Poor race stewarding isn’t confined to F1

Oliver Turvey finished fifth in yesterday’s World Series by Renault race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. At least, he did, until the stewards slapped him with a 25 second penalty, leaving him a miserable 14th.

Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast

Weather conditions for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend are set to be warm and dry – but not scorching. After a rain-hit start to the season the Spanish Grand Prix is likely to be free of precipitation. However rain is expected in the Montmelo region on Saturday night. This could have an effect on […]

Spanish Grand Prix TV times

Here are the British television times for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix: Friday 8th May 8.55-10.35 – First practice (online & red button) 12.55-14.35 – Second practice (online & red button) Saturday 9th May 10.00-11.00 – Third practice (online & red button) 12.10-14.15 – Qualifying live (BBC1) Sunday 10th May 12.10-15.00 – Race (BBC1) 15.00-16.00 […]

‘Most wins’ system confirmed for 2010

Contrary to what I wrote here yesterday, F1 will be using ‘most victories’ to decide the champion in 2010. Leahonard_e pulled me up for missing a crucial line in the new 2010 regulations: The Formula One World Championship driver?s title will be awarded to the driver who has been classified first in the greatest number […]

‘Most wins’ system quietly dropped

Update: as Leahonard_e points out, I got this one dead wrong. See here for more: ??Most wins? system confirmed for 2010 Conspicuous by its absence in the details of the new F1 rules for 2010 was any mention of a change in the points system. In March the FIA announced that the championship winner this […]

F1 links: More Donington worries

Three days to save Donington GP "As to whether Bernie might relent and go back to Silverstone if Donington falls through, we’ll have to wait and see. He’s been negative about it lately, but he needs to leave himself some wriggle room. Just look at how many times he’s said we’re not going back to […]

The last time we had 26 cars

There are many doubts over the FIA’s radical ‘budget capping’ plans for 2010. However, their stated aim of getting 26-car grids into F1 is definitely good news – the only thing I can’t understand is why it’s taken them so long to realise bigger grids is better for the sport. Amazingly, it’s 14 years since […]

Ireland win fourth season of A1 Grand Prix

Adam Carroll took Ireland to victory in the fourth A1 Grand Prix championship with victory in both races at Brands Hatch today. It has been a turbulent season for the ‘World Cup of Motorsport’. The Brands Hatch event was originally scheduled as the season finale, but the organisers later moved the postponed Mexican race to […]

Why F1 will be better without refuelling

In October 1993 the first meeting of the FIA World Motor Sports Council announced that refuelling would be re-introduced into F1 for the 1994 season. Earlier this week the same body confirmed refuelling will be banned in 2010 – leading to a mixed reaction from fans. I’ve been surprised how many comments have been posted […]

F1 links: More on the Ferrari feud

F1 can live without Ferrari, says Mosley Max Mosley: “The sport could survive without Ferrari. It would be very, very sad to lose Ferrari. It is the Italian national team.” Gillett banking on the best of British “I understand that. The best way to fund my business, I’ve found, is to get a pound from […]