F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt

F1 links: Mosley-Briatore row continues

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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 … Continue reading F1 links: Mosley-Briatore row continues

F1 links: More Schumacher return rumours

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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 … Continue reading F1 links: More Schumacher return rumours

F1 links: Army uses F1 technology

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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 … Continue reading F1 links: Army uses F1 technology

F1 links: Barrichello wins $500K lawsuit

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F1 Racing Driver Barrichello Wins $500,000 Libel Suit Against Google (TechCrunch) "Google has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay Formula One racing driver Rubens Barrichello $500,000 in damages for the presence of fake online profiles of the driver on its social network Orkut, which is hugely popular in the man’s home country." Ross … Continue reading F1 links: Barrichello wins $500K lawsuit

F1 links: N.Technology loses FIA court case

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Court rejects N.Technology’s claims (Autosport) "N.Technology's legal action against the FIA over the way that the process for the selection of the new teams for the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship has been unsuccessful after French courts rejected all of its claims." Jaime Alguersuari: F1 debut without testing was like entering a slaughterhouse (Daily Mirror) … Continue reading F1 links: N.Technology loses FIA court case

F1 links: How Honda’s team was saved

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Catching up with Ross Brawn (Autocar) "'They were clearly surprised at this because their view was that the team was unsaleable. Equally, the notion of a management buy-out is something virtually unknown in Japanese business circles.' Thank heavens Ross introduced to the concept, is all I can say." And hopefully someone's explained it to Toyota … Continue reading F1 links: How Honda’s team was saved

F1 links: Williams to announce Cosworth deal

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Williams to drive back to Cosworth engines (Gulf News) “Williams boss Sir Frank Williams has sensationally made a double revelation in declaring his Formula One outfit will use British made Cosworth engines next season and that the team will announce its new driver line-up on Monday, a day after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.” Ecclestone: … Continue reading F1 links: Williams to announce Cosworth deal

F1 links: Donington fund-raising fails

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End of the road for Grand Prix dream? (Leicester Mercury) "The Leicester Mercury understands that £120m worth of bonds issued earlier this week have now been withdrawn." Silverstone stands by as Donington fund-raising bond is withdrawn (Daily Telegraph) "'Silverstone will have the opportunity of exactly the same contract as Donington,' he said two weeks ago … Continue reading F1 links: Donington fund-raising fails

F1 links: Williams-Cosworth deal mooted

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Amid all the excitement over the new champions, an important development for next year’s season is in the works. Williams are now expected to use Cosworth engines and the company will be able to re-tune them before the season starts to make them competitive… Williams to use Cosworth engines in 2010 (Autosport) "With Toyota already … Continue reading F1 links: Williams-Cosworth deal mooted