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.

SaloolaS is the 2009 F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion

SaloolaS has beaten competition from over 1,000 F1 Fanatic readers to become the first ever F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion. A final score of 270 points means SaloolaS is the 2009 champion with 20 points more than closest runner-up, Dank.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix facts and stats

Red Bull completed their strong end to the season with a third consecutive win at Abu Dhabi. But for the likes of Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima their final races with their teams didn’t go according to plan. Read on for the facts and stats from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures

You could accuse the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of being just style over substance – but the style was certainly grand. Still when you look into the stands on some of these pictures you have to wonder why so many of the 50,000 seats they sold were empty. Here’s a gallery of spectacular pictures from […]

Bridgestone to make surprise F1 exit

F1’s exclusive tyre supplier Bridgestone has made a surprise announcement it will quit the sport at the end of the 2010 season. This means F1 will have a new tyre supplier from 2011, but there’s no indication yet the FIA may allow the resumption of the ‘tyre war’ by letting in more than one supplier.

Rubens Barrichello and Nico H???lkenberg to drive for Williams-Cosworth in 2010

Williams will have an all-new driver line up in 2010. As had been widely rumoured, Rubens Barrichello will leave Brawn to join the team. He’ll be partnered by reigning GP2 champion Nico H???lkenberg.

Kobayashi’s great drive and the Grosjean question (Abu Dhabi GP analysis)

How did Kamui Kobayashi gain half-a-dozen places and get ahead of his team mate to finish sixth in his second race? And was Romain Grosjean’s race really as bad as it looked? The analysis of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take a look at the answers to these questions.

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