Why more manufacturers will follow Honda out of F1 (Ben Evans column)

Earlier this week I asked if Honda’s F1 pull-out would be a one-off or the first of many. Guest writer Ben Evans sees more manufacturer withdrawals in the near future. So Honda is F1?s first credit crunch victim having, in the space of 12 months, gone from two F1 teams to none. Surprising? Well not […]

F1 links: McLaren run 2009 front wing

McLaren debut 2009 front wing and nose "The test car [was] sprayed with green oil paint to mark the airflow around the car's bodywork. This method is often used to verify simulations from the wing tunnel and CFD tests and indicates McLaren's desire to clearly understand how the new front wing influences the car's airflow." […]

What was the best F1 pass of 2008?

Overtaking can be rare in Formula 1. But when the planets align and someone actually gets close enough to make a move, a genuinely exciting pass is a thing to savour. Although next year sees new regulations designed to enhance passing opportunities there were some fine overtaking moves this year. We?ve seen double passes, wet […]

More signs that manufacturers are starting to favour specification racing

While Honda joins Audi and Seat in scaling back its motor racing programmes for 2009, Porsche is doing the opposite. But the German premium marque isn?t joining rivals BMW and Mercedes in Formula 1 ?ǣ it?s chosen the American Grand-Am sports car championship. What, if anything, does this tell us about F1?s appeal to car […]

F1 links: Renault back standard engines

Standard engine set for go-ahead "As well as wholly independent teams Williams and Force India having shown an interest, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso have told the FIA that they are taking the option into consideration. But the biggest surprise is that French car manufacturer Renault is believed to have told the FIA […]

How the last global recession affected F1 teams ?ǣ and how the next one might

The true impact of the global recession on Formula 1 became clear week as Honda suddenly axed its F1 team. It?s not clear how deep and how prolonged the recession will be, but we can get an idea how it will affect F1 by looking back on what the 1989-1992 recession did to the sport.

Robert Kubica drives LMR V12 Le Mans winner at BMW World Final (Pictures)

Robert Kubica had the chance to sample a very special BMW last weekend: the V12 LMR which won the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. Kubica demonstrated the car along with a 2007 F1.07 racer at Mexico?s former F1 venue, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which last held a round of the world championship in 1992. It […]

Honda: 1963-2008 in videos part 2

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Honda’s stay in F1 has been remarkable, achieving many a win, and scoring a couple of titles along the way. But the 1990s and 2000s never quite saw Honda return to their glory days of the 1980s.

F1 links: Hamilton wins Dick Seaman award

Brown presents Hamilton with award "On top of earning two BRDC Gold Stars, Hamilton was handed one of them – the Richard Seaman Trophy – by Brown." Richard Seaman raced for Mercedes in the 1930s and yes, he was also called 'Dick'… Autosport Awards News: Int. Racing Driver: Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton has been named […]

Who should Toro Rosso pick? (Poll)

Toro Rosso will run at least three different drivers in the three-day test at the Jerez circuit starting tomorrow. Sebastien Bourdais will be in the car along with Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato. But with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Bruno Senna now potentially available, who should Toro Rosso pick for 2009? Cast your vote […]