Malaysia isn’t ready for an F1 team

Malaysia is considering putting money into an F1 team entry. You might expect Malaysian F1 fans to be keen on the idea, but it’s not the case as guest writer Jay Menon explains. The Malaysian government is supporting a bid for Proton-owned Lotus to return to the F1 grid in 2010. I can’t say I’m […]

F1 links: Mercedes buy into Brawn

As McLaren prepare to confirm details of their latest road car, their F1 engine supplier Mercedes is about to get into bed with a rival team. Production of the last McLaren-Mercedes road vehicle collaboration, the SLR, is coming to an end. Are Mercedes strengthening their ties with Brawn at the expense of their McLaren association? […]

Vitantonio Liuzzi gets Force India seat

Vitantonio Liuzzi has been confirmed by Force India as their replacement for Giancarlo Fisichella, as tipped here last week. Liuzzi’s confirmation means there will be three home drivers racing in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Monza will be a race between the KERS cars (Italian Grand Prix preview)

Two of the last three Grands Prix have been won with cars with Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems – and there’s every chance the Italian Grand Prix will too. This year the passionate Tifosi will have something extra-special to cheer for. For the first since Nicola Larini steered a prancing horse to a forgotten second on […]

F1 links: Badoer hits out at media

Luca Badoer has criticised the F1 press, claiming negative coverage of his appearances for Ferrari led to him losing his drive. And there was me thinking performances like this and this were the real reason. Badoer blames media after losing Ferrari F1 drive Luca Badoer: "Those who write don't understand how much harm they can […]

Italian Grand Prix TV times

Here are the times for the BBC?s F1 coverage of this weekend?s Italian Grand Prix: Friday 11th September 8:55-10:35 – First practice (BBC Red Button and online) 12:55-13:45 – Second practice (BBC Red Button and online) Saturday 12th September 9:55-11:05 – Third practice (BBC Red Button and online) 12:10-14:10 – Qualifying (BBC1, Red Button and […]

Hot, dry weather expected for Monza

The forecast is there should be no repeat of last year’s unusually wet weather at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. Three days of hot, dry weather with temperatures reaching the 30s are expected. Only a few sites are predicting any chance of rain – AccuWeather gives a low chance of light rain […]

Fernando Alonso thrills 170,000 fans at home in Oviedo (pictures and video)


Fernando Alonso took to the streets of his home town in Oviedo, Spain to demonstrate a Renault R28 for his adoring fans. It’s safe to assume no-one pointed out the R28 was the same car he won last year’s Singapore Grand Prix in… The twice-champion, who was commemorated with a new street named after him, […]

F1 links: Indian investors eye BMW

The Indian government may not think F1 is a sport, but with Giancarlo Fisichella putting Force India on the podium and a group of Indian investors looking to take over the former BMW team, perhaps F1 is starting to take a foothold in the world’s second-largest country? Indian consortium bids for Formula 1 team BMW […]

Official F1 annuals reviewed

One of my favourite books when I was growing up was “In the driving seat” – a book about F1 racing tracks by Derek Allsop with quotes from Nigel Mansell in it. I learned the track layouts and got my first glimpse of the strange-looking cars of decades past. The young fans of today are […]

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