9th September 2009, 22:23 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

F1 links: The case against Renault 9th September 2009, 22:23

Details of the claims against Renault by Nelson Piquet Jnr have emerged today. The former F1 driver claims he was instructed by Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds before the race that he was to crash his car on purpose. They deny the claims, and there’s no word yet on any evidence that might prove or […]

Lola reveals 2010 F1 car model

The first F1 team to reveal a design for the 2010 F1 season is Lola – even though it doesn’t have a place on the grid.

Mercedes to take 75% stake in Brawn – but what does that mean for McLaren?

Back in April, when Brawn were striding to victory wherever they showed up, I had a conversation with one of Mercedes’ product managers. Why, I asked, weren’t Mercedes rushing to get their logos on the BGP001s, as it looked like they were going to romp to the championship? He explained that because Brawn only had […]

F1 links: Ferrari-Santander deal imminent

Ferrari is expected to announce a new sponsorship deal with Spanish bank Santander tomorrow. Will this lead to them finally announcing Fernando Alonso is joining the team? Santander to announce Ferrari deal "Ferrari will announce its sponsorship deal with Spanish banking giants Santander at Monza on Thursday." Equipe de Barrichello terá patrocinador brasileiro no GP […]

McLaren MP4-12C road car revealed

F1 car history provided the inspiration for the naming of the McLaren MP4-12C, the new sports car revealed by the company today. The car shares the same naming convention used by the team’s F1 cars. It falls between McLaren’s 1997 MP4-12 (which won three Grands Prix) and the 1998 MP4-13 (which won both world championship […]