A1GP adds Mexican round but Peraltada gets chopped

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A1 Grand Prix has re-instated the Mexican round of the calendar as a new season finale. The championship will still visit Brands Hatch for the British round, but after that it will return to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City on May 22nd-24th. However the distinctive Peraltada corner is to be drastically overhauled. The … Continue reading A1GP adds Mexican round but Peraltada gets chopped

How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The 2009-style F1 cars have got a lukewarm reaction from fans – less than half of F1 Fanatic readers thought they looked good when we did a poll on it last week. To get to the heart of what’s gone wrong with F1 car aesthetics I thought we should compare them to top single-seaters from … Continue reading How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars?

Indonesian round cancelled, Mexican race moved (A1GP)

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A1 Grand Prix’s attempt to bring its brand of racing to the streets of Indonesia have failed as the Lippo did not gain FIA approval in time: This follows notification this morning from the FIA that certain aspects of the track construction project, undertaken by the local promoter and organisers of the event, have failed … Continue reading Indonesian round cancelled, Mexican race moved (A1GP)

A1 Grand Prix takes radical step to level playing field (A1GP)

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A1 Grand Prix has taken further measures to help its less experienced and less capable teams narrow the gap to the front runners. In the 2008-2009 season it will make the telemetry available from the car that sets the fastest lap in practice and qualifying. But will it actually help the teams at the back … Continue reading A1 Grand Prix takes radical step to level playing field (A1GP)

A1 Grand Prix?s new generation could be a rival to Formula 1

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When A1 Grand Prix first began in 2005 its organisers played down claims it might be a rival to Formula 1. With substantially less powerful cars and a roster consisting largely of inexperienced drivers, it wasn?t likely to lure viewers away from motor racing?s top flight. But signs are that could be about to change … Continue reading A1 Grand Prix?s new generation could be a rival to Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?ǣ so who will be at Toro Rosso?

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After announcing his retirement from Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix this weekend, David Coulthard heaped praise on up and coming Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Vettel saying he, “has everything a future F1 winner needs.” Vettel has long been tipped to take Coulthard?s seat at Red Bull. Coulthard?s words of praise probably were a … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?ǣ so who will be at Toro Rosso?

FIA?s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone

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A surprise announcement from today?s FIA World Motor Sports Council today revealed the FIA wishes to set up a new feeder series to Formula 1. It will be called Formula 2, reviving the name used for a similar series until 1984, before it was replaced by Formula 3000 and, later, GP2. But why is the … Continue reading FIA?s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone

Ferrari A1GP car for 2008-09 season revealed

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

This is the first picture of Ferrari’s A1 Grand Prix car for the 2008-09 season. View a high-resolution image of the 2008 Ferrari A1GP car According to the A1 organsiers the car is based on Ferrari’s 2004 machine, the F2004. The two certainly bear a close similarity (see below for image and press release).