F1 links: Rosberg: ‘I won Singapore’

Nico Rosberg feels he is the moral winner of last year’s Singapore Grand Prix following the Renault crash scandal. Plus, Bernie Ecclestone has criticised Flavio Briatore’s punishment, while the Italian consisders starting a racing series of his own. And Ferrari are once again dropping hints about Fernando Alonso. ‘Winner’ Rosberg is still so bitter (Daily […]

Do F1 drivers help decide strategies? Alonso doesn’t, Hamilton does

Did Fernando Alonso know about Renault’s conspiracy to cause a crash in last year’s Singapore Grand Prix? That question has provoked a huge amount of discussion here at F1 Fanatic and on other F1 sites. A crucial part of the debate hinges on whether drivers like Alonso are handed their strategies by the team, or […]

Williams defy FOTA over KERS in 2010

Williams was only re-admitted into the F1 teams’ association two weeks ago. Now, having said it will use a Kinetic Energy Recovery System on its car in 2010, it once again finds itself in opposition to most of its fellow teams. This isn’t going to win them any friends – at least, not outside the […]

F1 links: British GP in World Cup clash

Next year’s British Grand Prix will be on the same day as the football World Cup final – but the two events are at least not happening at the same time of the day. Here’s more on that story plus other F1 news and reaction: 2010 calendar reveals new British Grand Prix blow (Brits on […]

Singapore Grand Prix 2009: F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix I thought I’d try something a little different. We can’t all be at the race and we can’t all get a race programme. So in this post you’ll find links to all the information you need ahead of the Grand Prix weekend, including information about the track, the […]

Who is Renault’s “Witness X”?

The FIA has formally published the widely-leaked evidence relating to Renault’s Singapore trial, along with various other documents including a 76-minute recording of the discussion at yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council meeting. The material can be downloaded from the FIA website. Although there isn’t much in the documents that hasn’t already been made public, there […]

F1 must redeem itself this weekend (Singapore Grand Prix preview)

If F1 ever needed to go somewhere and put on a show, it is now. The dazzling spectacle Singapore introduced to the calendar last year has been forever tarnished by Renault’s cheating and yesterday’s all-talk-and-no-trousers reaction from the FIA. On its return this weekend we need an event that shows off the very best of […]

Mosley says Renault got the ‘harshest penalty’ but hardly anyone agrees

Max Mosley refused to acknowledge the craven manner in which the FIA backed down from punishing Renault yesterday. He insisted the team received “the harshest [penalty] we can impose”, which was patently false given that they kept all the points and money earned by their ill-gotten victory, and have not been banned from any events. […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr wants F1 return

Nelson Piquet Jnr has issued a statement following the Renault verdict in which he tries to wash his hands of the conspiracy. Rather optimistically, he sets out his case for why he feels he should get an F1 drive in 2010: I can only hope that a team will recognise how badly I was stifled […]

2010 F1 calendar has 19 races, starts in Bahrain and ends in Brazil

Update: The 2010 F1 calendar has now been confirmed. See the full calendar here: 2010 F1 calendar The 2010 F1 calendar revealed by the FIA today has 19 rounds. That equals the record for the most races in a season, set in 2005. The championship will start in Bahrain, as it did in 2006. The […]

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