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The teams: Renault (F1 2008)

Renault started the year struggling to get into Q3 and score points. Eight months later it has scored back-to-back victories in Singapore and Japan and re-signed star driver Fernando Alonso ?ǣ which seemed a remote possibility earlier on. Can it continue the progress over the winter and return to championship-challenging form in 2009?

The themes of 2008: Rain

Rain was one of the trends that defined the 2008 championship. Talk of the weather was seldom far from people’s lips this year, especially in the second half of the season. Time and again we were reminded of how a few drops of rain can transform a Grand Prix from a tedious procession into an […]

“From the Fells to Ferrari”

Cliff Allison biography review

F1 links: November 12th

It’s Hamilton’s title: Formula One diary, October 28 to November 4 "I am subsequently crushed by a cosmopolitan mish-mash of TV crews as I make a desperate bid to record an early Hamilton sound bite. The bruises are scarcely worth it as I escape to discover my voice recorder missed most of what he said, […]

The teams: Toyota, Toro Rosso and Red Bull (F1 2008)

One of the surprises of 2008 was Toro Rosso beating its sister team Red Bull in the constructors’ championship and claiming its maiden win. Toyota, meanwhile, had one of their best ever F1 seasons. Here’s a look at how these three teams performed in 2008.

The teams: Williams, Honda, Force India & Super Aguri (F1 2008)

These four teams ended 2008 propping up the constructors’ championship table. One of them had gone bust so long ago many had forgotten they were ever there. Where did it go wrong for Williams, Honda, Force India and Super Aguri in 2008? And will things be better for the three that remain in 2009?

??Hitler?s Motor Racing Battles??

F1 book review

F1 links: November 11th

Todt, Briatore, unlikely for FIA top job "Radovan Novak, a member of the Paris body, the chief of the Czech motoring federation, and believed to be a close ally of Mosley…believes Mosley will opt to remain in the job for 'another term'." Novak was the same man who suggested Ron Dennis was linked to the […]

F1 teams lobby for equal engines (Poll)

Honda and Renault are leading the push for F1 engines to have equal power outputs in 2009. Renault?s Flavio Briatore is said to have demanded the equalisation because Renault, unlike many other teams, did not get around the ??engine freeze? rules to enhance its power output in 2008. Should the FIA equalise engine power in […]

Hamilton boosts British GP

22,000 tickets sold in a week