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 … Continue reading Hockenheim returns to 2010 F1 calendar
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) … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix TV times
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 … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix weather forecast
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: … Continue reading Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan
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 … Continue reading Alonso finally confirmed as Massa’s team mate at Ferrari for 2010
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 … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix technical review
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.
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 … Continue reading Technical analysis: 2009 so far
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 … Continue reading Stefan Grand Prix still wants 2010 slot
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.
It seems only a matter of time before we get official word that Fernando Alonso will drive for Ferrari in 2010. Once that piece of the 2010 F1 driver line-up puzzle is in place, the rest of the picture should be assembled very quickly. Other key moves expected for 2010 include a surprise return for … Continue reading Fernando Alonso to Ferrari to kick-start 2010 F1 driver market moves
Bernie Ecclestone had plenty to say about CVC board member Martin Sorrell during BBC’s build-up to yesterday’s race, and he’s said more to The Times in reaction to Sorrell’s criticism of his support for Flavio Briatore. Bernie Ecclestone: Sir Martin Sorrell cannot force me out (The Times) '"He is not in a position to get … Continue reading F1 links: Ecclestone hits back at Sorrell
For years, Spa-Francorchamps was the circuit F1 drivers take longest to complete a lap of. But changes to Singapore means it now takes a second longer than Spa for the F1 cars to lap.
The Singapore Grand Prix was short on action but big on spectacle. I particularly love this picture of Timo Glock flying through the air at the turn 10 chicane. See below for a hi res version of this picture and over 70 others from F1’s second night race at Singapore.
Lewis Hamilton took his second victory of 2009 in dominant fashion in the Singapore Grand Prix.
Earlier in the weekend Fernando Alonso was doing everything he could to rebuff questions about the scandal he and Renault were embroiled in. But having taken a fine and controversy-free third place at Singapore, Alonso decided to dedicate his podium to the pariah of the paddock, Flavio Briatore: I dedicate this podium to Flavio – … Continue reading Alonso praises Briatore after podium
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Drivers’ championship standings Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 84 2 Rubens Barrichello 69 3 Sebastian Vettel 59 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 40 6 Lewis Hamilton 37 7 Nico Rosberg 30.5 8 Fernando Alonso 26 9 Timo Glock 24 10 Jarno Trulli 22.5 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick … Continue reading Championship standings after Singapore
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Lewis Hamilton 61 2 Timo Glock 61 9.634 9.634 3 Fernando Alonso 61 16.624 6.99 4 Sebastian Vettel 61 20.261 3.637 5 Jenson Button 61 30.015 9.754 6 Rubens Barrichello 61 31.858 1.843 7 Heikki Kovalainen 61 36.157 4.299 8 Robert Kubica 61 55.054 18.897 9 Kazuki Nakajima 61 … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix result
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