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BBC F1 plans announced today (updated: full details below)

The details of BBC?s F1 coverage this year are due to be announced in a press conference today. We already know a lot about their TV plans for 2009. Today I expect some big announcements about their online coverage.

F1 links: More engine rules changes

Racing Eagles Dan Brunell's new motor racing blog, definitely worth a look. Raikkonen not dwelling on poor 2008 Kimi Raikkonen: "You always learn from your mistakes, but I'm not particularly interested in understanding last year: we can't change the way things went, and it doesn't help us to do things better now." FIA set to […]

What is F1?s biggest rival?

For many people motor racing means Formula 1. For evidence of that, see how many news sites list ??F1? in their sports sections instead of ??motor sport?. But F1 is not the only international racing series. Which championship comes closest to matching F1?s intoxicating blend of speed, glamour and cutting edge technology?

F1 links: Heidfeld gets consistency prize

Nick is most consistent driver of 2008 "At a gala dinner organised by the Formula 1 Reliability & Effectiveness Centre and attended by its founder and president, Prof J Knezevic, the F1 Driver Reliability Champion Award for the 2008 season was presented to Nick in his absence." I never knew there was such a thing! […]

Jani wins feature race and takes title lead (A1GP)

Neel Jani joined Nico H???lkenberg as A1 Grand Prix’s most prolific winner by scored his ninth victory in the categoty in the feature race at Kyalami. But disaster struck the championship leaders. Ireland lost their lead in the title race as Adam Carroll crashed out on the first lap of the race.

Bleekemolen puts Netherlands back on top (A1GP)

A1 Grand Prix’s first race at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa was dominated by the Netherland’s Jeroen Bleekemolen. Bleekemolen started from pole position alongside Filipe Albuquerque. But the Portuguese driver was beaten to the first corner by Neel Jani, which allowed Bleekemolen to quickly extend his lead.

New community page

To help keep track of the many different ways you can keep in touch with F1 Fanatic I’ve created a new community page that brings everything together. You can find a link to it in the header bar. Here you can see what the latest comments are, who’s made the most comments and which articles […]

Branson wants clean and cheap racing

Virgin boss Richard Branson has discussed what he would like to see in Formula 1 racing if his company were to become involved. However he refrained from clarifying whether or not he was in discussions to take over the Honda F1 team: If we were in discussions I wouldn’t be allowed to say it because […]

Williams FW31 livery revealed (pictures)

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It looks like the leaked picture of Williams’ 2009 livery was accurate after all. These new photographs from Williams sponsor Allianz show the FW31 in what looks very much like a combination of the colour scheme seen on the leaked picture plus the sponsors layout shown on the interim car. By my reckoning this makes […]

Singapore launches another fan competition

Singapore has announced another competition for fans to win tickets to its 2009 F1 race. Unusually, the competition entry is limited to people who visited last year’s race. Whoever sends in the best photograph from the 2008 event gets Paddock Club tickets for this year. Singapore is also offering tickets to the 2009 race to […]