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F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt 21st December 2009, 12:10

Iceland’s Glitnir ‘owes’ £10m to F1 team Williams (Daily Telegraph) "After the Icelandic banking sector collapsed last year, Glitnir bank was taken over by the Icelandic government and Williams has not received sponsorship payments since." F1 Race of the Noughties (Motor Sport Musings) Dank puts the case for the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix – which […]

F1 links: Mosley-Briatore row continues 18th December 2009, 11:55

Max Mosley statement (PDF, Autosport) “By persuading The Guardian to publish sensationalist extract from his Court submissions without any mention of the other side of the story, Britaore succeeded in using that newspaper to distract attention from his key role in one of the worst and most dangerous examples of deliberate cheating in the history […]

F1 links: More Schumacher return rumours 14th December 2009, 10:01

Michael Schumacher says yes to £20m Mercedes return to Formula One (Daily Mirror) "Contrary to reports that the sport's most successful racer would be earning just £6million, the German will actually rake in the biggest salary in F1 next season, totalling nearly £20m." Lotus F1 Racing Driver Announcement Q&As (Lotus) Jarno Trulli: "We have to […]

F1 links: Mosley tells all 13th December 2009, 1:01

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 […]

F1 links: Bianchi gets Ferrari deal 3rd December 2009, 0:26

Bianchi signs long-term Ferrari deal (Autosport) "The 20-year-old Frenchman has been given an undefined role within the team, but could become test and reserve driver following his maiden Formula 1 outing at Jerez this week." As well as Fisichella, Gene and Badoer? And with testing banned during the season? Ferrari barely need one test driver, […]

F1 links: Flins drops French Grand Prix bid 1st December 2009, 21:19

La Vallée de l’Automobile et de la Mobilité Durable continue sans le circuit (Yvelines Média, French) The Yvelines region in France cancels its plans to build an F1 circuit which might have held the French Grand Prix. Judge in Max Mosley trial, Mr Justice David Eady, hits back at press criticism over privacy cases (The […]

F1 links: Army uses F1 technology

F1 expertise motors to the aid of Afghan war effort (Daily Telegraph) "The British motorsport industry is improving the Army's chances in Afghanistan, supplying vital parts to cool and protect ageing armoured vehicles struggling in the inhospitable terrain." Exclusive Interview With JR Hildebrand (Speed TV) "I would say I’ve built the first part of my […]

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 […]

F1 links: Mercedes-Schumacher speculation 21st November 2009, 0:07

Early in Michael Schumacher’s F1 career there were many rumours he was about to join a Mercedes-powered team, as he was part of their young driver scheme in sports car racing. Could he finally be about to make the connection, three years after his last F1 race? It seems to be more speculation than substance […]

F1 links: Briatore demands ?é?ú900K from FIA 13th November 2009, 0:58

Flavio Briatore to demand €1m payout from FIA (The Guardian) "Documents seen by the Guardian reveal that Briatore is asking for a total annulment of the FIA's instruction to its members – race organisers, teams or drivers – not to have any dealings with him. He is also demanding a minimum of €1m (£900,000) in […]