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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 testing dates and tracks 1st December 2008, 7:00

2009 F1 testing is under way and we’ve already seen most of the F1 teams in action. Here’s a summary of the known dates for 2009 testing, along with maps of the tracks they will be visiting.

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 […]

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?σΤιΌΤδσs 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 […]

Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America 25th June 2008, 18:53

The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there […]

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours 24th June 2008, 7:00

A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of […]

2008 F1 testing round-up 13: Catalunya 16th June 2008, 12:30

Nine F1 teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya last week – Force India were absent from the test. Each day’s running saw a little rain, but not very much, and the cars typically completed around 80 laps each. Here’s what they were doing and how they go on:

How quick would F1 lap at Le Mans? 14th June 2008, 17:18

The Le Mans 24 Hours is underway at the 13.6km (8.4m) Circuit de la Sarthe. It’s an unusual track, dominated by the huge Mulsanne straight, and then looping back to the start/finish straight via a succession of straights and high-speed corners. In terms of size it has no equal in Formula 1 – the next […]

2008 Spanish Grand Prix notes 4th May 2008, 7:00

The Spanish Grand Prix was hardly a riot of excitement but it did leave us with a couple of major talking points. I want to have a look at two of them in detail: how significant is Renault’s apparent return to form, and how far ahead of the chasing pack are Ferrari?

How Formula 1 can improve safety following the Heikki Kovalainen crash 30th April 2008, 20:08

Heikki Kovalainen’s crash in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday was another major escape for F1. It came less than twelve months after Robert Kubica survived an accident of immense violence in last year’s Canadian Grand Prix. (See here for video of the Kovalainen crash). Although the lightness of the injuries to both drivers is […]