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Japanese Grand Prix weather forecasts 6th October 2008, 7:00

Early weather forecasts for the Japanese Grand Prix suggest the weekend will be cool with a chance of rain. Here’s some useful information on weather forecasts for the F1 weekend at Fuji.

Ferrari to the fore at Monza? (2008 Italian Grand Prix preview) 9th September 2008, 10:00

At Valencia Ferrari and (Ferrari-engined) Toro Rosso dominated the speed traps. Monza has a similar mix of long straights and slow corners, so will the Ferrari-powered cars be at the front once again? And can McLaren or BMW do anything to stop the red cars running riot in front of their home crowd?

Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview) 1st September 2008, 7:00

Kimi Raikkonen hasn’t lost a Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps since 2002. If he wins this year, he’ll match the achievements of Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark in winning four times in a row at Spa in F1. But he also hasn’t won a race since the Spanish Grand Prix in April. One of those streaks […]

Valencia: Hockenheimring with walls? 18th August 2008, 15:00

It’s becoming clear from what the drivers are saying about the Circuito Urbano Valencia that it’s not a typical street track. Here’s a look at a lap of the circuit and some of the ways in which it seems more like Montreal than Monaco and other famous street circuits.

Drivers and teams explain how they prepare for the Valencia street track 14th August 2008, 16:00

The European Grand Prix next weekend will be held at a new circuit for the teams: the Circuito Urbano Valencia in Spain. The venue is so new it only held its first race a few weeks ago, so how are the teams preparing for this leap into the unknown? Here’s what Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, […]

Video: 2008 Hungarian GP preview 30th July 2008, 3:00

Here’s the Hungarian Grand Prix preview video with a video lap of the Hungaroring circuit, Murray Walker on Jenson Button’s maiden Grand Prix win in 2006 and some unusual behind-the-scenes footage from McLaren.

Video: 2008 German GP preview 16th July 2008, 2:45

Here’s the German Grand Prix preview video with a video lap of the Hockenheimring circuit, Murray Walker on Niki Lauda’s near-fatal crash in 1976 and interviews with Timo Glock and other drivers.

2008 German GP preview: Home drivers 15th July 2008, 12:30

The German Grand Prix will have more home drivers competing than any other round of the championship. Five F1 drivers are German – that’s one quarter of the field! But ironically, Germany has only one race this year where two years ago it had two because of the popularity of Michael Schumacher. So which driver […]

Video: 2008 British GP preview 3rd July 2008, 1:00

Here’s the British Grand Prix preview video which features a virtual lap of the Silverstone Circuit, Murray Walker on the memorable 1987 race, and a feature on Sebastien Bourdais.

Video: British GP Toyota preview 1st July 2008, 12:00

Toyota drivers Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock talk about the Silverstone circuit in this video previewing the British Grand Prix.