Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix

Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took […]

1964 British Grand Prix flashback

In 1964 the honour of hosting F1 in Britain went to Brands Hatch for the first time.

F1 links: More leg surgery for Webber

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Mark Webber set for surgery on leg in Formula One summer break "Mark Webber will […]

Is F1 2009 less exciting than 2008?

A lot of effort went into changing the design of F1 cars this year in the hope it would make for more exciting racing. But with half the season gone the signs are not good. The ‘rate the race’ polls on this site after every Grand Prix are getting worse results this year compared to […]

Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar

Ari Vatanen anounced his campaign to run for FIA president last week. Since then Max Mosley has said he won’t stand but has come out in support of Jean Todt to be the next president. Today I had a lengthy chat on the phone with Vatanen – he gave me his reaction to Mosley supporting […]

F1 should not be too hasty to drop KERS

A waste of money. Pointless greenwash. White elephant. Just a few of the criticisms levelled at the Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems that were introduced into F1 this year amid much fanfare. Nine races in, no KERS-equipped car has won a race or even set a pole position. Of the four teams that began the year […]

F1 links: Bourdais may sue Toro Rosso

Sebastien Bourdais isn’t taking his dismissal by Toro Rosso lying dow – he’s threatening to launch a legal action against them. I can’t imagine it being successful, but stranger things have happened… Statement from Sébastien "I consider that, in doing so, Scuderia Toro Rosso has breached its contractual duties towards me; also I believe that […]

More F1 people (and others) on Twitter

Update: Use the F1 Twitter directory to find more F1 people on Twitter. Something cool has happened since we first looked at F1 people on Twitter: actual F1 drivers have started appearing on there. Not many, mind you, but given the number of up-and-coming drivers using the social messaging service we could soon see every […]

The Red Bull driver merry-go-round

Toro Rosso has confirmed Sebastien Bourdais will not race for the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend. Jaime Alguersuari is expected to take over his place. This sparked a debate here about whether the Spanish 19-year-old is ready for F1 yet. But Red Bull’s policy of getting racers from their young driver scheme […]

F1 links: Barrichello spoof video

I think we’re all a bit sick of the politics in F1 at the moment so let’s lighten things up with the first link today: Rubens Blah-Blah-Blah-rrichello – The Single Barrichello’s unwise worlds to the world’s media spoofed in this video – with cameo appearance by some F1 Fanatic charts from these race analysis pieces: […]