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FOTA discusses F1 refuelling ban 14th October 2008, 10:38

Please please please please please

How will the FIA make each F1 teams’ engine performance equal in 2009? 8th October 2008, 7:00

The FIA World Motor Sports Council confirmed yesterday it will take steps to ensure all engines used in F1 have equal power outputs in 2009. Rumours about this have been buzzing around since June. This brief statement marks an utterly radical change for Formula 1 and a major step away from being a series where […]

Four mistakes F1 must avoid 2nd October 2008, 12:00

Here are four ideas, which have been tried in other championships to make racing more entertaining, that don’t belong in F1.

Rumours about equalising F1 engines 17th September 2008, 22:48

At the British Grand Prix Max Mosley asked the teams to come up with proposals for the future technical rules in F1 from 2011. As ever, one of his stated priorities is reducing expense. The teams are due to present their response by October and have formed a new organisation to do that – FOTA. […]

F1 in America: the ballpark experiment 3rd September 2008, 15:00

American F1 fan Gerard is a regular contributor to the comments here as Gman. In his first guest article for F1 Fanatic he investigates how many of his fellow Americans recognised his F1 gear – in New York’s home of baseball, the Yankee Stadium. Many of you who are regular visitors to this blog have […]

More insight into FOTA 12th August 2008, 11:00

Doctorvee has been extolling the virtues of the Inside Line Podcast so I upgraded it from the ‘stuff I download but never get around to listening to’ (dozens of different shows) to ‘stuff I actually do listen to’ (about three). And I’m glad I did. A couple of weeks ago we looked at the teams’ […]

The future of Renault’s F1 team 8th August 2008, 15:00

A few developments in recent weeks have planted seeds of doubt in my mind about Renault?s future in Formula 1. Fernando Alonso seems to want to leave the team and they?ve admitted their engine programme has fallen behind their rivals’. The general economic outlook remains gloomy and it seems particularly poor for Renault?s car making […]

Why have the teams formed their own group and what does it mean for F1? 1st August 2008, 0:13

Formula 1?s ten teams have formed a new group to represent their interests in the sport following a meeting at Ferrari?s Maranello headquarters. It looks like another move in the power games that have been going on between the sport?s regulators (the FIA), the commercial rights holders (FOM) and the teams, which intensified during the […]

Video: KERS gives BMW mechanic shock 31st July 2008, 10:41

Here’s a video showing how a BMW mechanic suffered an electric shock and was thrown to the ground when he touched a car fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS): The incident occured during testing at Jerez last week. Links below.

Grand Prix Legends hit out at state of F1 22nd July 2008, 15:00

Anyone who’s shopped for F1 clothing, a model Formula 1 car or some other kind of memorabilia will likely have heard of Grand Prix Legends. Their adverts have been running on this site for some time. Their new catalogue dropped through my letter box today and I was surprised to see they’d given over five […]