Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do […]

F1 links: Gordon Murray designs electric car

F1 designer unveils electric car (BBC) "An electric car created by ex-McLaren Formula One designer Gordon Murray has been unveiled." Q & A with Mike Gascoyne (Autosport) "We [Lotus] are looking for two drivers with experience. We are not looking for pay drivers or new drivers. We think that is very important for the team. […]

Here come the inevitable Button books

Jenson Button fans will be able to find out more about his surprising championship victory when a new book covering his 2009 campaign is published later this month. Called “Jenson Button – my Championship Year” the publisher describes it as: “a personal diary of the season by Jenson – he gives insider details on all […]

Axe hangs over Renault’s F1 team

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has said the company could close its F1 team at the end of the year. He told reporters today a decision will be taken before the end of 2009. The team already has Robert Kubica contracted for the 2010 F1 season.

How Toyota got it wrong

In the eight years Toyota spent in F1 there was little success and a great number of missed opportunities. Sport has many examples of teams blessed with an abundance of resources which they proceed to squander. From day one money was no object for Toyota, yet their trio of pole positions and 13 podium finishes […]

Jarno Trulli, Toyota, Valencia, 2009

Toyota quits F1 after eight winless years

2009 F1 season

F1 has lost its third team in less than 12 months as Toyota has confirmed it will not compete in 2010.

SaloolaS is the 2009 F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion

SaloolaS has beaten competition from over 1,000 F1 Fanatic readers to become the first ever F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion. A final score of 270 points means SaloolaS is the 2009 champion with 20 points more than closest runner-up, Dank.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix facts and stats

Red Bull completed their strong end to the season with a third consecutive win at Abu Dhabi. But for the likes of Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima their final races with their teams didn’t go according to plan. Read on for the facts and stats from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures

You could accuse the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of being just style over substance – but the style was certainly grand. Still when you look into the stands on some of these pictures you have to wonder why so many of the 50,000 seats they sold were empty. Here’s a gallery of spectacular pictures from […]

Bridgestone to make surprise F1 exit

F1’s exclusive tyre supplier Bridgestone has made a surprise announcement it will quit the sport at the end of the 2010 season. This means F1 will have a new tyre supplier from 2011, but there’s no indication yet the FIA may allow the resumption of the ‘tyre war’ by letting in more than one supplier.

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