Leaders tied in predictions championship

Year-long F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship leaders Dougie and SaloolaS are all-square on 205 points each with four rounds remaining. But Saloolas will be cursing Lewis Hamilton for his last-lap crash at Monza: it promoted Kimi Raikkonen to third place, matching Dougie’s prediction…

Should the FIA have offered Pat Symonds immunity – and will he take it?

A surprising and quite telling development in the FIA’s investigation into the Renault Singapore crash came today as the governing body extended its offer of immunity to Pat Symonds. The clear implication is the FIA believe Symonds know more than he has told them so far – and suspicion will inevitably fall on the next […]

Model hints at 2010 colour scheme for 1Malaysia / Lotus F1 car

The FIA announced today that Lotus will get the final place on the 2010 F1 grid. The Malaysian government has backed the bid and the entry was made by a company called “1Malaysia F1 Team”. 1Malaysia is an initiative of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, intended to promote unity among Malaysians. This brightly-coloured car […]

F1 links: Lotus gets 2010 slot, Symonds gets immunity

Two big developments in the F1 news already today: Symonds offered race-fix immunity "The development comes on the back of interviews between Symonds, FIA representatives and members from the Quest agency at the Belgian Grand Prix where it was deemed his evidence was 'central' to finding answers to what happened in Singapore." FIA going after […]

How Barrichello won and what happened to Grosjean (Italian Grand Prix analysis)

A one-stop strategy worked wonders for Rubens Barrichello in the Italian Grand Prix. That, and an excellent qualifying performance against his team mate. Meanwhile Romain Grosjean had an off-track adventure that seemed to go unnoticed by the TV cameras. This and more in the Italian Grand Prix analysis.

F1 links: Prodrive, Santander & Stewart

Prodrive chief wants rally return “The head of the Banbury-based motorsport company Prodrive, David Richards, says he is targeting a return to the World Rally Championship.” Are Prodrive giving up on F1 after two thwarted attempts to get in? Santander extends Partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes "The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team is delighted […]

Canada back on 2010 F1 calendar

The Canadian Grand Prix will return to the F1 calendar in 2010 after being missing from the 2009 schedule. Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will host the 41st world championship round in Canada.

2009 Italian Grand Prix stats and facts

Yesterday’s race was the 80th running of the Italian Grand Prix, and the 60th time it has been a world championship event. So it was fitting that the ‘temple of speed’ served up another of the fastest races of all time – and it was won by the sport’s oldest practitioner. Here are the facts […]

Italian Grand Prix in pictures


The rain stayed away and in the Italian Grand Prix we saw Monza in all its glory: soft September sunlight and twitchy race cars with tea-tray rear wings lapping at stunning speed on a circuit steeped in history. And best of all, the place was packed to capacity with some of the most passionate F1 […]

Button vs Barrichello for drivers’ title

Mathematically, there are only four drivers who can win the world championship this year. Realistically, it’s unlikely that either of the Brawn drivers are going to be beaten. Can Rubens Barrichello overcome his 14-point deficit to Jenson Button over the final four races?

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