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Now we’ll find out if they can overtake…

The Circuit de Catalunya will test more than just the drivers’ abilities this weekend – it will also give F1’s new ‘overtaking friendly’ cars their sternest challenge yet. Much of the aerodynamic changes made to this year’s cars were made to make overtaking easier. So far it seems we’ve seen more wheel-to-wheels racing than in […]

Which of this year’s GP2 drivers – and teams – could be in Formula 1 soon?

The GP2 championship kicks off at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend with 26 drivers hoping to follow the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock and Nico Rosberg into Formula 1. But it’s not just the drivers who are looking for places in F1 – several of the teams are eyeing a step up under […]

F1 links: Ecclestone suggests ??60m cap

Bernie Ecclestone says budget cap is likely to go up from £40m "One possibility is that, over the next month or so, Ecclestone will intercede between Mosley and the teams and try to get the FIA president to accept a significant increase in the cap, to something like £60 million or more for next year. […]

GP2 2009 drivers and teams in pictures

The GP2 series enters its fifth championship at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend. All the teams have announced their drivers so far except Trident and DPR – the latter having confirmed Michael Herck but not his team mate. David Price has sold the team to Michael’s father Andre, so it remains to be seen […]

Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)

Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated […]

Poor race stewarding isn’t confined to F1

Oliver Turvey finished fifth in yesterday’s World Series by Renault race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. At least, he did, until the stewards slapped him with a 25 second penalty, leaving him a miserable 14th.

Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast

Weather conditions for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend are set to be warm and dry – but not scorching. After a rain-hit start to the season the Spanish Grand Prix is likely to be free of precipitation. However rain is expected in the Montmelo region on Saturday night. This could have an effect on […]

Spanish Grand Prix TV times

Here are the British television times for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix: Friday 8th May 8.55-10.35 – First practice (online & red button) 12.55-14.35 – Second practice (online & red button) Saturday 9th May 10.00-11.00 – Third practice (online & red button) 12.10-14.15 – Qualifying live (BBC1) Sunday 10th May 12.10-15.00 – Race (BBC1) 15.00-16.00 […]

‘Most wins’ system confirmed for 2010

Contrary to what I wrote here yesterday, F1 will be using ‘most victories’ to decide the champion in 2010. Leahonard_e pulled me up for missing a crucial line in the new 2010 regulations: The Formula One World Championship driver?s title will be awarded to the driver who has been classified first in the greatest number […]

‘Most wins’ system quietly dropped

Update: as Leahonard_e points out, I got this one dead wrong. See here for more: ??Most wins? system confirmed for 2010 Conspicuous by its absence in the details of the new F1 rules for 2010 was any mention of a change in the points system. In March the FIA announced that the championship winner this […]