The FIA should send McLaren home without a punishment for the good of F1

With a depressing air of familiarity, McLaren head off to the World Motor Sports Council today to hear the outcome of the latest investigation into the team’s conduct. The team have already been stripped of Lewis Hamilton’s third place in the Australian Grand Prix for what some elements of the media have dubbed, with little […]

Vettel’s frustrating race and Barrichello’s gamble (Bahrain Grand Prix analysis)

Did Rubens Barrichello’s strategy switch cost him a top three finish? And would Sebastian Vettel have won if he’d got past Lewis Hamilton? Here’s how the Bahrain Grand Prix unfolded.

Five-way tie in predictions championship

After two rounds we have a four-way tie at the top of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship between ianhaycox, greg76, Dougie and Jess. We’ve already got 328 people competing for this year’s prizes – find out how you’re doing below.

F1 links: Bernie softening on Silverstone?

Bernie Ecclestone hints at mild McLaren penalty Bernie Ecclestone backing down over Silverstone and Donington? “If they were to do what they should have done, and what we've been asking them to do for five years, we'd have to have a look at it. We've got nothing against Silverstone.” Paddock Life: Sakhir edition "For those […]

Bahrain Grand Prix facts and stats

After 203 starts and over 10,000 laps, Jarno Trulli finally set his first fastest lap in a Grand Prix yesterday. Plus, Nick Heidfeld is set to finally beat Michael Schumacher’s records for most consecutive race finishes if he’s still running at the end of the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.

F1 fan beats FOM over right to upload video from Grand Prix weekends

F1 fans have gotten used to seeing video from Grand Prix weekends taken down from sites like Youtube as quickly as it is uploaded – even if the video was filmed by a fan using their own camera. But now one F1 follower in Australia has successfully challenged FOM’s censorship of fan videos after his […]

F1 links: ITV award for Brazil coverage

ITV F1 wins 3rd straight BAFTA for Brazil coverage The BAFTA thing is odd because ITV seem to win it when a British driver does something good, rather than where their coverage is any good. For example, they won it in 2007 at Canada, when Hamilton won his first race, even though so many people […]

Bahrain Grand Prix in pictures


Not a spectacular race, but at least it was dry, which brings out the cars at their best in photographs. Here’s a collection of pictures from the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Button extends title lead with third win

2009 Bahrain Grand Prix review

Jenson Button scored his third win of 2009 after fighting through from fourth on the grid.

How Sebastian Vettel lost the race (Bahrain Grand Prix start analysis)

Before the Bahrain Grand Prix started Sebastian Vettel was favourite to win – with 64% of us on the live blog picking him to come home first. But his chances evaporated in a frantic first lap where he slipped from third to fifth behind Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Here’s how the first lap unfolded:

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