Overtaking: Back to the drawing board

F1 has been grappling with the problem of how to get the cars to race more closely for several years. For 2009, the FIA’s Overtaking Working Group proposed a radical solution involving lower, wider front wings and higher, narrower rear wings. It made the cars wretchedly unattractive but, they reckoned, it should allow them to […]

Force India getting closer to first points

One of the quieter success stories of the first half of the season has been the gradual improvement of Force India. An effective programme of development has brought real progress, and the team has finally begun to get cars beyond the first segment in qualifying. They?ve come tantalisingly close to scoring their first points ?ǣ […]

F1 links: Alguersuari takes Hartley’s place

F1 reserve drivers don’t get much to do these days, but nonetheless Red Bull are keen to give their up-and-comers more chance to get get a close first-hand experience of Grand Prix racing. So they’ve replaced their third driver Bredon Hartley with his 2008 British Formula Three team mate Jaime Alguersuari for the rest of […]

LG planning F1 HD TV advert?

An interview with LG’s vice president of corporate sponsorships Andrew Barrett has been circulated by the Motor Sport Business Forum. In it, Barrett discusses a forthcoming advert for LG’s 200hz LCD TV range, which he boasts will be the first to use actual footage from an F1 race: We’ve produced a TV commercial talking about […]

McLaren get ready for Goodwood (Video)

McLaren have released two videos showing their preparations for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. First up, Chris Goodwin talks about the McLaren-Honda MP4/4 which he, Bruno Senna and finally Lewis Hamilton will take turns in driving this weekend: And here another video showing their preparations for this weekend’s Festival: See the McLaren Youtube page for […]

100+ pictures of F1 drivers and cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Pictures

Just two days to go until one of my favourite dates on the motor racing calendar: the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’m fidgety with anticipation as usual, so for the benefit of those of you who won’t be going, here’s a collection of some of the F1 cars and drivers which have appeared in recent […]

Fernando Alonso to Ferrari in 2010: Is this F1’s worst-kept secret?

Every few years in Formula 1 the silly season goes into overdrive while the teams wait for the biggest driver on the market to make his move. Top drivers and top teams pairing up always has a degree of inevitability about it: like Ayrton Senna joining Williams in 1994, and McLaren signing Kimi Raikkonen in […]

F1 links: Germany update for Brawn

After being left reeling by Red Bull at Silverstone, Brawn will hit back with a package of updates of their own at the Nurburgring. But do I detect a hint of frustration in this quote from Ross Brawn that the drivers were unable to make use of the new parts at Silverstone? New components for […]

Bridgestone changes F1 tyre policy

Bridgestone has announced its tyre allocations for the four rounds of the championship from Hungary to Italy. After much criticism from the drivers, notably Fernando Alonso, it has ceased its practice of bringing tyres two stages apart on its performance spectrum. As last year, Hungaroring and Valencia will be tackled with its softest tyres. But […]

Wimbledon?s roof, F1 and television

There?s no escaping the Wimbledon tennis tournament here in Britain. Last night F1 broadcasters BBC attracted 12.6m viewers as British hopeful Andy Murray scraped through to the next round after a four-hour match that lasted well into the evening. But there has been criticism of the decision to keep the match going under Wimbledon?s new […]

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