13th December 2009, 21:01 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Button runner-up in BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2009 13th December 2009, 21:01

Jenson Button failed to win this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award – having gone into the competition as favourite. He finished runner-up to footballer Ryan Giggs.

Massa to drive F2007 this week

Felipe Massa is to have another test run in an F2007 in the coming week. Testing restrictions mean he is not allowed to drive the F60 except for promotional activities. Instead he will use a two-year-old car supplied by Ferrari’s Corse Clienti Department using demonstration tyres at Mugello in Italy. He last drove such a […]

No Lotus comeback for Takuma Sato

Bad news for Takuma Sato fans – the Japanese driver’s manager has ruled out him making a return to the cockpit in 2010 with Lotus. Lotus are set to announce their driver line-up on Monday and it’s looking increasingly likely that Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen will be named. Japan had two F1 drivers on […]

“Legendary race cars” reviewed

Given that I reviewed a new book on Stirling Moss the other day it’s appropriate I should turn to “Legendary race cars” next as he supplied the forward for it.

F1 links: Mosley tells all

Max Mosley: the inside story on McLaren’s ‘spygate’ and the F1 teams breakaway (Daily Telegraph) "But for me, personally, "spygate" and its consequences marked a new era. The view that I was too aggressive, too confrontational and perhaps even a bully was peddled non-stop. I was blamed (wrongly as it happens) for the size of […]