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How the last global recession affected F1 teams ?ǣ and how the next one might

The true impact of the global recession on Formula 1 became clear week as Honda suddenly axed its F1 team. It?s not clear how deep and how prolonged the recession will be, but we can get an idea how it will affect F1 by looking back on what the 1989-1992 recession did to the sport.

Robert Kubica drives LMR V12 Le Mans winner at BMW World Final (Pictures)

Robert Kubica had the chance to sample a very special BMW last weekend: the V12 LMR which won the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. Kubica demonstrated the car along with a 2007 F1.07 racer at Mexico?s former F1 venue, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which last held a round of the world championship in 1992. It […]

Honda: 1963-2008 in videos part 2

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Honda’s stay in F1 has been remarkable, achieving many a win, and scoring a couple of titles along the way. But the 1990s and 2000s never quite saw Honda return to their glory days of the 1980s.

F1 links: Hamilton wins Dick Seaman award

Brown presents Hamilton with award "On top of earning two BRDC Gold Stars, Hamilton was handed one of them – the Richard Seaman Trophy – by Brown." Richard Seaman raced for Mercedes in the 1930s and yes, he was also called 'Dick'… Autosport Awards News: Int. Racing Driver: Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton has been named […]

Who should Toro Rosso pick? (Poll)

Toro Rosso will run at least three different drivers in the three-day test at the Jerez circuit starting tomorrow. Sebastien Bourdais will be in the car along with Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato. But with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Bruno Senna now potentially available, who should Toro Rosso pick for 2009? Cast your vote […]

Singapore after the Grand Prix (pictures)

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Having held its first Grand Prix Singapore is adjusting to having grandstands and other racing construction dotted around its harbour front all year long. One fan took a look around the track to see what evidence he could find of the night race that captivated out attention two months ago. Here are some of his […]

Honda: 1963-2008 in videos part 1

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Guest writer Journeyer charts the history of the three ages of Honda in F1 in this two-part video series. Honda’s sudden withdrawal from the sport has shocked F1. Honda was one of the few companies that held motorsport in high regard, entering F1 only three years after building their first car. Honda’s rich heritage makes […]

Ultimate F1 gifts guide 2008: Posh stuff

What’s the most expensive F1 present you can buy? Try a diamond-studded helmet, Paddock Club trip to Monaco, and a real F1 car for starters…

F1 links: Brundle on cost-cutting

Martin Brundle’s eight-point plan to save Formula One Martin Brundle: "The F1 feeder series, GP2, provides great racing entertainment for a team budget of £4m, rather than F1’s £200m. The FIA’s new F2 series is going to cost £250,000 per car. Taken to extremes, last weekend I watched Felipe Massa’s charity kart event where he, […]

Honda: a one-off or the first of many?

Did Honda drop its F1 team because it was performing too poorly to be worth keeping? Or are car manufacturers going to begin cutting their F1 teams, irrespective of how well they’re doing, to save money?