Massa wants shorter F1 races

With the Formula 1 teams? association set to announce its plans for the future of F1 (more on that later) Felipe Massa has served up a side show to the main event with some entertainingly barmy suggestions of his own. He wants F1 races to be shorter: ??because in the last 15 laps nobody cares […]

Two future F1 winners named by you

Last month we discussed which junior racing drivers have what it takes to become winners in F1. I suggested Romain Grosjean, Earl Bamber, Jaime Alguersuari and Paul di Resta, and a host of other names were put forward in the comments. Two particularly compelling suggestions were Nico H???lkenberg and Karol Basz. Here’s more about those […]

2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)

Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen join in the testing action at Jerez today. McLaren have been using their 2008-spec rear wing again recently, prompting speculation over whether they are having problems with their MP4-24. Timo Glock has been fastest for Toyota over the past two days. Will Jarno Trulli keep the team on top as […]

F1 links: Mallya wants results

Vijay Mallya wants results now Vijay Mallya: "Past is passe. Others might talk and write what they want, but I knew what I wanted. And it has gone as per expectations. But this year there will be no excuses. I want results." The Test That Nobody In F1 Can Pass 'Melbourne is, in any case, […]

Rubens Barrichello confirmed at ‘Honda’

Rubens Barrichello will partner Jenson Button at ‘The Team Formerly Known as Honda’, but full details of how the team is to be rescued are yet to be announced. Barrichello will extend his record as the F1 driver to have started the most races. The development is a blow to Bruno Senna, who had been […]

2009 F1 testing: March 3rd (Update: pictures added)

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More rain at Jerez yesterday meant Ferrari didn’t even bother sending Felipe Massa out on track. Fernando Alonso joins the test today and Adrian Sutil will get his first run in the Force India VJM02. But will they get a reprieve from the rain?

F1 links: Honda rumours and overtaking

‘Barrichello has deal with Honda’ "Rubens Barrichello has a new deal with Honda for 2009 and will be testing the car at Silverstone this week, GPUpdate.net has been informed. Chances of the popular Brazilian retaining his drive increased last week, with a management buyout of the team now looking more likely." Michael predicts much closer […]

Lola criticises Aston Martin over Le Mans publicity

Lola has issued a press release criticising Aston Martin for what Lola describes as ‘misrepresentation’ of its Le Mans effort: Following a number of inaccurate and misleading quotes given by the Aston Martin Chairman David Richards, regarding the supply of the Lola LMP1 chassis to Aston Martin Racing for this year?s Le Mans 24 Hours […]

Where the money goes in F1

A fearsome battle is brewing in F1 between Bernie Ecclestone – the man who has the biggest say in where money goes in the sport – and the teams, who want a bigger slice of F1’s revenues. Money is always a hot topic in F1 as too little of the enormous revenues the sport generated […]

2009 F1 testing: March 2nd (update: pictures added)

Testing continues today with eight F1 teams in action at Jerez. Yesterday a spate of red flags and brief rain show hindered the teams’ testing efforts – will things go more smoothly today?

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