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Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso – does it want STR’s Ferrari engines?

Red Bull is once again the 100% owner of Toro Rosso having bought back the 50% stake it sold to Gerhard Berger two years ago. Given the economic climate any such move is likely to be read as significant, but what are the reasons for this decision by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz?

F1′s shortest race: Adelaide 14-lap 1991 season finale

1991 Australian Grand Prix flashback

A stoppage due to rain made the 1991 Australian Grand Prix the shortest F1 race ever, at a little more than 32 miles.

F1 links: Allen’s view on BBC F1 team

Toro Rosso Headed for Downturn with Driver Line-up "The Minardi roots run deep at STR, and the back of the grid will be a familiar place for the team. With an all-new driver line up in ‘09, we can say goodbye to STR as a front runner. As a contender, we hardly knew you, Toro […]

The future of F1 aerodynamics part 1

Guest writer John Beamer from F1-Pitlane begins a two-part feature on discussion about the future of F1 aerodynamics technology at the World Motorsport Symposium. In the first part he looks at how the radically re-shaped wings on the 2009 F1 cars and their moveable sections will transform racing.

Valencia was least popular race of 2008

I’ve compiled the results from the 18 ‘rate the race’ polls of 2008 and crunched the numbers to find what were the most popular and least popular races of the year. Unsurprisingly Brazil came out on top as the fans’ favourite, with the European Grand Prix at the new Valencia Circuit voted worst race. Here’s […]

BBC’s 2009 F1 team confirmed

The BBC has officially confirmed Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle as the lead commentators for its F1 coverage in 2009. Brundle is not the only ex-ITV man joining the team as Ted Kravitz will reprise the role of pit lane commentator alongside Lee McKenzie.

F1 links: Buemi tipped for 2009 Toro Rosso seat

Buemi set for Toro Rosso race seat Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz says Sebastien Buemi is very likely to be one of Toro Rosso's racing drivers next year. Read more: 2009 F1 drivers and teams Vettel Q&A: We have to be even more focused without Webber Sebastian Vettel on who he thinks are the best […]

A1 and Superleague show F1 the way

A1 Grand Prix and Superleague Formula may not be your cup of tea but they can teach F1 a thing or two about using the internet to reach out to fans. Here’s a look at their enhanced race live timing systems for fans and official Youtube channels.

Coming soon: F1 Fanatic gear

For Xmas last year my girlfriend bought me a T shirt with an F1 Fanatic logo on it. I liked the style of it and soon, if there’s enough interest, you can get one too. Here’s a few examples of the potential designs – please let me know what you think and whether you might […]

F1 links: On FOTA and NASCAR

A Qualifying Change From FOTA Clive on FOTA's qualifying brainwave: "The only thing that worries me is the elimination of the slowest driver after only one lap. That seems a bit harsh to me and I would prefer that they be given a few laps to warm up before the times begin to count." STOP […]