2009 F1 DVD is called “Not in a hurry”

The official Formula 1 season reviews often get lumbered with bad names and the 2009 F1 DVD is no exception. This year’s F1 review will be called “Not in a hurry” according to a sleeveshot posted on Twitter. It’s hardly the most imaginative title they could have come up with. But then, this is from […]

Brazil voted best race of 2009, Turkey named worst of a bad bunch

After the millions ploughed into radically revised aerodynamic packages and Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems to improve racing, did we get a more entertaining season in 2009 than 2008? Not according to how your voted in our post-race polls. Interlagos served up the best race of the year for the second season in a row – […]

Wanted: Your ideas for the new F1 Fanatic

F1 Fanatic last had a redesign at the beginning of 2007 and it’s starting to look a bit tired in places. There’s a whole host of new functionality I want to add to the site and there’s a lot of work to do in making it load more quickly and less prone to crashing. But […]

Is the FIA to blame for teams leaving?

As the F1 world waits to learn whether Renault will join Toyota in quitting the sport, the finger-pointing for the manufacturers’ exodus has already begun. The FIA reacted to Toyota’s decision by claiming it could have been avoided if Max Mosley’s budget cap had been introduced. Meanwhile Ferrari blamed “those who managed Formula 1 over […]

Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do […]

F1 links: Gordon Murray designs electric car

F1 designer unveils electric car (BBC) "An electric car created by ex-McLaren Formula One designer Gordon Murray has been unveiled." Q & A with Mike Gascoyne (Autosport) "We [Lotus] are looking for two drivers with experience. We are not looking for pay drivers or new drivers. We think that is very important for the team. […]

Here come the inevitable Button books

Jenson Button fans will be able to find out more about his surprising championship victory when a new book covering his 2009 campaign is published later this month. Called “Jenson Button – my Championship Year” the publisher describes it as: “a personal diary of the season by Jenson – he gives insider details on all […]

Axe hangs over Renault’s F1 team

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has said the company could close its F1 team at the end of the year. He told reporters today a decision will be taken before the end of 2009. The team already has Robert Kubica contracted for the 2010 F1 season.

How Toyota got it wrong

In the eight years Toyota spent in F1 there was little success and a great number of missed opportunities. Sport has many examples of teams blessed with an abundance of resources which they proceed to squander. From day one money was no object for Toyota, yet their trio of pole positions and 13 podium finishes […]

Jarno Trulli, Toyota, Valencia, 2009

Toyota quits F1 after eight winless years

2009 F1 season

F1 has lost its third team in less than 12 months as Toyota has confirmed it will not compete in 2010.

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