Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back?

Donington Park’s plan to hold the British Grand Prix in 2010 had its doubters from the start, and it looks like they were right all along. Yesterday Donington missed its deadline to confirm it had the funding in place to complete the building work at the track in time for the race – a deadline […]

F1 links: Massa’s eye fully healed

Although Felipe Massa has played down the possibility he could make an early return to F1 in the final race of the season, Ferrari have confirmed his injured eye is fully healed, which is great news. First day of FIA’s medical exams for Felipe (Ferrari) "The first outcomes are positive: especially the ophthalmological exam confirmed […]

Great team mate title battles

Unless Sebastian Vettel can ‘do a Kimi’, this year’s battle for the drivers’ championship is between the Brawn drivers. F1 being the way it is, drivers championships often end up being fought between team mates. And while Ross Brawn insists everything will be done to ensure a level playing field between Jenson Button and Rubens […]

F1 links: Raikkonen tipped for Red Bull

Is there another twist to come in the driver market? A new rumour has linked Raikkonen to Red Bull for 2010, though that scenario would mean Mark Webber being bought out of his contract for next year. Raikkonen to Red Bull in F1 2010 as McLaren talks stall? (Crash) "It is understood that Webber's unwillingness […]

Abu Dhabi F1 track revealed in pictures

The FIA has given its official seal of approval to the Yas Island circuit which will host the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the final F1 race of the year. These first pictures of the completed circuit show some of its unusual details – including the hotel which bridges across the track at one point.

Sebastien Loeb tests GP2 car ahead of possible Abu Dhabi F1 debut (Pictures)


Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb tested a GP2 car at Jerez in Spain today. The French five-times title winner drove for the DPR team amid rumours he wil drive for Toro Rosso in the F1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Loeb was slowest of the 25 drivers in action at the circuit today.

Japanese Grand Prix technical review

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer looks at the changes to the cars at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Japanese Grand Prix saw F1 make its long-awaited return to Suzuka, which demands a fundamentally different style of car to Fuji. Fuji has few high speed corners and in quite twisty, especially in sector three, before […]

Robert Kubica joins Renault for 2010 as doubts grow over Qadbak-Sauber entry

Robert Kubica has been confirmed as the replacement for Fernando Alonso at Renault for 2010. The Polish driver is returning to the company that played a crucial role in his arrival in F1. He won the World Series by Renault championship in 2005. Kubica always seemed likely to leave BMW after it emerged that he […]

Heikki Kovalainen’s F1 career in video

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the career of McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen – including that famous victory over Michael Schumacher. As we approach the end of the season, there are doubts over the future of Heikki Kovalainen. It was just two years ago when he scored his first podium here with arguably […]

Who do you want to be champion? (Poll)

There are two races to go and three drivers left in the championship. Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel have all won at least two races each but they’ve all made mistakes and they’ve all had bad races. Which of the three do you want to win the drivers’ title? Do any of the […]

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