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F1 links: few options for Bourdais

Another door closes for Bourdais "Sebastien Bourdais has one fewer options open to him if he does not get another year with Scuderia Toro Rosso." Will 2009 Be The First Time Only One Briton Competes? "We are still awaiting for Scuderia Toro Rosso to fill their final seat, and Jenson Button may still make it […]

F60: another name change for Ferrari

Ferrari’s new 2009 F1 car launched yesterday may mark another change in the team’s somewhat esoteric approach to naming its cars. Here’s a brief guide to how Ferrari have named their F1 cars from 1950 to 2009.

Is this Force India?s 2009 livery?

Anirudh spotted this picture of Force India?s 2009 official calendar on their website. The car in each of the pictures isn?t in the team?s 2008 colours: a bright flash of green on the front has replaced the red of last year. The colours are much closer to the flag of India. Is this, as Anirudh […]

Ferrari F60 launched at Mugello – pictures & video (2009 F1 car launches)

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Ferrari has launched its 2009 F1 car at Mugello. The F60 is the first Formula 1 car for the new season to break cover. More high-resolution pictures of the new car below. Update: Pictures of the F60’s first test and launch video added.

Ferrari F2009 launch – what we know

Ferrari launches its 2009 F1 car, likely to be called the F2009, in Mugello later on today. Here’s what we already know about the car which Ferrari will defend their back-to-back 2007 and 2008 constructors’ championship titles with, and the state of the team going into 2009.

F1 links: Davidson was set for Honda

David Coulthard exclusive "We’re seeing a vast change in the regulations. The last time we had such a big change was 1998 when we went to narrow track cars with the grooved tyres and it was Adrian Newey’s design team that stole the march on the new regs back then so this could well be […]

KERS explained: how a mechanical Kinetic Energy Recovery System works

Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems are one of the big talking points off the off-season, as F1 teams weigh up whether to use them on their 2009 F1 cars. KERS builders Flybrid Systems demonstrated a working Formula 1-spec device at the Autosport International show. I had a chat with managing partner Jon Hilton who talked me […]

Ron Dennis on how the Hamilton-Alonso row compared to Senna and Prost

McLaren boss Ron Dennis gave the annual Watkins lecture at Autosport International yesterday. He was interviewed at length by veteran commentator Murray Walker for around an hour. One of the most interesting moments came when he discussed how he managed the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso in 2007, and how it compared to […]

More Formula 1 car pictures (Autosport International 2009)

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Here’s my final collection of F1 car pictures from Autosport International. They include Tyrrells, Arrows and others in contemporary or modern F1 liveries. But which car is this (above) in an entirely different paint job to the one it originally ran in? Answer below…

Donington Park boss Simon Gillett on building the new British Grand Prix circuit

Simon Gillett was looking slightly the worse for wear when I met him at Autosport International this morning. He had a reason to be, as he celebrated Donington Park winning approval for its development work in order to hold the 2010 British Grand Prix. Nevertheless he was happy toi spend a half hour answering questions […]