F1 links: Questions over Donnelly and Manor

While Max Mosley is fuming about FOTA’s response to Wednesday’s deal, the teams are now asking questions about whether his right=hand man Alan Donnelly has acted improperly in promoting new F1 team Manor: Formula One teams to complain about chief steward’s involvement with Manor "Jane Nottage, an associate director of Donnelly's Sovereign Strategy, is understood […]

F1 links: Refuelling ban still set for 2010

Once piece of good news at least today – the teams are still planning to ban refuelling next year. This and more below: Refuelling ban still on for 2010 season "A FOTA source has confirmed that work is currently underway on what modifications need to be made to the 2010 regulations – with refuelling certain […]

Mosley’s latest attack is another desperate attempt to cling to power

If Mosley was hoping his latest broadside against the F1 teams would goad FOTA into reviving their threat of a breakaway championship, it didn’t work. So he took matters into his own hands, writing to FIA members to warn them: No doubt we face a difficult period. This may well result in short-term problems in […]

New Toyota chief expects more losses

Akio Toyoda, the newly-appointed president of Toyota Motor Corp, expects it will take be at least another two years before the company turns a profit. Speaking at his first press conference since taking over the role, Toyoda said: ??We want to do everything possible to avoid a third consecutive year of losses.?? The company posted […]

What the fans expect from FOTA

Max Mosley may have seized his first opportunity to resume hostilities with FOTA but it’s clear the teams’ association intends to play a major role in shaping the future of Formula 1. FOTA embraced the support of the majority of F1 fans and broadened its campaign against Mosley to include many supports? grievances. But how […]

F1 links: Jean Todt and expenses

Some curious odds and ends in the F1 news today. Apparently Jean Todt is working as a tourism ambassador for Malaysia and is paid around “RM1 million”. I believe this means 1 million Ringgit, which is around ??172,000. See below for this story, an excellent piece by the BBC’s Jake Humphrey, and inevitably more on […]

New Mosley threat over “dictator” claims puts FIA-FOTA deal in jeopardy

Max Mosley has sent a stinging letter to Luca di Montezemolo, accusing the FOTA and Ferrari boss of describing him as a “dictator” and giving inaccurate information to the press following the deal reached yesterday. Mosley has demanded FOTA “correct false statements” and issue and apology or else he will “consider my options open” regarding […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr’s BMW X5 for sale

A BMW X5 owned by Nelson Piquet Jnr is up for sale on Auto Trader. The silver 2003 model comes with air conditioning, black leather interior and tinted. According to the advert there is an “F1 fire extinguisher under the drivers’ seat”. The X5 is priced at ??11,500. Piquet probably bought the car new when […]

Who will get the six new seats in 2010?

Three new teams on the 2010 F1 entry list means aspiring F1 drivers have a once-in-a-generation chance to grab six new places in Formula 1. Promising young rookies and more experienced hands who were recently squeezed out are likely to be at the front of the queue. But who has the crucial combination of talent, […]

Williams to demonstrate three F1 cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed (Video)


This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will mark 40 years since Sir Frank Williams first entered a car into a Grand Prix. This video shows what they’ve got planned.