F1 links: Button ‘won’t cheat like Schumacher’

After the Renault scandal it seems several people in F1 are trying to look whiter-than-white. First Ferrari say they’ll give their drivers equals status next year, now Jenson Button is talking about how he won’t copy Schumacher’s tactics of 1994 and 1997: Jenson Button: I’d never cheat to win title (The Sun) "That was Schumacher. […]

Vatanen says “tide is turning” in his favour but fears voter intimidation

Ari Vatanen feels he is the front runner in the FIA president election race following Max Mosley’s letter urging people to vote for Jean Todt. Vatanen told this site: It is very sad he has done this. But they know we are leading now. If he knew they were leading he would never write such […]

New video of Suzuka track on F1 2009 for Wii & PSP

Codemasters have released a new video showing how the Suzuka circuit, scene of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, will look in their forthcoming game F1 2009. The game goes on sale on November 20th in the UK and November 19th in the rest of Europe. See the press release below for more on-sale information. Press […]

Suzuka practice washout in pictures


The first two F1 practice sessions at Suzuka were disrupted by heavy rain. This was a blow for the eight F1 drivers who haven’t competed in an F1 race weekend at the circuit and badly needed time to acclimatise. But it should make for an unpredictable qualifying session tomorrow. Kamui Kobayashi made his first appearance […]

Three to go: it’s time to make those Japanese Grand Prix predictions

The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is finely balanced with just three races left. And with little meaningful running at Suzuka on Friday it’s going to be even harder than ever to get those predictions right. Guess the Japanese Grand Prix pole sitter and top three finishers below.

Kamui Kobayashi to stand in for Glock

Kamui Kobayashi will drive for Toyota in the Friday practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix. He is standing in for Timo Glock, who is unwell. It will be Kobayashi’s first appearance as a driver at a Grand Prix weekend. The 23-year-old Japanese driver has tested for Toyota for the past two seasons and is […]

F1 links: Massa wants Singapore justice

Felipe Massa has spoken for the first time since the Singapore scandal about how it affected his championship campaign. Unsurprisingly, he’s a bit miffed Renault were allowed to keep their win. Felipe Massa was ‘robbed’ of F1 world title by Nelson Piquet Jnr Singapore crash (Daily Telegraph) "I have seen in football how a referee […]

Ferrari stick to equality. Good for them

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the team’s 2010 F1 driver line-up of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will compete as equals. Ferrari embraced driver equality after Michael Schumacher left the team in 2006. It’s great to see that their change of driver line-up hasn’t led to a change in policy.

2009 Japanese Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Get ready for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme. It includes everything you nede to know about the track, the championship situation and the history of the race.

Drivers relish Suzuka challenge (Japanese Grand Prix preview)

Suzuka has only been off the calendar for two years, but already eight of the 20 drivers competing this weekend have never raced there in F1. It’s a warm welcome back for one of F1’s most beloved circuits. And once again, it could provide the setting for a championship showdown.

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