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.

Red Bull 2009 F1 preview video


Red Bull have produced another one of their impressive F1 videos looking ahead to the new season. It’s narrated by Sebastian Vettel (“for me it’s more than just a car – she will never let me down”!) and explains how the car gets to the track from the design board. See their prevous video here: […]

F1 links: Drivers react to new rules

Analysis: Reading between the times "Comparing only the fastest times that each team demonstrated sees Brawn GP still leading the field, with an eight tenths advantage over their nearest challenger Williams, with Toyota in third." Brundle: Don't punish F1 drivers for 'having a go' Martin Brundle: "All I hope is that if young drivers are […]

Hamilton to drive Senna’s McLaren

Lewis Hamilton will drive the McLaren-Honda that Ayrton Senna won his first world championship in at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Earl of March announced today that Hamilton will be making his third visit to the festival and will drive a 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4-4. Senna scored his first of three world championships in […]

F1 2009: When they last won a race

With the value of winning races such an explosive issue at the moment I thought it would be a good idea to revise a post I first did two years ago. Heading into the 2007, I thought it would be interesting to see how long ago it was since each driver on the grid last […]

F1 2009 technology: Mid-region

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer continues his technical analysis of the 2009 F1 cars with a look at the mid-section of this year’s designs. When comparing a 2008 and 2009 F1 car the wider front wing and squashed rear wing are the most dramatic changes. Look closely again and one can see equally striking […]

2009 F1 testing: March 19th

Yesterday McLaren gave their fans a glimmer of hope as Heikki Kovalainen wrong a low 1’18s lap out of the MP4-24 at Jerez – albeit on a short stint. How will McLaren and Williams fare in the final day of testing before the 2009 season starts? Don’t forget to rank the teams for 2009 – […]

Alonso criticises FIA rule changes

Fernando Alonso has criticised the FIA for making too many changes to the F1 rules. In a statement in Spanish on his official site he said: I don’t understand the need to change the rules of the sport constantly. I think this kind of decisions can only confuse the fans. Given the strength of public […]

Codemasters’ F1 game delayed to 2010?

A report in the Official Playstation Magazine claims Codemasters’ F1 game planned for 2009 has been delayed to 2010. A spokesperson for Codemasters said: It is all just speculation for now. The reason we haven’t said anything formally is that rumours regarding release dates crop up all the time. We’re going to be making an […]

2009 F1 testing: March 18th

And then there were two. Renault and Brawn GP polished off their pre-season preparations yesterday, with the BGP 001 on top yet again. McLaren and Williams are the only two teams left at Jerez, but even that probably won’t be enough for the MP4-24 to hit the top of the times sheets. Unless McLaren have […]

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