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‘Most wins’ system confirmed for 2010

Contrary to what I wrote here yesterday, F1 will be using ‘most victories’ to decide the champion in 2010. Leahonard_e pulled me up for missing a crucial line in the new 2010 regulations: The Formula One World Championship driver?s title will be awarded to the driver who has been classified first in the greatest number […]

‘Most wins’ system quietly dropped

Update: as Leahonard_e points out, I got this one dead wrong. See here for more: ??Most wins? system confirmed for 2010 Conspicuous by its absence in the details of the new F1 rules for 2010 was any mention of a change in the points system. In March the FIA announced that the championship winner this […]

F1 links: More Donington worries

Three days to save Donington GP "As to whether Bernie might relent and go back to Silverstone if Donington falls through, we’ll have to wait and see. He’s been negative about it lately, but he needs to leave himself some wriggle room. Just look at how many times he’s said we’re not going back to […]

The last time we had 26 cars

There are many doubts over the FIA’s radical ‘budget capping’ plans for 2010. However, their stated aim of getting 26-car grids into F1 is definitely good news – the only thing I can’t understand is why it’s taken them so long to realise bigger grids is better for the sport. Amazingly, it’s 14 years since […]

Ireland win fourth season of A1 Grand Prix

Adam Carroll took Ireland to victory in the fourth A1 Grand Prix championship with victory in both races at Brands Hatch today. It has been a turbulent season for the ‘World Cup of Motorsport’. The Brands Hatch event was originally scheduled as the season finale, but the organisers later moved the postponed Mexican race to […]

Why F1 will be better without refuelling

In October 1993 the first meeting of the FIA World Motor Sports Council announced that refuelling would be re-introduced into F1 for the 1994 season. Earlier this week the same body confirmed refuelling will be banned in 2010 – leading to a mixed reaction from fans. I’ve been surprised how many comments have been posted […]

F1 links: More on the Ferrari feud

F1 can live without Ferrari, says Mosley Max Mosley: “The sport could survive without Ferrari. It would be very, very sad to lose Ferrari. It is the Italian national team.” Gillett banking on the best of British “I understand that. The best way to fund my business, I’ve found, is to get a pound from […]

Your pictures: Malaysian Grand Prix

Pictures

Guio Oblepias was at the Malaysian Grand Prix and, as well as getting soaked to the skin, took this brilliant collection of pictures. Have a look at them now and check out the F1 Fanatic drop.io for more…

F1 links: Ferrari vs FIA

Max Mosley on collision course with Ferrari "In a strongly worded letter to Max Mosley, the president of the FIA, which was leaked to The Times, Luca Di Montezemolo, the Ferrari president, says that caps have been foisted on teams without proper warning. Ferrari claim that the rules will cause only damage to Formula One […]

Lessons for F1 in NASCAR’s horror crash

Carl Edwards’ crash in the closing stages of last weekend’s NASCAR race at Talladega has sparked debate among racing fans: Was this just a freak accident in a championship that engineers crashes for the entertainment of its fans – or are there lessons here for Formula 1 too?