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Which team got the best start to 2009?

The verdict of the technical writers in the British specialist press seems to be that McLaren’s MP4-24 is the most impressive of the 2009 F1 cars. But with BMW stealing an early lead on testing mileage, which team has got the new year off to the best start?

F1 links: Cartoons

Black Flag Archive I’d not seen Gurmit’s cartoons in a while – have had a good rummage through the archive and a chuckle :-) Dodgy driving standards in GP2 Asia (Video) “GP2 racers are supposed to be the Formula 1 drivers of tomorrow (although, in Yamamoto?s case, he?s a Formula 1 driver of yesterday).They and […]

Dodgy driving standards in GP2 Asia (Video)

Two drivers are side-by-side down a straight at speeds pushing 150mph. Then one driver swerves across and pushes the other straight off the track. Surely he was disqualified? Had his licence ripped up? Massive fine? Not in GP2 Asia, where a worrying lapse in stewarding has taken place.

Video: Carroll and Jani share honours at Taupo (A1 Grand Prix)

Adam Carroll converted pole position into victory in the A1GP sprint race at Taupo in New Zealand, increasing Ireland’s lead in the championship. Video highlights from the sprint race can be viewed above. He was followed home by Switzerland’s Neel Jani – who then reversed the positions in the feature race, leading Carroll home. It […]

Top Britons in F1 according to The Times

The Times put together a Sporting Power 100 over the last six weeks. Six names made it onto the list, which focussed on “most influential people today in British sport.” Who made the list and, just as important, who didn’t?

F1 links: “We could sue the arse off them”

Bernie Ecclestone bucks the trend in drawing up plans to avoid another Honda Bernie Ecclestone: “I always said we should give all those fancy engineers gold-plated consoles and send them off somewhere to play. That’s all they do anyway and it would be far cheaper. We could get the real job done. If the manufacturers […]

2009 F1 testing notes: January 24th

BMW completed the first test of its F1.09 in Valencia today. The team has now completed a greater distance with its 2009 F1 car than any of its rivals have with theirs. Here’s some notes and pictures from the test.

Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)

Sergio Perez took his first victory in GP2 Asia with a straightforward lights-to-flag drive from pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Campos driver was chased to the flag by Davide Valsecchi, whose second place moves him up to second in the drivers’ standings. Kamui Kobayashi, who won yesterday’s feature race, was sixth and […]

Williams gets ??14.5m from Ecclestone

Williams told the world it had the budget in place to compete in F1 in 2009 and 2010 at the launch of its FW31 earlier this week. But the true scale of its financial plight has been made clear as it emerged that part of that money came in the form of a ??14.5m advance […]

F1 links: Superlicence fee row

Drivers in dispute over superlicence fee “High level sources have revealed to autosport.com that drivers have now taken the matter into their own hands because of a further minor increase in the licence costs due to be introduced for the 2009 season. The price of a licence has increased by ??400 (to ??10,400), while drivers […]