Youth and experience: the leading candidates for USF1’s seats in 2010

USF1 is considering some very different drivers for its inaugural F1 season next year. The team has indicated it is looking at a mix of young American drivers (Jonathan Summerton, Graham Rahal or Ryan Hunter-Reay) alongside a more experienced F1 driver from Europe (Pedro de la Rosa or Alexander Wurz). Who will they pick? Here’s […]

Luca Badoer could be the first Italian to race for Ferrari at Monza since 1992

Although it’s a disappointment that Michael Schumacher will not return to F1 in the European Grand Prix, Ferrari’s second choice of replacement – Luca Badoer – is an interesting one. Not everyone’s happy about it, though – Spanish motorsport federation president Carlos Gracia has criticised Ferrari’s decision to pick Badoer over their other test driver, […]

Jenson Button’s 250mph Bugatti Veyron up for sale – a snip at ??899,995

Jenson Button’s taste in road cars reveals an appetite for machnes almost as quick as his Brawn BGP001: this is his 250mph Bugatti Veyron, up for sale on Auto Trader. It has just 1,500 miles on the clock – and if you want to sample nought to 62mph in 2.5 seconds you’ll have to part […]

Michael Schumacher cancels F1 return

Michael Schumacher has announced he will not be returning to race at the European Grand Prix at Valencia. A statement on his website says: Yesterday evening, I had to inform Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali that unfortunately I’m not able to step in for Felipe. I really tried everything to […]

Competition: Win one of ten copies of “Williams” by Maurice Hamilton

Maurice Hamilton’s new book on Williams doesn’t hit the shelves until August 20th – but you can grab one of ten copies in this exclusive competition. Enter now for your chance to win.

F1 links: Suzuka return for Massa?

Massa deve voltar no GP do Japão Massa to return at the Japanese Grand Prix? (Portuguese) My life in cars: Sebastian Vettel Vettel on Schumacher: “I grew up with posters of him on my bedroom wall. It’s a huge surprise for everybody and I think a lot of fans will be very happy to see […]

Lewis Hamilton audio book prize winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Lewis Hamilton audio books competition. The five people who will receive copies of “Lewis Hamilton: The Full Story” on audio CD are: Charise McMullen Aurora Watters Darren Cousins Mike Cambridge Michelle O’Shea Well done all five of you – and commiserations to those of you who didn’t win. But […]

Domenicali criticises 2009 rules (Video)

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Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali believe the 2009 technical rules haven’t helped promote overtaking as planned. In an interview with Ferrari’s fuel partner Shell (above) Domenicali said the new rules had only changed which teams were competitive, but not improved racing: If you look at the races that objective was not really achieved, so far, at the […]

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

Last week I had my first chance to visit the McLaren Technology Centre. I met Communications and PR head Matt Bishop (also former F1 Racing editor) for lunch and a tour of the factory – he pointed out some of its most extraordinary features and little-known facts.

Your questions: crashed Ferrari, The Stig and a bridge that fell on a track

Did terrorists blow up a bridge at a Grand Prix in the 1960s? Why did an old Ferrari F1 car snap in half? And where does ‘The Stig’ get its name from? Answers to these and more of your questions below.

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