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F1 in the blogs 42: FIA under fire 22nd September 2007, 7:00

The F1 blogging world is still reeling from the many twists and turns of the McLaren-Ferrari spying saga. Read on for more analysis of the scandal plus more on the new Spyker owners, the Fuji Speedway and more.

Spyker set for yet another buyout 1st September 2007, 11:02

The Silverstone-based Spyker team is set for yet another change of ownership as current team director Michel Mol is preparing to buy it from parent company Spyker Cars. Spyker Cars has run into financial problems and has accepted an ??????80m (???54.2m / $109m) offer from Mol and Indian business partner Vijay Mallya. It originally bought […]

F1 in the blogs 41: Backlash 25th August 2007, 7:00

The backlash against the Hamilton-Alonso feud got very bitter in the three-week break following the Hungarian Grand Prix – and it’s the subject of today’s Post of the Week. Also in the F1 blogs: the cost of F1, the cost of missing your braking point at Spa, and a Michael Schumacher you can lick. Yes, […]

Spyker & Super Aguri in trouble 14th August 2007, 21:24

The futures of F1′s minnows are uncertain as Spyker cars suffer financial problems and a leading Super Aguri sponsor fails to pay the team. Spyker took over the Midland team last year, which in turn took over Jordan in 2005. The parent company expects to make a loss this year and is considering selling the […]

F1′s famous names return 20th June 2007, 7:00

The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two […]

Canadian Grand Prix 2007 Preview 5th June 2007, 10:00

The 2007 F1 championship battle is incredibly close with constant changes between the leaders. If only the same could be said for the racing. There simply hasn’t been a race worthy of the name this year – can the circuit named after the ultimate racer’s racer Gilles Villeneuve serve up something other than a procession? […]

F1 2007 Preview: New rules at a glance 28th February 2007, 12:00

As is now customary, the sporting rules have had a shake-up ahead of the new season. The changes range from the seismic (like engine homologation) to tiny acts of bureaucratic house-keeping, tidying up the loose ends from past instances when FIA President Max Mosley was let loose on the F1 sporting regulations. They have also […]

Spyker seize Midland 9th September 2006, 22:59

It surely won’t be the most exciting revelation of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, but one of Formula One’s long-running sagas of the 2006 season has drawn to a close. Alex Schnaider has finally confirmed the sale of MidlandF1, to Dutch sports car firm Spyker. Spyker cars was established in 1999, taking the name of […]

Drivers half-season report – Part 1 28th June 2006, 23:26

The Canadian Grand Prix marked the halfway point in the 2006 season, which seems a worthwhile time to take stock of how the drivers are faring up and down the pitlane. Don’t miss the second part coming up before the United States Grand Prix. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

Alonso top qualifier in ’06 13th May 2006, 14:03

Fernando Alonso’s second pole position of the season means he is now the driver with the best average starting position. He demotes Jenson Button, whose eighth position on tomorrow’s grid is his worst of the season so far. Alonso and Button are the only two drivers to have made it to the final part of […]