McLaren MP4-12C road car revealed

F1 car history provided the inspiration for the naming of the McLaren MP4-12C, the new sports car revealed by the company today. The car shares the same naming convention used by the team’s F1 cars. It falls between McLaren’s 1997 MP4-12 (which won three Grands Prix) and the 1998 MP4-13 (which won both world championship […]

Italian GP weather update: rain again?

Earlier this week the signs pointed to a dry weekend at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. But now forecasts are starting to indicate a chance of wet weather this weekend. The Metrociel precipitation map shows rainfall arriving at the circuit on Saturday afternoon – potentially during qualifying – and remaining into Sunday. (See here […]

Monza’s new kerbs are not likely to stop corner-cutting controversies

The Monza circuit operators have installed new kerbs in four places on the track. Significantly, the kerbs feature high raised parts to discourage drivers from using anything more than the flattest part of the corners. Ferrari themselves have acknowledged their car is not so good over kerbs, which could lead to suspicion that the Italian […]

Your questions: anthems and Glock-gate

The inbox is groaning full so it’s time to tackle another round-up of your F1 questions. This time we’re talking national anthems, libel, 2010 F1 testing, what to take to a Grand Prix… …and Lewis Hamilton passing Timo Glock in last year’s Brazilian Grand Prx. Tinfoil hats at the ready!

Malaysia isn’t ready for an F1 team

Malaysia is considering putting money into an F1 team entry. You might expect Malaysian F1 fans to be keen on the idea, but it’s not the case as guest writer Jay Menon explains. The Malaysian government is supporting a bid for Proton-owned Lotus to return to the F1 grid in 2010. I can’t say I’m […]

F1 links: Mercedes buy into Brawn

As McLaren prepare to confirm details of their latest road car, their F1 engine supplier Mercedes is about to get into bed with a rival team. Production of the last McLaren-Mercedes road vehicle collaboration, the SLR, is coming to an end. Are Mercedes strengthening their ties with Brawn at the expense of their McLaren association? […]

Vitantonio Liuzzi gets Force India seat

Vitantonio Liuzzi has been confirmed by Force India as their replacement for Giancarlo Fisichella, as tipped here last week. Liuzzi’s confirmation means there will be three home drivers racing in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Monza will be a race between the KERS cars (Italian Grand Prix preview)

Two of the last three Grands Prix have been won with cars with Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems – and there’s every chance the Italian Grand Prix will too. This year the passionate Tifosi will have something extra-special to cheer for. For the first since Nicola Larini steered a prancing horse to a forgotten second on […]

F1 links: Badoer hits out at media

Luca Badoer has criticised the F1 press, claiming negative coverage of his appearances for Ferrari led to him losing his drive. And there was me thinking performances like this and this were the real reason. Badoer blames media after losing Ferrari F1 drive Luca Badoer: "Those who write don't understand how much harm they can […]

Italian Grand Prix TV times

Here are the times for the BBC?s F1 coverage of this weekend?s Italian Grand Prix: Friday 11th September 8:55-10:35 – First practice (BBC Red Button and online) 12:55-13:45 – Second practice (BBC Red Button and online) Saturday 12th September 9:55-11:05 – Third practice (BBC Red Button and online) 12:10-14:10 – Qualifying (BBC1, Red Button and […]

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