Politics archive

FIA-FOTA agreement: Teams’ proposals accepted as Mosley backs down on KERS 21st October 2008, 20:15

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 […]

Max Mosley and FOTA meet for crunch talks on F1 costs in Geneva

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 […]

Links: Mosley vs FOTA on costs 15th October 2008, 22:58

Plus, GP2 Asia returns this weekend

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 […]

F1′s unwritten rules: team orders edition 3rd October 2008, 11:00

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.

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.

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 […]

Flavio Briatore admits Renault have fallen behind on engine development 30th July 2008, 7:00

The F1 team bosses have been meeting at Ferrari?s headquarters in Maranello to come up with a set of proposals for F1?s rules for 2011 and beyond. Speaking before the meeting, Renault?s Flavio Briatore gave a frank assessment of his team?s problems: The problem is that us, Renault, have stuck to the letter of the […]