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Toro Rosso STR4 to debut on Wednesday 26th February 2009, 8:46

Toro Rosso’s 2009 car will be given its circuit debut next Wednesday, according to a report in the German specialist press. Auto Motor und Sport claims the STR4, a Ferrari-powered version of the Adrian Newey-designed Red Bull car, is to be shaken down at the Adria circuit in northern Italy on March 4, with Sebastien […]

F1 news review: Dennis not quitting 12th March 2008, 7:13

Dennis insists he will not quit – Ron Dennis refutes rumours about his future saying he will not step down from McLaren. He apparently held a meeting with the team staff to tell them before flying out to Melbourne. More here. Late start won’t save GP says Ecclestone – The Australian Grand Prix organisers offered […]

New F1 sites for 2008 – F1 Pitlane, GP Week and GP Plus 11th March 2008, 23:47

On the eve of the new season a number of new F1 sites have sprung up including F1 Pitlane and GP Week. Here’s a quick look at them.

F1 news review: Lewis Hamilton’s ego

“Hamilton’s ego got the better of him” – Briatore – Flavio Briatore on Lewis Hamilton: “You need to respect these people behind you – and not only your ego.” Super Aguri confirms new partner and drivers for 2008 season – The sums of money involved have not been declared but Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato […]

F1 news review: Alonso looked at Renault move in March 22nd February 2008, 7:00

In the F1 news this week Fernando Alonso first approached Flavio Briatore about returning to Renault in March of last year after just one round of the championship. Plus Ralf Schumacher comes clean about his claims of having an F1 seat for 2008, Kimi Raikkonen hints at his eventual retirement, and Bahrain International Circuit takes […]

Mosley reiterates Spanish GP threat ahead of test 10th February 2008, 16:01

Max Mosley has re-affirmed his threat to cancel this year’s two Grands Prix in Spain if there is any repeat of the racist abuse aimed at Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit de Catalunya last week. He has also revealed Hamilton was racially abused by Spanish spectators at the Chinese Grand Prix: Anthony Hamilton told me […]

Switzerland ends 52-year motor sport ban 6th June 2007, 23:37

Switzerland’s parliament has voted to end the country’s ban on motor racing. It was outlawed in 1955 following the crash in that year’s Le Mans 24 Hours that killed over 80 spectators along with Mercedes driver Pierre Levegh. Time trials have been the only legal form of motor sport since 1955. Five world championship Swiss […]

F1 in the blogs 30: McLaren and Hamilton 2nd June 2007, 7:00

Did McLaren make a mistake by running Lewis Hamilton this year? One blogger thinks so… Plus the French Grand Prix is set to change venues, two world champions argue, and why Nico Rosberg is having a good season.

F1 in the news 36: Honda faster 25th May 2007, 10:00

Rubens Barrichello reckons Honda have made a significant step forward with their recalcitrant 2007 car. Plus Suzuka is tipped to make a return in 2008, Red Bull will run a special livery at the British Grand Prix, the cars of the turbo era, and more.

Has Frank Williams found his own Hamilton? 15th May 2007, 23:07

Last month Frank Williams told the press: Hamilton is still a baby, so to speak, but dishing out loads of trouble already. I mean that in the nicest possible way. I cry he’s not in a Williams but I rejoice for F1. I really do. But the Williams boss may already have found his own […]