Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar

Ari Vatanen anounced his campaign to run for FIA president last week. Since then Max Mosley has said he won’t stand but has come out in support of Jean Todt to be the next president. Today I had a lengthy chat on the phone with Vatanen – he gave me his reaction to Mosley supporting […]

F1 should not be too hasty to drop KERS

A waste of money. Pointless greenwash. White elephant. Just a few of the criticisms levelled at the Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems that were introduced into F1 this year amid much fanfare. Nine races in, no KERS-equipped car has won a race or even set a pole position. Of the four teams that began the year […]

F1 links: Bourdais may sue Toro Rosso

Sebastien Bourdais isn’t taking his dismissal by Toro Rosso lying dow – he’s threatening to launch a legal action against them. I can’t imagine it being successful, but stranger things have happened… Statement from Sébastien "I consider that, in doing so, Scuderia Toro Rosso has breached its contractual duties towards me; also I believe that […]

More F1 people (and others) on Twitter

Update: Use the F1 Twitter directory to find more F1 people on Twitter. Something cool has happened since we first looked at F1 people on Twitter: actual F1 drivers have started appearing on there. Not many, mind you, but given the number of up-and-coming drivers using the social messaging service we could soon see every […]

The Red Bull driver merry-go-round

Toro Rosso has confirmed Sebastien Bourdais will not race for the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend. Jaime Alguersuari is expected to take over his place. This sparked a debate here about whether the Spanish 19-year-old is ready for F1 yet. But Red Bull’s policy of getting racers from their young driver scheme […]

F1 links: Barrichello spoof video

I think we’re all a bit sick of the politics in F1 at the moment so let’s lighten things up with the first link today: Rubens Blah-Blah-Blah-rrichello – The Single Barrichello’s unwise worlds to the world’s media spoofed in this video – with cameo appearance by some F1 Fanatic charts from these race analysis pieces: […]

Max Mosley will give up FIA presidency – but he wants Jean Todt in charge

Max Mosley’s latest promise to step down from the FIA presidency in October will inevitably be met with some scepticism. After all, he’s already gone back on similar promises made in 2004, 2008 and earlier this year. But this time we can be more confident that he actually is going, for two reasons. First, the […]

Hamilton and Button drive a Mercedes W25

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Both of Britain’s Mercedes-powered F1 drivers have sampled the same historic W25 in recent weeks.

F1 links: Nurburgring in doubt for 2010

With an end to the FIA-FOTA row finally in sight the silly season is gearing up as usual – for circuits and drivers. German GP in doubt for 2010 season The Nurburgring's managing director Walter Kafitz has said his circuit will only hold a Grand Prix in 2010 if Ecclestone reduces his fee. Raikkonen to […]

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship gets even closer after round seven

Just like Jenson Button, Dougie faces a reduced lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. Saloolas has cut his advantage to just five points. Here’s the standings in full:

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