2009 August 03 archive

Button runs London Triathlon (Pictures) 3rd August 2009, 21:44

Over 55,000 spectators lined the streets of London yesterday to watch 14,000 competitors tackle the London Triathlon 2009. Jenson Button was among their number tackling the arduous running, swimming and cycling competition. He set a personal best time of 2hr 7min 2sec – almost half an hour longer than it took him to win the […]

Interview: Me on Massa on Sky (Video)

I’ve just had an interview with Sky News about Felipe Massa’s recovery. Happily the news on the Brazilian’s condition is much more positive than it was when I was on their last week and he gave his first (real) interview to the press today. Thanks once again to lookingspiffy via Twitter who captured the video […]

Piquet’s scathing attack on Briatore

As first reported here on Saturday, Nelson Piquet Jnr has been dropped by Renault. And a statement from the Brazilian today gives insight into the simmering resentment between him and team boss Flavio Briatore. We discussed the Renault situation last week and there was some disagreement over whether Briatore had compromised Piquet in trying to […]

Still no 2010 F1 calendar

We last looked at the state of the 2010 F1 calendar back in June. Two months later and there’s still no sign of an F1 calendar for 2010. At this point in the year the schedule for the next season has usually been released. Last year we saw the first draft of the 2009 calendar […]

Sebastien Bourdais’ troubles show why IndyCar drivers struggle in modern F1

F1 Fanatic guest writer Duncan Stephen, who writes Vee8, looks at how Indy Car drivers have fallen out of fashion in F1. The departure of Sébastien Bourdais from Toro Rosso brings into focus two trends that have emerged in the driver market. The first is the high turnover of drivers in the Red Bull teams, […]