Kubica and Alguersuari enter kart final

Robert Kubica and Jaime Alguersuari are on the entry list for the 2009 CIK-FIA KZ1 karting world cup at Sarno in Italy next month. Kubica is entering is his own kart but according to Mary-Ann Horley of Kartlink he has had difficulties in testing: What I’ve heard from testing is that Kubica was having carb […]

F1 links: Alonso to race in Valencia?

Fernando Alonso ‘will get OK for Valencia’ Grand Prix "Circuit boss Carlos Moreno Figueroa said: 'We're being told by every side he'll be here.'" Santander, Alonso and Ferrari "Santander was keen to join the party with Alonso and so a deal was agreed that will begin in 2010 and will provide Santander with significant badging […]

Button, Vettel, Webber, Barrichello: one of these men will be champion (Poll)

With Felipe Massa’s crash, Michael Schumacher’s return, BMW quitting the sport and a new FIA president about to be elected, I have a nagging feeling I may have overlooked something… Oh yeah, there’s a drivers’ championship to be won. Jenson Button may have an 18.5 points lead over Mark Webber, but his car no longer […]

YouTube and Best Buy to sponsor USF1?

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is one of the investors behind America’s new F1 team for 2010, USF1. Hurley co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005 and the trio made $1.65bn when they sold the site to Google in November 2006. Another American company, Best Buy, is looking to get involved in the […]

F1 links: No BMW buyer yet

Statement BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen BMW has not been able to arrange the sale of its F1 team in time for the new owners to sign the Concorde Agreement. FOTA welcomes Concorde Agreement and looks to the future "Signed by all Formula One teams, with the only exception of BMW-Sauber AG, the FIA, and […]

Nico H???lkenberg’s GP2 form points towards 2010 F1 debut for Williams

The last rookie looking for his F1 break I wrote about found himself making his Grand Prix debut 17 days after I wrote about him. But on his form in GP2 Nico H???lkenberg doesn’t need my blessing to make the grade. He’s looking ever more likely to snap up a Williams drive for 2010.

How McLaren went from last to first (video)


McLaren have posted an interesting series of videos on their official YouTube page featuring interviews with team members explaining how the transformed their MP4-24 from one of the slowest cars in F1 this year into a race winner. Here are the videos:

F1 Rocks launches (pictures and video)


The first F1 Rocks live music event will be held at this year’s Singapore Grand Prix. Major acts including Beyonce, NERD, Black Eyed Peas, ZZ Top and Simple Minds will be among those performing. London was chosen as the venue for the launch of the new programme and the press conference was held yesterday. Here’s […]

Vote Todt, get Mosley?

Reading Jean Todt’s FIA election manifesto, one line jumped out at me: For each FIA World Championship we propose appointing a Commissioner responsible for the Federation?s day to day management and governance of the championship. Now, who do you think Todt might have in mind for the job of F1 Commissioner?

F1 should bring back testing as an event

Michael Schumacher’s return to F1 and Jaime Alguersuari’s debut in Hungary has sparked a debate over the problems with the ban on testing during the season this year. The ban was intended to cut costs, but it has caused problems for teams wishing to evaluate new drivers. I think F1 is missing some valuable opportunities […]