F1 teams’ association president Martin Whitmarsh says F1 has to “conquer” America.
Two former F1 hosts could return.
See how the F1 calendar has tripled in size since 1950.
The organisers of the 2012 United States Grand Prix have launched their official website and revealed details of one of the race’s backers. Red McCombs, owner of a car dealer group in Texas and previously named one of the 400 richest men in America, has invested in the project. He has been involved in other … Continue reading Austin GP reveals backer and opens website
Bernie Ecclestone has said F1 can “afford to lose” certain rounds to make way for races in New York and Russia – two venues he’s been trying to get on the F1 calendar for decades. He told Autocar: We?óÔé¼Ôäóre going to lose some races for sure, there are some races we can afford to lose … Continue reading Which races should Ecclestone cut? (Poll)
The 2010 British Grand Prix will take place on Silverstone’s new ‘Arena’ circuit in 2010, the circuit has confirmed, after gaining approval from Formula One Management. The race organisers say the new circuit, built at a cost of ?é?ú5m, will provide a better experience for fans in 2010. It cuts out the Abbey chicane and … Continue reading Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010
Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport claims a deal is in place for F1 to race on the streets of Rome. It reports race organiser Maurizio Flammini has done a deal with Bernie Ecclestone. Earlier this year it emerged the venue was seeking an F1 race for 2012. A race deal for 2012 would be consistent with … Continue reading Rome ‘has F1 race deal’ – Gazzetta
Abu Dhabi will host the F1 season finale for the second year in a row in 2010 after swapping its place on the calendar with the Brazilian Grand Prix. The final 2010 F1 calendar revealed today by the FIA sees the last two races switched around and confirms F1 will have 19 races next year.
The confirmation of the British Grand Prix on the 2010 F1 calendar yesterday confirms next year’s schedule will be the joint-longest ever. With the first Indian Grand Prix planned for 2011, F1 may soon see its first 20-race championship.
As had been widely expected the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix has been moved forward a week to go back-to-back with the Spanish Grand Prix. This spares the teams the difficulty of completing the move from Monaco to Turkey in seven days. The latest version of the 2010 F1 calendar published by the FIA today shows … Continue reading Monaco moved earlier on 2010 F1 calendar
The Hockenheimring is expected to return to the 2010 F1 calendar. The circuit claims a financial rescue package has been agreed and it will continue to share the German Grand Prix with the Nurburgring. According to the circuit’s website the event will remain at the venue until 2018. There had previously been talking about the … Continue reading Hockenheim returns to 2010 F1 calendar
Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took … Continue reading Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix
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 … Continue reading The state of the 2010 F1 calendar
I’ve been sent a few questions about F1 drivers’ helmets, the 2010 F1 calendar and how the teams help the drivers improve their racing lines. Here’s my answers – add your comments and send in questions of your own below.
Gianni Alemanno – the mayor of Rome – will be hoping that Ferrari’s threat to pull out of F1 is a bluffing exercise. This is the street circuit in Rome which is at the centre of Alemanno’s hopes to hold a Grand Prix from 2012. Update: See below for new track map and more details … Continue reading 2012 Rome Grand Prix circuit revealed
The transcripts from the House of Lords’ discussion on the future of the British Grand Prix makes interesting reading. According to them Donington Park’s deal to host the British Grand Prix has been extended from 10 to 17 years. The government also quoted Dutch financial institution ING saying “resources are in place” for the event … Continue reading Donington Park has British Grand Prix deal until 2026, claims government
The F1 drivers have collectively voiced their unhappiness about late race start times. A GPDA representative confirmed to Autosport the Malaysian Grand Prix might have been re-started had it not been started so late: It wasn’t the rain that was the problem in Malaysia, because it can rain just as heavily at 2pm as it … Continue reading Drivers object to late race starts but Abu Dhabi wants special start time for finale
New details about France’s potential new F1 track have emerged at Grandprix.com. It’s being built without the aid of Hermann Tilke, who has had something of a monopoly of F1 circuit design for more than a decade.
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.
Donington Park?óÔé¼Ôäós redevelopment plans will be heard by Leicestershire District Council tomorrow. Circuit owner Simon Gillett is confident his proposals will be supported by the council and one councillor has been quoted in favour of the proposals. Is it time to stop the cynicism about Donington?óÔé¼Ôäós plans?