Formula 1 seems to have become incapable of getting through a season without some kind of scandal. But even after 2007’s spying investigations and the Mosley scandal last year, somehow 2009 even manage to trump these for controversy. Here’s the first of a two-part look back at the controversies that spoiled the F1 season.
Two F1 car designers have claimed F1 track designs need to be changed to increase overtaking – instead of making changes to the cars so they can follow each other more closely. Do you think tracks need to be changed more to create overtaking opportunities? Or does the problem still lie with the cars?
Michael Schumacher may not have made an F1 comeback but he will return to racing this year at the wheel of a kart. The seven-times world champion will join Toro Rosso duo Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari SKUSA SuperNationals XIII kart race in Las Vegas next week.
The usual McLaren-versus-Ferrari duel was suspended in 2009 and instead all the glory went to a team we hadn’t heard of 12 months ago. F1 Fanatic’s 2009 season review kicks off with a look at how the ten F1 teams fared in 2009.
The last round of this year’s F1 season coincided with the final event in the 2009 Historic Formula 1 championship. Philippe has kindly shared some photographs from the race at Paul Ricard in France. They include various great cars from the 1970s and 1980s from the likes of McLaren, Williams, Brabham, Lotus, Tyrrell and more.
Last week sato113 asked in the forum whether any of the teams had done big end-of-season group photos. I’ve found pictures for all bar two of the teams, plus the traditional end-of-year drivers’ photo. For Toyota and BMW – and possibly Renault too – these pictures are their farewell to Formula 1.
The Malaysian-backed Lotus F1 team is likely to have a Malaysian in its 2010 driver line-up – but only in a testing role. The team’s chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne told the Malaysian Star Fairuz Fauzy is likely to be the team’s third driver. He said: Fairuz will be in the team probably as a […]
The official Formula 1 season reviews often get lumbered with bad names and the 2009 F1 DVD is no exception. This year’s F1 review will be called “Not in a hurry” according to a sleeveshot posted on Twitter. It’s hardly the most imaginative title they could have come up with. But then, this is from […]
After the millions ploughed into radically revised aerodynamic packages and Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems to improve racing, did we get a more entertaining season in 2009 than 2008? Not according to how your voted in our post-race polls. Interlagos served up the best race of the year for the second season in a row – […]