Bridgestone changes F1 tyre policy

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Bridgestone has announced its tyre allocations for the four rounds of the championship from Hungary to Italy. After much criticism from the drivers, notably Fernando Alonso, it has ceased its practice of bringing tyres two stages apart on its performance spectrum. As last year, Hungaroring and Valencia will be tackled with its softest tyres. But … Continue reading Bridgestone changes F1 tyre policy

F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Formula 1 cars from at least 14 different constructors will be demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. They include a special tribute to Williams, Lewis Hamilton in one of Ayrton Senna’s old McLarens, the largest collection of Silver Arrows and, of course, plenty of modern F1 cars. Here’s a run-down of the … Continue reading F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Life L190 – the worst F1 car ever – to run at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of SpeedPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Life L190* – in all probability the worst F1 car ever – will be demonstrated by Derek Bell at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The W12-engined car failed to progress beyond pre-qualifying in 14 attempts in 1990, and was typically around 20 seconds off the pace at most tracks. It will take a … Continue reading Life L190 – the worst F1 car ever – to run at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Win Lewis Hamilton audio books

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Regular readers will know Mark Hughes’s book “Lewis Hamilton: The Full Story” was the best-rated of the many Lewis Hamilton biographies that started hitting the shelves two years ago. It’s now been released as an audio book on CD which includes a new chapter on his championship victory last year. It’s narrated by Jonathan Legard … Continue reading Win Lewis Hamilton audio books

F1 links: Questions over Donnelly and Manor

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

While Max Mosley is fuming about FOTA’s response to Wednesday’s deal, the teams are now asking questions about whether his right=hand man Alan Donnelly has acted improperly in promoting new F1 team Manor: Formula One teams to complain about chief steward’s involvement with Manor "Jane Nottage, an associate director of Donnelly's Sovereign Strategy, is understood … Continue reading F1 links: Questions over Donnelly and Manor

Mosley’s latest attack is another desperate attempt to cling to power

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

If Mosley was hoping his latest broadside against the F1 teams would goad FOTA into reviving their threat of a breakaway championship, it didn’t work. So he took matters into his own hands, writing to FIA members to warn them: No doubt we face a difficult period. This may well result in short-term problems in … Continue reading Mosley’s latest attack is another desperate attempt to cling to power

New Toyota chief expects more losses

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Akio Toyoda, the newly-appointed president of Toyota Motor Corp, expects it will take be at least another two years before the company turns a profit. Speaking at his first press conference since taking over the role, Toyoda said: ??We want to do everything possible to avoid a third consecutive year of losses.?? The company posted … Continue reading New Toyota chief expects more losses

New Mosley threat over “dictator” claims puts FIA-FOTA deal in jeopardy

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Max Mosley has sent a stinging letter to Luca di Montezemolo, accusing the FOTA and Ferrari boss of describing him as a “dictator” and giving inaccurate information to the press following the deal reached yesterday. Mosley has demanded FOTA “correct false statements” and issue and apology or else he will “consider my options open” regarding … Continue reading New Mosley threat over “dictator” claims puts FIA-FOTA deal in jeopardy