Suzuka has only been off the calendar for two years, but already eight of the 20 drivers competing this weekend have never raced there in F1. It’s a warm welcome back for one of F1’s most beloved circuits. And once again, it could provide the setting for a championship showdown.
The Hockenheimring is expected to return to the 2010 F1 calendar. The circuit claims a financial rescue package has been agreed and it will continue to share the German Grand Prix with the Nurburgring. According to the circuit’s website the event will remain at the venue until 2018. There had previously been talking about the […]
The F1 circus heads straight from Singapore to Suzuka for back-to-back Grand Prix action. Here’s when the Japanese Grand Prix sessions will be on British TV this weekend: Friday 2nd October Japanese Grand Prix first practice live: 02:00-03:30 (BBC Red Button and online) Japanese Grand Prix second practice live: 06:00-07:30 (BBC Red Button and online) […]
The Japanese Grand Prix has moved back from Fuji to Suzuka this year. Although Fuji will always be remembered for the downpours that greeted the 1976 and 2007 F1 races, Suzuka has had its share of wet weather as well. Very heavy rain fell in 1994, almost causing the race to be abandoned. And showers […]
Ferrari have finally confirmed what pretty much everyone in F1 expected by now – Fernando Alonso will drive for them in 2010. Kimi Raikkonen is set to leave the team after this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is most likely to end up back at McLaren. Raikkonen was contracted to remain at Ferrari for […]
F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical developments from the Singpaore Grand Prix. As the end of the season draws near some teams, particularly those in the midfield, begin to turn their technical resources to 2010. Indeed Ferrari has already done so and given that the 2009 constructors’ championship is a Rubens […]
A crucial gamble provided the pivotal moment of the Singapore Grand Prix for championship leader Jenson Button in his battle with team mate Rubens Barrichello. Here’s how it unfolded along with an analysis of the rest of the race and the drivers’ fastest lap times.
Why hasn’t overtaking improved in 2009 as planned? And have double diffusers really made that much of a difference? John Beamer looks at the major technical developments this year. First of all a short apology – these columns were supposed to be a regular feature at F1 Fanatic but I ended up doing some contract […]
Stefan Grand Prix, the 2010 F1 entry run by Zoran Stefanovic, says it still hopes to be on the Formula 1 grid next year despite failing to be granted a place by the FIA. Stefanovic, who complained to the EU about the FIA’s insistence that the new teams for 2010 use Cosworth engines, says his […]