September 2009 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Hockenheim returns to 2010 F1 calendar 30th September 2009, 23:54

The Hockenheimring is expected to return to the 2010 F1 calendar. The circuit claims a financial rescue package has been agreed and it will continue to share the German Grand Prix with the Nurburgring. According to the circuit’s website the event will remain at the venue until 2018. There had previously been talking about the […]

Japanese Grand Prix TV times

The F1 circus heads straight from Singapore to Suzuka for back-to-back Grand Prix action. Here’s when the Japanese Grand Prix sessions will be on British TV this weekend: Friday 2nd October Japanese Grand Prix first practice live: 02:00-03:30 (BBC Red Button and online) Japanese Grand Prix second practice live: 06:00-07:30 (BBC Red Button and online) […]

Japanese Grand Prix weather forecast

The Japanese Grand Prix has moved back from Fuji to Suzuka this year. Although Fuji will always be remembered for the downpours that greeted the 1976 and 2007 F1 races, Suzuka has had its share of wet weather as well. Very heavy rain fell in 1994, almost causing the race to be abandoned. And showers […]

Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan

Update: see how Button and Brawn can win the titles in Brazil. The Japanese Grand Prix this weekend could see the conclusion of either or both world championships. Drivers’ championship Jenson Button will seal the drivers’ championship if he scores at least five points more than team mate Rubens Barrichello. He can do that by: […]

Alonso finally confirmed as Massa’s team mate at Ferrari for 2010

Ferrari have finally confirmed what pretty much everyone in F1 expected by now – Fernando Alonso will drive for them in 2010. Kimi Raikkonen is set to leave the team after this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is most likely to end up back at McLaren. Raikkonen was contracted to remain at Ferrari for […]

Singapore Grand Prix technical review

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical developments from the Singpaore Grand Prix. As the end of the season draws near some teams, particularly those in the midfield, begin to turn their technical resources to 2010. Indeed Ferrari has already done so and given that the 2009 constructors’ championship is a Rubens […]

Button vs Barrichello decided by non-safety car (Singapore GP analysis) 29th September 2009, 18:59

A crucial gamble provided the pivotal moment of the Singapore Grand Prix for championship leader Jenson Button in his battle with team mate Rubens Barrichello. Here’s how it unfolded along with an analysis of the rest of the race and the drivers’ fastest lap times.

Technical analysis: 2009 so far

Why hasn’t overtaking improved in 2009 as planned? And have double diffusers really made that much of a difference? John Beamer looks at the major technical developments this year. First of all a short apology – these columns were supposed to be a regular feature at F1 Fanatic but I ended up doing some contract […]

Stefan Grand Prix still wants 2010 slot

Stefan Grand Prix, the 2010 F1 entry run by Zoran Stefanovic, says it still hopes to be on the Formula 1 grid next year despite failing to be granted a place by the FIA. Stefanovic, who complained to the EU about the FIA’s insistence that the new teams for 2010 use Cosworth engines, says his […]

Predictions Championship leaders slip up

With three races left to run the two leaders of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship are under pressure from the chasing pack. SaloolaS has edged into a slim five-point lead over Dougie. But Dan, PawelF1, SimonRS and Sush Meerkat cut the leaders’ advantage. Find out how you’re doing in the championship standings below.

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