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F1 links: Donington claims it has funding 14th October 2009, 23:53

Donington Park unveils last-ditch plan to stage British Grand Prix (The Times) "Donington has launched a last-ditch attempt to hang onto the British Grand Prix with an ambitious bond issue to raise £135million. But the scale of the task is nothing short of epic with only seven working days left until Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s […]

Williams and Toyota officially part ways

Two press releases appeared within half an hour of each other today – the first from Williams confirming it will not use Toyota engines in 2010, and the second from Toyota affirming the development. A quote from Frank Williams said: “At a time of great difficulty for us as a team, Toyota stepped forward and […]

Lotus reveals early 2010 F1 car pictures

Lotus has revealed the first pictures of its 2010 F1 car design. The car shows the progress the team has made since it won the right to the final slot on the 2010 F1 grid following the withdrawal of BMW.

If Jenson Button doesn’t deserve the 2009 championship no-one else does

I’ve followed the debate about whether Jenson Button deserves to win the championship this year with great interest. His lacklustre scoring rate in the second half of the season – compared to his brilliant beginning – has caused some to ask whether he really deserves to be champion. But what I’m yet to read is […]

2009 Brazilian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix – plus a look back at past races in Brazil.

Renault could go retro with new livery

New rumours this week claim Renault is planning to redesign its cars’ liveries following the departure of title sponsor ING. Renault has had one of the most unattractive cars in the pitlane since it introduced ING’s brand two years ago. Could we finally see a return to Renault’s smart liveries of the seventies and eighties?