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F1 in the blogs 36: Why Indy lost F1

Some of the top posts from the F1 blogs this week, including more analysis of F1 leaving America, the espionage scandal, new gearbox rules, and James Hunt. Check out the links below for some good reading.

Have you been to the European Grand Prix?

We’re looking for Grand Prix fans who’ve been to the European Grands Prix at the Nurburgring or Brands Hatch to tell us about their experiences. Related links Share your experiences of being at a Grand Prix at the new Nurburgring Share your experiences of being at a Grand Prix at Brands Hatch European Grand Prix […]

F1 in the news 44: Labour, Tories & Hamilton

Not only are the two main political parties in Britain trying to claim credit for Lewis Hamilton, he’s even got his own poem now. Happily the newspapers have remembered there are other British drivers and the Daily Mail has interviewed Anthony Davidson. Plus Martin Brundle has a go at Toyota and US commentators ponder the […]

Meet the fans

The British Grand Prix last week was the perfect opportunity to meet some other F1 fans face-to-face. So here they all are! Many thanks to the five groups featured below that agreed to share their thoughts on F1, the British Grand Prix, and above all, the British drivers.

Buemi replaces Ammermuller at ART again

Sebastien Buemi will return to GP2 action at the N?‚„∆?ť??rburgring this weekend as he substitutes for the injured Michael Ammermuller once again. Buemi impressed on his one-off appearance at ART in Ammermuller’s place in the Monaco GP2 race. He qualified fourth ahead of Lucas di Grassi and finished seventh. Buemi lost the lead of the […]

1985 European Grand Prix flashback

Twenty-two years ago Britain was comfortably supporting two Grands Prix – never mind struggling to run one. Star attraction was home hero Nigel Mansell who took his first Grand Prix win at the European round at Brands Hatch in 1985. It was an incident-packed race that saw the crowning of a new champion and a […]

10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners

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When the modern Nurburgring was unveiled in the early ’80s everyone grumbled it wasn’t fit to share its name with the fearsome Nordschleife. If today’s Nurburgring doesn’t have a corner worthy of the name – and I think that’s a little harsh – you can’t say the same of its big, bad brother. Here are […]

Debate: Postpone energy recovery rules?

BMW’s Mario Theissen wants the FIA to delay rules planned for 2009 that would require teams to use energy recovery systems on their cars. FIA president Max Mosley is pushing for kinetic energy recovery systems to be mandatory on F1 cars to make them more environmentally friendly and road relevant. Do you want to see […]

Joaquin Verdegay’s unwise words (Updated)

One of the members of the FIA World Motor Sports Council, who will pass judgement in the McLaren/Ferrari espionage case in eight days time, made some interesting remarks to the AS newspaper of his native Spain. Here’s a translated portion: It is very hard to prove that McLaren used the information. Normally, and I hope […]

Stepneygate, sensationalism and censorship

An interesting post went up on ITV-F1′s forum on Monday. Reading between the lines, the gist of it was, “speculating what Nigel Stepney and Mike Coughlan might have done is not allowed on this board”: As you will appreciate, for legal reasons, we cannot allow user’s posts to include any speculation, potentially libelous or defamatory […]