F1 links: Mosley wants Todt for president

Max Mosley is a one-man-band at the moment, determined to force the issue and not back down to the teams in the row over the 2010 rules. But are they listening? Max Mosley about-turn clears path for Jean Todt "Todt and Mosley have had a close working relationship ever since Todt was made Ferrari team […]

What has Max Mosley ever done for us?

All right, all right! But, apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what have the Romans done for us? Like the Romans in Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian”, Max Mosley gets a fair bit of stick from […]

Your questions: pit TVs and car numbers

It’s time to tackle another crop of your questions. Today we have queries about drivers who left their teams after winning the world championship, pit TVs, and how to get work at the Abu Dhabu Grand Prix. Plus, is there really a road named after Jenson Button?

F1 links: Questions over Donnelly and Manor

While Max Mosley is fuming about FOTA’s response to Wednesday’s deal, the teams are now asking questions about whether his right=hand man Alan Donnelly has acted improperly in promoting new F1 team Manor: Formula One teams to complain about chief steward’s involvement with Manor "Jane Nottage, an associate director of Donnelly's Sovereign Strategy, is understood […]

F1 links: Refuelling ban still set for 2010

Once piece of good news at least today – the teams are still planning to ban refuelling next year. This and more below: Refuelling ban still on for 2010 season "A FOTA source has confirmed that work is currently underway on what modifications need to be made to the 2010 regulations – with refuelling certain […]

Mosley’s latest attack is another desperate attempt to cling to power

If Mosley was hoping his latest broadside against the F1 teams would goad FOTA into reviving their threat of a breakaway championship, it didn’t work. So he took matters into his own hands, writing to FIA members to warn them: No doubt we face a difficult period. This may well result in short-term problems in […]

New Toyota chief expects more losses

Akio Toyoda, the newly-appointed president of Toyota Motor Corp, expects it will take be at least another two years before the company turns a profit. Speaking at his first press conference since taking over the role, Toyoda said: ??We want to do everything possible to avoid a third consecutive year of losses.?? The company posted […]

What the fans expect from FOTA

Max Mosley may have seized his first opportunity to resume hostilities with FOTA but it’s clear the teams’ association intends to play a major role in shaping the future of Formula 1. FOTA embraced the support of the majority of F1 fans and broadened its campaign against Mosley to include many supports? grievances. But how […]

F1 links: Jean Todt and expenses

Some curious odds and ends in the F1 news today. Apparently Jean Todt is working as a tourism ambassador for Malaysia and is paid around “RM1 million”. I believe this means 1 million Ringgit, which is around ??172,000. See below for this story, an excellent piece by the BBC’s Jake Humphrey, and inevitably more on […]

New Mosley threat over “dictator” claims puts FIA-FOTA deal in jeopardy

Max Mosley has sent a stinging letter to Luca di Montezemolo, accusing the FOTA and Ferrari boss of describing him as a “dictator” and giving inaccurate information to the press following the deal reached yesterday. Mosley has demanded FOTA “correct false statements” and issue and apology or else he will “consider my options open” regarding […]