Montezemolo explains Alonso-Raikkonen switch, denies Santander link (Video)

As well as dropping big fat hints about Michael Schumacher moving to Mercedes, Luca di Montezemolo has also responded to claims about his choice of driver line-up for 2010. He denied bring Fernando Alonso on board purely to keep new sponsor Spanish bank Santander happy: The role of Santander? Certainly, they are happy, but it […]

Luca di Montezemolo expects Michael Schumacher to join Mercedes

Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has given the strongest indication yet that Michael Schumacher may make a return to F1 with Mercedes next year. He said: It seems he has a twin brother, identical in every way, who seems to have it in his head to go and race in Formula 1 with Mercedes. I […]

Plans for joint F1 teams launch falter

The F1 teams’ plans to hold a joint launch at the end of January are beginning to fall apart. Tentative plans had been put in place for a single launch attended by all the F1 teams next month in Valencia, ahead of the first main test of 2010 at the nearby circuit. That is now […]

F1 links: Mosley-Briatore row continues

Max Mosley statement (PDF, Autosport) “By persuading The Guardian to publish sensationalist extract from his Court submissions without any mention of the other side of the story, Britaore succeeded in using that newspaper to distract attention from his key role in one of the worst and most dangerous examples of deliberate cheating in the history […]

Prodrive miss another chance to enter F1

Renault’s successful sale of a stake in its team to Genii Capital, to keep its team in F1, is very welcome news. But Genii were not the only company bidding to take over the team’s operation: another was David Richards’ Prodrive team. Not for the first time in recent years his attempt to acquire an […]

Kamui Kobayashi joins Sauber for 2010

Kamui Kobayashi will stay in F1 after being signed by Peter Sauber’s team for 2010. The Japanese driver’s F1 career was in doubt after Toyota, who backed his career for many years and gave him his F1 break, pulled out of the sport.

14 reasons to love the refuelling ban

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The F1 Sporting Working Group has been asked to come up with new ideas to “improve the show” in F1 in 2010. But the best decision to improve the show was taken this time last year. After 16 years, refuelling during the race is finally being banned. This will make F1 more exciting, easier to […]

Massa completes F2007 test

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Felipe Massa had a final fling in a Ferrari today in what must surely be the last F1 action of 2009. He polished off another 60 laps in an F2007, concluding his two days in action at Mugello. The pictures below show how much his eye injury has healed – afterwards he talked about having […]

Renault keeps team in F1 for 2010 (and Red Bull will keep using their engines)

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Renault has confirmed its F1 team will remain in the sport in 2010.

Updated 2010 F1 rules include new testing, engine and safety car regulations

The FIA has published an updated version of the 2010 F1 sporting regulations. It adds many of the changes announced earlier such as the new ten-place points system and refuelling ban, as well as a few other small-but significant changes. The testing restrictions will be even tighter in 2010 and drivers who perform mutliple engine […]

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