2009 F1 testing notes: January 21st (Update: video and pictures added)

Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso are among the F1 drivers testing today. See below for more information on today’s F1 tests and share your thoughts on testing as it progresses throughout the day. Update: Video and pictures from today’s test added.

1968 South African Grand Prix flashback

F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back at a time when the F1 season started on January 1st.

F1 links: New technical rules analysed

The 2009 Technical Regulations Analysed ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ Part 1 Changes To The 2009 Technical Regulations (Part 2) Alianora begins a huge dissection of the 2009 F1 rules – essential reading. It was the biggest challenge since 1982 – Symonds “It?σΤιΌΤδσs more extreme than the changes we made in 1994, when we added the plank and cut […]

2009 F1 car comparisons: BMW

BMW’s F1.09 is the last new F1 car we’ll see this month. Here’s a look at the car BMW hope to challenge for the championships with up alongside the other 2009 models.

2009 F1 testing notes: January 20th (pictures and video)

The same six teams were in action today as yesterday, plus BMW who shook down their new F1.09 at Valencia in Spain. Here’s a recap of the day’s activity plus pictures from the 2009 tests so far. Update: video from the test added below.

BMW F1.09 unveiled – pictures (2009 F1 car launches)


BMW’s F1.09 is the car Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld hope will transform their team from race-winners in 2008 to championship-contenders in 2009. Pictures of the BMW F1.09, the sixth 2009 F1 car to get its launch, are below.

F1 links: Fernando Alonso on Ron Dennis

Alonso pays tribute to Dennis Fernando Alonso: “I think we are not best friends, but I think there is respect from each other. We didn’t have a perfect end to our relationship but we know how much he has done for Formula One. When I was young I remember McLaren and I had great respect […]

2009 F1 testing: January 19th (pictures)

Six F1 teams were in action at two different circuits today. Ferrari made a last-minute decision not to appear at the group test in Portugal and instead worked on the F60 at its home circuit, Mugello. Here are notes and pictures from the tests.

2009 F1 car comparisons: Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Williams and Toyota

Half of the 2009 F1 grid has now been launched providing us with some insight into the different design directions taken by likely front-runners of 2009. Here’s how the freshly-launched Renault R29 and Williams FW31 compare to the Ferrari, McLaren and Toyota that appeared last week.

Is this how the Renault R29 was supposed to look?

Renault launched its R29 F1 car for 2009 today to more howls of revulsion about what they’ve done with their livery. But Renault’s bizarre front nose arrangement also drew some concerned glances. Its bulbous shape and low-hanging vertical strips look unwieldy compared to most of its rivals. In the comments thread Luke and PrateekF1 unearthed […]