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 […]

Dougie maintains his lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

Six people correctly named the pole sitter and the top three finishers at the British Grand Prix ?ǣ congratulations to Pete Walker, Taypicala, Haas, Hal_9000, Maksf1 and Stiffmeister. But one man continues to lead the championship race ?ǣ Dougie, who boasts a 15-point lead over second-placed Benno.

Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

An aerodynamic upgrade for Red Bull helped wing the performance advantage their way – while cool temperatures at Silverstone left championship leader Jenson Button flummoxed. Meanwhile yet another team abandoned KERS leaving Ferrari the only team still using the energy recovery devices – although Felipe Massa reckoned it paid dividends for him at the start […]

FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1′ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian rounds

The Guardian claims to have details of the Formula One Teams’ Associations’ planned calendar for its rival F1 series in 2010. As well as bringing back the United States and Canadian Grand Prix, it suggests race are planned in Argentina, Finland and Mexico. Plus, many of F1’s most popular venues – with two unfortunate exceptions […]

Silverstone F1 crowd exceeds 310,000

Before this year’s British Grand Prix I pointed out that it would be madness for F1 to leave behind a circuit that regularly gets huge crowds. And so it proved as Silverstone packed in a capacity audience of 120,000 on Sunday. Buoyed by the success of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button its three-day total attendance […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit video lap


Here is a new video lap of the track which will host the 2009 F1 season finale. It was created using the latest rFactor simulation of the Yas Island Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi – check the link below to download the track and play it yourself.

F1 links: Ecclestone vows to protect F1

After spending the weekend at Silverstone I’ve had a lot of catching up to do with the F1 news. Obviously the big story at the moment continues to be the developments in the FIA-FOTA row. The teams remain resolute in their insistence that they will form a breakaway championship. But is it all just a […]

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