Sebastian Vettel: F1?s Valentino Rossi?

Valentino Rossi is the mega star of Moto GP ?ǣ his immense personality is only dwarfed by the scale of his talent. Few F1 drivers generate many column inches on personality alone. But Sebastian Vettel, now in his second full season of F1, could be the man to buck that trend.

Lap times at the Circuit de Catalunya

F1 has raced at the Circuit de Catalunya for the last 18 years and, compared to many other circuits, the track has changed little in that time. So how have lap times at the circuit changed over the years – and when were F1 cars at their fastest?

F1 links: Donington gets June deadline

Donington plans given extra time "North West Leicestershire District Council gave Gillett's plans the green light in January but has now made it clear that unless certain crucial agreements are signed by 30 June then the planning permission regarding the planned £100m redevelopment will be revoked." FOTA discussions ahead "The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) […]

Now we’ll find out if they can overtake…

The Circuit de Catalunya will test more than just the drivers’ abilities this weekend – it will also give F1’s new ‘overtaking friendly’ cars their sternest challenge yet. Much of the aerodynamic changes made to this year’s cars were made to make overtaking easier. So far it seems we’ve seen more wheel-to-wheels racing than in […]

Which of this year’s GP2 drivers – and teams – could be in Formula 1 soon?

The GP2 championship kicks off at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend with 26 drivers hoping to follow the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock and Nico Rosberg into Formula 1. But it’s not just the drivers who are looking for places in F1 – several of the teams are eyeing a step up under […]

F1 links: Ecclestone suggests ??60m cap

Bernie Ecclestone says budget cap is likely to go up from £40m "One possibility is that, over the next month or so, Ecclestone will intercede between Mosley and the teams and try to get the FIA president to accept a significant increase in the cap, to something like £60 million or more for next year. […]

GP2 2009 drivers and teams in pictures

The GP2 series enters its fifth championship at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend. All the teams have announced their drivers so far except Trident and DPR – the latter having confirmed Michael Herck but not his team mate. David Price has sold the team to Michael’s father Andre, so it remains to be seen […]

Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)

Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated […]

Poor race stewarding isn’t confined to F1

Oliver Turvey finished fifth in yesterday’s World Series by Renault race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. At least, he did, until the stewards slapped him with a 25 second penalty, leaving him a miserable 14th.

Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast

Weather conditions for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend are set to be warm and dry – but not scorching. After a rain-hit start to the season the Spanish Grand Prix is likely to be free of precipitation. However rain is expected in the Montmelo region on Saturday night. This could have an effect on […]

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