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Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

The FIA have changed the F1 teams’ car number yet again after a complaint from Force India. Having finished last in 2008, Force India had been expecting to use numbers 20 and 21 for Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella’s cars. It had already begun printing its merchandise using those numbers. But when the FIA re-classified […]

CURSE – Complicated way to Undermine Revenue, Safety and the Environment

Doctorvee from Vee8 joins us as a guest writer and begins with a look at the controversial Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems introduced this year. In a year of big changes to F1, perhaps the biggest is the introduction of KERS, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System. But given the way things have developed over the winter, […]

F1 news round-up: 26th March

Here’s a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you’ve spotted any more stories worth sharing please post them below. SPEEDtv.com Spotlight: Voices of SPEED “For too long the dominant rulemaking trend in racing – NASCAR, IndyCar, Daytona Prototypes, you name it – is to make all the cars the same. […]

F1 2009: Your predictions

The new season is almost upon us so it?s time for the traditional round of new season predictions. Tackle these 15 questions on how the 2009 season will unfold and compare your answers with those of other F1 fans.

Heikki Kovalainen on slicks in F1 (Video)

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In these two videos McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen and Bridgestone’s Hirohide Hamashima explain what impact the new slick tyres will have on F1 racing this year: Read more F1 2009 technology: front wing F1 2009 technology: Mid-region F1 2009 Technology: Rear wings, diffusers – and the inevitable controversy

Hartley loses third driver role to Coulthard

Red Bull will not be able to use Brendon Hartley as a reserve driver this year after the young New Zealander failed to acquire a super licence in time. David Coulthard, who retired from F1 last year, will instead take the role of Red Bull’s third driver and will return to the cockpit if Mark […]

Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the history of the Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park in Melbourne is a very different place from Adelaide’s streets. Where Adelaide had long straights and mostly 90-degree turns, Albert Park has more varied corners. But it still provided plenty of action, as we shall see in […]

F1 links: Ecclestone on F1 boycott threat

Flavio Briatore and Ron Dennis issue threat to boycott race …according to Bernie Ecclestone. "Teams To Blame" For North America Absence Bernie Ecclestone: "The teams wanted too much money to race there. That was the problem." Bernie Ecclestone on drivers, deals, dodgy cars . . . and divorce Bernie Ecclestone on Brawn GP: “Can I […]

Red Bull will protest Brawn GP diffuser

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 […]

A giant step into the unknown (Australian Grand Prix preview)

Every first race of a new F1 season his hard to predict. But this is different. This is a revolution: the most radical new rules in a generation, and testing form which suggests the world champion’s team are nowhere, and the outfit that was sold over the winter could win the race. Is Lewis Hamilton?s […]