Compromise, stalemate, war: What will be the outcome of F1’s budget cap talks?

Ferrari, Toyota, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Renault are threatening not to participate in the 2010 world championship. With the deadline for entries just two weeks away, the teams’ representatives are meeting FIA president Max Mosley and commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone to hammer out a deal. Will they get the job done? Will the impasse […]

F1 links: Lola and Litespeed’s 2010 entries

Lola moves ahead with F1 project “Following completion of its evaluation of the technical regulations for cost-capped Formula One teams announced by the FIA World Motorsport Council on 29th April 2009, the Lola Group is pleased to announce that it will be submitting an entry for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship??.” F3 squad […]

Rome Grand Prix track video lap


Earlier this week we got our first glimpse of the Rome Grand Prix circuit. Now they’ve an official website has been launched with a video lap of the proposed track.

Talking budget caps on TV tonight

I’ve been invited to appear on Sky News’s programme tonight to talk about – what else? – the budget caps row. If you’ve got Sky News tune in at 7pm tonight to see if I can explain budget capping, two-tiered regulations and FIA rules without confusing myself… I’ve been on the programme a couple […]

Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs


Remember I said I didn’t see the point of autographs? I take it all back. Have a look at these great pictures from Igor’s massive collection of F1 driver autographs. From Vettel to Andretti, and Massa to Scheckter, his collection spans six decades of Formula 1 and mainly centres around Ferrari drivers, plus a few […]

2012 Rome Grand Prix circuit revealed

Gianni Alemanno – the mayor of Rome – will be hoping that Ferrari’s threat to pull out of F1 is a bluffing exercise. This is the street circuit in Rome which is at the centre of Alemanno’s hopes to hold a Grand Prix from 2012. Update: See below for new track map and more details […]

F1 links: Ferrari say fans back their stance

The pride of making Formula 1 great Ferrari now has a list of its F1 achievements on its home page which ends with the question: "Who wants this marvellous story to end?" Montezemolo to the fans: “Thank you for your support” "It is important to know that we can count on the support of our […]

British Grand Prix to skip a year in 2010? They said that about San Marino…

Bernie Ecclestone was widely quoted yesterday saying: If the work at Donington is not finished in time, we would be happy to skip a year. I don?t want to lose the British Grand Prix ? that?s the last thing we want to do, but we aren?t going to Silverstone for sure. I’m not in the […]

F1 links: “Puerile grandstanding”

Ferrari to quit F1? "What is going on is the kind of puerile grandstanding that typifies Formula One politics. Ferrari wishes to continue in Formula One, but on its own terms, and with its own special rules. The FIA wants F1 to get serious about cutting costs. Cue the bluffing, as Luca de Montezemolo of […]

The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1

The Ferrari board confirmed today it will pull its team out of F1 if the FIA does not back down on its controversial plans for the 2010 rules. Toyota and Red Bull/Toro Rosso have already voiced the same objections and several F1 news sites are indicating that Mercedes, Renault and BMW are prepared to do […]

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