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 … Continue reading Toro Rosso STR4 to debut on Wednesday
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 … Continue reading F1 news review: Dennis not quitting
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.
“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 … Continue reading F1 news review: Lewis Hamilton’s ego
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 … Continue reading F1 news review: Alonso looked at Renault move in March
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 … Continue reading Mosley reiterates Spanish GP threat ahead of test
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 … Continue reading Switzerland ends 52-year motor sport ban
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.
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.
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 … Continue reading Has Frank Williams found his own Hamilton?
Rounding up this week’s top F1 press Steve Matchett’s cracking piece on flexible floors caught my eye. With the FIA committing to further restrictions of these it’s definitely an article worth reading and Matchett’s style is highly readable. Also Renault in Rotterdam, Paffet in at Prodrive (possibly) and ITV in love with, who else, Lewis … Continue reading F1 in the news 33: Tea tray expose
Desperate to get out of their rut, Honda might make a big-money move to bag Ferrari’s Ross Brawn when he returns from sabbatical. Also in the news this week, Jackie Stewart tells Lewis Hamilton to leave Britain, Bernie Ecclestone threatens to leave Sepang, and everyone a Honda goes to a night club.
Is this the best piece of F1 news this year? Traction control will be outlawed in F1 from next season as the FIA and manufacturers have agreed on standard engine control units. This is fantastic news for the sport – it plugs a gigantic hole in F1’s credibility and promises to present a greater challenge … Continue reading Traction control banned in F1 from 2008
Fans were angry at Kimi Raikkonen in Melbourne – while German fans are apparently deserting the sport in droves. Plus Lewis Hamilton the floor-sweeper, Steve Matchett on the 2007 Ferrari, and much more from the top F1 stories and features of the past week.
Nick Heidfeld is to lap the N?»???¢rburgring Nordschleife in his BMW F1 car. And Kimi Raikkonen entered and won a snowmobile race in the guise of James Hunt. Also in this week’s F1 news – why the Renault R27 has that grotesque, four-colour paint job, why Honda are sponsoring ITV, and why some Australians don’t … Continue reading F1 in the news 28
In the F1 headlines this week, an Aston Martin F1 team, the future of the British Grand Prix and F1 drivers going stock car racing. Plus, Bernie Ecclestone picks this year’s championship winner…
Shell has dropped plans to drive a Ferrari F1 car through the streets of London as part of a major ?é?ú2m television advert. Filming for the advert was supposed to take place this month but the plans were squashed by the City of London Police and the Corporation of London on the grounds of “public … Continue reading Shell drop London from ?é?ú2m Ferrari TV ad
Marco Andretti could be making an appearance at the United States Grand Prix. Also this week, Renault make a political move, Kimi Raikkonen gets a slagging and the Australian Grand Prix is set to lose more money. Plus read about the F1 fan who spent ?âÔÇÜ?é?ú70,000 on novelty number plates…
Changes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road circuit to make it suitable for Moto GP could see the removal of the famous banked final turn. The Speedway has proposed changes to the latter part of the road track, currently only used by Formula One for racing, so that motorbike racers would not have to negotiate … Continue reading Indianapolis to axe banking from F1 circuit?
In this week’s F1 news: Fernando Alonso is over-rated and so is Jenson Button. Donington Park gets bought, but no-one’s buying the Russian plans to host a Grand Prix. All this and porn mags too. What more could you want?