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Monza’s new kerbs are not likely to stop corner-cutting controversies 8th September 2009, 11:00

The Monza circuit operators have installed new kerbs in four places on the track. Significantly, the kerbs feature high raised parts to discourage drivers from using anything more than the flattest part of the corners. Ferrari themselves have acknowledged their car is not so good over kerbs, which could lead to suspicion that the Italian […]

Hot, dry weather expected for Monza 6th September 2009, 19:11

The forecast is there should be no repeat of last year’s unusually wet weather at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. Three days of hot, dry weather with temperatures reaching the 30s are expected. Only a few sites are predicting any chance of rain – AccuWeather gives a low chance of light rain […]

Ten ways to pick an F1 race to visit 20th February 2009, 11:00

With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.

2009 F1 tracks compared 17th February 2009, 11:00

After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.

How Hermann Tilke conquered the F1 calendar, 1996-2009 (Video) 5th February 2009, 7:00

Yesterday’s discussion about a potential Rome Grand Prix circuit turned into a debate about Hermann Tilke’s abilities as an F1 track designer. Daniel put forward the case for the prosecution: Why do they still get this guy to build tracks? Every track he has designed is boring. With all the new tracks that have appeared […]

Did you go to a race in 2008? 19th December 2008, 7:00

Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:

2009 F1 calendar shortened 5th November 2008, 14:17

The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been […]

From Hawthorn to Hamilton? (Video) 18th October 2008, 13:00

‘From Hawthorn to Hamilton’ was the theme of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tomorrow Lewis Hamilton could win the F1 title on the 50th anniversary of the first British driver to win the championship: Mike Hawthorn. Journeyer tells the story. An unpredictable season, with multiple winners and stunning upsets. But as we approach the […]

2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll) 8th October 2008, 11:00

The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?s not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare […]

How Raikkonen, Hamilton and Massa’s lap times compared at Monza 17th September 2008, 15:00

The three championship rivals had varying fortunes in the mixed weather at Monza. At one time or another each was substantially faster than the other. Here’s a look at how their lap times compared during the Italian Grand Prix: