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Ross Brawn and the Honda recovery

After a dismal showing in winter testing Honda’s performance in the first three races of the season has been almost respectable. Jenson Button got the RA108 into the top ten in qualifying at Bahrain – beating Fernando Alonso’s Renault – and reckoned a points finish was on the cards had he not picked up a […]

Problems with KERS and its impact on F1

Max Mosley has tried to shrug off growing demands for him to quit in the face of lurid revelations about his personal life and pushed ahead with his plans to introduce environmentally-friendly kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) in F1 from 2009. He has written to teams outlining a vision of how a more powerful KERS […]

Super Aguri doubt may cut F1 to 20 cars (update: Honda will not help team)

The Formula 1 grid could be down to just 20 cars for the Spanish Grand Prix as the Magma Group purchase of Super Aguri appears to have fallen through as was rumoured last week. Unless a source of funds is found in the eight days before next weekend’s race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Super […]

Singapore night race will not be dark…

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Here’s a new picture showing just how bright the lighting will be at the inaugual Singapore Grand Prix this year: The Singapore race organisers trialled a new lighting system recently along St Andrew?s Road in front of the Padang – where the cars will hit 260kph during this year’s race. More pictures below:

Poll: should tyre warmers be banned?

This poll is now closed. The results are as follows: Yes 101 29% of all votes No 224 65% of all votes Don’t know 21 6% of all votes Debate rumbles on over F1′s planned ban of tyre warmers for next year. Last year drivers including David Coulthard criticised the move to ban tyre warmers […]

Still no sign of a new F1 video game

It looks as though Formula 1 fans will have to make do without an official F1 video game again in 2008. According to Pitpass discussions between Bernie Ecclestone and Sony (previous holders of the F1 franchise) have reached a dead end. Sony previously paid $15m per year for the rights to the game. Ecclestone’s entire […]

Anthony Davidson: the driver debates

Today’s subject of our weekly driver debates is Super Aguri pilot Anthony Davidson. How does he stack up against team mate Takuma Sato? What would he do in a more competitive car? Read my opinion and have your say below.

What swimming can tell us about F1

The world of swimming is up in arms about a controversial new piece of swimwear dubbed the Speedo LZR Racer. Its effectiveness in making swimmers faster can be judged by the fact that 33 swimming world records have been broken since February – 30 by users of the LZR gear. The Times’s top sporting scribe […]

Ferrari has an unusual new nose

Rumours began circulating that Ferrari were readying a radical new nose cone arrangement several weeks ago. They finally tested the device in public at Barcelona today and Autosport has a picture. Ferrari has essentially created a slotted hole in the nose through which air can pass. It allows air to flow at high pressure through […]

Webber: Piquet & Nakajima are no use

Mark Webber has given an amusingly frank assessment of F1 rookies Nelson Piquet Jnr and Kazuki Nakajima. Asked how well his Red Bull team would fare compared to Renault and Williams he replied: We have two drivers. Williams and Renault have only one. We must extract the full potential from the current car as quickly […]