F1 links: Ferrari swap Baldisserri for Dyer

Baldisserri gets factory role in reshuffle "The staff changes mean that Baldisserri will no longer attend races, with his role at the races now being taken by chief track engineer Chris Dyer." James Allen on the diffuser hearing "Ferrari, McLaren, Renault and Red Bull know that the first four races – a quarter of the […]

Max Chilton’s jump start in pictures

I’ve been at Oulton Park today watching the British Formula Three and GT races. I was opposite the start line as the 2009 F3 championship got under way and pole sitter Max Chilton made one of the most hilariously blatant jump starts I’ve ever seen – have a look for yourself:

Button eyes hat-trick at Shanghai (Chinese Grand Prix preview)

F1 returns to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix just five races since its last visit. The earlier appearance for the track on the schedule means the teams can expect cooler conditions – and a greater chance of rain. They will also have to get to grips with the super-soft tyre which caused so many […]

Moto GP cancels night race due to rain

The Singapore Grand Prix organisers will be casting worried glances in the direction of Qatar at the moment. Moto GP was due to kick of its 2009 season at the Gulf state with a night race, but it was abandoned due to heavy rain. According to the BBC: Qatar has an average of eight days’ […]

Chinese Grand Prix TV schedule

The Chinese Grand Prix, round three of the 2009 F1 championship, is one this weekend. Here’s where BBC are broadcasting the coverage for British viewers. All sessions are supported by radio commentary (on Five Live or Five Live Sports Extra) and are broadcast online. Friday 17th April 2:55-4:35am First practice live (Red button) 6:55-8:35am Second […]

F1 links: Diffuser row latest

Byrne doubts diffuser legality claims No surprise there, then… It’s More Than Just Diffusers… Christian Horner: "The cars are going quicker through the corners now. And the contention over the double diffuser is that the corner speeds will only increase dramatically as they become more refined. The regulations haven’t succeeded in slowing the cars, but […]

Will the F1 teams back a candidate in the FIA president election?

Before the season began the F1 teams’ association (FOTA) declared they wanted to co-operate with the FIA, as regulators of F1, and Formula One Management, as the commercial owners, to work for the good of the sport. Luca Montezemolo declared: Every sport needs a strong political authority and regulator because we are not in a […]

2009 F1 cars quicker than in 2008

Speed is part of the essential attraction of Formula 1. But containing the ever-escalating cornering speeds of F1 cars has been a major goal of the FIA for safety reasons. The new rules introduced for 2009 were not just aimed at improving the spectacle of the racing in F1, they were also intended to keep […]

Drivers object to late race starts but Abu Dhabi wants special start time for finale

The F1 drivers have collectively voiced their unhappiness about late race start times. A GPDA representative confirmed to Autosport the Malaysian Grand Prix might have been re-started had it not been started so late: It wasn’t the rain that was the problem in Malaysia, because it can rain just as heavily at 2pm as it […]

Mike Hawthorn: Britain’s first champion

F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back on the career of Britain’s first world champion. When Lewis Hamilton snatched the world championship last year he became the ninth British driver to claim the title. Britain has produced more world champions than any other country. The first man to bring the world championship to Britain, […]

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