F1 links: No BMW buyer yet

Statement BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen BMW has not been able to arrange the sale of its F1 team in time for the new owners to sign the Concorde Agreement. FOTA welcomes Concorde Agreement and looks to the future "Signed by all Formula One teams, with the only exception of BMW-Sauber AG, the FIA, and […]

Nico H???lkenberg’s GP2 form points towards 2010 F1 debut for Williams

The last rookie looking for his F1 break I wrote about found himself making his Grand Prix debut 17 days after I wrote about him. But on his form in GP2 Nico H???lkenberg doesn’t need my blessing to make the grade. He’s looking ever more likely to snap up a Williams drive for 2010.

How McLaren went from last to first (video)


McLaren have posted an interesting series of videos on their official YouTube page featuring interviews with team members explaining how the transformed their MP4-24 from one of the slowest cars in F1 this year into a race winner. Here are the videos:

F1 Rocks launches (pictures and video)


The first F1 Rocks live music event will be held at this year’s Singapore Grand Prix. Major acts including Beyonce, NERD, Black Eyed Peas, ZZ Top and Simple Minds will be among those performing. London was chosen as the venue for the launch of the new programme and the press conference was held yesterday. Here’s […]

Vote Todt, get Mosley?

Reading Jean Todt’s FIA election manifesto, one line jumped out at me: For each FIA World Championship we propose appointing a Commissioner responsible for the Federation?s day to day management and governance of the championship. Now, who do you think Todt might have in mind for the job of F1 Commissioner?

F1 should bring back testing as an event

Michael Schumacher’s return to F1 and Jaime Alguersuari’s debut in Hungary has sparked a debate over the problems with the ban on testing during the season this year. The ban was intended to cut costs, but it has caused problems for teams wishing to evaluate new drivers. I think F1 is missing some valuable opportunities […]

F1 links: Surtees on son Henry’s death

John Surtees has spoken about the death of his son Henry in a Formula Two race last month. ‘Lessons’ from Surtees son death John Surtess talks about his son Henry's death: "I reached down into the cockpit on the starting line at Brands Hatch, and we shook hands. We bid each other farewell, as it […]

Handbags at dawn part 2: This time it’s Williams versus Ferrari

Yesterday it was Nelson Piquet Jnr vs Flavio Briatore, today it’s Ferrari and Williams at loggerheads. Infuriated by Williams’ refusal to support Schumacher’s request for a test in the F60, Ferrari published a statement on its website saying: Guess who opposed the test with the F60? A team that hasn’t won anything for years and […]

Why are more F1 drivers going rallying?

Kimi Raikkonen entered his first round of the World Rally Championship over the weekend and did rather well. Sebiastian Vettel was at the same Finnish round and has been talking about how he’d like to give it a try. Robert Kubica has gone even further – buying his own rally car. I think it’s great […]

Schumacher won’t get F60 test (Poll)

Michael Schumacher will not get to sample a 2009-spec Ferrari F60 after three teams blocked the move. The opposition came from Williams and Red Bull/Toro Rosso. The latter objected because they claim to have made a similar request for Jaime Alguersuari which had been turned down. Williams, meanwhile, said Ferrari should have used one of […]

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