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Rubens Barrichello wants 300 GP starts

Rubens Barrichello will soon become the F1 driver to have started the most races but he’s told the media he wants to go on much longer: It is no secret that my contract expires at the end of the year. I want to extend it, because I think that with Ross Brawn a new and […]

F1 blogs review: South African stars

It’s been way too long since I last did a round-up of what’s been keeping me entertained on the F1 blogs. Here are some of the highlights from this week:

Which Schumacher title was the best?

Michael Schumacher was back at the wheel of an F1 car this week. But sadly it seems we will not see him return to the track to take on Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari, and square up against new talent like Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica. He’s probably done enough winning in F1 and that […]

Video: How drivers react to big crashes


Sebastien Bourdais had a big crash in testing at Barcelona on Wednesday. Happily he was unhurt but he may have dealt a blow to his standing in the team if the damage to the new STR3 forces the team to delay its introduction. Major crashes can affect F1 drivers in different ways. Even though drivers […]

2008 F1 testing round-up 11: Catalunya

The first official test since the start of the season ended at Barcelona today. The four-day test threw up some confusing times as some drivers tried out slick tyres for next year while others stayed on grooves, and today’s running was spoiled by rain. They will be back at the track in just eight days […]

Ross Brawn and the Honda recovery

After a dismal showing in winter testing Honda’s performance in the first three races of the season has been almost respectable. Jenson Button got the RA108 into the top ten in qualifying at Bahrain – beating Fernando Alonso’s Renault – and reckoned a points finish was on the cards had he not picked up a […]

Problems with KERS and its impact on F1

Max Mosley has tried to shrug off growing demands for him to quit in the face of lurid revelations about his personal life and pushed ahead with his plans to introduce environmentally-friendly kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) in F1 from 2009. He has written to teams outlining a vision of how a more powerful KERS […]

Super Aguri doubt may cut F1 to 20 cars (update: Honda will not help team)

The Formula 1 grid could be down to just 20 cars for the Spanish Grand Prix as the Magma Group purchase of Super Aguri appears to have fallen through as was rumoured last week. Unless a source of funds is found in the eight days before next weekend’s race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Super […]

Singapore night race will not be dark…


Here’s a new picture showing just how bright the lighting will be at the inaugual Singapore Grand Prix this year: The Singapore race organisers trialled a new lighting system recently along St Andrew?s Road in front of the Padang – where the cars will hit 260kph during this year’s race. More pictures below:

Poll: should tyre warmers be banned?

This poll is now closed. The results are as follows: Yes 101 29% of all votes No 224 65% of all votes Don’t know 21 6% of all votes Debate rumbles on over F1′s planned ban of tyre warmers for next year. Last year drivers including David Coulthard criticised the move to ban tyre warmers […]