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No GP2 on BBC in 2009

The BBC’s comprehensive F1 coverage plan will sadly not extend to GP2 race coverage, or any of the other usual support races at F1 weekends. This was confirmed by interactive TV editor Matt Millington on the Sport Editors’ Blog, who offered no reason why the decision had been taken: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer […]

Williams to lose RBS sponsorship in 2010

RBS has confirmed its widely-expected move not to continue its sponsorship of the Williams F1 team beyond the end of its current contract. The deal expires at the end of the 2010 season. The bank is in serious financial trouble and is being supported by the UK government. As discussed yesterday brand ambassador and former […]

Ray of light for Honda as team goes testing

A very surprising story on Autosport.com this evening: Despite no confirmation that a buyer has been found to secure the future of the Brackley-based outfit, autosport.com has learned that with the 2009 car now ready, team personnel have been instructed to get ready to go testing. It is not clear whether the preparations are advanced […]

Why F1 should race on ovals

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There?s one type of track missing from F1 racing, the likes of which hasn?t been seen in the sport for decades. Here?s why I think it?s time for F1 drivers to race on ovals

F1 links: James Allen on BBC’s F1 plans

A look at the BBC’s F1 TV plans James Allen on BBC's coverage: "Because of the way the F1 TV package is sold to sponsors I imagine that the world feed will still be the dominant element in the split screen, on which you will be able to watch these other features. I’d be very […]

F1 Fanatic hits 2,000 subscribers

F1 Fanatic has passed a landmark this week as the site has exceeded 2,000 RSS subscribers for the first time. Actually, the way these things go it passed 2,000, then fell under it, then passed it again, and so on, but it looks like the threshold has been solidly passed now. I’ve been very encouraged […]

USF1 to be ‘poster child’ team (updated)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Gerard Hetman kept an eye on the USF1 announcement on Speed TV and sent in this report. Tuesday saw the dawn of a new era in Formula 1 team management and ownership with the launch of the USF1 racing team. Co-founded by longtime F1 stalwarts Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, the […]

USF1?s Peter Windsor and the strange story of the Brabham F1 team

USF1 is expected to announce its plans to enter F1 in 2010 later today. The plan is being headed by two men, Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor. Windsor has worn many hats in an F1 career spanning more than two decades, but mystery surrounds his last involvement with Brabham. His role in taking over the […]

BBC F1 plans announced today (updated: full details below)

The details of BBC?s F1 coverage this year are due to be announced in a press conference today. We already know a lot about their TV plans for 2009. Today I expect some big announcements about their online coverage.

F1 links: More engine rules changes

Racing Eagles Dan Brunell's new motor racing blog, definitely worth a look. Raikkonen not dwelling on poor 2008 Kimi Raikkonen: "You always learn from your mistakes, but I'm not particularly interested in understanding last year: we can't change the way things went, and it doesn't help us to do things better now." FIA set to […]