F1 links: Jean Todt and expenses

Some curious odds and ends in the F1 news today. Apparently Jean Todt is working as a tourism ambassador for Malaysia and is paid around “RM1 million”. I believe this means 1 million Ringgit, which is around ??172,000. See below for this story, an excellent piece by the BBC’s Jake Humphrey, and inevitably more on […]

New Mosley threat over “dictator” claims puts FIA-FOTA deal in jeopardy

Max Mosley has sent a stinging letter to Luca di Montezemolo, accusing the FOTA and Ferrari boss of describing him as a “dictator” and giving inaccurate information to the press following the deal reached yesterday. Mosley has demanded FOTA “correct false statements” and issue and apology or else he will “consider my options open” regarding […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr’s BMW X5 for sale

A BMW X5 owned by Nelson Piquet Jnr is up for sale on Auto Trader. The silver 2003 model comes with air conditioning, black leather interior and tinted. According to the advert there is an “F1 fire extinguisher under the drivers’ seat”. The X5 is priced at ??11,500. Piquet probably bought the car new when […]

Who will get the six new seats in 2010?

Three new teams on the 2010 F1 entry list means aspiring F1 drivers have a once-in-a-generation chance to grab six new places in Formula 1. Promising young rookies and more experienced hands who were recently squeezed out are likely to be at the front of the queue. But who has the crucial combination of talent, […]

Williams to demonstrate three F1 cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed (Video)


This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will mark 40 years since Sir Frank Williams first entered a car into a Grand Prix. This video shows what they’ve got planned.

F1 links: No more F1 at Hockenheimring

Almost lost among the flurry of details about the FIA-FOTA agreement and Max Mosley’s decision to stand down, the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany today announced it will not be holding another F1 race: Formula One news: Hockenheim says goodbye to Formula 1 "The city council saw a loss of 6 million euro in 2008 after […]

No split, no budget cap – and no Max Mosley. A victory for FOTA and F1?

I wasn’t expecting F1’s long-standing row to be resolved today any more than I had on the many other ‘deadline days’ which have come and passed with no resolution. But the decision from the World Motor Sports Council came remarkably swiftly: next year’s F1 championship will be run to rules broadly similar to this year. […]

Ferrari, fuel, and hospitality

As at last year’s British Grand Prix I was fortunate to receive an invitation to visit Shell’s fuel laboratory for Ferrari last weekend. I was treated to hospitality at the corporate suite overlooking Copse corner, and was able to visit the Ferrari garage between Saturday practice and qualifying. Both of which provided food for thought.

F1 links: GP2 broadcaster Setanta bust

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Setanta goes into administration with loss of 200 jobs "Irish pay-TV company Setanta has today […]

Save F1 or stick with Mosley: the World Motor Sports Council?s choice (Updated)

Today?s World Motor Sports Council meeting was originally set to ratify the FIA?s planned entry list for 2010. But the failure of President Max Mosley to supply a list, and the declaration by eight of F1?s ten teams that they will form their own breakaway championship unless he steps aside, leaves the WMSC with a […]

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