish Grand Prix was the first time the race had been held early in the season, and teams were greeted by much cooler conditions than they had been used to when the race was held in […]

Turkish Grand Prix TV times

It’s the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend – here are details of when the sessions are being broadcast on the BBC. Friday 5th June First practice: 08:00-09:30 – BBC Red Button and online Second practice: 12:00-13:30 – BBC Red Button and online Saturday 6th June Third practice: 09:00-10:00 – BBC Red Button and online Qualifying: […]

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

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 […]

Toyota having a car boot sale

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.

F1 links: FOTA not backing down on cap

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. Q & A with Stefano Domenicali "The request to make the 2009 regulations the starting […]

FOTA teams offer three-year F1 deal but will Max Mosley accept it? 30th May 2009, 2:12

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 […]

F1 links: Doubts over Hungary, too

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. Hungary considers its F1 bills "Government spokesman Domokos Szollar [is] saying that while the government […]

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

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 […]