November 2009 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

2010 F1 teams list sees Virgin replace Manor – and no Sauber or Toyota 30th November 2009, 22:24

The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.

F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently […]

Schumacher wins Desafio 2009 after Massa victory in second heat 29th November 2009, 13:42

Michael Schumacher won the Desafio Internacional das Estrelas kart race for the second time in three years by finishing second in today’s second heat. Schumacher won the first race in Florianopolis yesterday and came in second today behind his former team mate – and event organiser – Felipe Massa.

Audi builds driver-less car for Pikes Peak

Could racing cars driven by robots one day compete with the best F1 drivers in the world – and beat them? Audi is investigating the technology and has built this ‘Autonomous’ TTS which it is considering sending up the infamous Pikes Peak hill climb. Audi claims: The Autonomous Audi TTS project is not aimed at […]

F1 links: Raikkonen in Citroen WRC deal link 28th November 2009, 12:24

Raikkonen close to Citroen WRC deal (WRC) "Formula 1 star Kimi Raikkonen is understood to be ready to sign a deal with Citroen to drive a C4 World Rally Car on all 13 rounds of the 2010 World Rally Championship." Is Kimi Raikkonen about to get one of the most coveted seats in rallying? It […]

Schumacher and 11 other F1 drivers join Massa’s kart race this weekend

Felipe Massa makes his return to competitive racing this weekend as he hosts his annual International Challenge of the Stars kart race in Florianopolis. Michael Schumacher is among the F1 drivers to turn up for the Desafio Internacionale das Estrelas having also raced karts at Las Vegas last weekend. Here’s a full list of the […]

Canada confirmed on 2010 F1 calendar 27th November 2009, 22:34

When the FIA published the 2010 F1 calendar last month one the Canadian Grand Prix was noted as being “subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management”. These have now been officially completed and F1 will be returning to the popular Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in 2010 after missing the round […]

Force India keep Sutil and Liuzzi for 2010

Force India once talked about getting an Indian racer in one of their cars but it won’t happen next year: they’ve decided to start 2010 with the same two drivers they ended 2009 with. Adrian Sutil will start his fourth season as an F1 racer and continue his run of starting every race for Force […]

2009 F1 driver rankings part 3: 5-1

Over the last two days the 25 drivers who competed in F1 this year have been whittled down to a top five. But who was the very best of the best? Read on for my verdict – and vote for who you think was the top driver in 2009.

Who was the best driver of 2009? (Poll)

Jenson Button or Sebastian Vettel? Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso? Who do you think was the best F1 driver of 2009? Cast your vote below to decide the F1 Fanatic driver of the year.