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2009 F1 testing: March 16th

Today four F1 teams are scheduled to test in Jerez. Williams, Renault and Brawn GP were all running at the track yesterday, and McLaren will resume work on their troublesome MP4-24.

F1 links: Toyota considered quitting F1

Keep On Smiling, Alex "The quick response of the marshals and medics saved Alex’s life. They stabalised him as best they could and rushed him to hospital. It took about 60 minutes from impact to arriving at Berlin, at which point doctors worked tirelessly to stem the bleeding and transfuse blood into Alex. The violence […]

2009 F1 testing: March 15th (Video)

The first of five days of testing began in Jerez today, with four teams present. But one, McLaren elected not to do any running, and will stay on for an extra day at the end of the test. Brawn GP repeated their form from earlier this week with Rubens Barrichello posting the fastest time.

British press on Hamilton’s troubles

Lewis Hamilton has been the golden boy of Fleet Street since he arrived on the F1 scene two years ago. While the national football and cricket teams have struggled, his has been one of few success stories for Britons in international sport. But facing a potentially un-competitive season with the McLaren MP4-24, Hamilton can expect […]

Digger: NASCAR’s F1-hating gopher (Video)

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Gather round young ‘uns! Digger’s gonna teach y’all’ ’bout the evils of foreigners and their funny-lookin’ racin’ cars… NASCAR’s cartoon gopher Digger lampoons F1 in this hilariously bad cartoon from a recent race. Yeah, it sucks, but it’s a lot better than Talladega Nights… In case you’re wondering what a gopher called Digger has to […]

F1 links: McLaren in trouble

McLaren admit problem, but how bad is it? "Looking at the lap times from Wednesday and Thursday, Hamilton doesn’t do any long runs, 10 laps is his maximum and the car runs in the 1m 22s and high 1m 21s. It’s very hard to guess how heavy the car is when they did this run, […]

Who looks good for ’09? Rank the teams

The last full group test ahead of the new season finished yesterday. Two weeks from today, the 2009 F1 cars will be driven in anger for the first time in practice for the Australian Grand Prix. Based on what we?ve seen so far, how accurately can we predict the form of each of the teams […]

Jarno Trulli explains the TF109 (Video)

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Jarno Trulli explains how the 2009 technical regulations shaped the design of the TF109 in this video from Toyota.

If Brawn GP really are that fast??

??Honda made a huge blunder by selling the team over the winter. After the disastrous years of 2007 and 2008 their decision to throw all their efforts into the 2009 campaign would have been vindicated. ??Their livery won?t stay plain white for long. Plenty of people have suggested that their stunning pace in testing was […]

F1 links: Ecclestone’s ??1bn divorce

F1 supremo Bernie faces £1bn divorce Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was facing making Britain’s biggest divorce payout of £1.2billion yesterday. A privacy law would suit Mr Mosley very nicely. Like his father he does not believe in freedom "A privacy law would be a charter for the rich and powerful – something that would […]