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Changing tracks: Hungaroring 28th July 2010, 22:08

This year sees the 25th F1 race at the Hungaroring. When the track was first built it was derided for being slow, boring and lacking opportunities for overtaking. But as track designs have become ever less varied, has the time come to re-appraise the popular view of the Hungaroring as one of the worst tracks […]

Massa to meet hospital staff (Video)

Felipe Massa will meet staff at the hospital where he was taken following his qualifying crash in Hungary last year when he returns to the circuit for this weekend’s race. Speaking before the Hungarian Grand Prix he said: Budapest is a nice track in a nice country. But also coming back after what happened last […]

Warwick returns as race steward

Derek Warwick will be the drivers’ adviser to the stewards at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He is the second former driver to undertake the role twice, having also done so at the Spanish Grand Prix this year. Johnny Herbert has also appeared on two occasions. He joins Lajos Herczeg (vice president the National Automobilsport Federation […]

Monaco signs ten-year F1 deal

The Monaco Grand Prix has extended its contract to host a round of the Formula 1 world championship for another ten years. Bernard Ecclestone and Michel Boeri, president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, agreed the deal in London today. The news comes a few days after the race organisers rebuffed remarks by Bernie Ecclestone […]

GerardMP was top predictor in Germany

GerardMP was the top scorer in the German Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship. Hi 24-point haul moves him into the top 100 in the championship. Arpi_ retains the overall lead, three points ahead of Scunnyman and three more ahead of CyclopsPL.

Lowe explains extra wheel tethers for 2011

The number of wheel tethers on F1 cars will be doubled next year in a bid to improve safety. McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe, who is a member of the Technical Working Group, explained why the steps had been taken in response to recent accidents: Tethers are a great concern to us. We had the […]

McLaren “don’t understand” Red Bull’s wing

McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe admitted the team are struggling to understand how Red Bull and Ferrari’s flexing front wings work. Speaking in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in he said: We believe, and we’re not alone, that two cars – Ferrari and Red Bull – that have wings existing at a much lower position than […]

2010 German Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review

One story came to dominate the German Grand Prix weekend – but you can find details on what happened to every driver and team below. The German Grand Prix review includes all the F1 Fanatic coverage in one place below ?ǣ from Friday practice to the post-race analysis and our live comments on every session.

Force India to run blown diffuser

Force India will run an exhaust-blown diffuser for the first time this year in practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Team principal Vijay Mallya said: On Friday we will test the blown diffuser, which we believe will give us a big step forward. We will analyse the findings and any data will be fed back […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 28/7/2010

For those of you waiting for the Predictions Championship results, they will be up in the next 24 hours. I’m also writing for ITV-F1 again this week and my Hungarian Grand Prix preview should be up on their site later on today. Here’s the Wednesday round-up: Links Bernie Ecclestone braced for loss of ‘one or […]