Button expects Schumacher return this year

Jenson Button has said on Twitter he thinks Michael Schumacher will race in F1 before the 2009 season is over: Who knows why Button might think that – but in Ross Brawn he has an ally who knows the workings of Michael Schumacher’s mind as well as almost anyone. This could be an ‘educated guess’. […]

Kimi Raikkonen for 2010 Fiat WRC team?

An article in the Financial Times claims Fiat could enter the World Rally Championship in 2010: Two car manufacturers, believed to be Fiat and Volkswagen, are on the verge of joining Citro??n and Ford in the World Rally Championship (WRC), says its chief executive. Fiat currently races in the rival Intercontinental Rally Challenge. As SJ […]

Romain Grosjean confirmed at Renault

Romain Grosjean will take Nelson Piquet Jnr’s place in the second Renault at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. The identity of Fernando Alonso’s new team mate will not come as a surprise to many – Grosjean was linked to the seat as early as April 2008.

Do the punishments fit the crimes?

It’s highly unusual to see the FIA’s international court of appeal soften a penalty that’s been handed down to a team. But that’s exactly what happened to Renault yesterday as their one-race ban was withdrawn and they were given just a $50,000 fine. In recent years we’ve seen multi-race bans, championship exclusions and $100m fines […]

“Williams” (Maurice Hamilton, 2009)

Although it’s five years since Williams last won a Grand Prix, and 12 since their last championship triumph, it still feels odd not to see their blue-and-white cars regularly at the sharp end of a race. By which I mean leading it by upwards of half a minute. That was what I got used to […]

Nurburgring gets ‘F1 engine journey’

I was curious when I learned a British company was building an exhibit allowing people to walk through a model of an F1 engine. Unfortunately for me – but luckily for German F1 fans – it’s being built at the Nurburgring. Part of the Ring Werk museum, the exhibit was built by EDM. Here’s what […]

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 […]

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