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Curtains, romance novels, bacon… is there anything NASCAR won’t brand?

Is there any kind of product you can’t buy with a NASCAR logo on? After a few minutes searching it turns out probably not…

And the F1 Fanatic Pass of 2008 is…

…Felipe Massa’s double pass on Heikki Kovalainen and Rubens Barrichello. Massa’s move came out on top, narrowly beating efforts from Nick Heidfeld and Lewis Hamilton. Here’s the video of the pass from the Canadian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year

He may be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion but the British public snubbed Lewis Hamilton in the voting for Sports Personality of the Year 2008. Hamilton was beaten by cyclist Chris Hoy, who was supposed to be racing Hamilton in the Race of Champions at Wembley today. That event was cancelled due to […]

Sebastien Loeb takes third Race of Champions title from David Coulthard

Sebastien Loeb won the Race of Champions for the third time after beating David Coulthard in the final race by less than a third of a second. Loeb beat Coulthard 2-1 in the finals, winning both races in the Race of Champions buggies while Coulthard won in the KTM X-bow.

F1 links: Cost cutting reaction

Nascar’s sponsors hit by sticker shock "Automakers aren’t the only ones pulling out. Longtime sponsors — including Kodak, Texaco and Domino’s Pizza — are abandoning Nascar. Even Craftsman, the Sears brand that has been the title sponsor of the truck series since it started in 1995, is cutting its ties." Honda facing £100 million bill […]

2008 Race of Champions video live now

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Here is the live broadcast of the 2008 Race of Champions via Freecaster.tv. More information on the 2008 RoC here.

FIA’s 2008 Gala review video is heavy on the Hamilton-Senna references

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Comparisons between Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna never fail to raise the heckles of Hamilton-haters. But if this video from the FIA’s end-of-season awards ceremony is anything to go by, they’re keen to play up those connections as much as possible:

Will an F1 driver win the RoC 2008?

Tomorrow sees the 21st running of the annual Race of Champions, which takes place at Wembley Stadium. The event pitches drivers from a range of motor racing disciplines against each other. But so far it has never been won by an active or former F1 driver. With Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and David […]

The cost-cutting plans: development

Perhaps the most significant aspect of the cost-cutting plan for F1 approved by the World Motor Sports Council today is the restrictions on development. Not only are dramatic changes planned for 2009, but even tighter controls are envisioned for the future to keep costs down. Is it enough to prevent more teams leaving Formula 1?

The cost-cutting plans: engines

Among the proposals agreed by the FIA and the Formula One Teams? Association to cut costs are a range of money-saving measures targeted at the engines. The changes include an extension in engine life and severe restrictions in development. Will they achieve the goal of cutting costs while keeping F1 at the technological forefront?