F1 calendars archive

Hockenheim returns to 2010 F1 calendar 30th September 2009, 23:54

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 […]

Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix 19th July 2009, 11:27

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 […]

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 […]

Your questions: 2010 F1 calendar, helmet designs and more… 22nd May 2009, 12:41

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.

2012 Rome Grand Prix circuit revealed 13th May 2009, 22:28

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 […]

Donington Park has British Grand Prix deal until 2026, claims government 25th April 2009, 0:48

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 […]

Drivers object to late race starts but Abu Dhabi wants special start time for finale 10th April 2009, 14:37

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 […]

Flins-Mureaux: France’s Tilke-free track 16th March 2009, 22:01

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.

2009 F1 tracks compared 17th February 2009, 11:00

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: time to stop the cynicism? 7th January 2009, 7:00

Donington Park?s 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?s plans?