The Sepang International Circuit will continue to host the Malaysian Grand Prix for the next three year.
The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix paid the highest fee going to hold an F1 race in 2009 – but they only got half a race for it. The Sepang circuit’s race cost them $45.7m (?é?ú28.56m / ?óÔÇÜ?¼31.75m) to host this year. But the Grand Prix was abandoned after 31 of the scheduled 56 … Continue reading Malaysian washout was 09’s dearest race
Wheel-to-wheel racing and gigantic rain storms – here are some of the dramatic pictures from the Malaysian Grand Prix. More Malaysian Grand Prix pictures Malaysian Grand Prix pictures Malaysian GP Pictures: Qualifying Malaysian GP pictures: practice Malaysian GP pictures: Thursday More F1 pictures Images (C) Ferrari spa, Renault/LAT, Williams/LAT, Bridgestone, www.mclaren.com, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix pictures
The Malaysian Grand Prix failed to run its full distance after a massive downpour made racing conditions impossible F1 races have always been at the mercy of the weather and everyone understands the impact that can have on them. But Bernie Ecclestone’s decision to start the race so close to sunset was a serious mistake. … Continue reading F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start
The Malaysian Grand Prix is less than 12 hours away. Will we get another action-packed encounter as we saw in Melbourne – and will the rain we’ve expected all weekend finally arrive? Let’s take a look ahead to the crucial opening lap of the race and see how the start, the first stint, and the … Continue reading Malaysian GP: thoughts on the start
Jenson Button made it two pole positions in a row as he beat Jarno Trulli by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. But Felipe Massa will start from 16th after he and Ferrari made a disastrous mistake early in the session.
Here is the Malaysian Grand Prix grid following the application of penalties. The drivers’ starting weights have been published – see here: Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies 1. Jenson Button 1’35.181 2. Jarno Trulli 1’35.273 3. Timo Glock 1’35.690 4. Nico Rosberg 1’35.750 5. Mark Webber 1’35.797 6. Robert Kubica 1’36.106 7. Kimi Raikkonen … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix grid
Round two of the 2009 F1 season began today with practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Here’s a selection of pictures of all the teams and drivers.
At least one of our number is already bound for Sepang: Journeyer, F1 history master and stats guru, is heading out there for the Malaysian Grand Prix. I hope he?óÔé¼Ôäós packed his double-strength anorak, because the rain bearing down on Sepang International Circuit looks pretty fierce. Who else is braving the climate to watch the … Continue reading Are you going to the Malaysian Grand Prix?
Brawn GP locked out the front row, led every lap and finished one-two in Melbourne. Can anyone stop them in Sepang? It’s a totally different circuit in a punishing climate – and we just might in for some rain as well.
Several major F1 sponsors have cut their spending on the opening round of the season in Australia, facing its promoters with the prospect of losing significant amounts of money. According to the Herald Sun BMW has axed its ?é?ú450,000 (?óÔÇÜ?¼507,000) corporate hospitality budget for the race, joining Foster’s in cutting its spending on the race. … Continue reading Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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)
Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated
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
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