The Brawn cars are sporting several new sponsors’ logos this weekend as Brazilian companies seek to make the most out of Rubens Barrichello’s position in the championship showdown. Itaipava beer, Banco do Brasil, Mapfre and TNT all appear on the cars this weekend. But the clashing shades of yellow don’t do much for the car’s … Continue reading Brawn’s new sponsors in Brazil (pictures)
Red Bull have confirmed they will protest against Brawn GP’s BGP001 if it is passed legal to race. The cars will be scrutineered by the Australian Grand Prix stewards in Melbourne on Thursday. Williams and Toyota’s diffuser designs have also been called into question. But Red Bull’s Helmut Marko focused his claim on Brawn’s diffuser … Continue reading Red Bull will protest Brawn GP diffuser
Last week I invited you to rank the F1 teams to see who everyone thought would be fighting for victory in the Australian Grand Prix next weekend. Ferrari were the team that came out on top but everyone seems puzzled over just how quick McLaren are. Here’s the results in full.
F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer continues his technical analysis of the 2009 F1 cars with a look at the mid-section of this year’s designs. When comparing a 2008 and 2009 F1 car the wider front wing and squashed rear wing are the most dramatic changes. Look closely again and one can see equally striking … Continue reading F1 2009 technology: Mid-region
The last full group test ahead of the new season finished yesterday. Two weeks from today, the 2009 F1 cars will be driven in anger for the first time in practice for the Australian Grand Prix. Based on what we?óÔé¼Ôäóve seen so far, how accurately can we predict the form of each of the teams … Continue reading Who looks good for ’09? Rank the teams
Jarno Trulli explains how the 2009 technical regulations shaped the design of the TF109 in this video from Toyota.
It’s beauty contest time. The 2009 F1 cars are a strange looking bunch but there’s no mistaking some are better looking than others. Which is the fairest of them all? Vote and check out pictures of each of the cars below.
The Toro Rosso STR4 has been revealed, meaning the 2009 F1 grid is now complete. Unsurprisingly, the STR4 is outwardly identical to the Red Bull RB5, albeit with the usual Toro Rosso pain job.
The new Brawn GP team tested its 2009 F1 car at Silverstone today. Jenson Button was at the heel of the BGP001.
Force India’s VJM02 was due to break cover tomorrow but Anirudh has dug out some early pictures of it on Force India’s official website. They confirm the impression we got from the Force India calendar earlier this year that the new car replaces the bright red flashes of 2008 with orange and green. More pictures … Continue reading Force India VJM02 revealed early – pictures (2009 F1 cars)
Seven of the cars on the 2009 F1 grid have now been launched, with the addition of Red Bull’s RB5 which was unveiled yesterday. Given that car will likely be the same as the Toro Rosso STR4, we might as well call it eight, with potentially only Force India left to show off their new … Continue reading 2009 F1 cars compared – Red Bull
The Red Bull RB5 broke cover today – it’s the seventh 2009 F1 car to be revealed. Here are pictures of the RB5.
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?
There’s been a huge amount of fuss over the looks of the 2009 F1 cars. Do you welcome the return to smooth sidepods? Do the wings still look out of proportion to you? Cast your vote below…
It’s only when you get a look at pictures of the 2009 F1 cars alongside their 2008 predecessors that you realise how drastic the new 2009 rules are. Here’s some pictures of the 2009 Ferrari, McLaren, BMW and Toyota alongside last year’s cars.
BMW’s F1.09 is the last new F1 car we’ll see this month. Here’s a look at the car BMW hope to challenge for the championships with up alongside the other 2009 models.
BMW’s F1.09 is the car Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld hope will transform their team from race-winners in 2008 to championship-contenders in 2009. Pictures of the BMW F1.09, the sixth 2009 F1 car to get its launch, are below.
Half of the 2009 F1 grid has now been launched providing us with some insight into the different design directions taken by likely front-runners of 2009. Here’s how the freshly-launched Renault R29 and Williams FW31 compare to the Ferrari, McLaren and Toyota that appeared last week.
Renault’s 2009 F1 car has broken cover. The R29 is the car they hope will improve on the performance of the R28 (two wins last year) and propel Fernando Alonso into contention for the drivers’ championship. The first pictures of the new Renault R29 are below. Update: Is this how the Renault R29 was supposed … Continue reading Renault R29 revealed in Portugal – pictures (2009 F1 car launches)
Williams has revealed its 2009 F1 car – the FW31. The team go into 2009 with Toyota engines for the third year in a row. The FW31 has been presented in an interim livery. Its final paint scheme for the 2009 F1 season will be revealed next month. Pictures of the new Williams below.