Jenson Button changes helmet design

Jenson Button has changed his helmet design for his first race with Brawn GP. He’s dropped his usual Union Flag design for one that incorporates the lurid yellow colours of the Brawn team. Button has dabbled with different helmet styles in the past but usually stuck to a patriotic theme. He donned a red and […]

Lewis Hamilton in publicity storm over ‘McLaren quit’ remarks

Several British newspapers are running stories this morning claiming Lewis Hamilton has said he might leave McLaren. Hamilton has a contract with the team up to 2012 and has previously said he wants to spend his whole career with the team.

Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

The FIA have changed the F1 teams’ car number yet again after a complaint from Force India. Having finished last in 2008, Force India had been expecting to use numbers 20 and 21 for Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella’s cars. It had already begun printing its merchandise using those numbers. But when the FIA re-classified […]

CURSE – Complicated way to Undermine Revenue, Safety and the Environment

Doctorvee from Vee8 joins us as a guest writer and begins with a look at the controversial Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems introduced this year. In a year of big changes to F1, perhaps the biggest is the introduction of KERS, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System. But given the way things have developed over the winter, […]

F1 news round-up: 26th March

Here’s a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you’ve spotted any more stories worth sharing please post them below. SPEEDtv.com Spotlight: Voices of SPEED “For too long the dominant rulemaking trend in racing – NASCAR, IndyCar, Daytona Prototypes, you name it – is to make all the cars the same. […]

F1 2009: Your predictions

The new season is almost upon us so it?s time for the traditional round of new season predictions. Tackle these 15 questions on how the 2009 season will unfold and compare your answers with those of other F1 fans.

Heikki Kovalainen on slicks in F1 (Video)

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In these two videos McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen and Bridgestone’s Hirohide Hamashima explain what impact the new slick tyres will have on F1 racing this year: Read more F1 2009 technology: front wing F1 2009 technology: Mid-region F1 2009 Technology: Rear wings, diffusers – and the inevitable controversy

Hartley loses third driver role to Coulthard

Red Bull will not be able to use Brendon Hartley as a reserve driver this year after the young New Zealander failed to acquire a super licence in time. David Coulthard, who retired from F1 last year, will instead take the role of Red Bull’s third driver and will return to the cockpit if Mark […]

Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the history of the Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park in Melbourne is a very different place from Adelaide’s streets. Where Adelaide had long straights and mostly 90-degree turns, Albert Park has more varied corners. But it still provided plenty of action, as we shall see in […]

F1 links: Ecclestone on F1 boycott threat

Flavio Briatore and Ron Dennis issue threat to boycott race …according to Bernie Ecclestone. "Teams To Blame" For North America Absence Bernie Ecclestone: "The teams wanted too much money to race there. That was the problem." Bernie Ecclestone on drivers, deals, dodgy cars . . . and divorce Bernie Ecclestone on Brawn GP: “Can I […]

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