McLaren suspend Ryan over exclusion

McLaren have confirmed the suspension of sporting director Dave Ryan following Lewis Hamilton’s exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix. Ryan was present at both the hearings following the Malaysian Grand Prix into the Hamilton-Trulli incident. According to BBC Radio, Ryan was seen being summoned down from the pit wall during free practice at Sepang this […]

Malaysian Grand Prix predictions

Brawn GP may be the favourites after their one-two in Malaysia but with rain threatening Sunday?s race could be tricky to predict. Name your predictions for pole position and the podium below.

F1 links: F1 fan videos censored

Formula 1 Management and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation censor spectator videos "I will be filing a counter notice with Youtube disputing the right of FOM to demand that my videos be removed. The AGPC and FOM have not followed due process and have not allowed natural justice to ensue. They use their wealth and […]

Malaysian GP pictures: Thursday


F1 has arrived at Malaysia – here’s a small gallery showing some of what the teams and drivers were up to in and around Kuala Lumpur. Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi won a kart race – surprise, surprise, he’s a former karting world champion – and Robert Kubica entertained crowds in a Formula BMW car.

Are you going to the Malaysian Grand Prix?

At least one of our number is already bound for Sepang: Journeyer, F1 history master and stats guru, is heading out there for the Malaysian Grand Prix. I hope he?s packed his double-strength anorak, because the rain bearing down on Sepang International Circuit looks pretty fierce. Who else is braving the climate to watch the […]

BBC F1: a commentator’s verdict

F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans, who’s commentated on races at circuits and on television, gives his verdict on the BBC’s F1 coverage. Last year I was lucky enough to get to work on TV side of motorsport making some highlights programmes and subsequently commentating live on-site for the World Series by Renault. I’ve learned […]

Hamilton excluded from Australian Grand Prix, Trulli third

2009 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has lost his third place in the Australian Grand Prix following a new investigation by the FIA stewards.

Domination: the 1998 Australian GP

A new season, a new generation of Formula 1 cars, and a routing of the opposition. This year?s Australian Grand Prix had much in common with the 1998 race. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. During the presentation of McLaren?s newest Formula 1 challenger on January 16th, Ron Dennis announced his retirement […]

F1 links: Takuma Sato to IndyCar?

On alternate tires and Sato Takuma Sato is tipped to end up in IndyCar. Meanwhile the championship is considering a version of F1’s ‘alternate tyres’ rule. Its tyres are supplied by Firestone, a Bridgestone subsidiary. F1: The Science Of Liveries "This year’s grid has a wide selection of livery designs. To be honest, none are […]

Hamilton’s third place under threat again (Update: FIA opening new investigation)

Lewis Hamilton may have thought that Toyota’s press release announcing it would not appeal Jarno Trulli’s 25 second penalty was the end of the matter. But according to a report in Auto Motor und Sport (translation here) Hamilton could still lose the third place he inherited from Trulli at Australia – and potentially a lot […]

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