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F1 links: FIA publish Ferrari documents 16th June 2009, 23:45

The FIA published a vast quantity of material today. Most of it relates to its discussions with Ferrari over whether the Italian team was able to use its technical veto to block the imposition of the budget cap. As I wrote last week: It is worth remembering why Ferrari?s attempt to use the French courts […]

Why do McLaren blow hot and cold?

After a pole position and a win in his first two British Grands Prix, Lewis Hamilton goes into this year’s race knowing he’ll be lucky to score points. At the sharp end of F1, teams come and teams go. But of late no team has oscillated between being championship-challengers and also-rans with the same unpredictability […]

F1 leaving Britain would be madness

If Donington Park isn’t up to scratch by 2010, there won’t be a British Grand Prix. That’s Bernie Ecclestone’s insistence – and it is complete and utter folly. At a time when F1 spectator figures are taking a hammering, the last thing F1 should be doing is turning its back on one of the best-attended […]

Silverstone: Button?s home, Barrichello?s track? (British Grand Prix preview)

Rubens Barrichello needs to do something ?ǣ anything ?ǣ to stop 2009 turning into a repeat of those six long seasons spent in Michael Schumacher?s shadow. Seven races into this year?s championship, Button has won six times and Barrichello?s points total is barely more than half his British team mate?s. Button can expect an enthusiastic […]

F1 links: FIA responds, FOTA does not

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. ACEA (FIA press release) "The FIA's objective is to enable manufacturers in Formula One to […]