Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan

Update: see how Button and Brawn can win the titles in Brazil. The Japanese Grand Prix this weekend could see the conclusion of either or both world championships. Drivers’ championship Jenson Button will seal the drivers’ championship if he scores at least five points more than team mate Rubens Barrichello. He can do that by: […]

Alonso finally confirmed as Massa’s team mate at Ferrari for 2010

Ferrari have finally confirmed what pretty much everyone in F1 expected by now – Fernando Alonso will drive for them in 2010. Kimi Raikkonen is set to leave the team after this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is most likely to end up back at McLaren. Raikkonen was contracted to remain at Ferrari for […]

Singapore Grand Prix technical review

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical developments from the Singpaore Grand Prix. As the end of the season draws near some teams, particularly those in the midfield, begin to turn their technical resources to 2010. Indeed Ferrari has already done so and given that the 2009 constructors’ championship is a Rubens […]

Button vs Barrichello decided by non-safety car (Singapore GP analysis)

A crucial gamble provided the pivotal moment of the Singapore Grand Prix for championship leader Jenson Button in his battle with team mate Rubens Barrichello. Here’s how it unfolded along with an analysis of the rest of the race and the drivers’ fastest lap times.

Technical analysis: 2009 so far

Why hasn’t overtaking improved in 2009 as planned? And have double diffusers really made that much of a difference? John Beamer looks at the major technical developments this year. First of all a short apology – these columns were supposed to be a regular feature at F1 Fanatic but I ended up doing some contract […]

Stefan Grand Prix still wants 2010 slot

Stefan Grand Prix, the 2010 F1 entry run by Zoran Stefanovic, says it still hopes to be on the Formula 1 grid next year despite failing to be granted a place by the FIA. Stefanovic, who complained to the EU about the FIA’s insistence that the new teams for 2010 use Cosworth engines, says his […]

Predictions Championship leaders slip up

With three races left to run the two leaders of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship are under pressure from the chasing pack. SaloolaS has edged into a slim five-point lead over Dougie. But Dan, PawelF1, SimonRS and Sush Meerkat cut the leaders’ advantage. Find out how you’re doing in the championship standings below.

Fernando Alonso to Ferrari to kick-start 2010 F1 driver market moves

It seems only a matter of time before we get official word that Fernando Alonso will drive for Ferrari in 2010. Once that piece of the 2010 F1 driver line-up puzzle is in place, the rest of the picture should be assembled very quickly. Other key moves expected for 2010 include a surprise return for […]

F1 links: Ecclestone hits back at Sorrell

Bernie Ecclestone had plenty to say about CVC board member Martin Sorrell during BBC’s build-up to yesterday’s race, and he’s said more to The Times in reaction to Sorrell’s criticism of his support for Flavio Briatore. Bernie Ecclestone: Sir Martin Sorrell cannot force me out (The Times) '"He is not in a position to get […]

Singapore becomes F1’s longest lap

2009 Singapore Grand Prix facts and stats

For years, Spa-Francorchamps was the circuit F1 drivers take longest to complete a lap of. But changes to Singapore means it now takes a second longer than Spa for the F1 cars to lap.

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