Abu Dhabi Grand Prix technical analysis – and a look ahead to 2010

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer examines the technical updates from Abu Dhabi and gives his early thoughts on the major changes for 2010. As evident from my recent musings on the technical side of F1 every team has focused its development resources on 2010. Suffice to say there is little to report from Yas […]

F1 links: Barrichello wins $500K lawsuit

F1 Racing Driver Barrichello Wins $500,000 Libel Suit Against Google (TechCrunch) "Google has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay Formula One racing driver Rubens Barrichello $500,000 in damages for the presence of fake online profiles of the driver on its social network Orkut, which is hugely popular in the man’s home country." Ross […]

Nick Craw on USF1 and US Grand Prix (Video)


New president of the FIA Senate Nick Craw has addressed rumours about whether America’s new F1 team USF1 will make the grid in 2010. In a video interview with Speed TV Craw told the channel he had inspected the team’s facilities twice and they had recently paid their $440,000 (??265,000) entry fee. He was also […]

Campos Meta 1 confirm Bruno Senna will make his F1 debut in 2010

F1 newcomers Campos Meta 1 have officially revealed Bruno Senna as the first of their F1 drivers for the team’s debut season in 2010. The announcement had been rumoured for several weeks. The nephew of Ayrton Senna competed in the Le Mans Series this year after finishing second in last year’s GP2 championship for iSport. […]

F1 2009: Year of controversy (Part 2)

It was the year F1 almost split in two: the summer of 2009 was dominated by the row over budget caps. When the FIA and the teams finally reached an agreement on reducing costs it briefly seemed F1’s season of scandal might be over. But then came word of some extraordinary allegations from Nelson Piquet […]

Brackley celebrates Brawn win (Pictures)

F1 Fanatic reader Scott Joslin was in Brackley on Monday to join in the celebrations for Brawn GP’s world championship win. Here’s his report from the celebrations. A beaming Ross Brawn told the Brackley crowd this was the best moment of his F1 career. Certainly better than his first championship win with Benetton in 1994 […]

F1 links: N.Technology loses FIA court case

Court rejects N.Technology’s claims (Autosport) "N.Technology's legal action against the FIA over the way that the process for the selection of the new teams for the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship has been unsuccessful after French courts rejected all of its claims." Jaime Alguersuari: F1 debut without testing was like entering a slaughterhouse (Daily Mirror) […]

Video: Williams F1 cars at Silverstone

Here’s a video from a Williams activity day for their sponsors which was held last month at Silverstone. Among the machinery on display was Keke Rosberg’s 1982 championship-winning Williams-Cosworth FW08B. Appropriately, Williams will be using Cosworth power once again next year, though Keke’s son Nico will not be driving for the team any more. Nico […]

Michael Schumacher’s 1994 title-winning F1 car on sale for ??2.3m (Pictures)

The Benetton-Ford which Michael Schumacher won his first world championship with in 1994 is up for sale on eBay. According to the seller it is the very car which Michael Schumacher used in the last race of the season, when he infamously crashed into title rival Damon Hill. A bidding war has broken out for […]

F1 2009: Year of controversy (Part 1)

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.

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