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Felipe Massa: the driver debates

Felipe Massa must be the leading candidate for most improved driver of 2008. In fact, you could make that case for the last two seasons, since he put the shaky start to his Ferrari debut in 2006 behind him. This time twelve months ago he didn’t look like being the man who would lead the […]

2008 Singapore Grand Prix Toyota F1 team preview (Video)

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Toyota previews the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix in this video. It shows some of the distinguishing features of the track and landmarks and discusses how the team will prepare for F1’s first ever night race.

2009 F1 drivers: who will be dropped?

Before the Italian Grand Prix ITV showed an interview with Sebastien Bourdais. The stress of knowing his F1 drive for 2009 is under threat was plain to see as he started crying at one point. He’s not the only driver who’s place in F1 in 2009 is in doubt: Nelson Piquet Jnr is waiting to […]

Oops. Did we curse Toyota?

Three weeks ago, between the Valencia and Spa races, we did a poll on which team would finish fourth in the constructors’ championship. Toyota dominated the voting, with over three-quarters backing them to take fourth in the constructors’ title. Since then they haven’t scored a point and their fourth place is under attack from Renault […]

2009 F1 rules make rear wings tiny

Williams has tested a version of its car with a rear wing apparently designed to meet the 2009 F1 rules. Becken has pictures of it on his blog and here’s an artists’ impression of how the 2009 F1 cars will look (right, found on the F1Technical forum). I knew from looking at the 2009 F1 […]

Will F1 get DVD box sets like the WRC?

Duke Video has just brought out DVD box sets of the World Rally Championship season reviews and Le Mans 24 Hours races. They look great and they?re going on my Xmas list. But are we ever going to be able to get past official F1 season reviews on DVD? Formula One Management took until 2003 […]

Meet the Williams test team (Video)

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This video from Williams introduces some of the people on their test team, including reserve driver Nico H???lkenberg. It shows the team working on the FW30 on a test day at Kemble airstrip.

Alonso, Hamilton, Raikkonen… Who’s the best F1 driver in the wet? (Poll)

Debates and polls

When rain falls during a Grand Prix drivers find themselves robbed of their reference points. Their sensitivity to their car’s behaviour becomes even more important. Patterns of braking, steering and accelerating have to be completely re-written – often from one lap to the next. To do that successfully they must rely on feel and raw […]

Rumours about equalising F1 engines

At the British Grand Prix Max Mosley asked the teams to come up with proposals for the future technical rules in F1 from 2011. As ever, one of his stated priorities is reducing expense. The teams are due to present their response by October and have formed a new organisation to do that – FOTA. […]

How Raikkonen, Hamilton and Massa’s lap times compared at Monza

The three championship rivals had varying fortunes in the mixed weather at Monza. At one time or another each was substantially faster than the other. Here’s a look at how their lap times compared during the Italian Grand Prix: