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F1 links: Surtees on son Henry’s death 4th August 2009, 23:50

John Surtees has spoken about the death of his son Henry in a Formula Two race last month. ‘Lessons’ from Surtees son death John Surtess talks about his son Henry's death: "I reached down into the cockpit on the starting line at Brands Hatch, and we shook hands. We bid each other farewell, as it […]

Handbags at dawn part 2: This time it’s Williams versus Ferrari

Yesterday it was Nelson Piquet Jnr vs Flavio Briatore, today it’s Ferrari and Williams at loggerheads. Infuriated by Williams’ refusal to support Schumacher’s request for a test in the F60, Ferrari published a statement on its website saying: Guess who opposed the test with the F60? A team that hasn’t won anything for years and […]

Why are more F1 drivers going rallying?

Kimi Raikkonen entered his first round of the World Rally Championship over the weekend and did rather well. Sebiastian Vettel was at the same Finnish round and has been talking about how he’d like to give it a try. Robert Kubica has gone even further – buying his own rally car. I think it’s great […]

Schumacher won’t get F60 test (Poll)

Michael Schumacher will not get to sample a 2009-spec Ferrari F60 after three teams blocked the move. The opposition came from Williams and Red Bull/Toro Rosso. The latter objected because they claim to have made a similar request for Jaime Alguersuari which had been turned down. Williams, meanwhile, said Ferrari should have used one of […]

F1 links: Renault penalty criticised

The Spanish motor racing federation RFEA are trying to get Renault’s ban lifted so that local hero Fernando Alonso can race on home ground at Valencia. Spanish federation slams Renault ban "The federation has asked the ICA to rescind the ban or else substitute it with 'another form of penalty which does not affect the […]