As first reported here on Saturday, Nelson Piquet Jnr has been dropped by Renault. And a statement from the Brazilian today gives insight into the simmering resentment between him and team boss Flavio Briatore. We discussed the Renault situation last week and there was some disagreement over whether Briatore had compromised Piquet in trying to […]
We last looked at the state of the 2010 F1 calendar back in June. Two months later and there’s still no sign of an F1 calendar for 2010. At this point in the year the schedule for the next season has usually been released. Last year we saw the first draft of the 2009 calendar […]
F1 Fanatic guest writer Duncan Stephen, who writes Vee8, looks at how Indy Car drivers have fallen out of fashion in F1. The departure of Sébastien Bourdais from Toro Rosso brings into focus two trends that have emerged in the driver market. The first is the high turnover of drivers in the Red Bull teams, […]
One of the unknown teams that filed an application to be on the F1 grid in 2010 was Stefan Grand Prix. The team’s entry has come to light since it lodged a complaint with the European Union claiming the FIA forced the potential new teams for 2010 to use engines supplied by Cosworth. I spoke […]
The Hungarian Grand Prix was Nelson Piquet Jnr’s last start for Renault, according to sources at the team. His replacement has not been officially confirmed but is expected to be Renault Development driver Romain Grosjean. Piquet’s replacement will either race at Valencia or Spa-Francorchamps, depending on whether the team’s appeal against its ban is successful.
It’s always great to see F1 drivers competing in other series when they haven’t got a Grand Prix and two have been at it this weekend. Toro Rosso new boy Jaime Alguersuari scored his first win of the year on his return to the World Series by Renault. Kimi Raikkonen’s extra-curricular activity was his first […]
Michael Schumacher began preparations for his F1 comeback at Mugello yesterday. Here’s some pictures of the 40-year-old in action in a Ferrari F2007. He’ll be testing again between now and the European Grand Prix at the end of the month. Following a request from Ferrari the other teams have allowed him to have a dispensation […]
Nelson Piquet Jnr looks increasingly unlikely to finish the season with Renault. Rumours have intensified since the Hungarian Grand Prix that he will be replaced at the team by Romain Grosjean. And details have emerged of a row between Renault boss Flavio Briatore, the driver, and his three-times champion father: