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 […]

Renault escape ban for crash (Poll)

2009 F1 season

The FIA used strong words to describe how Renault conspired to cause a deliberate crash to win the Singapore Grand Prix. It said: The World Motor Sport Council considers Renault F1?s breaches relating to the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix to be of unparalleled severity. Renault F1?s breaches not only compromised the integrity of the sport […]

Renault face Singapore hearing today

The only foregone conclusion as Renault face the World Motor Sports Council today is what the verdict will be. Having revealed they will not contest the charges they caused a deliberate accident during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, a verdict of ‘guilty’ seems inevitable. But there are many more questions awaiting answers, some of which […]

Renault’s 3-seat F1 car in Russia (pictures)

Renault face the wrath of the FIA shortly but for the time being they’re still out there spreading the F1 gospel in distant lands it hasn’t reached yet. This weekend Romain Grosjean and Adam Khan visited Sochi in Russia, which is hosting a major economic forum. I must confess I didn’t know Renault had a […]

F1 links: Raikkonen tipped for McLaren

The 2010 F1 driver market rumours just get stranger. Now the Daily Mirror claims Kimi Raikkonen could return to McLaren to join Lewis Hamilton. Fact, fiction or total fantasy? Meanwhile Jaime Alguersuari continued his appearances in the World Series by Renault at the Nurburgring this weekend. But elsewhere in motor racing all eyes are still […]

Singapore Grand Prix TV Times

Here are the times for the BBC?s F1 coverage of this weekend?s Singapore

Singapore GP weather: storms and smog

Several of the weather forecasts for the Singapore Grand Prix point out the chance of thunderstorms during the weekend. But we saw similar predictions before last year’s event and the five sessions went by without a drop of rain. Another atmospheric problem that could interfere with the race weekend is smog. Singapore’s air quality plunged […]

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