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Ultimate F1 gifts guide 2008: Season review DVDs and other videos

The 2008 F1 DVD review hit the shelves on Monday and you can read a full review of it here. Here’s some more ideas if you’re planning to buy a DVD or video for an F1 fan – or hoping to unwrap one yourself.

Which qualifying system is best? (Poll)

F1 has introduced a new qualifying system at least once per season since 2003. Although the current qualifying system is quite popular the Formula One Teams’ Association is discussing more changes today. Is their proposal any better than the ones that have gone before? Do we really need another qualifying system? Vote below.

2008 F1 official DVD season review: “Luck does not come into it”

The 2008 F1 season review DVD has a lot of action to pack in and so, for the first time ever, it has been released as a two-disc set. The quality of the footage is usually excellent on theses DVDs – have FOM kept that up while fixing the niggling faults that have afflicted recent […]

F1 links: Nakamoto walks, Pantano gripes

Nakamoto leaves Honda F1 team "Honda's Shuhei Nakamoto has this week left his position with the Formula One team." The former aerodynamicist had shouldered some of the blame for Honda's post-2006 slump. He said last year: "To be honest, I don’t have enough development experience in Formula 1 cars. Everyone knows my background is as […]

Ultimate F1 gifts guide 2008: Gadgets, games and other gifts

Lego! Scalextric! Wine! Sausages! More fun and unusual gifts with an F1 link (however tenuous)…

Are FOTA a force for good in Formula 1?

The Formula One Teams’ Association meets tomorrow to discuss changes it would like to introduce in F1. Writing on F1-Pitlane Dan Brunell declared: I hope with the teams having a new sense of power with FOTA, they can stand up to the FIA. Are FOTA a positive influence in F1? Do they have the strength […]

F1 links: Only 4 races sold out in 2008

High costs, empty grandstands "This year only Canada, Great Britain, Singapore and Brazil could boast full houses, with special circumstances prevailing in each instance." South Africa getting serious about F1? "The story in The Citizen indicates that track designer Hermann Tilke has been to Guateng in the last month and spent three days looking at […]

Ultimate F1 gifts guide: 2008 annuals & 2009 calendars

Annuals and calendars are pretty typical gifts at this time of year and as you’d expect there’s a good selection of F1 versions available. Here’s a look at which are the best.

What cars do F1 drivers use on the road?

Christopher Gleason suggested “A look at cars the driver’s love outside of work” as the topic for an article. I’ve had a scour around the internet to find out what cars F1 drivers own and here’s what I’ve found, from supercars to superminis…

Renault show visits Sao Paulo (Pictures)


Nelson Piquet Jnr appeared in Sao Paulo, Brazil to round off Renault’s series of F1 roadshows. He entertained the crowd with a demonstration in an R27. Renault’s roadshows has visited Johannesburg (South Africa), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Kiev (Ukraine), Lisbon (Portugal) and New Delhi (India) this year. With Red Bull cutting its Red Bulletin magazine and […]