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Button expects Schumacher return this year 18th August 2009, 22:42

Jenson Button has said on Twitter he thinks Michael Schumacher will race in F1 before the 2009 season is over: Who knows why Button might think that – but in Ross Brawn he has an ally who knows the workings of Michael Schumacher’s mind as well as almost anyone. This could be an ‘educated guess’. […]

Kimi Raikkonen for 2010 Fiat WRC team?

An article in the Financial Times claims Fiat could enter the World Rally Championship in 2010: Two car manufacturers, believed to be Fiat and Volkswagen, are on the verge of joining Citro?â?˝n and Ford in the World Rally Championship (WRC), says its chief executive. Fiat currently races in the rival Intercontinental Rally Challenge. As SJ […]

Romain Grosjean confirmed at Renault

Romain Grosjean will take Nelson Piquet Jnr’s place in the second Renault at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. The identity of Fernando Alonso’s new team mate will not come as a surprise to many – Grosjean was linked to the seat as early as April 2008.

Do the punishments fit the crimes?

It’s highly unusual to see the FIA’s international court of appeal soften a penalty that’s been handed down to a team. But that’s exactly what happened to Renault yesterday as their one-race ban was withdrawn and they were given just a $50,000 fine. In recent years we’ve seen multi-race bans, championship exclusions and $100m fines […]

“Williams” (Maurice Hamilton, 2009)

Although it’s five years since Williams last won a Grand Prix, and 12 since their last championship triumph, it still feels odd not to see their blue-and-white cars regularly at the sharp end of a race. By which I mean leading it by upwards of half a minute. That was what I got used to […]