Massa back-tracks after claiming Alonso knew about Singapore conspiracy

Felipe Massa is trying to downplay comments made to Brazilian media about what role Fernando Alonso might have had in the Singapore Grand Prix scandal last year. Massa originally told the press he suspected Alonso knew of the plan for Nelson Piquet Jnr to crash in the early stages of the Grand Prix, helping Alonso […]

Abu Dhabi F1 track – first video lap

A lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix track, which will host the final race of the F1 season this year, is shown for the first time in this on-board video.

F1 links: Donington claims it has funding

Donington Park unveils last-ditch plan to stage British Grand Prix (The Times) "Donington has launched a last-ditch attempt to hang onto the British Grand Prix with an ambitious bond issue to raise £135million. But the scale of the task is nothing short of epic with only seven working days left until Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s […]

Williams and Toyota officially part ways

Two press releases appeared within half an hour of each other today – the first from Williams confirming it will not use Toyota engines in 2010, and the second from Toyota affirming the development. A quote from Frank Williams said: “At a time of great difficulty for us as a team, Toyota stepped forward and […]

Lotus reveals early 2010 F1 car pictures

Lotus has revealed the first pictures of its 2010 F1 car design. The car shows the progress the team has made since it won the right to the final slot on the 2010 F1 grid following the withdrawal of BMW.

If Jenson Button doesn’t deserve the 2009 championship no-one else does

I’ve followed the debate about whether Jenson Button deserves to win the championship this year with great interest. His lacklustre scoring rate in the second half of the season – compared to his brilliant beginning – has caused some to ask whether he really deserves to be champion. But what I’m yet to read is […]

2009 Brazilian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix – plus a look back at past races in Brazil.

Renault could go retro with new livery

New rumours this week claim Renault is planning to redesign its cars’ liveries following the departure of title sponsor ING. Renault has had one of the most unattractive cars in the pitlane since it introduced ING’s brand two years ago. Could we finally see a return to Renault’s smart liveries of the seventies and eighties?

How the titles can be won in Brazil

For the second year the Interlagos crowd will watch a home driver try to stop a British rival from winning the championship. Last year it was Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton – this time it’s between Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button. Sebastian Vettel could also have a say, but his chances of stopping Button are […]

Two points in it with two to go: It’s Ferrari vs McLaren… for third place

It’s the two titans of the sport: Ferrari and McLaren, who between them have won 374 Grands Prix and 24 constructors’ championships. But not this year. The 2009 constructors’ championship trophy is not destined for Maranello or Woking. The two teams are fighting as hard as ever – but this time it’s for third place.

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