Virgin to confirm di Grassi on Tuesday?

Virgin has announced it will reveal the first details of its 2010 F1 team on Tuesday next week. Now Brazilian website IG Esporte claims Lucas di Grassi will be announced as the team’s second driver. He will join Timo Glock, who he raced against in GP2 in 2006 and 2007. Virgin will take over the […]

F1 2009 coming to iPhone

Codemasters are releasing a version of their official 2009 F1 game for the Apple iPhone next week. It will feature all the teams and tracks from the 2009 F1 season, and 20 drivers. Players will be able to race in ‘time trial’ and ‘endurance’ modes. In ‘time trial’ the challenge is to set the best […]

“Stirling Moss: All my races” (Book review)

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This new book chronicles Stirling Moss’s entire racing career, covering almost 600 races in F1, F3, touring cars, sports cars, rallies, time trials and more.

Brawn-Mercedes name change confirmed

It seemed little more than a formality but the F1 Commission has approved the new Mercedes Grand Prix team’s request to change its name from Brawn. The FIA statement reads: The team will continue to receive payments based on its historical performance. This has been granted on a one-off exceptional basis due to Mercedes-Benz?s long-term […]

Renault F1 team saved claims BBC

The BBC’s Andrew Benson claims the Renault F1 team will remain in F1 in 2010. The story claims Renault will keep a 25% stake in the team.

Race winners could get 25 points in 2010

The FIA will vote tomorrow on a new points system for F1 proposed by the re-formed F1 Commission. The change looks radical on the surface with a winner getting 25 points instead of ten. But on closer inspection the new points system will probably make little difference at all and only act to encourage drivers […]

First Qatari drives for Williams at Losail

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar became the first Qatari to drive an F1 car in a publicity event for Williams at Losail International Circuit. He drove five laps of the circuit in a 2009-specification FW31 and enthused about the experience afterwards: The Williams FW31 is a remarkable vehicle, unlike any other […]

Could the new world championship for Le Mans cars be a future rival to F1?

The days of a thriving World Sportscar Championship able to rival F1 for popularity among fans and car manufacturers are long past. But that may change in the future as the organisers of the the Le Mans 24 Hours have announced they are planning a world championship for LMP1 sports cars. It’s already got the […]

F1 2009 DVD “Not in a hurry” reviewed


F1 season review DVDs just keep getting longer. The 2009 edition – weakly titled “Not in a hurry” – clocks in at more than four-and-a-half hours including extras. The tightly-regulated broadcasting of Formula 1 means this is the only way you can buy video footage of Jenson Button’s championship victory and all the other highlights […]

Jenson Button: My championship year (Book review)

Of the glut of books which have appeared on the subject of Britain’s other F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton, the authorised biography was one of the less interesting efforts. The official word on Jenson Button’s extraordinary championship-winning season promises a more personal angle incorporating his race-by-race notes on the season and even text messages from his […]

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