F1 links: “We don’t a need British GP”

Silverstone warned by Ecclestone (BBC) "We are not prepared to charge less. Do we need a British Grand Prix? No." Five things you can do to support the British Grand Prix (Brits on Pole) "This might be exactly the time when fans can bring a bit of pressure to bear and increase the chances of […]

Tilke’s latest track has F1’s answer to the Laguna Seca corkscrew (Pictures)

We took a look at Motorland Aragon – Hermann Tilke’s latest F1-ready track – earlier this year. Now the track is open for business and F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari is racing there this weekend in the World Series by Renault. Tilke’s tracks are often criticised for being featureless and flat but his latest effort has […]

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton – how Britain’s world champions compare

For the first time in 36 years, Britain has two world champions competing in F1: Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. To put into perspective how rare and unusual this is, the last country to have a pair of champions competing was Brazil, thanks to Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet, in 1991. So how do Britain’s […]

Jean Todt is the new FIA president

Jean Todt’s victory in today’s FIA election is not likely to be greeted with a great deal of surprise. He was the preferred choice of outgoing president Max Mosley, and that clout was always going to count for a lot. Sure enough, Todt won with 135 votes to Vatanen’s 49, with 12 abstentions. The FIA […]

Who do you want to see in F1 in 2010?

With potentially six new places available on the grid for F1 drivers in 2010 we’re set for an influx of new names next year. Who will be the lucky half-dozen to get the places? Fresh new rookies? Experienced hands making comebacks? Third drivers hoping for race team promotions? Here’s a list of some of the […]

F1 links: Donington fund-raising fails

End of the road for Grand Prix dream? (Leicester Mercury) "The Leicester Mercury understands that £120m worth of bonds issued earlier this week have now been withdrawn." Silverstone stands by as Donington fund-raising bond is withdrawn (Daily Telegraph) "'Silverstone will have the opportunity of exactly the same contract as Donington,' he said two weeks ago […]

The FIA goes to the polls

After months of build-up the FIA presidential elections finally take place today. But will the winner be Max Mosley’s choice Jean Todt, or the fans’ favourite Ari Vatanen?

2010 F1 driver rumours: Raikkonen spurns Toyota, Renault eyes rookies

Remarkably, with just one race left to run the entry list for next year is far from complete. Just six drivers have their contracts officially in place for 2010 and there could be as many as 22 places left to fill. Among those yet to sign deals are newly-crowned champion Jenson Button, team mate Rubens […]

NASCAR feels the Michael Schumacher effect thanks to Jimmie Johnson

Domination by one driver was the name of the game in F1 in the first half of the decade. Michael Schumacher and Ferrari swept all before them as he won five consecutive drivers’ championships. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen in NASCAR, where every race is decided by a slipstreaming battle to the chequered […]

F1 links: A way in for Qadbak?

Busy times ahead in Paris (Autosport Plus – sub. req.) "Allegedly only 12 teams have to date signed the Resource Restriction Agreement, which is, in turn, a requirement of the Concorde Agreement, and therefore a condition of 2010 (and beyond) entry. According to a source well-versed with matters Concorde, the Article referring to entries states […]

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