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Buemi handed Sentul trophy by stewards

I expected the stewards to get involved after today’s GP2 Asia race, and they did, but not for the reasons I was expecting! As I suspected Luca Filippi lost his win but it was for having his team mate’s tyres fitted to his car, not for completing an extra lap at the end. Sebastien Buemi […]

Bernie Ecclestone is bored with Formula 1 (updated)

Many thanks to Alex who alerted me to this fascinating interview with Bernie Ecclestone in the Daily Mail. The article does not appear to have been written for Formula 1 fans and so Ecclestone did not get a grilling him on the kind of questions I would put to him – like why a sport […]

Luca Filippi wins bizarre Sentul GP2 Asia race

Just watched the first GP2 Asia race from Sentul – it verged on farce at times but the closing stages were pure drama. Luca Filippi won from Sebastien Buemi, but they were so absorbed on their battle they completed an extra lap, which leaves me wondering if they might be disqualified. The GP2 Asia cars […]

F1 blogs review: Flight difficulties

“Flight difficulties” have caused the FIA to postpone Nigel Stepney’s date with them to discuss the small matter of why he felt compelled to give 780 pages of information about Ferrari’s car to McLaren. Also in the F1 blogs this week the Singapore Grand Prix ticket hotline sees huge demand for tickets to the night […]

Night racing and the environment

Max Mosley is requiring teams to start using environmentally-friendly technologies on their cars from 2009 in the form of KERS. Meanwhile Bernie Ecclestone has signed a deal with Singapore to hold a race under floodlights, Malaysia looks set to follow and he’s pressuring Australia to do likewise. You have to ask yourself if the pair, […]

F1 news review: Lot 1 – A Red Bull F1 car

In the F1 news this week Red Bull are auctioning one of their Formula 1 cars on eBay. Plus Mark Webber urges Melbourne to do what it can to keep the Australian Grand Prix, and a film festival will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jim Clark’s death.

Testing suggests Williams are best of the rest

Every off-season period usually sees one team putting in a string of quick times and generating a buzz that they will be racing for wins in the forthcoming season. This year the buzz is all around Williams. Nico Rosberg got his first peek at the FW30 in August last year and said he re-signed for […]

Mike Conway (Meet the rookies)

I met Mike Conway in August 2006 as he was on his way to the British Formula Three championship title. He’s a friendly guy – but dead serious about his racing and fixed on getting to the top. He was driving for Kimi Raikkonen’s team at the time. Now he races in GP2 and has […]

Is Jarno Trulli complimenting or complaining about Ferrari?

Drivers don’t pay compliments to other drivers or other teams very often. On the face of it, Jarno Trulli seems to think Kimi Raikkonen should start clearing a place on his mantlepiece for the 2008 FIA F1 World Drivers’ Championship trophy: When you watch Ferrari’s performance on the track your arms drop [in amazement]. They […]

Is Bernie Ecclestone sticking up for McLaren again?

Rumours abound that McLaren will not have to set up base at the poor end of the pit lane this year after all. Frecon spotted this in a Spanish newspaper and the report has also been run by the Finnish publication Turun Sanomat. Allegedly, Bernie Ecclestone has struck a deal with the teams to let […]