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Track design competition winners named

If the world’s racing circuits disappeared overnight and we needed a fresh set of blueprints to work from, at least we already have a collection of great ideas thanks to the stack of track concepts sent in for the latest F1 Fanatic competition. The winners, who each receive ??100 courtesy of the Mind Your Own […]

F1 links: Race of Champions live online

Autosport.com to broadcast RoC live Watch the Race of Champions live online Donington boss sure of planning permission Simon Gillett, boss of Donington Park: "We're confident we've got planning [permission] in the bag. We are not sitting there having not spoken to the council and not worked with them. We've been through consultation for the […]

Lewis Hamilton and Mika Hakkinen drive taxis in drinking campaign (Video)

Lewis Hamilton and Mika Hakkinen drove taxis across Tower Bridge in London to promote a campaign to stop people drinking and driving today. Here’s some video and pictures from the publicity stunt that took place this morning.

Should F1 drivers take pay cuts?

NASCAR star Jeff Gordon has offered to take a pay cut to ease the strain on his team during the financial crisis: I’ll do whatever it takes for us to have the best team we can possibly have. If that means take part of my salary to keep certain people on… I would be open […]

Want to watch F1 on BBC iPlayer from outside the UK? It’s not going to be easy

With F1 moving to the BBC in 2009, fans in the UK should be able to use the iPlayer to watch live F1 action next year. But anyone trying to watch F1 on iPlayer from outside Britain may find it more difficult than when ITV first broadcast F1 online this year.

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 […]