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Changing tracks: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 11th June 2010, 7:00
After 30 F1 races the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is now one of the most popular venues. Here’s how the track has changed since its first race in 1978.
Canada back on 2010 F1 calendar 14th September 2009, 19:45
The Canadian Grand Prix will return to the F1 calendar in 2010 after being missing from the 2009 schedule. Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will host the 41st world championship round in Canada.
The state of the 2010 F1 calendar 3rd June 2009, 7:00
With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and [...]
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 [...]
Formula 1’s lost nations: Canada 29th January 2009, 7:00
Last world champion: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams, 1997 Last Grand Prix winner: Jacques Villeneuve, Nurburgring, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Jacques Villeneuve, BMW, Hockenheimring, 2006 Last Grand Prix: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2008 Canada is a new addition to the ‘lost nations’: Its Grand Prix has just been cancelled, and it had a former world champion [...]
And the F1 Fanatic Pass of 2008 is… 15th December 2008, 7:00
…Felipe Massa’s double pass on Heikki Kovalainen and Rubens Barrichello. Massa’s move came out on top, narrowly beating efforts from Nick Heidfeld and Lewis Hamilton. Here’s the video of the pass from the Canadian Grand Prix.
Official: Canadian GP axed 16th November 2008, 22:31
“Unworkable demands” blamed
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 [...]
As the 2008 F1 season ends on a high we now look forward to what should be one of the most fascinating off-seasons for many years. With radical changes to the technical rules, fraught political tension between the rule-makers and the teams, and two holes suddenly appearing in the calendar, these are the questions that [...]
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 [...]