Details are emerging about the agreement reached between the FIA and FOTA, representing the F1 teams, following their meeting at Geneva today. A joint statement from the two declared “significant cost savings for 2009 and 2010″ had been agreed but added no further detail. However Autosport has published details of some points of the agreement … Continue reading FIA-FOTA agreement: Teams’ proposals accepted as Mosley backs down on KERS
Max Mosley and the representatives of the Formula One Teams Association are meeting in Geneva today to discuss future rules that could transform the face of Formula 1. It comes after several weeks of leaks, off-the-record briefings and the usual subterfuge that occurs whenever F1’s political tectonic plates start to shift. Central to today’s discussion … Continue reading Max Mosley and FOTA meet for crunch talks on F1 costs in Geneva
Plus, GP2 Asia returns this weekend
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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 … Continue reading How will the FIA make each F1 teams’ engine performance equal in 2009?
We all know team orders are banned. But we also know teams can get away with doing certain things to manipulate the running order of their drivers.
Here are four ideas, which have been tried in other championships to make racing more entertaining, that don’t belong in F1.
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’ … Continue reading More insight into FOTA
A few developments in recent weeks have planted seeds of doubt in my mind about Renault?óÔé¼Ôäós future in Formula 1. Fernando Alonso seems to want to leave the team and they?óÔé¼Ôäóve admitted their engine programme has fallen behind their rivals’. The general economic outlook remains gloomy and it seems particularly poor for Renault?óÔé¼Ôäós car making … Continue reading The future of Renault’s F1 team
The F1 team bosses have been meeting at Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós headquarters in Maranello to come up with a set of proposals for F1?óÔé¼Ôäós rules for 2011 and beyond. Speaking before the meeting, Renault?óÔé¼Ôäós Flavio Briatore gave a frank assessment of his team?óÔé¼Ôäós problems: The problem is that us, Renault, have stuck to the letter of the … Continue reading Flavio Briatore admits Renault have fallen behind on engine development