Audi wins Sebring – will it ever enter F1?

Audi’s staggering domination of international sports car racing continued this weekend as its new R15 won its first race in the Sebring 12 Hours. Audi has systematically crushed its sports car rivals around the world this decade. The Sebring event has fallen to Audi nine times in the last ten years. They’ve won prestigious Le […]

F1 2009: New rules at a glance

The 2009 season sees the introduction of the most radical new rules to hit F1 in a generation. Here’s a quick guide to the major changes in the sporting and technical rules, including some potentially significant tweaks which haven’t had much attention.

F1 links: Hamilton on Senna and Schumacher

British F1 ace Lewis Hamilton begins the defence of his crown Lewis Hamilton: “People say, ‘Do you want to do what Michael Schumacher’s done?’ He’s achieved an incredible amount, but I am not here to break Michael’s or Ayrton’s records. I’ve always said since I was a kid that I would love to be an […]

A virtual lap of Albert Park, Melbourne F1 circuit with Google Street View

Albert Park circuit in Melbourne mainly uses public roads, and the whole track has been photographed by Google Street View, giving us a ground-level view of the circuit where the 2009 F1 season begins next week. Here’s a corner-by-corner look at the Albert Park Circuit.

Ecclestone hits back at teams over rules

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at the F1 teams after seeing his plans for a ‘most wins’ based championship system fail: That?s the problem with democracy. These teams couldn?t agree with themselves let alone each other. The simple fact is that because the sporting regs are out the FIA cannot do anything for now, but […]

F1 links: Hearse takes final lap of Brands

Hearse in lap of honour for motor fan "A motorsport fanatic has passed his final chequered flag in style with a farewell trip around his favourite circuit." Ask The Drivers: Mark Webber Send in your questions for Mark Webber FOTA questions FIA decision "The amendment to the sporting regulations proposed by the World Motorsport Council […]

‘Most wins’ rule delayed to 2010 after F1 teams spot FIA rules blunder

The FIA has delayed the controversial new “most wins” championship system until 2010. The surprise move came shortly after the F1 Teams’ Association pointed (FOTA) out that the last-minute introduction of a new scoring system broke the FIA’s own rules. The 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system used last year will be retained for 2009.

Australian Grand Prix TV times

We?re one week away from the start of the F1 season ?ǣ the Australian Grand Prix. Here in Britain the BBC?s much-vaunted new F1 coverage will make its debut. Here are the times of their F1 programmes ?ǣ please share details of coverage in your country below. You can follow all the sessions live on […]

The F1 Fanatic verdict is in: Ferrari are the top team heading into 2009

Last week I invited you to rank the F1 teams to see who everyone thought would be fighting for victory in the Australian Grand Prix next weekend. Ferrari were the team that came out on top but everyone seems puzzled over just how quick McLaren are. Here’s the results in full.

2009 F1 testing: final pictures


The final F1 test session has finished and we’re just one week away from the start of the new season. Here’s a look back at the preparations for the 2009 season with a selection of over 100 pictures of all the teams, most of which have not been published here before.