Bridgestone has announced what tyres the teams will used at the Monaco, Turkish, British and German Grands Prix. At Monaco the tyre supplier will break with its 2009 policy of using tyres that are two stages apart, bringing the soft and super-soft compounds as it did in 2008. It will revert to type at Istanbul … Continue reading Tyre compounds for next four races
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
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 … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
The French Grand Prix has been cancelled for 2009 in a surprise move by the event organisers, the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile. The FFSA issued the following statement: After examining the economic situation, the FFSA renounces to be the financial promoters of a Formula One Grand Prix. As a result, and as long as … Continue reading 2009 French Grand Prix cancelled
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?óÔé¼Ôäós 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 … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
Steve suggested I write an article about how pit stops have changed in F1 and, following the controversy over Ferrari’s pit stop at Valencia, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at it. When the world championship began in 1950 pit stops were fairly disorganised affairs. But as the sport … Continue reading A brief history of pit stops in F1 (video)
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 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 … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America
Here are 21 pictures from Sunday’s French Grand Prix including the Ferraris romping off at the start, jarno Trulli scoring an emotional podium for Toyota, and McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen pictured with a 1908 Benz Grand Prix car.
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 … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours
What has been the biggest talking point on the Live Blogs during the past three races? Plenty has been said about the state of Lewis Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós driving and Max Mosley?óÔé¼Ôäós libido, but I think the most popular question is this: ?óÔé¼?ôIs it going to rain??óÔé¼?Ø
Here’s a look at the facts and statistics from the French Grand Prix including another new world championship leader. Plus Kimi Raikkonen edges closer to a new record and Lewis Hamilton hits a career low.
The French Grand Prix went about as badly as it possibly could for Lewis Hamilton – and he has nobody to blame but himself for it. From the moment he got back behind the wheel of the McLaren at Magny-Cours it looked as though he was still working out the frustration from his humiliating crash … Continue reading Video: Pressure on Lewis Hamilton after error in French Grand Prix
Felipe Massa took over the lead of the drivers’ championship with a fortunate win at Magny-Cours at the expense of team mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Felipe Massa now leads the F1 drivers’ championship for the first time in his career. It’s also the first time a Brazilian driver has led the championship in 15 years, since Ayrton Senna topped the table after the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. There was more good news for another Brazilian driver, Nelson Piquet Jnr, who … Continue reading Championship points after the French GP
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Lewis Hamilton lines up 13th for today’s French Grand Prix after taking a ten-place grid penalty. Three years ago Kimi Raikkonen, also driving a McLaren, started in the same position and climbed though the field to second. Can Hamilton do the same?
Rain has fallen on the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours this morning raising the prospects of a more interesting French Grand Prix than usual. However at present the track is only damp and is likely to be fully dry by the time the GP2 sprint race finishes. Some of the drivers even started the race on … Continue reading Rain at Magny-Cours ahead of French GP
Felipe Massa starts from second on the grid today – on the dirty side of the track. We had a discussion here earlier this year about the problems drivers have starting from the dirty side at some tracks and Magny-Cours is definitely one of the circuits where it has an effect. If he does lose … Continue reading French GP: Crucial first corner for Massa
Ferrari were in crushing form at Magny-Cours and annexed the front row of the grid with little difficulty, Kimi Raikkonen leading Felipe Massa. It was Ferrari’s 200th pole position at a circuit where they’ve enjoyed great success in recent years. Lewis Hamilton, in what is expected to be a lightly-fuelled McLaren, was unable to beat … Continue reading 2008 French GP qualifying: Raikkonen storms to Ferrari’s 200th pole position