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Donington gets planning approval

Donington Park has won approval from Leicestershire District Council for its ??100m redevelopment plans in order to host the 2010 British Grand Prix. I’ll be speaking to circuit owner Simon Gillett at the Autosport show tomorrow, so if you have any questions for him please leave them below.

Would you get rid of Singapore’s bumps?

The operators of the Singapore Marina Bay circuit, which held F1?s first night race last year, have revealed they are making changes to the track for 2009. What would you change about Singapore?s street track? Would you leave it the way it is? Here?s what I think needs fixing – and what doesn’t.

Autosport International starts tomorrow

I’m going to be in Birmingham for the Autosport International show over the next two days. As usual I’ll be writing about the show for Auto Trader and there’ll be lots of coverage of on the Auto Trader website. I’ll also being putting up F1-related pictures here. I should be talking to Donington Park boss […]

F1 links: Tyre wear concerns

Bridgestone downplays degradation issues "Bridgestone is confident that teams will quickly adapt to the challenges of setting up their cars to work with the new slick tyres, despite complaints of chronic rear degradation in earlier testing. 'It is still early days for the teams working on their understanding of the slick tyres and the aerodynamic […]

More pictures of Donington Park 2010

Here are some more (and much better!) pictures from the Donington Park 2010 track simulator that give a clearer impression of what the track will be like in 2010. These images are from a simulation of the track built in rFactor which will be made available next week. They show several parts of the track […]

Donington: time to stop the cynicism?

Donington Park?s redevelopment plans will be heard by Leicestershire District Council tomorrow. Circuit owner Simon Gillett is confident his proposals will be supported by the council and one councillor has been quoted in favour of the proposals. Is it time to stop the cynicism about Donington?s plans?

F1 links: Grid walks and Twitter

F1 gets hit with the ugly stick In the early part of the 2008 season, I had a conversation with a senior member of an F1 team who said they had already recovered 85 per cent of the downforce the ’09 regs were supposed to lose and that the the fitting of slick tyres meant […]

Donington Park 2010: artist’s impression

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Donington Park is beginning to reveal more detail about its plans to host the 2010 British Grand Prix. Here are four images showing an artist’s impression of the pit building on the re-designed F1 track.

The F1 Fanatic 2009 predictor (Poll)

How well can we predict what’s going to happen in F1 this year? In this post we’ll put ten predictions for the 2009 season to the vote and see which ones come true…

Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

Sir Jackie Stewart’s interview in yesterday’s Times, spread across the inside back pages, is a must-read. Stewart’s criticism of Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley’s governance of Formula 1 is as rational as it is critical. His message is simple – they have stayed too long, they must be replaced – and it’s entirely persuasive. But […]