Renault Valencia ban lifted by FIA

Fernando Alonso will race for Renault in this weekend’s European Grand Prix as the FIA quashed the swingeing penalty imposed on the team by the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards. With Nelson Piquet Jnr dropped by the team, GP2 driver Romain Grosjean is expected to race the second R29 alongside Alonso.

Brawn must hit back after three weak races (European Grand Prix preview)

Since the teams last did battle at the Hungaroring they’ve all had two week’s compulsory down-time. Before the break Jenson Button pointed out that the rules can’t prevent them from thinking about F1 – and his team is the one with the deepest thinking to do. Can they mount a resurgence and get his championship […]

Will Alonso get to race in Valencia? (Poll)

Renault goes before the World Motor Sports Council today to argue against its exclusion from the European Grand Prix. The stewards at the Hungarian Grand Prix banned them from this weekend’s race after the team knowingly allowed Fernando Alonso to leave the pits with a loose wheel during the race.

F1 links: More changes to aid overtaking?

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. FIA’s Purnell wants more rule changes Tony Purnell: "If we’re going to give the fans […]

Luca Badoer gets two days in an F60

Luca Badoer will spend two days at the wheel of the Ferrari F60 ahead of his F1 comeback at Valencia next week. According to Ferrari: Tomorrow and Tuesday Luca will be part of a video shooting for promotional purposes behind the F60?s wheel at the Fiorano race track. Isn’t it convenient the team should need […]

European Grand Prix TV times

Here are the times for the BBC?s F1 coverage of this weekend’s European Grand Prix: Friday 21st August 8.55 – 10.35 – Free practice 1 (BBC Red Button and online) 13.00 – 14.30 – Free practice 2 (BBC Red Button and online) Saturday 22nd August 10.00 – 11.00 – Free practice 3 (BBC Red Button […]

European Grand Prix weather forecast

F1 returns after a four-week break for the European Grand Prix in the city of Valencia this weekend. August is the hottest month of the year in this part of the world and the weather is expected to run true to form, with hot, dry running on all three days. Temperatures are forecast to be […]

Renault F1 open day (pictures)

Renault held an open day for fans earlier this week. Their current and former F1 cars were on display, including Fernando Alonso’s championship-winning car from 2005 and the Renault-powered Benetton Michael Schumacher won the 1995 title in. Pete Johnston went along and very kindly allowed me to use some of his pictures from the day:

F1 links: Montreal tipped for 2010 calendar

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. F1 rumours overshadow NASCAR "La Presse reported that only a few details and a couple […]

2009 half-term F1 driver rankings part 2

We’ve got eight drivers left to rank: so who has been the most impressive of 2009 so far? Here’s my take on the best drivers in the first half of 2009 – share your pick of the best below.

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