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Bernie Ecclestone mocks Max Mosley with a ‘Spankgate’ Christmas card

Bernie Ecclestone’s annual comedy Christmas cards poke fun at the ‘Spankgate’ affair Max Mosley was embroiled in earlier this year. The cards (click above to enlarge) show Mosley lashing F1 bosses with a whip while Ecclestone hands out sticking plasters.

Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition announced (pictures)

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Mercedes has revealed the final version of its SLR McLaren sports car, which will be named after Sir Stirling Moss, who drove for the team in the 1950s. Just 75 examples of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss will be built. This most powerful version of the SLR, a joint production with McLaren, has 650bhp […]

2008 F1 driver biographies updated

I’ve updated each of the F1 Fanatic driver biographies with details of their performances in 2008. Links to the new biographies below:

F1 links: Provisional BBC F1 schedule

Formula One goes on economy drive "But what drove me to distraction was all this one-stop strategy, two-stop strategy business and the times when positions only changed when someone stopped at the garage. This virtual overtaking didn't make for satisfactory sport." Early deetails of 2009 BBC F1 coverage "I have also managed to get a […]

2008 F1 season in 99 pictures

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With 2008 drawing to a close, here’s a look back at 12 months of Formula 1 in pictures. From the launch of the 2008 cars, to the first glimpses of the strange creations we’ll watch in 2009, here’s 99 pictures that I think capture some of the most exciting, controversial, and funny moments of 2008. […]

Ecclestone’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity

2009 F1 season

Ecclestone called the Ferrari president a "press officer" When Bernie Ecclestone has something to say, he calls the The Times: Ferrari get so much more money than everyone else. They know exactly what they get, they are not that stupid, although they are not that bright, either. They get about $80 million (about £54 million) […]

Did you go to a race in 2008?

Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:

Why teams could build two cars for 2009 to get the maximum out of KERS

Robert Kubica has given some insight into how Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) are influencing 2009 car design: Our car for sure will also run without KERS. And it is my opinion that the car built without KERS can go quicker compared to the car that was built with KERS but is not using it. […]

FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

Having taken on Max Mosley over F1 cost cutting – and come out with some positive changes for the sport – the Formula One Teams’ Association is now aiming to get a bigger share of F1’s revenue. FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport: I’ve known Ecclestone since 1973, and I think he’s […]

2009: Hamilton vs Alonso Part 2?

Almost lost among the news of the many cost cutting changes made by the FIA last week was the news that Renault will be allowed to increase the power of their engine to catch up to the other teams. This raises the prospect of Fernando Alonso being able once again to challenge for wins all […]