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FIA?s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone

A surprise announcement from today?s FIA World Motor Sports Council today revealed the FIA wishes to set up a new feeder series to Formula 1. It will be called Formula 2, reviving the name used for a similar series until 1984, before it was replaced by Formula 3000 and, later, GP2. But why is the […]

Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?ǣ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there […]

How will BBC TV cover F1 in 2009?

Top Gear has launched a new Formula 1 blog but will the BBC?s hit motoring show play any role in the corporation?s coverage of F1 which begins in 2009? Speculation about a Top Gear-F1 link up has mounted after The Times ran a front page story suggesting Richard Hammond would front the BBC?s coverage which […]

British Grand Prix and F1 test sold out

The British Grand Prix is expected to have a three-day attendance of 240,000 this year as every ticket available has been sold. The first of three days of pre-race testing began today with the entire, albeit limited, allocation of tickets also selling out. However tickets for the Grand Prix are available on the internet and […]

Pictures: 2008 French Grand Prix

Pictures

Here are 21 pictures from Sunday’s French Grand Prix including the Ferraris romping off at the start, jarno Trulli scoring an emotional podium for Toyota, and McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen pictured with a 1908 Benz Grand Prix car.

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of […]

First drivers, now teams to pay more?

During the French Grand Prix weekend more rumours emerged about the behind-the-scenes discussions over the future of Formula 1 between the teams, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone. According to Autosport the FIA is urging Ecclestone to increase the amount of money the teams receive from promotion and television rights. But with the FIA’s World Motor […]

FIA set to allow tyre warmers in 2009

The FIA is expected to back down from its proposed ban on tyre warmers for the 2009 F1 season at the World Motor Sports Council’s meeting on Wednesday. A ban on tyre warmers had been proposed for next year along with the re-introduction of slick tyres. However the FIA is now understood to believe that […]

David Coulthard: the driver debates

Red Bull?s David Coulthard is the second most experienced driver on the grid ?ǣ and is famously defiant when asked if he might retire soon. But after four seasons at Red Bull his place in the team looks under threat from the promising Sebastian Vettel. Should Coulthard keep his place in the team?

We are all weathermen now

What has been the biggest talking point on the Live Blogs during the past three races? Plenty has been said about the state of Lewis Hamilton?s driving and Max Mosley?s libido, but I think the most popular question is this: ??Is it going to rain???