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F1 in the news 33: Tea tray expose 4th May 2007, 9:00

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 […]

F1 in the news 32: Honda hunt Brawn 13th April 2007, 9:00

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.

Traction control banned in F1 from 2008 30th March 2007, 17:00

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 […]

F1 in the news 29 23rd March 2007, 9:00

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.

F1 in the news 28 16th March 2007, 9:00

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 […]

F1 in the news 27 9th March 2007, 9:00

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 drop London from ??2m Ferrari TV ad 1st March 2007, 18:50

Shell has dropped plans to drive a Ferrari F1 car through the streets of London as part of a major ??2m 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 […]

F1 in the news 25 23rd February 2007, 9:00

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 ???70,000 on novelty number plates…

Indianapolis to axe banking from F1 circuit? 22nd February 2007, 22:53

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 […]

F1 in the news 23 9th February 2007, 9:00

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?