Review the Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice 3 live blog below.
Shanghai has been a Ferrari stronghold since it arrived on the F1 calendar four years ago. With fairly cool but dry weather expected this weekend and Bridgestone bringing their harder compound tyres, I think we’ll see McLaren score their first win in China this weekend.
Review the Chinese Grand Prix free practice 1 live blog below.
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Journeyer reviews the history of the Chinese Grand Prix – all four years of it… The Shanghai International Circuit looks a rather bland circuit. Sure, it has a big paddock and great hospitality areas, but the track itself is a Shang-shaped Tilkedrome. But the Chinese Grand Prix has been an entertaining addition to the calendar. … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix history 2004-2007
China F1 preview from Red Bulletin
Ferrari has an enviable record at the home of the Chinese Grand Prix: 2004 winner: Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari 2005 winner: Fernando Alonso, Renault 2006 winner: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari 2007 winner: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari On the face of it, Ferrari will be the team to beat this weekend, which is good news for Felipe Massa’s title … Continue reading Shanghai: Ferrari’s stomping ground (2008 Chinese Grand Prix preview)
The weather forecast for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend is for a largely dry event. There’s a small chance of rain on race day, and air temperatures will be in the mid to low 20s (Celsius). Details and links below.
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)
Last week Ferrari suggested the harder tyres Bridgestone have brought to some races have played into McLaren’s hands. If that is what’s going on the red team are likely to be disappointed by the tyre allocations for the final race of the season where Bridgestone again are bringing a harder set of tyres than last … Continue reading Final tyre allocations good for McLaren?
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
Is Istanbul Park the best F1 track Hermann Tilke has designed? Bernie Ecclestone’s track designer of choice gets a lot of flak from fand for building dull circuits. But Istanbul’s mix of gradients, a pair of decent overtaking opportunities, and the impressive four-apex turn eight make it one of his more popular efforts. How do … Continue reading Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?
If Bernie Ecclestone gets his way (and how often does that not happen?) five Formula 1 Grands Prix will be held under floodlights by 2010 – which by then will probably be a quarter of the calendar. It’s an ambitious target given that the first F1 night Grand Prix at Singapore hasn’t even been held … Continue reading 2010 F1 calendar may have 5 night GPs
With the Olympic Games being held in Beijing this year many influential people have used the opportunity afforded by the publicity to attack China’s abysmal human rights record and support for regimes that perpetrate genocide. F1’s had a Chinese Grand Prix since 2004. So are none of F1’s millions of fans bothered about being tainted … Continue reading The Genocide Grand Prix?
Last week I invited readers to send in their plans to re-draw Formula 1 circuits. Thanks to everyone who e-mailled in with their circuit remixes – here’s a selection of the best…
How hard can it be to design a decent race track? Herman Tilke?óÔé¼Ôäós circuit designs tend to draw sighs of disappointment from F1 fans. So what would you change about the tracks on today?óÔé¼Ôäós calendar? In the past two and a bit weeks I?óÔé¼Ôäóve covered the history of every track used for world championship F1 … Continue reading Remix an F1 track
Hermann Tilke has had a monopoly on circuit design work in recent years. His brief is apparently are to design safe venues for F1 racing where overtaking is possible – making tracks that are dramatic or challenging is a secondary consideration at best. Recent examples of this include his new circuits in Bahrain, Turkey, China … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 15: 2003-2007
I wrote at length about a revealing interview Max Mosley gave recently in which he made this remark: It’s a far more credible championship [calendar] than it was 20 years ago. That’s Mosley’s verdict on the modern Formula 1 calendar. Have a look at how the 2008 F1 calendar compares with the 1988 schedule and … Continue reading 2008 F1 calendar ‘more credible’ than 20 years ago?
I’ve just been updating some of the information on visiting F1 tracks and come across some interesting images on Google Maps. You can see the Fuji Speedway as it was before Hermann Tilke got his hands on it, the Shanghai International Circuit under construction and a race going on at Monza