14 reasons to love the refuelling ban

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The F1 Sporting Working Group has been asked to come up with new ideas to “improve the show” in F1 in 2010. But the best decision to improve the show was taken this time last year. After 16 years, refuelling during the race is finally being banned. This will make F1 more exciting, easier to […]

Massa completes F2007 test

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Felipe Massa had a final fling in a Ferrari today in what must surely be the last F1 action of 2009. He polished off another 60 laps in an F2007, concluding his two days in action at Mugello. The pictures below show how much his eye injury has healed – afterwards he talked about having […]

Renault keeps team in F1 for 2010 (and Red Bull will keep using their engines)

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Renault has confirmed its F1 team will remain in the sport in 2010.

Updated 2010 F1 rules include new testing, engine and safety car regulations

The FIA has published an updated version of the 2010 F1 sporting regulations. It adds many of the changes announced earlier such as the new ten-place points system and refuelling ban, as well as a few other small-but significant changes. The testing restrictions will be even tighter in 2010 and drivers who perform mutliple engine […]

SaloolaS claims his predictions prize

Congratulations again to our 2009 F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion SaloolaS who will shortly be taking delivery of his F1 car painting by Rob Ijbema. As requested by SaloolaS, Rob painted a scene of Timo Glock rounding Tabac during the Monaco Grand Prix. You can see more of Rob’s work at his Car-a-day site which was […]

2009 F1 predictions – how did we do?

At the beginning of the year I summoned up the full extent of my F1 geekery and used it to peer into the mists of time and calculate what would happen in the season ahead. Maybe I would have been better off with a crystal ball and a Ouija board. Here’s the 15 predictions I […]

Virgin Racing confirms Manor takeover and announces Lucas di Grassi for 2010

Virgin Racing has confirmed its long-expected take over of the Manor Grand Prix team for 2010. And it has announced the team’s second driver will be Brazilian rookie Lucas di Grassi. Di Grassi completes Virgin’s 2010 F1 driver line-up, joining Toyota refugee Timo Glock.

75 great gift ideas for F1 fans

Update: Find the new F1 Fanatic gift guide for 2012 here: 2012 F1 Fanatic Gift Guide The festive season is upon us and whether you’re buying a gift for an F1 fan or hoping to unwrap some F1 goodies we’ve got a stack of present ideas for you. Using your F1 gift ideas as a […]

Mercedes lose ??81m Henkel deal

The new Mercedes Grand Prix team has suffered an early setback with the potential loss of a sponsorship deal worth ??81m (??90m / $130m). German financial newspaper Handelsblatt reports Brawn signed a three-year contract with Henkel in July. But Henkel now claims its head of sponsorship activities did not have the authority to approve the […]

F1 links: More Schumacher return rumours

Michael Schumacher says yes to £20m Mercedes return to Formula One (Daily Mirror) "Contrary to reports that the sport's most successful racer would be earning just £6million, the German will actually rake in the biggest salary in F1 next season, totalling nearly £20m." Lotus F1 Racing Driver Announcement Q&As (Lotus) Jarno Trulli: "We have to […]

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