May 2009 Archives - 2/14 - F1 Fanatic archive

Button vs the best (F1 in numbers) 29th May 2009, 12:00

There’s a lot of discussion among F1 fans at the moment about how Brawn – and Jenson Button in particular – are dominating the championship. So how far ahead are Button and Brawn? Are we set for the kind of one-sided seasons we’ve seen in the past? Let’s see how they measure up against F1’s […]

Aston Martin announces F1 entry

Aston Martin has confirmed it will enter Formula 1, Autocar magazine claims this morning. It intends to defer its entry until 2012 but its team will begin competing from 2010 as Prodrive. David Richards’ team has been tipped to enter F1 on two occasions in recent years. It planned an entry for 2008 using customer […]

The team mate debates: Toyota

With the first signs of the silly season getting started for 2010, I thought it would be a good time to start a new series of Friday debates on the subject of team driver pairings. Starting today, we?ll look at each of the teams and ask at which point in their history did they have […]

F1 links: Mercedes plan to save F1? 28th May 2009, 20:26

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 […]

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

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 […]

Mercedes should put a sticker on this car

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 […]

F1 links: FOTA exclude Williams

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. Williams ‘not trying to split’ Formula One Adam Parr: "One thing I would like to […]

F1 heads meet again as deadline looms 27th May 2009, 10:00

Today sees yet another meeting on the future of F1 as the teams and the FIA scramble to reach an accord before the FIA’s Friday deadline. Williams’ decision to submit an entry for next year’s championship appears to signal a split in the F1 teams’ association. But are some teams preparing to take the opposite […]

From 103rd to first: SaloolaS leads the Predictions Championship

SaloolaS nailed the Monaco Grand Prix prediction, getting the pole sitter and top three correct, and zoomed straight to the top of the championship. Last year’s leader Dougie is relegated to second in a tie with wasiF1 who, like SaloolaS, was ranked 103rd after the first round. Here’s the rankings in full.

F1 links: Red Bull expect Istanbul fightback

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. Red Bull still bullish on title chances Christian Horner: "It will be interesting when we […]